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Coaching Staff

Brent A Boock

Head Coach - Senior I&II

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Coach Boock started as a member of the Elmbrook coaching staff in 1993. At Elmbrook he has enjoyed working with hundreds of swimmers striving to reach their full potential including many state champions, zone level swimmers, and national top 16 swimmers. Coach Boock enjoys running, biking, swimming and leading an active life.

Michael A Rose

Head Age Group Coach - AGI&II

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Mike has been involved with Elmbrook Swim Club and Brookfield Swimming as a swimmer and coach on and off since 1974.  He has served as the High School Coach at Brookfield East since 1983 and has coached more than 30 Wisconsin State Champions and High School All Americans.  Mike teaches Calculus at Brookfield East and is married to Carol who coaches diving at Brookfield East. Mike has daughter who is a member of EBSC and 3 sons who used to swim with the club.  Twins Adam and Spencer now swim at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and Matthew, no longer swimming, is attending the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Laren A Tiltmann

SEN 3 Coach

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Just a little summary for those who do not know me. I’ve had a dual career in swimming as both a coach and an athlete. First, the swimming side: I started swimming at the age of 7 in my home country of South Africa and excelled in the sport breaking national records by age 12. Then I entered the difficult teenage years and lost my focus on swimming (in favor of rugby) and even took a break from the sport at age 19 for 2 years. I returned to the sport and a year later found myself swimming in the USA as a Division I athlete at the University of Nebraska where I attended NCAAs and achieved All-American honors.  The following year I returned home and raced internationally, representing my native South Africa.  Not long thereafter, I retired from swimming. The best part of my career was that the first pool I achieved honors in, as a 7 year old in South Africa, was the same pool I swam my final race in 17 years later. My competitive swimming journey was complete or so I thought.  About 12 years later, I started swimming again as an adult with EBSC masters and in 2012 attained 3 Top Ten world rankings, including a 4th place ranking in the 50 freestyle. The best part about masters swimming has been my ability to reacquaint myself with the water, learn and try new things and reevaluate everything I thought I knew.

Now on to the coaching side:  I started coaching as an 18 year old teaching swim lessons in my back yard. My official coaching career began as a graduate assistant in college in 1996, working with many world class athletes in the Division I college arena. I attained my first club head coach position 2 years later before I moved back to Wisconsin in 1999. Through 2001 and 2007, I served as club head coach at two local teams and was co-founder of Ozaukee Aquatics in 2003. I left coaching at the end of 2007 with 3 young kids who needed a dad to teach them how to swim instead of others people’s kids. I entered the swim retail business for 2 years before focusing exclusively on my family.

I’m very happy to be back on-deck to share my knowledge and experience with a great club like EBSC. My philosophy is somewhat triangular when I approach any level of athlete: Person-Psychology-Swimming Mechanics all supported by time spent in the water, which I like to refer to as ‘water-time’. Another term for my triangular approach is ‘development’. The journey has to be enjoyed, placed in perspective and goal driven. Like any successful endeavor there are no quick fixes, short cuts or magic bullets to success. Coach Brent has given me an opportunity to work with your children and help bridge that gap between age grouper and senior athlete at EBSC. I thank him for the opportunity and look forward to sharing my knowledge with both the swimmers and the parents. My door is always open and I’m excited to be onboard. 

Carissa A Paasch

AGT I&II Coach

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Carissa is beginning her second year of coaching for EBSC where she swam for 13 years, competing at the state and national level. She also swam for Brookfield Central all four years of high school as well as at UW- La Crosse for one college season and graduated from UWL in May of 2014. Carissa currently attends UW-Milwaukee, seeking her early childhood education license. She will graduate May 2016. She is also coaching the girls and boys swim teams at Brookfield Academy and swims Masters with EBSC in her free time. Other things Carissa enjoys doing include traveling, doing Crossfit and spending time with family and friends. 

Kristen J Malloy

Novice I Coach

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Coach Kristen is in her ninth year of coaching at the Elmbrook Swim Club. She swam for Elmbrook, Brookfield Central High School, and then completed 4 years as a varsity swimmer at St. Norbert College.  Coach Kristen is a first grade teacher at Blessed Savior North in Milwaukee.  She spends what free time she has with her husband and son, Tim and Jonathan.

Andrea M Divine

Novice II Coach

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Coach Andrea Divine is working with EBSC as an assistant coach for Novice with Coach Kristen and Coach Angela. A swimmer herself, Coach Andrea swam at UW-Madison and later worked as an Assistant Coach for the Badger swimmers.  She most recently worked for 3 years in San Jose, CA as an age group swim coach and joins us after her return to WI. She has great experience with young people and with swimming and we are excited to have her join our staff.

Tricia L Casper

AGT Assistant

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Coach Tricia is returning to Elmbrook Swim Club after a “brief” nine-year hiatus.  Throughout her coaching career, Tricia has taught lessons to all levels of children and adults, trained triathletes, coached state qualified high school swimmers, and during college, ran the recreation swim lesson program for the University of California, San Diego.  Tricia and her husband, Jeff, have two boys, Tyler and Brandon, who swim for EBSC.  Tricia enjoys volunteering at her children’s school, coaching their soccer and baseball teams, and taking adult classes through Milwaukee Ballet School.

Angela R Illgen

Age Group Assistant

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Coach Angela has just finished her first year coaching with Elmbrook Swim Club. She swam for Elmbrook, Brookfield Central High School and is currently on the varsity team at Carroll University. During the off season she has been swimming with the New Senior and Senior group. Coach Angela is going for a major in math and a minor in public health. In her free time she enjoys being with her family and friends

Krista R Nowak

Senior Assistant

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Coach Krista has been coaching with Elmbrook Swim Club since 2009 . She competed for Greendale High School and continued her swimming career at UW-Stevens Point. She coaches high school boys' and girls' swimming for Brookfield Academy. In her free time she enjoys swimming with the Elmbrook Masters and training for multi-sport events. 

Fred W Russell

Masters Coach

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Coach Russell has coached swimming and water polo for 45 years, over 25 of which with Elmbrook! He has coached a national champion(s) at every level including age group, junior national, senior national, collegiate, and masters. Coach Russell is married to Karen and shares his home with his pet birds Herman and Zuchi.