Adam Arnold Cremieux
Head Coach/Ex Director
Adam started as head coach at WEST
in the fall of 2004. Adam has been coaching swimming for over
twenty-five (25) years and has coached numerous State Champions,
Junior and Senior National qualifiers, multiple Olympic Trial
Qualifiers, including a Finalist, and a swimmer to the World
Championships in that period. He was also a multiple
recipient of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA)
Certificate of Excellence award winner and served on the Board
of Directors of Illinois Swimming, Inc.
In 2015, Adam became the first
coach in Illinois history to build and own their own aquatic
training center, WEST Superior Training, located in Willowbrook.
Adam attended Amos Alonzo Stagg High School where he was a
three-sport athlete. He swam varsity for four years;
three-year state qualifier; All State senior year; school
record holder in the 50-yard freestyle. Adam was a four-year NCAA
Division I swimmer, team record holder in three events and was
honored with the Leadership Award by a vote of his
Lead 11 and 12 Coach
Lead National Team Coach
Joel Alexander Wallace
Head Senior Coach
Coach Joel Wallace comes to us from
TOPS Swim Team where he was the Head Coach. He has over 30
years of swimming experience and believes in the WEST MISSION of
helping every swimmer become successful by becoming the best in the
water and out of the water that they are capable of becoming.
He believes in progression and TEAM. He is the lead Sectional
Coach and will be assisting with the Senior and National
Some of Coach Joel's accomplishments:
- Was a
15 time All-America Swimmer
for the University of Tennessee
- Olympic Trial Qualifer
- American Swimming Coaching Assocation Level 3 and
certified stroke technician
- 19+years of coaching experience
swimmers have won over 65 State Championship Titles
- Qualified swimmers for the USA Junior and Senior
Lead Sectional Team Coach
Kirby C Igoe
Head Age Group Coach
Coach Kirby is
previous member of WEST Swim Club and has come full circle as he
enters his first year as an assistant coach for the club. Kirby
assists with the 9-10, 11-12, Senior and National practice groups.
He has over 13 years of coaching experience at the age group, high
school, and summer club levels. Kirby enjoys bringing a positive,
enthusiastic, and energy-filled style to the team.
with age group swimming began at the age of seven at Riverside
Brookfield swim club. Kirby finished his age group swimming career
at WEST Swim Club. Under Dave Krotiak, he was state qualifier in
seven events and a finalist in three. Kirby swam high school
swimming as a Fenwick Friar and Riverside Brookfield
previously a lead coach at Academy Bullets Swim Club where he
coached several swimmers to their first Regional, State, and NCSA
Kirby was a
graduate of Elmhurst College with a degree in history, but his
heart and passion remains in the pool. He is proud and
excited to be a member of the WEST Swim Club
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Barb R Grosshans
Coach Barb has
been with West Swim Club since 2005. Barb has been in and around
the pool as a swimmer, instructor, coach, meet director, parent,
and volunteer for many years.
her competitive swimming career at age 6, following her brothers
into the water. She has been an instructor of all ages (age 5 -
adult) since her teens. In addition to age group swimming, Barb was
a two-time Nebraska High School State Champion in the 100
butterfly. She placed in the top 5 in State in a variety of events
all four years of high school. Barb went on as a scholarship
athlete to The University of Kansas. Again, placing in the top 5 in
her events at the Big Eight Championships, with her team winning
the conference title. Barb received a BA degree in Speech
Communication from The University of Nebraska.
Barb and her
husband have three children that have all been swimmers for WEST
Swim Club and Hinsdale Central High School. She enjoys coaching
every level of swimmer at any age!
also on her high school synchronized swim team!
events were 100/200 fly and 200/400 IM, although her favorite is 50
fly and 100 IM!
the high school 100 butterfly record for 25 years.
As an adult,
Barb swam around Manhattan Island in New York in 7 1/2
currently swims with our WEST Masters early morning group.
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Kristen E Silvey
Kristen joined the West Coaching staff in the
fall of 2016. She grew up in Columbia, Missouri where she began
swimming competitively for the Columbia Swim Club at age eight.
Kristen continued swimming through high school where she was a
State Qualifier, and into college at Lewis University, where she
competed for four years. Kristen was a team captain her senior
year. Kristen’s best events included 100/200 fly, 100/200
breast, and 200/400 IM.
While at Lewis University, Kristen earned a degree in Computer
Graphic Design and Marketing and is pursuing a career in the design
field in her time away from West.
Since Kristen has come to West, she has worked with all age groups
but most frequently 8&U, 9-10s, and the Senior group. Kristen
is also involved in the West Group Lesson program. Kristen grew up
by the water and is happy to be able to be back around the pool and
share her passion for the sport with swimming’s next
Lead Senior Team Coach
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Jason R Holbrook
Coach Jason is entering
his 13 year as a coach for the WEST Swim Club. Over
those years Jason has brought an incredible amount of fun and
energy to practices and meets. Jason was a swimmer at
WEST Swim Club, starting when he was seven years old.
He is a graduate of St. Ignatius Prep in Chicago, where he
swam and played water polo. A 2001 graduate of the University
of Dayton, where he majored in Marketing.
