Wagner has been coaching for WSC since December 2013. He also
coaches the Independent and Wichita Collegiate high school boys and
Andover Central girls’ swim teams during the school
Mitchell grew up in Wichita and started swimming at age 8 for the
West YMCA Barracudas. He then swam for the Wichita Aqua
Shocks before landing at the Wichita Swim Club where he swam 8th
grade through high school. Mitchell also swam for Maize High his
freshman through senior years. He swam for The University of
Minnesota his freshman year of college before returning to WSC,
where he swam competitively some more.
Mitchell’s favorite stroke is the backstroke, and his
favorite race to swim is the 100 Back, with the long course 400 IM
coming in second. He was the 2012 KSHAA Boy’s State Champion
in the 100 Back. He is also a Junior National qualifier,
Division 1 swimmer, and WSC record holder in the 100 Back and 400
Free Relay. Mitchell’s favorite thing about coaching swim is
getting to share his love for swimming with others.
Mitchell earned his Bachelor of Arts in
Communication from Wichita State University in May 2018.
When he's not in the pool, Mitchell enjoys
soccer, watching his siblings compete, and going to the
of Business Operations
Wingert has been coaching for Wichita Swim Club since August 2011.
He coaches White Squad and also serves as the club’s business
Brian is from Peabody, KS, where he began swimming at age 8 and
swam for 10 years for the Peabody-Burns Super Swimmers. The 200
Medley Relay is his favorite race to swim, and breaststroke is his
favorite stroke to swim. His favorite things about coaching
swimming are watching swimmers develop and continuously improve
and the free food in the hospitality rooms at swim
received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Wichita State
University in 2014, and his Associate of Science at Butler County
Community College in 2011.
enjoys writing and recording music, appreciating and creating art,
and reading. He is proud of his younger brother who is in the
Brian is a fan of all the Kansas City sports teams. If he could
spend a day with any Olympic swimmer, he’d spend time with
Olympic freestyler Anthony Ervin so the two of them could talk
about philosophy, music, and tattoos.
began her role as Director of Development for Wichita Swim Club in
November 2018. She will be spearheading the capital campaign and
develop programs that will be funded by some of the money
Janet was born and raised in suburban Chicago, and swam on
a summer team during her middle school years.
over 25 years’ experience as a fundraising professional. She
has held positions at a variety of nonprofits and institutions,
including Harvard University, hospitals in South Carolina and west
Texas, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Minnesota Public Radio, and the
Nature Conservancy in three locations: Texas, Oklahoma, and
children, Henry and Clover, swim at Wichita Swim Club.
has been coaching for Wichita Swim Club since November 2018.
is from Newcastle, Wyoming, where she began swimming at 10
years old. She swam for the the Newcastle Stingrays until college,
also swimming for Newcastle High School from her freshman to senior
years. Natasha went on to swim for Brigham Young University.
Backstroke is her favorite stroke to swim and the 200 Back is her
favorite race to swim.
is a very decorated swimmer. For the 100Y Backstroke, Natasha was a
four-time Wyoming 3A State champion, earned High School
All-American, and was the 1999 Wyoming 3A state record holder. She
still holds the Wyoming State 3A State High School record 200 Y IM
that she set in 2001. She was a 3A State champion in the
200Y Freestyle, 100Y Freestyle, and 200Y IM, and was part of the
three-time Wyoming 3A State Champion team. She is a two-time
wyoming Aquatic Athlete of the Meet and two-time Wyoming Aquatic
Athlete of the Year. She was the Speedo/NISCA Wyoming Swimmer of
the Year 2001-2002. While swimming at Brigham Young University, she
was First Team All-MWC in 200-yard backstroke. Second Team All-MWC
in 100 Back, 200 Back, and 200 IM. Natasha was an Academic
All-American at Brigham Young University during the 2003-2004
season. She part of the Women's Mountain West Conference
Championship team and team captain junior and senior year.
