MEET COACH ANNE

Anne Sievers is the co-owner of Synergy Sports, Fitness coach, national team coach for Columbia Swim Club and the Head Swim Coach for West Broadway Swim Club. Anne’s career includes four years as the assistant swim coach at Mizzou and over fifteen years in the sports management, coaching and personal training fields. She has overseen, grown and developed multiple programs and facilities during that time all while coaching swimmers and athletes alike in various facets of their careers.

As a swimmer, Sievers was a ten-time All-American, five-time Big Ten Champion and named “Female Athlete of the Year” at the University of Michigan. She is the only athlete in Illinois Swimming history to be named “Illinois Swimmer of the Year” on four separate occasions. In 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 & 1996, narrowly missing the Olympic team in 1996.

Anne specializes in sports performance training for young athletes, personal training and coaching. She wants every individual, both young and adult, to achieve their goals by practicing more efficiently, optimizing each movement and training to the best of their abilities. She wants all of this while challenging each individual to reach their goals whatever they may be. Anne draws from her experiences working with some of the most elite coaches and athletes in the world. She has trained at the highest levels and coached others to become their best.

Anne has developed a sport performance program that is a sport-specific for competitive athletes in the sports of basketball, soccer, softball, swimming and volleyball. This program is designed differently and specifically for each sport that helps with endurance, speed, strength, balance, jumping, etc.

During the summer months, Anne is the head coach of the West Broadway Swim Club. She has taught swim lessons for twenty years in Columbia and St. Louis. Anne has taught hundreds of kids to swim in Columbia. She has helped others to advance their skills to the next level as competitive swimmers and even to go on to earn college scholarships. As a former USA national team swimmer and Mizzou swim coach, she has worked with all athletes at all levels.

Anne brings passion, drive, and desire to succeed to all areas. Anne’s goals are to help athletes perform at peak levels as well as to help fitness enthusiasts perform as athletes.

 

MEET COACH LUCKY

My Name Is Ogbomo Lucky. Lucky is from Nigaria but has lived in the United States since he was 14. Graduate of Columbia College in December of 2018. Played Basketball for the Cougars. "I LOVE Everything that has to do with Coaching." I have been working with athletes and adults in Columbia for the past year. Lucky challenges everyone to find what motivates them and uses that to help them reach their fullest potential. Most importantly he works on the mental side of training as much as the physical side.

 

MEET COACH HEATHER

Heather is a Boonville, MO native where she grew up playing competitive basketball, soccer, softball and ran track. Once she was at Boonville High School she focused on basketball and track. Heather was a standout basketball player for Columbia College from 2010-2014.

During her career at Columbia College, Heather was named the Freshman Player of the Year and twice after that was named the Player of the Year. She finished her career as a three-time All-American and is a member of the Columbia College Century Club. Her jersey now hangs in the Ring of Honor at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Tennessee. She is ranked 2nd in career points (1,832), 4th in career steals (276), 5th in career assists (324) and 6th in career rebounds (601). Heather was also the captain for the Cougars her Junior and Senior years.

After her college career was over, Heather was offered a contract to play overseas in Spain but need up staying in the states. She played semi-pro ball in St. Louis for a year before deciding to pursue other career opportunities.

From 2015 to 2018,  she was a trainer and area manager for 9Round Kickboxing. Heather just received her NASM personal training certificate. Along with her coaching and training at Synergy Fitness and training is also an instructor for Orangetheory Fitness. She is also a basketball coach for the Columbia Lady Panthers.

Heather's goal is to challenge every person who comes to train to become the best they can be and positively influence them.