Middle School and Elementary School Head Coach
Kyle primarily coaches athletes 12 years of age or younger.
Kyle joined Colorado Water Polo in 2008 and began coaching CWP’s youth program in the summer of 2011. Since Grier Laughlin started the youth program in 2010, CWP’s 12U teams have taken second at the Mountain Zone Championships three times (2010, 2011 and 2013), were Mountain Zone champions in 2014 and 2015 and have won eleven regional tournaments. The 12U team took first in 2104 and second in 2015 and 2016 in the co-ed division of the prestigious Winterfest Tournament in Los Angeles, and they also took 10th in the nation at the 2015 Rocktober 12U Championships. Kyle was recognized with the Ted Newland Distinguished Coaching Award as the male developmental coach of the year for the Mountain Zone in 2013.
A Denver native, Kyle swam four years at Overland High School before attending Northwestern University where he played club water polo. He also coached varsity and junior varsity water polo at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.
High School Head Coach
Coach/Girls/Center Defender Position Coach
Kailin primarily coaches our high school athletes, as well as our girl’s team.
Kailin joined Colorado Water Polo in 2003 as an athlete and one of the first female players on the team. Kailin was one of the first Pirates to play varsity water polo at the college level. She played defender for Colorado State’s Division I varsity squad for four years and graduated in 2010. Kailin improved every year of her varsity career, earning a full-tuition scholarship, a starting spot, and a position as team captain. Her senior year Colorado State was ranked in the top 20 college teams in the nation after upsetting the Univerisity of San Diego and finished 4th in the WWPA Conference Championships.
Kailin rejoined the Pirates after college as a coach in 2011. Kailin is always striving to improve and is a member of the 2022-2023 Mountain Zone Olympic Development Program coaching staff. She has been recognized as the recipient of the 2014 Brent Bohlender Distinguished Coaching Award as the female developmental coach of the year.
Middle School and Elementary School Coach/Goalie Coach
Maureen joined Colorado Water Polo in September, 2011. She coaches the 12U group and is the goalie position coach for CWP.
In Maureen’s time coaching the youth team, CWP’s 12U teams took second at the 2013 Mountain Zone Championships, were champions of the Mountain Zone in 2014 and 2015, and have won eleven regional tournaments. She coached the Colorado 12U girls team to a second-place finish at the 2013 12U Rock-tober National Championship and coached the co-ed team to a 10th place finished at the 2015 Rock-tober. The 12U team also took first in 2014 and second in 2015 and 2016 in the coed division of the prestigious Winterfest Tournament in Los Angeles. Maureen was recognized with the Brent Bohlender Distinguished Coaching Award as the female developmental coach of the year for the Mountain Zone in 2013.
Maureen began playing water polo when she was seven years old in her hometown of Mundelein, Illinois. She played competitively in high school (where she was named first team all-state three times), played goalie for the Midwest Zone team (won the Speedo Cup in 1999 and Junior Olympics in 2000 for the 14U age group – Maureen was named MVP of both tournaments), and the National Youth Team. Maureen also played for the Southern Illinois University Club team in college.
play Division 1 water polo at Cal State Long Beach as a center. She played there for the
2022-2023 season before deciding to attend nursing school here in Colorado. Ellie
participated in the Olympic Development Program for 3 years and made it to the National Team Selection Camp
every player and can’t wait to be back with the Pirates!