Meet the Coaches

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Coaching Staff

Shari Skabelund

Head Coach


I love swimming at all levels.  Working with the UVRays has been a lot of fun.  The swimmers are motivated and want to keep improving.  It makes coaching rewarding.  I started with the Springville Seals many years ago and have been with the team as they merged with Provo and became the UVRays.  Many years before that I swam for the Utah Valley Dolphins and then BYU for 4 years.  I have been an assistant swim coach at BYU for over twenty years, where currently I work with the sprinters.  

Christine McElderry

Springville Stingray Coach


Christine Vaughan swam for 8 years for the UVRays (SSAT) and still continues to swim on her own time. When she first started swimming her favorite events were any breaststroke and any distant freestyle. As she got older she enjoyed backstroke events and I.M. events. Christine competed several times at State meets and out of state meets. Christine loves swimming so much she felt it was important to teach others how to swim. She is now in her 5th year of teaching swim lessons. Last summer Christine coached the Spanish Fork County team. That following August she joined the UVrays and has been coaching since. 

Board of Directors

Bobi Bassett

Board Secretary