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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Coach Doug Colin

Head Coach / Team Director

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Coach Colin is one the founding members of the DUBUQUE AREA SWIMMIN' HURRICANES. He and several parents formed the team in the Fall of 1991. Coach Colin is a Dubuque native. He graduated from the University of Iowa, with a B.B.A., Class of 1986. While at the University of Iowa, Doug was an assistant coach with the Iowa City Swim Club. Upon returning to Dubuque, he coached the Dubuque YMCA Swim Club for 4 years, prior to forming D.A.S.H. Doug is also the former Head Swimming & Diving Coach and Aquatics Director at Loras College. Doug is ASCA Level 4 certified and has been selected as the ISI Age Group Coach of the Year in ’07 and ISI Senior Coach of the Year in ’08 & ’09, and, the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in ’04 & ’07.

Doug and his wife, Marie, have three sons, Benjamin, John, and William.

Coach Tasia Guiter

Asst. Coach / Dir. of Team Development

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Tasia Guiter is a 2003 graduate of Ottumwa High School and a 2007 graduate of Loras College. As a Duhawk, she swam for coach Doug Colin, and is the former record holder in the 100 backstroke and three relays.  Tasia graduated with a major in Exercise Science and a minor in math, and is currently employed as the Wellness Coordinator at Luther Manor Communities. She has been coaching for DASH since 2006.

Tasia is the Director of Team Development.

Coach Jake Gantenbein

Associate Head Coach

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Jake is a Dubuque native, graduating from Wahlert HS in 2001. During HS he swam for Dubuque Senior (co-op program), qualifying for the Iowa HS State meet all four years. He then went on to swim three years at Loras College prior to injuries cutting his career short. During his Duhawk career, Jake was a member of two record setting relays. His primary group with DASH is the BRONZE Group.  Jake is the former Head Girls Swim Coach at Senior H.S.

Outside of DASH, Jake is an instructor at NICC and UW-Platteville. 

Coach Rick Lee Loeffelholz

Asst. Coach

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Rick is a Dubuque native, graduating from Hempstead HS in 1994, where he was a four year Iowa HS Statequalifier. He then went on to a four year career at St. Mary's University (MN), where he still holds five school records (200, 500, 1000 Free, 200 Fly, & 400 IM). He is a former swimmer under Coach Colin, beginning at the YMCA and moving to DASH when the team started. He also coached with Coach Colin at Loras College for two years.

Rick is a Wellness & Recreation teacher in the Dubuque Community School system and the Head Boys Swim Coach at Hempstead HS, where he has been selected as State Coach of the Year in 2014, 4x District Coach of the year, and 2x MVC Divisional Coach of the year.

In 2006, he was inducted into the Saint Mary’s University (MN) Athletic Hall of Fame and in the spring of 2017 was elected to the Presidency of the Iowa High School Swim Coaches Association.

For DASH, Rick coaches the Gold, Platinum, White, Blue & Stay Fit groups during the summer.

He and his wife, Kylie, have a son, Ty, and daughter, Emmy.

Coach Zach Gries

Asst. Coach

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Coach Zach is a native of Byron, IL, and a 2010 graduate of Loras College. While at Loras Zach was a four year member of the Duhawk Swimming & Diving team and a school record holder in 4 events. Zach coaches the DASH Green Group.

Outside of his coaching duties, Zach is currently employed by Loras College in the Admissions Department.

 

Coach JANET WARREN

Asst. Coach

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Coach Janet is a 6-time Iowa HS State Champion at Des Moines Roosevelt and a member of the Iowa HS Swim Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Following her HS career, Janet continued swimming at the University of Kansas. At KU, she was an AIAW (previous to NCAA offering women's sports) All-American!!

Janet and her late husband Don had all five of their children, Louise, Donny, Jack, Charlie and Olivia, swimming for Team DASH at>

Janet is the Executive Director for Luther Manor in Dubuque and Asbury.

Coach Andy Pape

Asst. Coach

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Coach Tim Temperley

Asst Coach

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Coach Lisa Dolphin

Asst. Coach

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Coach Todd Gilligan

Asst. Coach

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Coach Mari Hammel

Director of Instruction

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