Meet Your Coaches
Anne Sievers has been involved in the sport of swimming for most of her life and has been a coach or swim lesson instructor for over 20 years. She has taught hundreds of kids to swim in Columbia while helping others to advance their skills to the next level as competitive swimmers. While coaching at Mizzou she helped the Tigers earn top-25 rankings during the dual meet season and with several individual swimmers qualifying for the NCAA championships. With all her years of teaching lessons and over 10 years of summer league coaching, she is excited to be on the pool deck at West Broadway Swim Club. Sievers brings a passion for the sport and developing all athletes of all levels in the pool!
She started competing in Illinois at the age of 8 before moving onto swim at the University of Michigan. As a swimmer, Sievers was a 10-time All-American, 5-time Big Ten Champion being named “Female Athlete of the Year” her senior season. She is the only athlete in Illinois swimming history to be named “Illinois Swimmer of the Year” on four separate occasions. She held numerous state records with some still standing today. On the international level, Sievers represented the United States on multiple occasions on several national teams. She was a finalist at the US. Olympic Trials in 1992 and 1996, narrowly missing the Olympic Team in 1996.
Holly Larson is starting her 4th year on Sievers’ staff as an assistant coach. She started her swimming career at West Broadway Swim Club. She swam for West Broadway for 3 summers before she started to train year-round as a competitive swimmer for the Columbia Swim Club. Larson also swam for Hickman High School as a varsity swimmer for 3 years. Larson was a breaststroke and IM specialist. She is in her last semester at MACC after which plans to finish her degree in elementary education with a minor in coaching at either CMU or Missouri State.
Anna Wilcoxin was a competitive swimmer for 11 years. She started her career at the MAC before joining CSC at the age of 10. Wilcoxin qualified for state all 4 years while competing for Rock Bridge High School. Her specialty was backstroke and butterfly. She was a multiple-event sectional qualifier for CSC as well. Anna will be a freshman at Mizzou in the fall where she plans to major in education.