Legacy Diving West
Lindsay grew up diving with our parent club Legacy Diving at EMU. After diving for and graduating from Saline High School she competed at Oakland University for 2 years. She coached for 5 years at Georgetown Country Club in Ann Arbor. In 2015 she graduated GVSU with a degree in Clinical Exercise Science.
Shelby graduated from Hudsonville High School in 2013 and was a 2 time All-State diver. She went on to dive at Lindenwood University for 4 years where she was NCAA Division II All-American diver, Scholar All American, and athletic scholarship recipient.
Steve is the Head Men and Womens Diving Coach at Grand Valley State University. Since starting at GVSU in 2012, his divers have earned 34 All American Awards. He was named the NCAA Division II Diving Coach of the Year in 2016.
Kurt is the Boys and Girls diving Coach at Northview HS. He has coached many Conference champions, State Qualifiers and All Americans.
Legacy Diving West - Coaches
A division of Michigan's #1 Diving Programs with some of the top coaches in West Michigan
Anne Williamson - Davenport University/ East Grand Rapids Middle School
Kurt Mirandette - Northview HS
Steve Burciaga - Grand Valley State University
Shelby Werkema - Caledonia/Lowell/South Christian Co-op
Lindsay Gauche - Northern Physical Therapy
Williamson has previous collegiate coaching experience at Michigan State University (1994-1997) and is also currently the Club Director and Lead Coach at Legacy Diving West since 2015.
Williamson had a very successful competitive career while at the University of Illinois (1989-90) and University of Southern California (1991-92). She was a First Team All-Pac Ten selection in 1991 and a USA Diving National Championship semi-finalist from 1990-92. She also excelled in the classroom receiving the Scholar Athlete Award of Honor from 1989-92 and Senior Scholar Athlete Award in 1992.
Anne has been a USA diving certified head coach since 2004, and also holds memberships in the Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association, National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association and Michigan Diving Association.
She received the Bruce Harlan award by MISCA in 2016, which is the highest honor the organization gives out. In addition, Williamson has won the MISCA Women's or Men's Diving Coach of the Year 8 times while serving as diving coach at East Grand Rapids High School. She has coached Michigan High School Athletic Association State Champion divers in 8 different years.