Backstroke is Natasha’s favorite race to swim, and
breaststroke is her favorite stroke to swim. Her favorite thing
about coaching swimming is sharing her love of swimming with
others. She said, “It’s fun to watch the swimmers
progress and improve at meets, as well as see them push through
tough sets. What I really enjoy is seeing their smiling faces and
being a part of another ‘family’.”
received her Bachelor of Science in Home and Family Living with an
emphasis in Interior Design and a minor in Business Management from
Brigham Young University in 2006.
and her husband, Steven, have four children: Abby, Eli, Kate, and
Luke. She feels privileged to be able to stay home with their
children during the day. She is usually busy with family and family
activities, but also enjoys photography and baking in her spare
time. As far as sporting teams go, Natasha cheers for her alma
mater, the BYU Cougars and the Chicago Cubs.
asked which Olympian she’d like to spend a day with, Natasha
replied, “I’d be happy to spend the day with almost any
Olympic swimmer! Every Olympian has a unique story of their journey
to the Olympics, and I would love to hear all of them. If I were to
pick one,” Natasha said, “I would choose Rowdy Gaines.
He’s been around the sport for a long time, and it would be
interesting to hear his perspective on how swimming has evolved. I
would also like to have a good conversation on how he balances
work, swimming, and family.
Coach: Black and Senior
Shinsato started coaching for Wichita Swim Club in September
Brandon grew up in Seattle and Wichita and began swimming at age 5.
He swam for the Bellevue Club team for 2 years and then swam for
Wichita Swim Club, where he swam for 11 years. Brandon went on to
swim at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, from 2014-15.
is Brandon’s favorite stroke, and his favorite race is the
200 Back. He was a USA Junior National qualifier and a 3-year
Scholastic All-American. His favorite part about being a swim coach
is being able to teach a new generation of swimmers all the things
he learned throughout his swim career.
Brandon received his BA in Exercise Science at Wichita State
is a musician and loves to write and create music. Brandon’s
older sister, Kaitie, was also a WSC swimmer and is now a marketing
consultant in Seattle.
Brandon is a Seattle Seahawks fan, naturally. Instead of picking an
Olympic swimmer to hang out with for a day, Brandon said he would
choose to catch up with his friend and Emory swimmer Andrew Wilson,
who recently won Nationals in the 100 breast.
began coaching at WSC in October 2017.
hometown is Alpena, Michigan, but he has lived in Wichita since his
teen years. He started swimming at WSC when he was 14, and swam for
WSC from 2008-2012. He then taught lessons for WSC Swim School from
2012-14. He then went on to swim for the inaugural Nebraska
Wesleyan University collegiate swim team from 2014-17.
favorite strokes are backstroke and butterfly, and is favorite
races are the 200 IM, 100 backstroke, and 200 butterfly. His
favorite thing about coaching swimmers is helping young swimmers
improve their skills in the water, and readying them for life
outside the pool.
swimming accomplishment Luke is most proud of is when he swam under
two minutes in the 200 IM and 200 backstroke (personal bests) at
the Liberal Arts Championships in February 2017. He made these
times after missing 3 straight weeks of training in January due to
a concussion. Luke was a WSC Sectional qualifier in 2012, holds
Nebraska Wesleyan University swimming records in the 200 and 400
medley relays, and was a Liberal Arts All-Championship team
performer in the 400 IM (2015), 400 medley relay & 200
butterfly (2016), and 200 medley relay (2017). He was awarded the
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC)
Men’s-Swimmer-of-the-Week honor for competition taking place
October 16-22 in 2017 and was awarded the Nebraska Wesleyan
University Male Sportsmanship honor of the year in the 2014-15
collegiate season and served as team captain there from
earned his B.S. in Accounting from Nebraska Wesleyan University in
2017 and his Associate of Science from Butler County Community
College in 2014.
enjoys serving the community, participating in church activities
when not at the pool. His favorite team to follow is the Nebraska
Cornhuskers. Go Big Red! Eric Shanteau is the Olympic swimmer Luke
would choose to hang out with for a day. Luke said, “He made
something great out of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games, despite
having cancer. Making good out of a really tough
health/physical/emotional problem would be an insightful
conversation to have with him.”
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