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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to practices, meets, goal setting and other swimming-related items, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative issues, such as dues, awards, special events, apparel or club policies, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Ann Urschel

Head Coach & SR Gold Lead Coach

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952-457-0965

Ann has been a professional swimming coach for over 30 years. This is her 28th season (14th year) with Team Foxjet. Ann has been recognized for an outstanding athletic career that has included both swimming and golf. She was the first female swimmer inducted in Ohio State University’s Hall of Fame and an NCAA Division I All-American. In 1976, Ann was an NCAA National Record Holder. In her golfing career, she was a six-time club champion with two different clubs in Ohio. Ann graduated from Ohio State with a major in Exercise Science and also began her coaching career in Ohio.

Ann’s swimming background includes both personal experience as an athlete and many years of coaching. She has coached swimmers from the youngest level through Olympic Trials qualifiers. A highlight among her achievements is coaching over 100 High School All-Americans. Additionally, Ann has been honored as Ohio’s ASCA Coach of the Year for both Age Group and Seniors, and Ohio High School Boys Coach of The Year. Most recently, she was selected as an Assistant Coach for the USA Swimming 2005 National Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and Team Foxjet was awarded the 2008 Senior Coaching Staff of the The Year. In October, 2014, Ann was inducted into the Ohio High School Swimming Coaches Hall of Fame.

Ann brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. She feels that as a coach it is important to recognize and encompass the whole person. Her goals for Team Foxjet are to bring all our swimmers to their highest potential academically, athletically and socially.

Lloyd Larsen

Head Age Group Coach & SR Gold Assistant

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952-210-8895

Lloyd has been coaching nearly 30 years.
This is his 27th season (14th year) with Team Foxjet. Earlier in his career Lloyd coached at clubs in California, South Carolina and Iowa. Lloyd is an ASCA Certified Level 5 Coach. He has coached swimmers from the youngest levels through Junior Nationals, US Open and US Nationals. Lloyd has coached over 100 National Age Group Top 16 or Top 10 Final Rankings, including several National Age Group Champions and National Age Group Record Holders. He was honored in 2007 and 2009 by the American Swimming Coaches Association (national office) as Minnesota Age Group Coach of The Year. USA Swimming also selected him as an assistant coach for the elite Central Zone Select Camp. Lloyd was also an accomplished athlete with many years of swimming with AAU, Edina High School, St. Olaf College and post-collegiate swimming in the military. At St. Olaf, he was an MIAC Conference Champion, NCAA Division III National Qualifier and Co-Captain.

Lloyd believes that developing life skills and fostering personal growth are the key roles of youth athletics. He assists with Senior Gold and leads the Age Group Gold program. He also serves as our Team Administrator, running the website, registration, processing billing/payments and meet entries.

Jason Smith

SR Silver & SR Bronze Lead Coach

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503-997-5500

This is Jason’s 12th season (6th year) with Team Foxjet. Jason is an ASCA Certified Level 3 Coach. He had a full career of club, high school and college swimming. As a club swimmer, Jason emerged onto the national scene by winning junior nationals in the 200 Backstroke. He swam for the University of Florida for three years. He later transferred to the University of Minnesota where he received a B.S. in Sports Management. After several years in marketing and sales in the NBA, Jason returned to his true passion in the pool. He has also run several aquatics programs at a local health club and enjoys working with a variety of ages and skill sets. Jason’s coaching philosophy is to help each individual swimmer discover their full athletic potential. He feels that technical work is essential to becoming a good swimmer, and encourages swimmers to set, pursue and achieve their personal goals.

Amy Killpatrick

AG Silver Lead Coach

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612-245-7433

This is Amy’s 8th season (4th year) coaching with Team Foxjet. Amy has a wealth of experience, both leading groups and assisting. Amy currently leads the Age Group Silver group and assists with Age Group Gold. Amy was also an outstanding Foxjet swimmer, a Junior National qualifier and ranked Top 16 in the nation for her age group. She swam with the University of Minnesota, and served as an assistant coach with the women's team during her senior year. Amy has also coached numerous camps and clinics during her years at Minnesota.

Traci Maccoux

Lead Developmental Coach

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763-496-7718

This is Traci's 2nd season with Team Foxjet.  She brings a broad range of developmental swimming experience to the program with club swimming, high school swimming, teaching lessons and YMCA instruction.  Traci was a State Meet finalist while a member of the Mach 3 Flyers swim club as an age goup swimmer - and was a teammate of Coach Amy!  Traci is our Lead Developmental Coach and in charge of all 8/Under programming at Foxjets.  Her knowledge and passion for coaching 8/Unders is readily apparent in our younger groups!

