Head Coach – Kathi Lopez
Coach Lopez is a lifelong member of competitive swimming, who is dedicated to the sport and her swimmers. Kathi is an American Swim Coaches Association Level 4 certified coach, and a USA Swimming certified coach. She is a member of the AMS Diversity and Inclusion committee. She helped start the Montour Aqua Club after coaching the Montour School District varsity team for 3 years. Over the past 11 years as Head Coach with various clubs, she has attained 9 league championships, 2 league runner-up winners. Over the years she has represented multiple WPIAL swims. She has taken many swimmers to PA State Championships, with multiple swimmers finishing in the top 16, including one 1st place and multiple top 6 finishers overall at States and 10 All-State swims. Coach Lopez has represented multiple Age Group Champions in the WCPSL league. She has represented many AMS Senior Circuit swims, multiple AMS Age Group Championship swims, represented multiple WCPSL Age Group Champions, and represented multiple Junior Olympics swims. In 2016 with MAC, her team took 3rd place at AMS Open Water Championship team, with all participants medaling, and one swimmer finishing 1st overall. Coach Lopez is is dedicated to taking her swimmers to the highest level of competition. Coach Lopez prides herself on TEAM spirit. Each and every swimmer has a place at MAC!
Assistant Coach – Kayla Lopez
Coach Kayla has been involved in swimming her entire life. She has 17 years of competitive swimming experience and 10 years of swim lesson instruction experience. As she was very involved with pools, Coach Kayla also has 7 years of lifeguarding experience with 1 year as a head guard. Coach Kayla started her coaching earlier than most. At 15, Coach Kayla assisted the Montour JV team as a junior assistant coach, and spent 1 year as a junior assistant coach while still competing on MAC. Finally, Coach Kayla has 4 years as an USA certified swim coach. Coach Kayla also attends Carlow University studying Psychology. She has a great love for swimming and her team, and admires how close the swimmers are to one another. MAC was her team while she was still able to compete and she is proud to be able to be a coach and still part of the team.
Assistant Coach- Juliette Lopez
Coach Juliette has also been involved in swimming her entire life. Juliette has 14 years of competitive swimming experience as well as 7 years of swim lesson instruction experience. Juliette started her coaching career as a junior coach for 2 years before becoming an assistant coach for her first year with USA certification. She is now onto her second. Juliette was on the MAC swim team for years before becoming a coach. She is currently attending Chatham University for Photo Journalism. Juliette leads a very active lifestyle and leads the swim team’s dryland with her workout regimen. Juliette loves the Montour Aqua Club and even runs the team’s Instagram!
Assistant Coach- Mickey Wieber
Coach Mickey has been involved in swimming his entire life, competitive swimming since the age of five. He has been involved in swim lesson instruction for at least ten years as well as private stroke and turn lessons for swimmers of all ages (8 and unders through high school swimmers). Coach Mickey was a district qualifying swimmer throughout his high school career focusing on freestyle and butterfly. He played water polo throughout high school and while attending Washington & Jefferson college where he earned a degree in Computing and Information Studies. Coach Mickey currently works as a Data Engineer for a healthcare data analytics company called Innovu. he is looking forward to getting back into the sport of swimming at Montour Aqua Club!