COACHING TEAM

JEFF SANDERS

I am head coach for Minneapolis South Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving Teams.  I have been teaching in Minneapolis for over 30 years.  I teach Physical Education at Anne Sullivan Communication Center where I am also Athletic Director and Girls Softball Coach.  I graduated from Austin High School and the University of Minnesota.  I am very lucky to be part of the South, Washburn and Roosevelt swim programs as well as families.  I am very fortunate to be a part of so many lives from such great swimming and diving programs.

I look forward to meeting everyone!

EDWING GELVEZ

I am from Colombia, South America. My parents, sister, and my brother's family still live in South America in Colombia and Brazil, and I live in South Minneapolis with my wife and daughters.  I have loved sports since I was a kid and have been coaching since 2001. I first started coaching while studying the sport science of swimming at university. A few years later, I became a triathlon coach. I moved to the United States in 2008 and began coaching alongside Jeff after my wife, and former swimmer of Jeff's, introduced us. I love being a part of the swimming team and look forward to a successful season.

RYLEY KRAMKA

I am a 2011 graduate of South High School. While at South, I was a four time all-city performer and a three time state qualifier for the Tigers. I went on to compete for four years at the collegiate level for Luther College in Decorah, IA. While at Luther, I was a three time all conference performer and two year captain for the Norse. I am currently working at Sanford Middle School in physical education and health.

KATHY TAYLOR

I am the diving coach.  I was a diver in high school at Benilde St. Margaret's. I coached at BSM and at Blake-Minnehaha for a number of years.  After having my second child I made the hard decision to quit coaching and raise my family.  I now have four kids who go to Minneapolis Public Schools and run the St. Louis Park Community Ed swim program. My daughter swims on the Southwest team and they asked me to come coach the MPS divers.  I am coaching both the Southwest and TMT divers and enjoy working with both diving teams.