Brian Nagel

AG Bronze Co-Lead Coach

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763-843-1687

This is Brian's 10th season (5th year) with Team Foxjet. He brings 15 years of coaching experience in Minnesota swimming. He was also the Bloomington Jefferson High School Girls assistant coach for two years. Before beginning his coaching career in 1998, Brian swam competively for 15 years with the Richfield Swim Club, Barracuda Aquatics Club and the Bloomington Kenndy High School for four years.  He was also a member of the Team Minnesota Zone coaching staff in 2007.  Brian believes that perfecting technique, and individual effort coupled with team support will give the swimmer a long successful swimming career.

Andrea Kroll

Age Group Assistant Coach

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This is Andrea’s 15th season (8th year) with Team Foxjet. She has always been called "Andi" on the pool deck. She is an ASCA Certified Level 2 coach. Andi has ten years of swimming experience as an athlete. She swam in Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN, and was the first East Grand Forks Senior high school swimmer in a co-op between North Dakota and Minnesota. Andi comes from a swimming family, where her three younger siblings all swam and her parents still volunteer and officiate. Andi first fell in love with coaching at Northern Area Swim Association in Bemidji, while attending college there. She most enjoys teaching technique and helping swimmers develop their love of the sport.

Ariel Horowitz

Age Group Assistant Coach

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Coach Ariel is currently on maternity leave and will rejoin us in the fall!  Ariel has coached 17 seasons (9 years) with Team Foxjet, all of which have been coaching with our Age Group program. Ariel is the longest-tenured assistant coach for Age Groups in the history of the Foxjets, and does a superb job with this skill level and age. Over 200 swimmers that have come through the Age Groups during her tenure have achieved a Minnesota Swimming State Meet "Champ" time at some point before the age of 13. She is a graduate of Kenyon College (Ohio) where she was a four-year letterwinner and team captain. During her thirteen years of swimming experience, Ariel gave private summer swimming lessons to children for seven years in and around her home town of Pacific Palisades in Southern California. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and works for Wells Fargo.

Jenny Heidt

Director of Dryland, AG Assistant

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This is Jenny's 4th season (2nd year) as our Director of Dryland and assisting with Age Groups. She is very passionate and knowledgeable about injury prevention, particularly with swimmers. Jenny is a former NCAA Division II National Champion (100 Backstroke, 2004). She knows the aches and pains swimmers go through to reach their goals.  Her goal now is to work with swimmers to develop muscle balance with strength and flexibility to allow them to compete to their fullest potential. Jenny is a chiropractor, and owns Midwest Chiropractic and Wellness in Eden Prairie. She is an industry leader in injury-prevention and strength development. In her free time Jenny enjoys running (and still swimming!).

Tara Kelly

Age Group Assistant Coach

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Coach Tara is currently on maternity leave and we be returning in the fall!  Tara has coached 12 seasons (6 years) with Team Foxjet. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Tara has 15 years of competitive swimming experience, including club swimming, varsity high school and NCAA Division III at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Tara was on three consecutive Class A championship teams with Red Wing High School and was an individual State Champion in the 200 IM. In college, she repeatedly competed in the finals of the NYSWCAA. Tara was the Head Coach of the Bloomington Jefferson High School Girls Swimming & Diving Team in 2009. She also enjoys open water swimming and in 2005 won the Alcatraz Challenge, Non-Wetsuit Division, in San Francisco Bay. Tara has lifeguarded and taught swim lessons for over six years. Most recently, Tara was an assistant coach with Red Wing Swim Club. 

Tasha Lyn Embry

ISM, Red Groups, Minifox Assistant

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This is Tasha's 6th season (3rd year) coaching with Team Foxjet. She works with Minifox, Red Groups and Age Group Bronze. Tasha is very experienced with our develepmental program and an expert coach for younger swimmers. Tasha comes to us from Martha Burns Swim School (where she still works) teaching swimming for several years. An all-around athlete, she was a competitve swimmer and gymnast at Hopkins High School. Tasha has also worked with the YMCA, at two locations, teaching swimming lessons and working with kids. She is a great teacher, motivator and communicator with young children.

Tanner Daniels

Age Group & Red Assistant Coach

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This is Tanner's 2nd season with Team Foxjet. A recent graduate of Eden Prairie High School and former Foxjet swimmer, Tanner brings a strong tradition of Foxjet swimming to our staff. He has studied child psychology and elementary mentoring.  Tanner is excellent working with young children and is thoroughly versed in the Foxjet program.  In addition to coaching he is currently a full-time college student.

Elizabeth Heisler

Age Group Assistant Coach

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This is Elizabeth's 2nd season with Team Foxjet. She brings a wealth of swim experience to our program. Elizabeth is a former age group swimmer with the famed Mission Viejo Natadores in California. She was swim instructor for several years with Swim Venture in Ladera Ranch, California and is a recent graduate of the University of St. Thomas, with a BA in Business. In other aquatic experience, Elizabeth was also the president and founder of the St. Thomas Water Polo Club.