Midnight Sun Swim Team Updates

Have You Met Interim Head Coach Angel Mock?

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We are so pleased that Angel Mock has joined MSST to serve as our Interim Head Coach. Coach Mock's experience that has allowed her to jump into the MSST Head Coaching role with ease. Please take a few minutes to introduce yourself to Coach Mock, thank her for joining our swimming program and welcome her to Fairbanks.

Head Coach Search Update

The MSST Hiring Committee is working to find the perfect Head Coach for our swimming program. MSST has the longevity, the swimming talent, supportive parents, and an active board that makes us a great program to coach in. We are confident that a permanent Head Coach that fits our program is out there and we are working to find them. During this process, we are so lucky to have Coach Angel Mock sign on as our Interim Head Coach. MSST swimmers of all ages are going to thrive under her new leadership and guidance.


If you have questions regarding the process, feel free to reach out to any of the hiring committee members or email jenhafele@gmail.com.


Hiring Committee

Kaylene Ottoson

Jennie Hafele

Meadow Bailey

Erin Otness

Mary Ann Sweeney

Olga Napolilli


Hiring Progression to Date


  • August 1st: The MSST Head Coach Job Opening was posted.
  • August 6th: Alaska Swimming posted the opening to clubs statewide.
  • August 12th: Hiring committee personally contacted every swimming club in the state of Alaska.
  • August 24th: The hiring committee held its first round of interviews which resulted in a finalist section.
  • September 6th: Scheduled visit with guest coach canceled when finalist withdrew their name from consideration citing conflicting personal commitments.
  • September 9th: Angel Mock signed on as Interim Head Coach.
  • Presently: The hiring committee continues the search for a new permanent MSST Head Coach. Specifically targeting local and statewide USA Swimming certified coaches.
  • October 10th: Next hiring committee meeting

NEW SIGN UP PROCESS!!!

The meet entries will now be done by the coaches! YAY!

BUT we still need your swimmer's commitment to attend the meet by


  • clicking on the "edit commitment" button next to the Spooky Sprint Invite,
  • Select your swimmer's name,
  • Click the Drop Down menu and select "YES, Please Sign Up For This Event"
  • "SAVE CHANGES" button is at the bottom of the screen.
  • And you are done! Coaches will take it from there.
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Note: For future meets, make sure you also let us know in the NOTES section of the sign-up page if you plan on going both days to the meet, or just one. If you say that you are going and don't indicate it's just for one day, we will assume it's for both, and you will be responsible for paying all of the entry fees.

MSST 2018-2019 Board of Directors

Regular Board Meeting

Monday, Oct. 22nd, 5:30pm

Hamme Pool conference room

Join the MSST board at 5:30pm for our monthly board meeting. We would love for you to pop in and say hello & introduce yourself. It's a great time to ask a few questions or come with your comments, concerns, and ideas!

UPCOMING DATES

September 29: Pentathlon

Juniors and Age groupers warm up starts at 9:00am, be there no later than 8:45am

Novice: warm up starts at 9:25am, be there no later than 9:10am.

Meet starts at 10:00am

October 10:

Deadline for intent to swim in the Spooky Sprint

October 18

Hamme pool closed

October 20:

Spooky Sprint meet

November 9-11th

Wishbone Meet hosted by MSST! We will need parent volunteers for this meet! Mark your calendars!

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