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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

Lance Grossman

Head Coach

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In 10th year on staff with Iguanas-has been coaching swimming for 20 years, is  a certified level  2 coach by the American  Swim  Coaches Association.Was IHSA State Champ at Evanston (Ill) Township, played water polo at University of Illinois. Assisted with the Payton Grizzlies Co-Op girls' and boys'  swim teams when the Iguanas started those programs- and water polo. Currently assists with Lane Tech girls' program also. 25 year member of Chicago Fire Department assigned to Engine 83 in Uptown.

JOHN SENCION

Age Group Swimming Coordinator

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John has been teaching and coaching swimming for over 30 years including Jane Addams Ctr., New City Y, and Chicago South Swim Club. John also instructs at Lakeshore Athletic Club and McCormick Boys and Girls club.

Debbie McNulty

8 and Under Swimmers-NEIU and Roosevelt

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Debbie joins us to coach 8 and Under swimmers at NEIU. She has been a swim instructor for Iguanas for 6 years and formerly a Y swim coach, and claim Mara and Mike O'Brien-Britton as her grandchildren.

Katie Gonzalez

8 and Under Coach East Side

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Bill Hyde

Age Group Swimming- East

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Matt O'Hagan

Senior Coach

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Mac Varilla

Senior Coach

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Coach Mac is the head girls swim and water polo coach at Jones Prep.

Katy Roxbury

8 and Unders Northeastern

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Katy has been an age group swimmer since she was 5. She started swimming in Indiana and continued in Maryland when her family moved. She competed at the Maryland State meet in the 400IM during her senior year and went on to swim at the University of Miami Florida. She has a masters in environmental science and works at the Shedd Aquarium.

Joy Mollet

Age Group Coach Roosevelt

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Coach Joy swam at Marquette University and coached in Milwaukee Public Schools before settling in Chicago. She is also known as  Mom to members Olivia and Harper!

James Helm

Age Group Swimming

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Alex Ruiz

Conditioning Program

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Katharine Schmeck

Age Group at Jones

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Board of Directors

Kim Dorl

Chair, Friends of Chicago Youth Swimming

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