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Waukee YMCA Rays coaches are here to support swimmer's needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact head coach Karyl Palmer at karyl.palmer@dmymca.org.

Karyl Palmer

Waukee Rays Head Swim Coach

Karyl has been involved in competitive swimming at the Waukee YMCA since 2005. And this year takes over the Senior Coach Role providing program oversight and coaching the Discovery group.

 

As a youth she swam at Valley High School in West Des Moines, IA and in college at Winona State University. Swim honors include holding seven school collegiate records.

 

Karyl has only ever coached for the Rays, her favorite team! In addition to coaching swim Karyl is also a substitute teacher at Dallas Center-Grimes, typically three days a week. She also keeps busy with her family which includes her husband, Gayle, and two sons, Jared and Bryce.

 

Karyl’s says her coaching highlights include watching the kids grow to love the sport as much as she does. She loves seeing our kids overcome obstacles, make amazing choices, take on responsibility and become better individuals because of the self-discipline they learn through swimming. She says she loves her job!

 

Our coaching staff includes:

Dan Briggs

Waukee Rays Swim Coach

 

 

Sarah McEntee

Waukee Rays Swim Coach

Sarah Noser

Waukee Rays Swim Coach

Logan Perleth

Waukee Rays Swim Coach

Rena Skoog

Waukee Rays Swim Coach

Megan Stewart

Waukee Rays Swim Coach

Peggy Tippin

Waukee Rays Swim Coach

Shelley Twigg

Waukee Rays Swim Coach

Alexa Whitehall

Waukee Rays Swim Coach

Tom Young

Waukee Rays Swim Coach