Amber is the Head Coach of the Harlan Swim Club. Amber swam competitively for the Harlan Swim Team as a child and for the Harlan Community Girls' Swim team throughout high school until HCSD eliminated the swim program in 1999. Amber swam her senior year of high school at Lewis Central. While in college, Amber was the coach of the summer Harlan Swim Team for two years.
Amber and her husband Matt have two sons, Eli and Ben. She spends most of her free time being involved in her sons activities, coaching, gardening, teaching youth programs at First Baptist Church, taking care of her animals, and exercising. Amber is a 3rd Grade Teacher at the Harlan Community Intermediate School.
Matt Schmitz is the Team Manager for the Harlan Swim Club. Matt does not have a background in swimming, but currently coaches Harlan youth soccer in the Council Bluffs Soccer Club for both of his sons' teams. Matt has extensive experience coaching youth sports in baseball, soccer, and basketball.
Matt and his wife Amber have two sons, Eli and Ben. He spends most of his free time involved with youth soccer and swimming, attending his sons' activities, and playing guitar for the First Baptist Church worship team. Matt is the Technology Director for Tri-Center and Exira-EHK School Districts.