Collette Kinzie, Operations Director
Collette Kinzie joined the Y team in 2006 as a swimming lesson instructor and later became a lifeguard. In 2013 she became the aquatics director at the Hastings YMCA.
In the fall of 2014 a position opened up in Kearney and Collette jumped at the opportunity to reunite with our team. She is now the Aquatics Manager and will also be the training manager for staff trainings including CPR/AED, First Aid, Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Certifications. Collette graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health and Wellness.
She currently holds certifications in Water Safety Instructor, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid, Water Park, Lifeguard Instructor, and Certified Pool Operators.
In her spare time, Collette enjoys playing court/sand volleyball, disc golf, softball and hanging out with friends and family. She grew up here in Kearney with three sisters and now has four nephews.Back to Our Leadership