Mike is in his twenty seventh year at Lakeside, twenty-first as Head Coach. Under his guidance Lakeside has produced three US Olympic Team Members. Mike has been named the Kentucky Swimming Senior Coach of the Year fifteen times and twice named the ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year. He has placed swimmers on seventeen different USA National Teams and coached swimmers attending the Olympics, National Junior Team, Pan American Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, European Championships, South American Championships, Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Junior World Championships, Short Course World Championships and Long Course World Championships. Mike has been selected as the Head Coach of the 2007 National Junior Team, 2006 Pan Pacific Team, Head Coach of the 2006 SC World Championship Team, 2005 National Junior Team, the 2005 Regional Distance Camp, the 2002 and 2004 FINA USA World Cup Team, the 1995 USA Olympic Development Camp, the 1995 USA Girls Select Camp, Head Coach of the 2003 USA Boys Select Camp, Head Coach on four Kentucky All-Star Teams and coached three Kentucky Zone Teams. Mike has also spoken at a number coaches clinics including the Ohio LSC, Kentucky LSC, ASCA Mini-Clinic, USA Swimming Regional Clinics and the “Greatest Swim Clinic Ever”.
Nonie S Paulson
Office Administrator/Developmental Coach
This is Nonie’s 24th year coaching with the SeaHawks. Before coming to the SeaHawks, she was Aquatic Director at the Southeast YMCA and Head Swim Coach for the Southeast Swordfish Swim Team here in Louisville. Nonie was a member of the University of Louisville Swim Team from 1982-1984. In the summer of 1994 she was Head Coach of the Kentucky Zone Team and Assistant Kentucky Zone Team Coach for 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. She is married to Scott Paulson and has five children: Brooke, Paul, Cate, Kevin & Lucy.
Mimi is making her return to the pool deck! She was the National Team assistant for years. From Jackson, MS, Mimi swam for the Sunkist Swim Team and went on to swim for Auburn University becoming a 2 time National Champion, a member of an American Record setting relay team and a member of the US National Team. Mimi met her husband, Chip Crush, a local swimming standout, while together at Auburn. The couple have 4 children - Annabel, Charlie, Johnny and Charlotte - the oldest 3 of which swim for Lakeside.
Coach Tony is in his second year with Lakeside. He previously was the Head Age Group Coach for the Bluefins Swim Team in Carrollton, Ga. Prior to joining the Bluefins Swim Team, Tony was an assistant coach for Warren Aquatics Club (Indianapolis, IN) and the Michiana Stars Swim Team (Mishawaka, IN). He also worked on staff at the IUPUI Swim Camps and served as an Editor and Web Producer for SwimSwam.com for three years. Tony swam in college for IUPUI from 2011-2015. During his career at IUPUI, he was elected team captain his junior and senior years and was a USA Swimming National Qualifier.
In his first year at Lakeside, Coach Tony was nominated for the Fitter and Faster / ASCA National Age Group Coach of the Year award. This year, he is the lead coach for Lakeside’s Senior 13-14, Developmental 1, and Homeschool groups and will also serve on the KY Swimming Zone Team staff.
Head Coach - Shelbyville
Coach Tom is returning home to the area after a twenty-five coaching stint in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas. Tom has spent the last eight years with the Lake Country Phoenix as the Assistant Senior Coach. Prior to Lake Country, he was the Head Age Group Coach at Cats Aquatics, Head Coach at Westmont Swim Club, Head Coach at Palatine Park District Swim Team, Head Coach at The Oak Park Swimmers, Assistant Men’s & Women’s Coach at Northern Illinois University and Assistant Men’s & Women’s Coach at University of Louisville. Tom has also been a camp counselor, an assistant with Northwestern Aquatic Swim Association, a university instructor, served on LSC Board of Directors, coached high school and was Lakeside’s Developmental and High School Group Coach!
As a coach, Tom, has served on eleven different Zone, Mid-States and Select Camp staffs. As well as coach nine US Olympic Trial qualifiers and over fifty Junior and National Qualifiers. As an athlete, Tom, swam for Lakeside for fifteen years, going on to swim at the University of Louisville, where he was the MVP in 1989 and graduated with a B.S. Business Administration/Finance
This is Coach Cece’s first Season with the Lakeside Seahawks. She graduated from Illinois State University in August of 2015 with a marketing degree and passion for the water. She swam distance freestyle, breaststroke, and the individual medley. The past four summers she has been an assistance coach for a summer club team back in her home town of Bloomington, IL. With her assistance here on deck she helps with the national group as well as the age group and has a group of her own for developmental. She enjoys coaching, working out, and anything outdoors.
Coach Cory has been the Head Coach of the Barracuda Swim Club’s Kingsport, TN site for the past two years. Prior to joining the Barracudas, Coach Cory coached for Excel Aquatics in Nashville, TN. He also has experience coaching at Hendersonville High School and with the Cages Bend Swim Club. As a swimmer, he represented the Nashville Aquatic Club, and was a high school state finalist for Hendersonville High School.
Coach Cory is certified as Level 1 with the American Swimming Coaches Association. He earned his degree in Exercise Science from Volunteer State Community College, and is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in the same area.