TRITON COACHES

Triton coaches are committed to every swimmer's success.

 

We believe that swimmers are only able to reach their full potential in a positive and supportive environment. Therefore, we work hard to maintain a healthy balance between hard work and fun. We make a point to meet with every swimmer individually to help identify their personal goals and build a plan that works for them. 

MIKE ESSIG

TRITON HEAD COACH

AGE GROUP PERFORMANCE COACH

SENIOR 2 COACH

Michael has been with TRITON Swimming since the inception of the program in 2000. He has helped many swimmers achieve qualifying times to the state, zone, sectional, futures, junior nationals and Olympic trial levels. Michael has a M.A.T. in Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Administration from the University of Louisville. He is an ASCA level certified coach - Life Member.

SCOTT PAULSON

TRITON ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

NATIONAL COACH

SENIOR PREP COACH

Scott has coached with Triton since 2000. He has served as Kentucky Swimming Age Group Vice Chair, Head Coach and Assistant Coach of several Zones and All-Star Teams, voted Kentucky Swimming's Age Group Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2001 as well as Senior Coach of the Year in 2009. Scott has developed student-athletes who compete on all levels in the NCAA and helped build swimmers to compete at USA Swimming Sectional, Junior National, National, and Olympic Trial Championships.

ABBIE FISH

AGE GROUP PERFORMANCE COACH

SENIOR 2 COACH

Abbie joined Triton Swimming in 2019 after 25 years of success in competitive swimming and 10+ years and counting of elite swim coaching. During her swimming career, Abbie was a 6x Olympic Trial Qualifier, SEC Finalist, NCAA Qualifier, and 2x USA Junior National Champion. On top of that, Abbie started coaching as she was post-graduately training and it was a natural transition from being the one in the water - to - the one on deck. 

Abbie is a University of Georgia "Double Dawg" - where she swam and graduated with her M.S. and B.S. degrees in Exercise Science. Abbie is a big swimming nerd at heart, and loves everything when it comes to stroke mechanics, underwater video, and swimming technique. In conjunction with coaching at Triton, Abbie runs her own online company called: Swim Like A. Fish -- where she helps any swimmer (no matter their age) get faster through technique education.

LESLIE selden

SENIOR 1 COACH

Leslie has been a coach at Triton Swimming since 2013 and has helped many swimmers achieve state, zone, national, and olympic trial qualifying times. Leslie has a B.A. in Biology and a M.A.T. in Physical Education Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisville. She is an ASCA-certified swim coach, personal trainer, and a competitive cyclist and triathlete.

JACK GRIGSBY

SILVER GROUP COACH

Jack has coached Triton swimmers since 2012, leading many swimmers to become State Champions. Jack currently serves as Head Coach for both the Kentucky Zone team and All Star team. Jack holds a degree in Communications from the University of Louisville.

MEGAN ZERHUSEN

GOLD, BRONZE, AND PRE-COMPETITIVE GROUPS COACH

Megan is an ASCA Level 2 swim coach and has coached swimmers of all levels for over 12 years. She's been with Triton Swimming since 2012.

MIRKO CHAVEZ

GOLD GROUP COACH

Mirko is an ASCA Level 1 and FINA certified swim coach and US Masters swimmer. He has competed and medaled for multiple Bolivian National Swim Teams. 

CASEY FANZ

AGE GROUP PERFORMANCE COACH

GOLD COACH

Casey started her swimming journey with a YMCA team when she was 11. Fanz quickly found her love for the sport and joined a local USA Swimming team, Poseidon Swimming in Richmond, Virginia. Casey is an ACC Champion, NCAA All-American, 4-time NCAA Qualifier, and Olympic Trials Qualifier. Fanz is currently training for Tokyo 2021 with Louisville’s Pro Group and is excited to continue swimming professionally. 

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