Head Swim and Dive Coach, Kathy Casey
Grew up on a farm outside Palouse, WA; graduated Palouse High School 1966; swam varsity 4 years at Washington State University; WSU “Fish Fans” 3 years (synchronized swim team); BA speech therapy and secondary education WSU 1970; Masters in education Gonzaga University 1992; Special education teacher 32 ½ years; 2 children graduated from Steilacoom High School.
Summer league swim, dive, & synchronized swim teams, City of Palouse, WA 1967-1970
Swim (girls), Dive (girls & boys), and Gymnastics (girls, asst.), Auburn High School 1970-1973
Track (2 years, asst.) and Cheer (3 years), Annville-Cleona High School, PA 1973-1976
Masters Swimming, Lakewood-Steilacoom area (competitor in Masters 1978-present) 1978-2007
Girls Swim & Dive (asst. 1 year, head 2 years), Clover Park High School 1978-1980
Girls Swim & Dive, Steilacoom High School (several league champs & top 10 at states) 1995-
Boys Swim & Dive, Steilacoom H. S. (league champs, 2 dist. champs, 3 state trophies) 2010
Girls Varsity Swim & Dive · Alejandra Ruppe Wins TAC Swim Athlete of the Year
Alejandra (Alex) Ruppe – Steilacoom – Girls’ Swim and Dive Alejandra (Alex), a returning two-time state champion from last year (200 IM and 100 backstroke), continued her winning ways, even in a pandemic year, with all 1st-place finishes in her events this season making it an undefeated season for her. She also led the team
Multiple Teams · Tacoma Athletic Commission Athlete of the Year Nominees
The Tacoma Athletic Commission, which serves all schools in Tacoma and Pierce County, proudly announces the Athletes of the Year for the Fall athletic season played during February and March. Twenty-six of the 34 high schools that play interscholastic athletics in the area participated in the program. Athletic Directors and coaches nominated one hundred and
Girls Varsity Swim & Dive · Girls swim and dive wins league championship!
Congrats to our swim team for winning the league title this year! A special shout out to our senior swimmers who endured a shortened season and strict covid protocols with big smiles on their faces! We are so proud of you! Congratulations on your big win at the League Championship meet Saturday! SHS 115, Fife