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Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs.  Feel free to contact us at any time. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related topics, please contact our Head Coach.

For all questions related to team administration, such as fundraising, social events, parent volunteer requirements, upcoming meetings, team apparel, team suits & swim caps or escrow accounts, please contact one of the Board Members.

If you have questions regarding Dundee Township Park District programs, fees or policies, please contact the DTPD front desk staff, or Mike Eschenbach, Aquatics Supervisor. 

Coaching Staff

Amie Adams

Head Coach

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Coach Amie has been the Head Coach of the Dundee Dolphins since 2013. 

Her swim career started as a kid where she split her time 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 and helped run the Township High School District 214’s summer camp for two years. In addition to coaching the Dolphins, Amie has also served as the JV Coach for the Dundee Crown High School Girls Swim Team. 

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 Elgin Community College as the Dual Credit Coordinator. 

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."

Deidre Morgan

Lead Assistant Coach

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Coach Deidre started coaching with the Dundee Dolphins in 2018.

Her swimming career started when she was 9 years old with the Freeport Aquatic Swim Team (F.A.S.T.). At her team tryout they recommended that she get swimming lessons before trying again the following season but ended up letting her join reluctantly. Within her 1st year, she qualified for the age group state championship meet and went on to win a few events at state over the next few years. So anyone looking to join our team for the 1st time, please keep that in mind! And to our veteran swimmers as well, the sky is the limit!!

Coach Deidre went on to compete for Freeport High School where she also won an Illinois High School State Championship and was awarded All American 9 times. She finished out her swimming career with the University of Minnesota where she also majored in Elementary Education.

Jennifer Johnson

Assistant Coach

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Coach Jen started competitive swimming at the age of 7 in Collinsville, IL because her best friend was on the team. She immediately fell in love with the sport. After moving to the suburbs of Chicago, she swam for the Schaumburg Barracudas and the Arlington Alligators. She attended Hoffman Estates High School and was a high school state qualifier each of her four years on the swim team. Her dream to swim in college came true in 1990 when was a became a member of the Illinois State Swimming and Diving team. These years have some of the best swimming memories for her. She was voted captain her Junior and Senior year and made countless memories swimming in different states and trying to better herself as an athlete. Coach Jen graduated with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from ISU and was an elementary teacher for 12 years at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School in Buffalo Grove. She holds a M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently a substitute teacher in District 300. She has a lifelong love for the sport of swimming. She loves the exercise, discipline, friendships, and the mental benefits the sport offers. She hopes to foster this love for the sport in her swimmers.

 

Matthew Jennings

Assistant Coach

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Coach Matt started coaching with the Dundee Dolphins in 2021.

Coach Matt was a junior high and high school swimmer, and has since been swimming recreationally (and on occasion, competitively) with master's teams for about 20 years. Matt has lived and swam in lap pools in Germany, Texas, California, Maryland, Virginia, and Japan. Most recently, Matt helped coach the Sasebo Riptides, an age group team at Sasebo Naval Base, Japan. 

Melissa Ochalek

Assistant Coach

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Coach Melissa grew up in Fox Point, Wisconsin where she started her competitive swimming career at age 5 at her local outdoor pool. She swam on the swim team and competed on the synchronized swim team. She continued swimming year round with her club team and swam varsity all four years of high school. She served as Varsity Captain her senior year. Melissa lifeguarded, taught swim lessons, coached and managed at the same pool she grew up going to. She continued her love for the water in college, at the University of Minnesota, by joining the synchronized swim team and playing water polo. Also while attending college, she was the Lead Coach for the Rookies program at North Suburban Aquatic Club. During the summer, Melissa is the Assistant Head Coach for the Huntley Stringrays Swim Team.

Coach Melissa has a B.S. in Elementary Education and received her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota. She was a Kindergarten and First grade teacher in D300 before staying home to take care of her family. Melissa lives with her husband, four children and dog. Her daughters, Lila and Laney are on the swim team.

Coach Melissa started coaching with the Dundee Dolphins in 2021.

Patty Moyer

Assistant Coach

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Tori Bernstein

Assistant Coach

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Reid Coyle

Assistant Coach

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Reid has been coaching with the Dundee Dolphins since 2017.

Reid 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 is currently attending Maryvale University and will be back coaching on holiday and summer breaks.

 

Avery Mason

Junior Coach

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Avery started coaching with the Dundee Dolphins in 2021.

Evan N.K. Phan

Junior Coach

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Evan started coaching with the Dundee Dolphins in 2021.

Board of Directors

Mike Eschenbach

Aquatics Supervisor

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