Girls Swim and Dive

Team donations are greatly appreciated and help make your daughters swim and dive season possible! Donations will go towards team meals and snacks for meets, pool space reservations, team spirit events such as senior night and banquet, and team equipment. Average team donation per athlete is $100, any amount is helpful and appreciated!

Team Information

For information about girls swim and dive, please contact Coach Lyndsie Gibson (lyndsie.gibson@bvsd.org).

Updated 2019 - 2020 season information will be added online by Friday, October 4th

**Preseason meeting and registration night event will be at the**
**Winter Sports meeting, October 23 at 5:30 p.m. at BHS**

Preseason practices will be from November 4 - November 15 at NBREC at 4:00 p.m.

Official start date of the Swim & Dive season is Monday, November 18

 

News & Events

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Coaches

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Lyndsie Gibson, Head Coach Girls Swimming

Lyndsie grew up mainly in Texas and began competitively swimming at the age of 7. She swam club for the North Texas Nadadores, high school varsity for Southlake Carroll, and in college for Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. During her high school career, she was a 10-time All-American and state champion. Her swimming career continued through college where she was awarded a full scholarship and was a four-year scholarship letter winner. At TCU, she was second team All-Big 12 Conference and had served as captain her senior year. She is the current school record holder in the 200 backstroke. She graduated from TCU with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Health and Fitness.

Lyndsie wanted to be a coach from a young age and continue her involvement in the swimming community. She has been involved with various levels of coaching since the age of 13--babies to adults at a variety of skill levels. Before moving to Colorado in March, she was the head coach of the swim team at Colonial Country Club for three years. She led the team to three back-to-back Country Club Championship titles. She is now currently the head coach at Boulder Country Club and has just completed her first season. She directed the team to faster times and more team records than they had ever seen before.

Lyndsie’s family still resides in Dallas while her sister, Emily, completes school at TCU. In her free time, Lyndsie loves hiking, skiing, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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Kyle Bachrodt, Assistant Coach Girls Swimming

Coach Kyle Bachrodt is returning for his second season (2017-2018) as an assistant coach for the women’s swim team at Boulder High School. He grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, where he started swimming year-round for the Evergreen Hurricanes when he was seven years old. He learned a great deal about swimming during his 10 years as a club swimmer and began imparting this knowledge as a certified swim instructor by the age of 15. His swimming career continued as a four-year varsity swimmer at Evergreen High School where he was also a team captain in his final two years. Once in college, he turned his focus toward earning a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder; however, he still swam competitively for the CU club team as a freshman in 2007. This team would go on to win the national championship that year.

Although his last race was in 2007, Kyle’s dedication to the sport of swimming is still present as a swim coach and instructor. His first opportunity at coaching came in 2008 with his former club team where he specialized as an 8 and under age group coach. In the years since, he has been a men’s high school swim team consultant for Conifer High School, and has been the head coach for the 13-18 age group at the Boulder Country Club since 2010, where he has led swimmers to club records in a multitude of events six out of the last seven years.

Kyle currently works at the Boulder Country Club as the Director of Aquatic Operations. When not by the pool, he spends his time in the mountains skiing, climbing, backpacking, and volunteering for the National Ski Center for the Disabled (NSCD).

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Kirsten Meymaris, Assistant Coach Swimming

For Kirsten Meymaris, swimming is, and always will, be an important part of her life. She starting swimming at age 5 with the STAR swim team in Minnesota. Kirsten swam year round through high school as Team Captain and State Finalist in backstroke and butterfly. Kirsten further enjoyed swimming at the NCAA Division 1 level for the University of Minnesota earning All-American Honorable Mention status. As the Team Captain at a D-1 school, Kirsten learned and experienced the critical balance of the student-athlete graduating with two bachelor degrees in mathematics and computer science. Kirsten began her triathlon career at high altitude in Los Alamos, New Mexico as well as her math and science career working for the Non-Proliferation and International Security Division of the National Lab. She raced triathlons for 7 years highlighted with a 4th place at the 1999 National Collegiate Triathlon Championships, 5th place at 2001 Ironman Florida and 6th place at 2003 Ironman Lake Placid.

Kirsten’s passion and enthusiasm for the sport of swimming has carried her into coaching for 6 years at Boulder Aquatic Masters working with swimmers of all ages from the 20 year old professional athlete to the 90 year old fitness swimmer. Kirsten is excited to bring never-ending energy and positivity for hard work, individual development and life balance to the Boulder High Swim Team community.

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Rachel Kaplan, Coach Girls Diving

Rachel Flax Kaplan started diving recreationally in the summertime at age 7. Bored by the thought of swimming back and forth over and over again like her sister, Rachel’s mom enrolled her in diving class - “It’s like gymnastics. You get to jump and flip around.” Always the child doing cartwheels in the grocery store aisles, Rachel was hooked from her first bounce!

Rachel competed at the Junior Olympic level - qualifying for Regionals, Zones and Nationals under the guidance of Olympic medalist, Robert Clotworthy (‘52 bronze, ‘56 gold). When Clotworthy retired, Rachel retired from J.O. diving and dove for four years in high school, winning the New Mexico State Championship in her senior year. She continued to dive in college, at Columbia University in NYC, ending her college and competitive diving career with a 2nd place finish on the 3 meter in the Ivy League Championships.

In 2001 Rachel began coaching a club diving team with her college coach. She quickly discovered a love of working with kids and high schoolers. For more than 15 years, she learned from, collaborated with, administered for, and evolved alongside her college coach. In 2016, Rachel played a vital role in the hiring of Olympic silver medalist, Scott Donie, as the new Columbia diving coach. Through Scott, Rachel evolved her own coaching perspective and continued running the club with him until August 2017 when she moved to Niwot with her husband and twin boys (now 3.5 years old).
Since the Fall of 2017, Rachel has taught diving lessons at the Longmont Rec Center and coached the St. Vrain Valley School District Girls High School divers. In addition to coaching and being a mom, Rachel is an Early Childhood Educator and teaches in the toddler room at Snow Lion School in Boulder.