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Coaching Staff
Coaching Staff

Andy Sheely

Head Coach

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Andy Sheely is a life-long swimmer whose passion for swimming is unmatched and  very much enjoys every moment he spends on the deck. Going into his 5th year as the Head Coach, Andy is thrilled with his time with the club, and his coaching career thus far has watched him work vigoursly with swimmers to accomplish tremendous accomplishipsments such as Regional Championships, State Championships, and even Age Group National Championships. Well Over 100 swimmers have qualified for Illinois State meets in the short time that Andy has been the Head Coach.  Andy looks forward to developing a very strong technique-based program for all ages, as well as increasing the competitiveness across all levels. 

As a young swimmer, Andy put together a very successful career in the pool - as a leader in Age Group Swimming, High School Swimming, as well as a NCAA Athlete collegiate swimmer at Western Illinois University. Andy swam competitively for 13 years with teams such as the Schaumburg Barracudas and the Elk Grove Swim Team. Some of his accomplishments include being a Junior Olympic Champion in the 1500 Meter Freestyle as a 14 year old, along with many other top 3 finishes at JOs (now the Age Group State meet).  He was also his High School team captain for 2 years while qualifying multiple times for the IHSA state meet in both individual and relay events.

In his free time, Andy enjoys spending time with his family consisting of his wife Erin, his son Logan, and his daughter Emma.  Andy also is always researching new fun and effective ways to improve training and team morale. When he's not at the pool, Andy works as a Course Development Project Manager with Career Education Corporation managing IT and Gen Ed programs for multiple Universities.  

Eric Thuneman

Assistant Head Coach-Senior Lead Coach

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Eric Thuneman is a veteran Level 3 ASCA coach who has a passion for swimming that dates back to his first introduction to swimming at 6 months of age.  He has never looked back!  He has a strong history of success with over 18 years of coaching experience and 20+ years of competitive swimming experience! 

Coach Eric has worked with all levels of swimmers from the learn to swim all the way to the Olympic trials qualifier in addition he has produced both Illinois swimming and National Top 10 swimmers. He still competes in swimming during triathlons as well as numerous other endurance events over the years!  Coach Eric has held many different roles during his coaching tenure.  He was the Head Swim Coach of the Kroehler YMCA Swim Team in Naperville from 98'-06', Hinsdale Swim Club as the Assistant Senior/Dry-Land coach from 09'-11', Head Coach for the Farmstead Flying Fish a park district team in Naperville from 04-06.  The Horents have seen some of their most successful seasons since Coach Eric has joined the team!  

He believes that the fundamentals of stellar technique, hard work and a positive mental attitude are what swimmers need to succeed over the course of a swimming career.  During the day he is a K-2 Physical Education Teacher!  

Coach Eric holds a BS in Physical Education,

Masters in Educational Leadership  

IYCA sports nutrition specialist.

Vlatko Angelov

Lead Developmental Coach

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Vlatko Angelov comes from Macedonia, where he attended the University of Kiril and Metodija with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education. He has been working in aquatics for the past 12 years, teaching and coaching swimming to kids and adults. He coached the Rich Port YMCA kids swim team and currently is coaching the masters swim team at the Indian Boundary YMCA, where he also serves as the Assistant Aquatics Director. In addition to holding numerous Aquatics Safety and Supervision certifications, Vlatko also trains staff in YMCA and Red Cross lifeguarding. For the past six years, he has organized two swim meets a year to benefit the YMCA Kids Need Heroes Campaign. In his spare time, Vlatko enjoys soccer, swimming, and playing Legos with his wife and two kids. Vlatko is very excited to join the Hornets and is looking forward to a fun and successful season.

Sebastian Ostrowski

8-11 Lead Coach

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Sebastian has been a Hornet swimmer since he was 12 years old and swimming has been a big part of his life. He swam at Hinsdale South high school competing and placing at the state level. From there he continued his swimming career at UIC where he was the captain of his team and achieved some record swims. All the meanwhile he finished his bachelors degree in May 2015 in mathematics with a minor in biology. Sebastian loves the racing aspect of swiming and is very excited to work with the kids to better their techniques and get faster in their events!

Nicole Cleveland

12-14 Lead Coach

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I grew up in Elmhurst Illinois where I swam for Elmhurst Swim Team and went onto swim and play water polo for York High School. I than attending Carthage College where I majored in PE and Health. I swam all four competitively for Carthage where I was a top 8 in conference scorer all four years in various distance freestyle events. While attending Carthage I also assisted in coaching the Kenosha Barracuda's now known as PX3 for three years. After graduation I began working at West Chicago High School as the Men's Swim Coach and a PE/Health Teacher. I continue to work at WEGO and coach the Boys Swim Team including individuals who have made state and JNAT appearances. I am a registered member of US Masters Swimming and will compete when the time allows.

Catherine Musso

Lead 10-13 Coach

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Kristen Oblazny

Age Group Coach

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Liz Jagow

Age Group Coach

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