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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 email Stevenson Aquatics Coordinator Kevin Zakrzewski and he will answer your questions or forward them to the group coach. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please email Coach Thomas.

Coaching Staff

Kevin Zakrzewski

STEVENSON HS AQUATICS COORDINATOR

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Kevin Zakrzewski returned to Stevenson back in August 2015.  Kevin is a 2000 SHS graduate who attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2000-2001), and University of Wisconsin-Madison (2001-2004) where he majored in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He was a 4-time Varsity letter winner (1-UN-Lincoln, 3-UW-Madison).  During his time at UW Madison, he was a 3-Time NCAA All America and was the Breaststroke leg of the 4th place 200 Medley Relay at the 2004 NCAAs.

In 2006 Kevin came out of retirement due the passing of one of his closest friends.  That summer he qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 100/200 BR.  During that time he also helped co-found the Christopher Steele Foundation where he was named President in 2010.  During the 10 years of CSF, they donated $100,000+ to Northwester Memorial Foundation for Sarcoma Research, and also donated to SHS Hockey and Baseball to support athlete scholarships.

After the 2008 Olympic trials Kevin became the Assiatnt Head Coach at CATS Aquatic Team from 2008-2012.  After that he ventured to Northwestern were he was the Head Senior Coach of NASA-Wild, and also was a volunteer for the Northwestern Women's Varsity program from 2012-2015.

Kevin is also a (CSCS) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and an ASCA Level 4 member.

Thomas Schwingen

ASSISTANT HEAD COACH - Lil Patriot Blue

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Lead Coach: Gold, assists with Platinum

Jennifer King

HEAD AGE GROUP COACH (JR Patriot - Blue)

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Lead Coach: Platinum, Jr. Patriot

Jennifer joined the Patriot Aquatic Club in 2012. She currently works with our Platinum and Jr. Patriot levels. Jennifer has coached swimmers to multiple ISI Regional Championships, ISI Age Group State Championships, and USA Central Zone Championships. Prior to joing PAC she had served as a coach for the Hickory Willow Swim Club, Palatine Park District, and the Barrington Swim Club.

Matt Bacinich

SENIOR COACH

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Matt Bacinich joined PAC in 2018 as a Senior Level coach. He comes here after coaching previously with Glenbrook Aquatics as both a developmental and senior coach over the past 4 years. Prior to his coaching career, he started competing for Glenbrook North in swimming and water polo. Serving as the team captain for both teams his senior year, he was also selected as the representative for the CSL Leadership Conference for both teams, selected as a leader for the conference his senior year. He also has competed as parts of the DePauw and Lewis University swim teams, and earning All-American honors. Post-collegiate competition has seen a trip to the Arena Grand Prix Series.

Megan O'Sullivan

COACH JR/PAT Red / LESSON COORDINATOR

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Megan is our Lead Coach for JR & Patriot Red. She is also our Swim Lesson Coordinator. 

Ching Tung

DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATOR

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Lead Coach: Bronze and Novice

Ching comes to PAC from San Diego, where she was an age group lead coach at North Coast Aquatics. Since starting her coaching career at a YMCA, she has coached primarily at the age group level. This is her second season with Illinois Swimming, spending the first season with New Trier Aquatics.

Ching was born and raised in Hong Kong. She attended Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA, where she swam 4 years competitively. After working in college athletics at UC Berkeley and the University of Kentucky, where she gained a master's degree, she and her husband moved to San Diego. A military move brought them to Chicago. Ching and her husband Mike live in Glenview. 

Ayrton Kasemets

ASSISTANT COACH - JR PAT/PAT (BLUE)

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Jeff Wimer

WATER POLO Assistant Coach

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Sean Wimer

WATER POLO ASSISTANT COACH

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Sean joined the PAC/NIPC staff in 2005. He has served as the Head Boys Water Polo Coach at Stevenson High School since 2007. Sean is a graduate of Stevenson High School and during that time was a member of USA Water Polo Youth and Junior National Teams. Sean graduated from Loyola Maramount in Los Angeles and was a member of 3 NCAA Final Four Teams.

Brian Woodward

WATER POLO ASSISTANT COACH

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Brian joined the PAC/NIPC staff in 2005. He was a graduate of Stevenson High School where he now serves as an Assistant Girls Water Polo Coach since 2008. Brian graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign where he also was continued his water polo career with the Illini.

Jonathan Roby

HEAD DIVING COACH

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Jessie Trudeau

ASSISTANT COACH - Lil/JR Patriot Red

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Meagan E Pagano

ASSISTANT COACH - Lil/JR Patriot Red

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Matt Perek

ASSISTANT COACH - Lil/JR Patriot Red

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Claire Haggerty

ASSISTANT SWIM COACH

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Missy Stevens

Hospitality & Concessions Chair

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Monica Carollo

Publicity Chair

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Zee Zhuang

Team Events Chair

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