Prior to joining WEST
Coach Jason was the coach of the Clarendon Hills Sealions for
five years in the summer. He now manages the Edward
Jones office in La Grange Park and resides in
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Amanda J Collins
Swimming has been a part of
Amanda’s life since birth, as she was born into a swimming
family and grew up at the beach constantly open water swimming in
Lake Michigan in her hometown St Joseph, Michigan. (Where her
swim teams were lucky enough to have beach practices weekly in the
Summer!) She began swimming competitively at age 5 and continued
from age group to college swimming. Amanda was a 3 year high
school state team qualifier, 3 years named to the All-Conference
Team, and 2 years named to the All-State Team.
Upon completing both undergraduate
and graduate programs at University of Illinois, Amanda worked as a
Human Resources Generalist for UBS Global Asset Management. She
eventually left the corporate environment to be a stay at home
Amanda has a variety of coaching
experience with country club teams, YMCA adult, child, and infant
swim classes, and private lessons. In addition, outside the
pool Amanda has been teaching preschool classes at the Western
Springs Recreation Department for the past five years.
Amanda resides in Western Springs
with her husband Mike, and their two children Quinn and Maeve, who
are current West Swim Club swimmers.
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9 and 10
Morgan M Meyer
Coach Morgan started her journey
with WEST as a previous member of WEST Swim Club, and has found her
way back to the pool deck. Morgan started swimming for
WEST at 7 along with her two older brothers under Dave Krotiak, as
well as Coach Adam, Coach Scott, and Coach Jason.
Morgan grew up swimming club
through her high school days at Immaculate Conception HS in
Elmhurst. She continued her swimming career at Monmouth
College. She graduated from
UW-Whitewater. Morgan continued her education in getting
certificates in Phlebotomy/EKG and getting her Medical Assistant
Degree. Morgan works full time at Edward-Elmhurst
Hospital in the Neuroscience Institute.
It seems Morgan could never get
away from the pool. She has been working at Edgewood
Valley CC for the past 12 years. Not only does she help
run and manage the pool, she is also the EVCC Sports Camp
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Sarah J Coady
Coach Sarah began coaching at WEST in the winter of 2016. We are
happy to have Sarah return here to her home club where she began
swimming at age 5.
Sarah graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in
Mechanical Engineering and competed for the varsity Women’s
Swimming and Diving team. Sarah spent three years in South Bend,
Indiana and coached both Irish Masters at the University of Notre
Dame and the local YMCA age group team while working full time as
an Engineer for Honeywell Aerospace. She is currently a Design
Engineer for Exelon Corporation at the Dresden Nuclear Power Plant
in Morris, IL. She is also enrolled in graduate school classes
working towards earning her MBA from Ball State University. Sarah
is a certified Level 1 and Level 2 masters coach from U.S. Masters
Sarah completed the 2015 Steelhead Half Ironman and the 2016
Chicago Marathon. She placed 6th out of all women
in the 2017 Big Shoulders 5K Open Water Swim. She also continues to
compete in Masters Swimming and was crowned the Illinois State
Champion in both the 50 and 200-yard breaststroke in 2016 and 2017.
Sarah resides in Westmont, IL with her dog Pepper.
Coach Christy is starting
her second year at Westmont Swim Club. Previously, she was an
assistant coach at Lyons Swim Club for seven years. Christy
began her competitive swimming career at 7 years old, and ever
since then has been involved with the sport. She was an
All-American swimmer with Lyons Township High School, and trained
in the off season with Westmont Swim Club under the direction of
Coach Dave Krotiak. She also was an All-State First team
Water Polo player for LT, and continued her playing at the
University of Illinois where she graduated with a B.S. in Secondary
Education/English. Christy began Coaching Swimming at the age
of 16 and has coached High School, summer teams, winter clubs,
college swim camps, and everything else in-between. She has
been a Head Coach, an Assistant Coach, and even a YMCA swim
instructor, and has worked with every ability of swimmers
When not coaching
swimming, Christy is a mom to four, residing in Western Springs,
and teaching Preschool at her local church.
Lead 8 and Under Coach,
9 and 10
Coach Judy has been
involved with Westmont Swim Club for sixteen years, longer than any
other family currently on the team. She is the team manager,
in charge of arranging all hotel and flight reservations for travel
meets, team apparel, and many other tasks. She is also
starting her fourth year as an Assistant Coach, working directly
with the 10 and under groups. Judy graduated from the
University of Illinois with a B.S. in Foods in Business.
After a ten year career at Wendy's International and Johnson and
Johnson, she "retired" to raise her two daughters, Sarah and
Jennifer, who began swimming with Westmont in 1996. Beginning
in the fall of 2012, both her daughters will be swimming for the
University of Illinois.
In her years here at Westmont, she has watched thousands of hours
of practices, attended hundreds of meets and cleaned the "blue
room" at the pool too many times to mention. Judy has served
as the Club President several times in the past and has been a
Stroke and Turn Judge and an Administrative Judge for Illinois
Besides working at Westmont, Judy is a Customer Service
Representative for Special T Unlimited, a custom screen printing
and embroidery company in Hillside. She resides in
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