Coaches & Captains

2019–20 Coaches

Emily Sampl
Head Swim Coach
Emily Sampl is Monarch's new Girls Head Swim Coach for the 2019-20 season. Emily swam competitively growing up in Fort Collins, then at the University of New Hampshire, and for the CU club team. She has coached for the Boulder Elks, served as an assistant for both boys and girls at Boulder High School, and as the head boys coach at Boulder High School. She comes to Monarch with a great deal of experience, energy and enthusiasm.
Lauren Sampl
Assistant Swim Coach
Lauren Sampl is Monarch's new Girls Assistant Swim Coach for the 2019-20 season. Lauren has swum competitively her whole life, starting in Fort Collins, continuing through college at the University of New Hampshire and CU, and now through masters teams in Boulder. She has previous coaching experience as an assistant at Monarch High School and the Colorado School of Mines and as head coach at Fairview High School. She is currently the head coach of Mesa Swim Team in the BVSSL. Lauren is excited to return to the Coyotes for another awesome season!
Rachel Flax Kaplan
Dive Coach
Rachel Flax Kaplan is Monarch's new diving coach. Although this is her first year coaching BVSD and only her second year coaching high school diving, Rachel has been coaching for over 18 years. Growing up in Albuquerque, NM, Rachel dove competitively as a club diver and in high school. She was a four year varsity diver at Columbia University in NYC, which is where, in 2001, she started coaching club and college divers. In 2017, Rachel moved to Niwot with her husband and twin boys (now 3.5 years old). When she is not coaching and momming, Rachel is an early childhood teacher at Snow Lion School in Boulder.

2019–20 Captains

Clare A.
Alison C.