Luke was born in the Kansas City area and grew up in the Riss Lake Community. He is currently in his second year at Northwest Missouri State University, where he is majoring in Elementary Education. For the majority of the year, he spends his time in Maryville working on becoming a teacher.
He swam competitively from the age of 5 to 18, spending time with multiple levels of competition. He swam for the Riss Lake Riptides for 13 years. He also swam for Blue Wave for 9 years and Park Hill South for 2 years. This will be his 3rd year of coaching for the Riss Lake Riptides.
He is passionate about helping others achieve their goals, whether they be big or small. Luke’s favorite part of coaching is being able to help everyone reach that moment of excitement when they finally reach their goal. He doesn’t care if it is competitive or casual, Luke loves to have a good time and help any level of swimmer.
Outside of swimming, Luke spends most of his time at school, playing music, or relaxing. He really enjoys music of all kinds, whether it be playing or listening, and is active in a multitude of bands at Northwest. Luke also likes to spend his free time playing video games and spending time outdoors.
Noelle is a recent graduate of St. Pius X High School where she swam all four years qualifying for state all 4 years and medaling the past 3. She currently swims for Club North year round swim team and is a former member of Brooktree Barracudas, another Northland Conference team. She is planning to swim for Lindenwood University in St. Louis when she heads off to college in the fall.
Gracie is a recent graduate of Park Hill South High School and LEAD Innovation Studio, where she has swam on South’s swim team all 4 years. Outside of high school, Gracie also swam competitively on Club North Swim Team for 9 years. She has spent past summers lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons and is looking forward to her second year of coaching with Riss Lake! Gracie will be attending the University of Nebraska in the fall where she will be majoring in Biochemistry.