Meet the Team

Coach Jen

Meet Coach Jen! Jen is the founder, owner and director of Wavefront Aquatics. She was born in the San Fransisco bay area and graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in Geology. Jen started swimming competitively at the age of 6 and has never left the pool. She swam and played competitive water polo all through high school. Jen has been teaching swimming since 1991. She has developed programming for several aquatics facilities, trained swim instructors and coached on USA swim teams. Outside of the pool, Jen tries to dry out by hiking and running the local trails. She is also enjoys mountain biking, road biking, camping in the neighboring national parks, cross country skiing, and chasing her son and dog around. 

 
 
Certifications

ASCA Certified Stroke Technician
ASCA Certified Swim Coach, 89 units
USA Swim Coach Level II
Wavefront Instructor Trainer
Asthma and Anaphylaxis Administration Instructor
Lifeguard Instructor
CPR/AED Instructor
First Aid Instructor
CPO Certified
Water Art Aerobics Certified Instructor

Coach Alan

Meet Coach Alan! He is from Sacramento, California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Statistics from Montana State University. Alan has been teaching swim lessons with Wavefront Aquatics since 2014, has been lifeguarding for over six years and in currently working as the Aquatics Director at Riverside Country Club.  On his days off, you can find him shredding the mountain on his snow board or casting a fishing-line into the water. In high school, he was on the competitive swim team and played water polo. He loves to be in water, and he loves to teach.

Coach Rachel

Meet Coach Rachel! Rachel is from Minnesota where she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Fine Arts and moved to Montana in 2015. As a child, Rachel loved swimming and has participated in swimming all through her high school years. In 2008, she started teaching lessons and has been teaching swimming since. When not teaching lessons, she still enjoys her artistic talents making jewelry, creating repurposed clothes, drawing with pen, ink, and painting with watercolors. She also enjoys spending time outside with her family, taking pointless drives, hiking, skiing, swimming, and traveling.

Coach Alexa

Meet Coach Alexa! Alexa was born in Boise, Idaho. She moved to Bozeman, Montana in 2015 to study Writing and Film & Photography at Montana State University. Alexa began swimming when she was very little. She swam competitively for 6 years and enjoyed learning the technique of swimming. In 2013, Alexa became a certified swim instructor and began teaching. Alexa often says that learning how to teach swimming has been one of the best experiences in her life because it allowed her to begin her teaching career as well as advance her own swimming skills. Alexa has been happily working for Wavefront Aquatics since March of 2015. She enjoys teaching private lessons because of the relationships built with students and parents. Her favorite part of teaching water safety is watching students build confidence and an appetite for adventure.

Coach Alex

Alex is from Northwestern Montana and moved to Bozeman 2 years ago to pursue a degree in Psychology at Montana State University. Alex has been a lifeguard for 5 yrs and is currently teaching lessons. On her days off, she can be found outside enjoying many of the various outdoor activities that we have access to including fishing, hiking, and hunting.

Coach Alyssa

Coach Alyssa is from Telluride, Colorado and is now here in Bozeman attending MSU. She is currently taking classes toward Exercise Science degree. She has taught group lessons for the past two years and has found her love of teaching lessons. Alyssa was on the swim team for 9 years and is currently doing triathlons, with her favorite part being the swim. When she isn’t in the pool, she can be found skiing, hiking, climbing, running, or just hanging around outside.

Coach Shelby

Shelby is a native Montanan, born and raised in Helena. She moved to Bozeman in 2015 to pursue a degree in Community Health at Montana State University. Shelby has been a swimmer since the day she was introduced to water. She swam competitively for 4 yrs and has been a lifeguard for nearly 8 years in the Helena and Bozeman pools. When she’s not sitting at a lifeguard tower or swimming, she can be found exploring the mountains with her adorable pup, backpacking, camping, exercising, or just lounging around one of Montana’s beautiful lakes.

Coach Gabe

Gabe is native Montanan from Helena, MT. After attending Colorado State University, he moved to Bozeman to attend MSU in 2018 and pursue a degree in Accounting. Gabe’s family has a house on Flathead Lake where he was introduced to swimming at a young age and has been swimming ever since. This past summer he was a lifeguard and water aerobics instructor at Last Chance Splash Water Park in Helena. When he’s not in class or instructing, you can find him outside hanging out with friends, skiing, golfing, watching football and professional basketball.

Coach Quinn

Quinn is from Missoula, Montana and is currently attending Montana State University majoring in Economics with a minor in Pre-Law. He’s taught lessons for two summers at Splash Montana in Missoula as well as working as a lifeguard for 4 years. When he’s not hitting the books, Quinn enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time at Flathead Lake with friends. He also enjoys traveling, as it allows him to have broader view of the world and how other cultures go about their daily routines.

Coach Lea

Lea is also from Missoula, Montana and is a graduate of  Montana State University in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics. She’s been a lifeguard for 7 yrs and has been instructing swim lessons for 2 yrs. When she’s instructing, she can be found out hiking, biking, swimming, and strumming a guitar.

Coach RobCoach Rob

Rob is a transplant from Omaha, Nebraska and is currently attending Montana State University studying Education. Rob started on the swim team back in Nebraska, been a lifeguard since he was 16, and has taught swim lessons for 3 yrs. In his spare time, you can find Rob cooking up some great food, reading, and of course swimming.

Office Manager – Spree Stiles

Spree is originally from Dallas, TX. She moved to Bozeman with her son six years ago and didn’t look back. Spree spent 5 years in the Marine Corps, as an aviation electrician, and then completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Management / Human Resources through Park University. In her free time Spree loves to hike, snowshoe, camp, and play with her son.