The Hinsdale Swim Club is a competitive age group swimming program offered to residents of District 86, living in the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 attendance area.  HSC offers a program that is designed to address the needs of various levels of swimming ability from novice to the advanced swimmer.

At the first organizational meeting 1959, the purpose of the Hinsdale Swim Club was set forth in the mission statement: "To promote mutual understanding and cooperation among parents, coaches and swimmers for the improvement and progress of competitive swimming and to encourage and develop good sportsmanship, individual integrity and team play."

We are a year-round, competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our USA Swimming team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

All of our coaches, as members of the American Swim Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.

We are a non-profit club, is run by its elected Board of Directors which meets each month. All members are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraisers.

We are constantly growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well rounded competitive swim team. Thank you for joining us. We are looking forward to meeting you. Please feel free to ask another member or coach any question you may have.



Head Coach E-mail  

Team's Mailing Address

P.O. Box 126

Hinsdale, IL 60522-0126 


Coaching Staff and Board Members 

We are here to support your needs.

Swimming Questions?
If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches.

Team Administration Questions?
For all questions related to team administration, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the HSC Board members (see Board members' e-mail contact information below).

Coaching Staff

Matt Rowe

Head Coach and Lead Senior 1


Coach Matt is entering his 10th year as head coach of Hinsdale Swim club. Matt has over 23 years of coaching experience, 18 as a head coach. Matt is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a degree in secondary education.

With a level four ASCA certification, Matt has placed two swimmers on the USA National Junior Team. He has had Olympic Trial Qualifiers in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 with each of these athletes obtaining qualifying times while still in high school. His athlete with the highest finish at the trials was a 12th place in 2012 in the Men’s 1500 Freestyle. Matt has had multiple Junior and Senior National swimmers and over 100 top-16 nationally ranked athletes. Matt takes pride in the more than 30 student-athletes that have gone on to swim in college from Division I to Division III universities.

While working with the Senior Group at HSC, Matt also works with the entire coaching staff developing a first rate program!

Bay Bateman

Assistant Coach: Lead AG 2


Coach Bay joined HSC in 2011. She began her lifetime involvement with swimming as a swimmer on the Clarendon Hills Lions Swim Team and the Hinsdale Swim Club.  As a swimmer, Bay achieved National Senior qualifying standards and participated in the National Championships as a backstroker, freestyler, and relay swimmer.

Coach Bay began coaching at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., as an assistant coach while her husband, Bryan, was stationed there as an instructor and assistant men’s swim coach. The Batemans also served as assistant coaches for both the men’s and women’s College of Wooster swim teams. 

When Bay returned to her hometown, she coached the Clarendon Hills Lions Swim Team.  She also began a fifteen-year engagement as an assistant swim coach for the Westmont Swim Club, followed by three years coaching with the Hinsdale Swim Club. 

When her son Bryan was hired as head coach for the Hornet Swim Club, Bay signed on as an assistant coach. Coach Bay then served as head coach for the Hornets, when the team placing well into the top 20 in the State Championships for four consecutive seasons.

Bryan is a Certified Koi Judge and Bay is a Certified Goldfish Judge.  They enjoy traveling the country judging as well as competing with their fish. 


Charlie Genoar

Assistant Coach: Lead Senior 2 & AG 1


Coach Chuck joined HSC in 2013. Chuck started his swimming career at a very young age, at Salt Creek Swim and Tennis Club in Hinsdale. By the time he was 6, he was swimming at Hinsdale Swim Club. Not long after, he was he being coached by Hinsdale Swim Club's Bay Bateman. He continued swimming all the way through high school at Hinsdale Central, where he competed on the Varsity team under Coach Corky King.


Chuck has been coaching at Salt Creek since 2004, where he started working under Head Coach Bay Bateman. He became Head Coach of the SCC Gators in 2011 and Salt Creek's Director of Swimming in 2012. Chuck recently completed his 13th season at SCC, and 5th year as Director of Swimming. Chuck teaches his athletes to value the correct technique, healthy competition, and hard work. This will be Chuck’s 6th season coaching at Hinsdale Swim Club.  

Char Mahar

Assistant Coach: Silver, Bronze and Gold


Char’s entire swimming career took place in California. She began swimming on a club team at nine years of age through her freshman year in college. She had the awesome and formative opportunity to swim on the Mission Viejo Nadadores under Mark Shubert and at the Walnut Creek Aquabears under Mike Hastings. While in college, Char coached a local summer swim team in Walnut Creek for three years. 


After moving to Illinois, she began a Learn-to-Swim Program at Oak Brook Racquet & Fitness Club and worked with area swimmers for 12 years. During that time she become the Aquatics and Fitness Director and grew the program to 300 Group, Private, and Junior and Adult Swim Clinic swimmers weekly. In 2013 Char became the Pool Manager and Coach at Hinsdale Golf Club in addition to her duties at OBRFC. She is a Level 2 ASCA Swim Coach and has been head coach for four years at HGC. After OBRFC closed, she moved the entire Aquatics program to Five Seasons and has been instrumental in increasing aquatic participation and revenue for the past two years.   


Char is enjoys all water sports and having fun with her swimmers, yet she is stickler for proper form and technique. “Don’t count the laps, make the laps count!”

Joel MacCaughey

Assistant Coach: AG 1 and AG 2


Coach Joel joined HSC in 2017. Joel has an extensive background in aquatics. As a swimmer, Joel focused on middle distance events and competed at the 200 and 100 Backstroke and Butterfly events at US Sectionals. 
In his coaching career, Joel worked as an Age Group Coach at the Westerville Aquatic Club in Westerville Ohio and served as a Swim Coach for the Northland High School Swim and Dive team in Columbus Ohio from 2007 – 2010.  Additionally, Joel also worked as the Masters Swim Team Head Coach and a Training Leader for the Triathlon Training Club at the YMCA of Central Ohio in Columbus Ohio from 2011 – 2014. 

Joel is excited to be a part of the HSC team and will be working primarily with AGI and AG2 swimmers.

Allison Bruns

Assistant Coach


Coach Allison joined HSC when she was 7 years old. She continued swimming competitively all the way through high school at Hinsdale Central, where she competed on the girls’ swim team for all four years (two of those on the varsity level). Her favorite events are distance freestyle. She just completed her freshman year at the University of Michigan, studying engineering. While in Ann Arbor, she was a member of a club swim team.
Allison has been coaching at Salt Creek Club since 2015. She began coaching with HSC during the fall of 2016. While not on deck, Allison enjoys being outside with her dog, Maisy, and leading Young Life. She is looking forward to another fun summer with HSC.
Board of Directors

Betsy Bruns

Past President


Carrie Dynis

Vice President


Sue Gould



Patrick Hurley

Member at Large


Matt Rowe

Head Coach


Piotr Suliga

Website Admin


Nerida Thomas



Emily Van Houtte



Gregory Walker