Lindsie Micko was named the first-ever head coach of the women's swimming program at Augustana on July 8, 2015.
Micko, a native of Brookings, S.D., has spent the last four years as the head age group coach with the First Colony Swim Team in Sugar Land, Texas. With the First Colony Swim Team, Micko oversaw 9-14 year-old swimmers for a gold medal swim club, including the management of staff, coaching of two groups and the development of an IMX program. During her time with the first Colony Swim Team, she was nominated for Gulf Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year and coached athletes to multiple USA Swimming Top 10 performances. She was also a member of the USA Swimming Age Group Development Committee.
From 2008-12, she was the senior team coach and head age group coach for the Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club in Houston, Texas where she coached two relay teams that were ranked No. 1 in the country and several USA Top 10 individual swimmers. Micko led the Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club to Gold Medal Status as one of the top teams in the country. She was responsible for the day-to-day coaching of high-level swim group with swimmers ranging from 13-18 years-old as well as staff training, mentoring and administrative duties of a 400-plus member club.
Micko led the Sioux Falls Swim Team during two stints from 1999-2001 and again from 2004-08 where she led numerous state championship teams and USA Top 10 individuals. She helped coach athletes from state championships to Olympic trials and was twice named coach of the year. In between her time with the Sioux Falls Swim Team, Micko spent three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of New Mexico where she was responsible for the recruitment of student-athletes at the Division I level and day-to-day workouts.
Micko graduated from South Dakota State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in HPER with an emphasis in fitness and wellness and was also a three-year letterwinner for the SDSU swimming and diving team.
Graduate Assistant Coach
Teryn Solan begins his first season as a graduate assistant coach with the Augustana women's swimming program in 2016-17.
Solan is a 2015 graduate of Carthage College where he was a four-year letterwinner and member of the swimming and diving team. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in classical archaeology and a minor in geography.
As a senior, Solan finished second in the 1,650 freestyle (16:01.49), third in the 500 freestyle (4:39.09) and sixth in the 200 freestyle (1:45.03) at the CCIW Swimming & Diving Championship.
He qualifed for the NCAA Division III Championships as a junior and placed 13th in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 15:55.41. He also qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:45.43 and the 500 freestyle (4:36.97). Solan earned All-America Honorable Mention honors in 2013 and was a three-time all-conference honoree. He was named his team's Most Valuable Swimmer following his junior season.
Solan was an assistant coach at Crown Point in 2015 and was an assistant swim coach at Lake Central High School from 2012-13.
Solan resides in Sioux Falls and is pursuing his master's degree in sports administration and leadership at Augustana.