Meet the Coaches—2019 Swim Season
Head Coach, Jelani Forde
Born & raised on the island of Barbados, Coach Jelani is an experienced Swimming Instructor and was an Assistant Coach for Hurricane Aquatics at the University of Miami. He represented Barbados in regional swim competitions before the age of 15, and after moving to Miami, FL, was ranked among the top 100 high school swimmers for the class of 2017. Receiving a scholarship to swim at the University of Arizona, he is currently a college student and former collegiate athlete there. Now focusing on his studies, he is excited to put his many years of experience to use as the new Head Coach with the Marlins. His objective is to contribute to the CT Marlins’ team and build his experience and ability in coaching youth swimming.
Assistant Coach and 8 & Under Coach, Devin Price
Devin Price is a lifelong Tucsonan, grew up in the SAAA system, and swam for Palo Verde High School. Devin obtained his first Water Safety Instructor in 1986, and has been teaching for various entities ever since, including: Jim Mance, Ott YMCA, Arizona Gold, and El Dorado. In 2009, Devin started coaching summers at Catalina Terrace. In January, 2011, Devin started coaching year-round at Ford Aquatics. This will be his third year with the National Paralympics team. 2018 is Devin’s tenth year at Catalina Terrace, and he is looking forward to continue working with the swimmers and their families. He is the life-long keeper of Coach Devin’s Rules. Please feel free to contact him at any time.
Assistant Coach Riley Kirby
Riley Kirby began swimming in a Chicago summer league very similar to CTAP. She was a four year athlete in Swim and Track at Stevenson High School, setting multiple records in both sports. She received a swimming scholarship to Division One St. Louis University, where she was Team Captain, leading the team to multiple wins and record swims.
Now working as a business consultant for Intuit, she realized how much she missed the sport. She couldn’t be more excited to coach for a team like CTAP and give back to the sport that has given her so much. Feel free to reach to her either by phone or email.
630 397 8251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 & Under Coach, McKenzie Trouard
McKenzie is native CT Marlin, class of 2018 and known to many of you. We are happy to have here on board. She was a summer volunteer coach last season and will be back this year after she wraps up her semester at NAU. She is excited to see all her Marlin swimmers and get down to some serious work! Look for her to join the deck in Mid May.