Please welcome our great staff of BAM coaches for the 2022 summer season!
Bill is an accomplished athlete finishing every race he has started from 2x Horsetooth 10k swim finisher, 2x Hawaii Ultraman finisher, Hawaii IM, and numerous other crazy events over the last 25 years.
He loves sharing the fun and excitement of training, racing and learning how to reach your personal goals, and beyond! Specialties: Open water swim psychology, triathlon, and beginners. Chief hugger and motivator.
Gwynnie was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. Growing up, she swam with Dynamo Swim Club and qualified for Junior Nationals.
She swam at Johns Hopkins University where she majored in Behavioral Biology and was captain her senior year. While at Hopkins, she qualified for NCAA Championships all four years and was an All-American. She still retains the team records for the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke. While her main focus was on breaststroke, she has experience in all four strokes and open water swimming.
She is now a triathlete with a 70.3 Ironman and full Ironman on the calendar for this year and will be attending the University of Colorado - Boulder for an MBA and Masters of the Environment dual degree program. She also enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling!
Megan was born and raised in Colorado and started swimming at age 8. She has a B.S. in environmental engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is starting her M.A. in educational psychology this summer! Megan has been coaching swimming since she was 16, and she currently works as a high school science teacher and is the head swim coach for the girls and boys swim teams at the school.
Megan started racing triathlons in college and has completed several 70.3 and just finished her first Ironman in May. She has two 70.3 age group wins and has also competed at Ironman 70.3 World Championships. When she's not teaching or on the pool deck, Megan loves a good bike ride, hanging with her dog, Goose, and trying new recipes!
Andrew was born and raised in Highland Park Illinois.
Andrew's competitive swimming career started at 6 years old and competed in High School and College for the University of Denver. Main events included 50, 100 and 200 freestyle. He has competed as a masters swimmer and triathlete since 1987 completing over 50 triathlons and four Ironman distance events.
Andrew is a graduate from the University of Denver where he majored in business and recently retired from a 30 year career in commercial real estate. He resides in in Boulder with his wife Becky, two daughters and dog Sadie.
Kimberly is grateful to have maintained an enduring love for swimming throughout her life, where a childhood spent (mostly) underwater gave way to decades of team practice and racing, and ultimately led to a fulfilling career in Aquatics. In addition to leading BAM workouts, Kimberly is also the head coach of the CU Boulder Swim & Dive team, and a Masters coach and swim instructor at RallySport.
Beyond the pool deck, Kimberly also spent six years competing as a professional triathlete, and eight years running her own multisport coaching company. She continues to train athletes as a member of the LifeSport Coaching team.
Her coaching philosophy prioritizes inclusivity and engagement of all swimmers at any level of skill or commitment, and her goal is to promote and reinforce the joy of swimming at every possible opportunity.
Glynde (pronounced: Glen) is a very accomplished swimmer, coach, triathlete, and entrepreneur. He was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and raised in NE Louisiana. He was a member of the USA National Swimming Team and he was an Olympic Swimming Trials finalist in 1984. During his time at Southern Methodist University (SMU), he was an NCAA All American and graduated with a BA in Business Administration from the SMU Cox School of Business.
Glynde lived & worked in Japan from '87 – '99, and speaks fluent Japanese. He was the head coach of the People’s Swimming School in Japan, and he coached two swimmers who qualified for the 1988 Seoul Olympics where they also set national records. Glynde was also on the USA National Triathlon Team and competed internationally as professional triathlete from 1991 to 1997.
He started his own sports agency where he managed professional athletes and currently works in tech education. He and his family (wife, Melissa and three boys: Jackson, Tucker, and Cooper) love the year-round active lifestyle that Boulder provides. Glynde loves all forms of swimming and thrives on sharing that passion with others.
Carole was born and raised in Maryland.She was an Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200 back and swam for University of North Carolina where she majored in Psychology.
Carole is also a former professional triathlete. During her tenure she held the Ironman Louisville swim course record, and holds 5 top-five Ironman finishes, placing 2nd at Ironman FL in 2006. She also maintains the record for the most amount of broken bones from bike crashes...:).
In her downtime, she enjoys playing the jazz flute, beatboxing, video games and creating origami.
One additional summer coach will be announced soon!
May 2022 BAM Newsletter • Important Summer Updates!
The tentative summer schedule is online, the summer passes are officially available for purchase, and we are getting more and more excited for the opening of Scott Carpenter Pool! We are also thrilled to announce that after extensive negotiations, an exponential amount of volunteer hours, and ongoing work that our Boulder Reservoir Tuesday / Thursday open water swims at the Boulder Reservoir are back. These open water workouts start in June! Below you will find more details on all this summer fun.
FLEXIBILE PASS OPTIONS Prorated summer or annual passes, punch cards, and drop in options are also available to give our members additional flexibility. Current punch pass holders have the option to convert your remaining punches to a credit that can be applied to an annual or summer pass if you prefer the cheaper price per swim option.
10-Punch Pass (age 30 - 64) - $140.00
10-Punch Pass Extreme (under age 30 - over age 65) - $100.00
OPEN WATER SWIMS AT THE BOULDER RES The much anticipated Tuesday / Thursday weekly Boulder Reservoir open water swim workouts are back on for summer 2022! You can use an annual, summer or punch pass for these swims, but the reservoir entrance fee is $9 (resident) or $11 (non-resident). Unfortunately our pass does not cover the entry fee at the Res gate.
OWS LOCATION & COURSE MAP
Where: Boulder Reservoir: 5565 51st St Boulder, CO 80301 Ample parking right by the course entry point
When: June 1st - August 31st Tuesday and Thursday mornings 6:10 - 7:40 am
Swims will run for 12 weeks, so a total of 24 swims throughout the summer
*Reservoir Gate Fee: Unfortunately even after extensive negotiations with the City of Boulder, swimmers will be required to pay the gate fee in addition to their pass price. Adult (19-59) $11 / $9 residents/workers* Senior (60+) $8.25 / $6.75 residents/workers*
*Resident/Worker Fees: Discount rate for those who either live, or are paid employees of businesses or organizations, within the city limits of Boulder. If you need help determining your fee status, speak with our team members at the front gate. Adult proof of residence/worker status required.
BAM Summer Season Starts
May 31, 2022
at Scott Carpenter Pool!
What is BAM?
Boulder Aquatic Masters (BAM) is a non-profit United States Masters Swim Club for swimmers of all levels and ages.
BAM offers adult swimmers the opportunity to improve, achieve goals and have fun.