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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 Mike Eschenbach at MEschenbach@dtpd.org

Coaching Staff

Amie Adams

Head Coach

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Coach Amie has been the Head Coach of the Dundee Dolphins since 2013. She is also the JV Coach for the Dundee Crown High School Girls Swim Team.

Her swim career started as a kid where she swam five years split between the Rolling Meadows and Mount Prospect Park District Swim teams. Amie then swam four years at Rolling Meadows High School and served as Varsity Co-Captain her senior year. Her coaching career also began at Rolling Meadows High School where she was the Assistant Coach for both the boys and girls swim team for two seasons and also helped run the Township High School District 214’s summer camp for two years.

Coach Amie has a B.A. in Psychology and received her M.S. in School Counseling from Eastern Illinois University in 2009. In addition to coaching, she works at Oakton Community College as a Dual Credit Specialist and enjoys her role in Academic Affairs.

Coach Amie's coaching philosophy in her own words is, “I believe involvement in sports fosters success later in life as athletes learn the importance of hard work, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Swimming is more than just a competitive sport. It teaches self-discipline, encourages healthy habits, can enhance a child’s self-esteem and shows the athlete what they are capable of both in the water and in life. I think it is extremely important to engage all swimmers and promote a positive environment so the athlete enjoys the spirit of competition and growth."

Pat Tucker

Assistant Coach

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Pat Tucker has been around pools for most of her life. She grew up with a pool in her backyard, joined the Coho Swim Team (Deerfield, IL) as a child, swam on her high school team, and continued swimming for all four years at Augustana College, where she was a two-year National Qualifier. It is also at Augustana where she met her husband through the hazy fog of chlorine while he was the Assistant Men’s coach.

Through the years, Pat has taught swimming lessons, lifeguarded, coached a high school team, and still enjoys swimming laps in the morning before heading to her full time job as Human Resources Manager at International Teams in Elgin where she does her part in bringing people together to help the oppressed. Pat has worked at this organization for over twenty years, and loves the meaningful work she does there.  

All three of her adult children swam competitively at some point in their lives as well, so she brings experience as a swimmer, coach, instructor, and parent to the team. She has been a fantastic addition to our team as she shares her love of aquatics with your children.

Gabriela Wasilewski

Assistant Coach

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Gabriela Wasilewski has been an assistant coach since 2015. Her "official" swimming career began her freshman year of high school, swimming varsity and serving as captain her junior year and senior year. Gabriela also spent her summers swimming for the Trails of Algonquin swim team. Her involvement with the Dundee Park District began with Aquababes way back when, and has extended to include assisting the Jr. Dolphins team and teaching swim lessons. Gabriela just accepted a position at Centegra so although she is not coaching full time still, you may see her periodically on deck. 

Mike Adams

Assistant Coach

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Mike began is swimming career as a child, swimming competitively for the Rolling Meadows Racing Rays, Mt. Prospect Sharks and for the Rolling Meadows High School Boys Swim Team. Mike graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management and is a firefighter for the Skokie Fire Department. 

 

Paul Damato

Assistant Coach

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Paul Damato has been coaching or managing various youth sports programs for over 25 years.  His focus includes boys baseball and basketball, girls softball and swimming.  Paul was also the assistant swim coach with the Dundee Dolphins from 2010 through 2013.

He began coaching baseball before having children of his own and was immediately hooked.  Paul considers himself blessed that he was able to coach both of his kids and many of their friends throughout their childhood.  He knew he wanted to continue to be involved in sports and coaching once they grew up.  Currently, both his son and daughter are students at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Paul's coaching philosophy is simple;  “Figure out what motivates each athlete to excel and how he can help bring that out of them.”   Paul is excited to be back with the Dundee Dolphins and looks forward to getting to know all of the swimmers and their families.

Faith Kenaga

Assistant Coach

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Faith Kenaga started coaching for the Dolphins in the Fall of 2016 as a senior at Dundee Crown High School. Having grown up on the dolphins and having swam competitively for Dundee Crown High School, Faith brought years of coaching techniques she learned as a swimmer while also building on her experience as a swim lesson instructor and as a coach for the Jr. Dolphins Swim Team. She is currently studying Nursing at Carroll University and we enjoy the positive energy she brings back on holiday and summer breaks. 

Reid Coyle

Assistant Coach

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Reid has been coaching with the Dolphins since 2017, inititally starting out as a dry land coach for the 13+ age group. With his extensive swim background, he quickly adjusted to a full coaching role for the following season and brings a great energy to the team. Reid will be attending Maryvale University starting Fall 2018. 

 

Natalya L Damato

Assistant Coach

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Natalya  has been swimming since she was in elementary school and swam for the Dolphins throughout middle school. She swam Varsity all four years of high school, served as Captain and qualified for State her junior year. She is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point studying Marketing and Spanish.  Natalya  had also taught swim lessons since she was 14 and is excited to be back with the Dolphins as a coach!

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Mike Eschenbach

Aquatics Supervisor

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