We are pleased to introduce our 2018 Coaching Staff!

Our coaches love swimming and they are committed to helping our swimmers to develop as athletes and to reach their individual goals. They also love having fun, and they can't wait to see everyone on deck. If you have coaching-specific questions, please contact our coaches at vstcoaches@gmail.com. General team questions can be sent to vergennesswimteam@gmail.com.

Alex Vutech

Alex is joining us for her second season as a VST coach. She grew up as an age group swimmer in Vermont, competing with the UVAC team. She coached with the Woodstock swim team for 2 years and also swam competitively at Simmons College in Boston.

Her favorite events are the 1000 and one mile freestyle. Alex is looking forward to being back in the pool and on deck with everyone and having a fun summer!

Ally Stearns

Ally is returning for her second year as a VST coach. Prior to joining our coaching team, Ally was a VST swimmer from age 8 until she graduated from VUHS. In addition to swimming and coaching with our team, Ally is well known at the pool for her many years working as a lifeguard and swimming instructor.

Her favorite events are the 50 breaststroke and 100 freestyle. She is really excited to get back in the pool and hopes to have a summer filled with improved times, strokes, but most importantly, FUN!!!

Bill Clark

Bill is joining us for his first year as an official coach after years of working as a volunteer coach, VST board member and swim parent. Bill was a competitive swimmer in high school and competed at a national level as a freestyle sprinter. He is a certified USA Swimming coach and has worked as a swim instructor and coach since the age of 15.

Bill’s favorite events are the 50 freestyle and the 200 IM. He believes that the best part of swimming is watching the improvements swimmers make when they work hard. Bill’s goal for the 2018 season is to introduce lots of new swimmers to this sport and to focus on improving the skills of our existing swimmers through fun and challenging practices.

Blair Shields

We are happy to welcome Blair to the Vergennes Swim Team coaching staff this year. Blair has spent several summers as a swim coach and swim instructor and is excited to bring her skills to our team. Her favorite part of being a coach is seeing swimmers get stronger throughout the season and she is looking forward to helping all our swimmers reach their goals. Blair’s favorite events are the 100 fly and 100 back. Prior to working as a coach, Blair swam competitively with her local team and has a real love and enthusiasm for this amazing sport!