Coaches BISC
Kyle Harris 

Head Coach – kyleh@biparks.org 
Coach Kyle Harris joins BISC from Boston, where he was the Head Age Group Coach at Crimson Aquatics. Before his time at Crimson, Kyle was Head Coach with the Bozeman Barracudas and previously led swim programs at various level since he started his coaching career in 2015. He has experience developing swimmers of all abilities, from learn-to-swim all the way to Futures and Junior National level athletes. Kyle is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is an American Swim Coaches Associated (ASCA) Level 5 Educated Coach. Kyle takes an athlete-centered approach, creating an environment for athletes of all ages and abilities to both learn and enjoy the sport of swimming. He is passionate about utilizing sport as a way to grow confidence, discipline, and an understanding of how to navigate the struggles, successes and personal responsibilities in life. Coach Kyle’s coaching philosophy is about having fun and swimming fast! In his spare time, Kyle is focused on honing his skills in Brazilian Jiujitsu, getting back into swimming himself, reading, and being adventurous with his dog Brickson.

Leilani Tonsmann (Age Group Coach of the Year 2019)

Assistant Coach – leilani@biparks.org
Leilani currently assists with our intermediate groups. Teaching children in and out of the pool is her passion. Along with coaching BISC swimmers (2009) she also works as a parks department swim instructor. She holds a BA in Education from Arizona State where she swam competitively from 1984-87. After graduating she taught elementary school for 8 years and concurrently obtained her MA in Education from CWU. She has previously coached summer league swimmers in Arizona and Washington and has obtained her ASCA Level 2 status as a coach. She is available for private lesson instruction through the aquatic center Parks program.

Kate Carr (Development Coach of the Year 2019)

Assistant Coach – kate@biparks.org
Kate grew up on Bainbridge Island and swam for the Bangor Swim Team starting at age six before joining BISC. She swam for BHS Girls Swim & Dive Team and was one of the first athletes to attend the Washington State Championships all four years of her high school career. Kate has been an assistant coach with BISC since 2010, and currently coaches our novice groups, and running dry land workouts. Additionally, she has been coaching SPLASH, a pre-competitive program under the parks department umbrella. Her love for the water continues today as she enjoys swimming and competing as a Bainbridge Aquatic Masters Swim Team member. She is a certified USA Swimming Coach, ASCA, PNA and USMS member.