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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

Dave Davis

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Dave Davis:   Coach Davis has coached with the Elmhurst Swim Team since it started in 1991.   He has seen the team grow from 40 swimmers to over 250 during those years..   Coach Davis also coaches for York High School.    His favorite sets for swimmers always involve descending intervals and an increase in speed.      His favorite drill is to have swimmers keep a stroke count by 25’s  during a long swim and see how efficient they can be. (more distance per stroke)    It is like getting better gas mileage in your car.    

Bob Krzemienski

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Coach Bob:   Coach Bob started with the team in 1992.    His son and daughter both swam for the team for over 12 years.   Coach Bob’s favorite workout for the swimmers is 100 freestyle with bilateral breathing.   Everyone must streamline off of every wall with a minimum of 3 fly kicks and 3 strokes before starting the breathing pattern.   The 100 freestyle must be completed correctly by the whole group before the set is done.   Sometimes this set can take a long time.    Coach Bob’s favorite stroke drill is a Breaststroke drill:  Pull and breath, REACH, Kick and glide with a slow count of 4 seconds on the glide.   Coach Bob’s pet peeve during practice is not concentrating on the task or saying “I Can’t”.

Dave Toler

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Dave Toler:   Coach Toler has coached with the Elmhurst Swim Team for 14 years.  All of his kids swam for the team as well during this time.   He has also coached in Charleston, Illinois and with the Elk Grove Swim Club.   Coach Toler also coaches for Elk Grove High School as the Girl’s Head Coach for the past 8 years, and has had 5 season as the Assistant Boys Swim coach.  Coach Toler’s favorite set to give to swimmers is any set of broken 200’s.   He loves to break 200 IM’s into 4 sprints.  His favorite drill is to have swimmers build a set or swim into a full sprint while increasing speed but retaining stroke mechanics and efficiency.    Coach Toler’s pet peeve during practice happens when swimmers interfere with or stop others that are working hard.   This happens when swimmers stop in a lane, return  in the middle of a set, or disrupting the focus of others.

Dave Polkow

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Dave Polkow   - This is my first year coaching at EST after years of teaching swimming to children and adults at the Elmhurst YMCA.  You'll find me working with everyone since I'm the floating substitute coach this season.  My focus is on having the kids keep their heads involved in what they are doing in the water.  I also coach triathletes and adult swimmers and runners. 

Anna M Lundine

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Anna Lundine:   Coach Anna was a member of EST for over 10 years as a swimmer.  This is her first year coaching with the team.   She is a graduate of Augustana College.   Her favorite swim workout to give swimmers is an IM Sandwich.  This means that the swimmers do a 25 free between each stroke of the IM.   Her favorite stroke drill is the “One, Two, Three Coach Davis”.   This is really a 3 second glide drill for breaststroke, but of course she changes it to “One, Two, Three Coach Anna”.    Coach Anna’s pet peeve when working with swimmers is to have to keep telling them not to stand or sit on the kick boards.

Sarah L Lundine

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Samantha M Harrington

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Samantha has been a swimmer on EST since 2008.  She has also been on York GIrls Varsity Swim Team for the past three years.   She started coaching on EST in 2016.  Samantha's favorite stroke is Backstroke.

Delaney N Tase

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Delaney has been a swimmer on EST since 2008.  She has also been on York GIrls Varsity Swim Team for the past three years.   She started coaching on EST in 2016.  Delaney's favorite stroke is Freestyle.

Brennan K Sanders

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Brennan has been a swimmer on EST since 2008.  He has also been on York Boys Swim Team for the past four years.   He started coaching on EST in 2014.  Brennan's favorite stroke is Butterfly.

Moleigh E Waldherr

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Moleigh has been a swimmer on EST since 2006.  She has also been on York GIrls Varsity Swim Team for the past two years.   She started coaching on EST in 2017.  Moleigh's favorite stroke is Breaststroke.

Brendan M Wagner

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Brendan has been a swimmer on EST since 2006.  He started coaching on EST in 2017.  Brendan's favorite stroke is Freestyle.

Gabriele R Knott

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Gabi has been a swimmer on EST since ?.  She has also been on York GIrls Swim Team for the past two years.   She started coaching on EST in 2017.  Gabi's favorite stroke is Freestyle.

Marissa D Logan

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Marissa has been a swimmer on EST since 2008.  She has also been on York GIrls Swim Team for the past four years.   She started coaching on EST in the summer or 2017.  Marissa's favorite set is 60 x 25's @ 1:00 FAST!

Board of Directors

Dave Davis

Head Coach

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Suzy Harrington

President

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Amy Belich

Business Manager / Registrar

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Dan Harrington

Vice President

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