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
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
Barb R Grosshans
Head 11 and 12 Coach
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
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
Jason R Holbrook
Coach Jason is entering his fifth year as a coach for the Westmont Swim Club. Over those years Jason has brought an incredible amount of fun and energy to practices and meets, especially the 8 and under spectacular meet. Jason was a swimmer at Westmont 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 Westmont 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 Chicago.
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 parent.
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.
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 Coordinator.
Kimberly received a Bachelor's degree in Health and Human
Physiology, from the University of Iowa, and a Master's degree in
Exercise Science, from Northeastern Illinois University. Kimberly
has experience working with a variety of populations as a health
and fitness specialist and a weight loss consultant. She has been a
group exercise instructor for the past 3 years. Her interests
include running, biking, and practicing yoga.
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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