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Coaching Staff

Will Barker

Head Coach and Director

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Will's office hours: 9:00 AM to Noon, Mon-Thu

 

 

 

 

Where did you go to High School?  Champaign Centennial

Where did you attend college?  University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)

What are you favorite swim events?  100 Breast, 200 IM

What is one of your favorite sets?  To give?  30 x 100 RED!  to do, 10 x 25*

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.  I have walked on the Great Wall of China.

 

 



 

Chris C Freeburg

Lead Coach Group 5 Flex

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Tanya N Krishnamani

Lead Coach groups 1 and 2

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Where did you go to High School? Champaign Centennial. '10

Where did you attend college?  University of Illinois. BS in Psychology

What are your favorite swim events?  200 IM, 100 Fly

What is one of your favorite sets?  

To DO:

8 x 75 IM switch

to GIVE:

10 x 50 kick all out!!

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.  

I lived in Malaysia for 4 years!

Cecilia J Abbamonte

Assistant Swim Coach, groups 1,2,3

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Plamen D Alexandrov

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Tithi Bera

Asst Coach Sparks, Group 1 and 2

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Morgan S Bishop

Assistant Swim Coach, groups 3 and 4

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Charles E Campbell

Assistant Swim Coach, groups 1,2,3 and 4

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Amy Suzanne Jaeger

Assistant Swim Coach, groups 1 and 2

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Tina D Johnson

Head Masters Coach

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 Where did you go to High School?  Urbana High School

 Where did you attend college?  Illinois State University

 What are your favorite swim events?  500, 200 and 100 free; 400 medley relay free leg and 400 free relay

 What is one of your favorite sets?  4 x 150 (50 kick, 50 free, 50 choice) and I like IM rotation

 Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.  I did a couch to 5k program with work this summer and have started running in 5k races- I never ran before completing this program over the summer.

 



 

Emma Newman

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 Where did you go to High School?  Central High School

 Where did you attend college?  University of Illinois

 What are your favorite swim events?  Anything breaststroke

 What is one of your favorite sets?  Fun days

 Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.  I'm deathly afraid of feet!

 



 

Hannah E Newman

Assistant Swim Coach, groups 1,2,3

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Erich O'Donnell

Asst Swim Coach group 5HP

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Courtney Plattner

Asst Swim Coach - Sparks, Group 1 and 2

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Madison P Stoffel

Asst Swim Coach - Sparks, Group 1 and 2

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Scott K Wierschem

Coach

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Where did you go to High School?  Centennial and Central, both 2 years
Where did you attend college?  University of Illinois in the fall
What are you favorite swim events?  100 and 200 free
What is one of your favorite sets?  10 x 200 free step up
To give? distance free sets
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself. I beat Jordan in the 100 breast at Sectionals.
 


 

 

Jordan Young

Seasonal Coach all groups

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Where did you go to High School?  I went to Centennial High School.

Where did you attend college?  I currently go to the U of I, majoring in political science.

What are your favorite swim events?  My favorite swimming events are the 100 Breast, 500 free, and 100 free.

What is one of your favorite sets?  to give?  One of my favorite sets to give is one of the matrix sets; 2x(3x(4x25 sprint, 100 easy) then 2x(50sprint, 150easy) and 1x(100sprint, 200 easy))

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself?   Something interesting about myself is that I am a really skilled UNO player. I once played three fierce games with Coach Hunter and won!