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Coaches & Directors

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

Kevin R Zakrzewski

HEAD COACH

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Thomas Schwingen

PAC Assistant Head Coach

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Lead Coach: Gold, assists with Platinum

Jennifer King

Head Age Group Coach

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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.

Wes Ebanks

Head Senior Coach

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Megan O'Sullivan

PAC Lesson Coordinator/Head Green Coach

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Megan is our Swim lesson coordinator and Lead Green coach. 

Ching Tung

Development 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. 

Jeff Wimer

Program Director-Water Polo

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Sean Wimer

Head Coach-Boys/Age Group Water Polo

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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

Head Coach-Girls/Age Group Water Polo

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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.

Jonathon Roby

Head Diving Coach

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Jessie Trudeau

Assistant Coach (SILVER & GREEN)

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Meagan E Pagano

Assistant Coach (SILVER & GREEN)

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PAC PAC (Parent Advisory Committee)

Cassandra Coffey

Secretary

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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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