Head Coach/Lead Silver 1 and 2
Coach Melissa has been with
MMSC as the full time head coach since 2004. Prior to that she was
an assistant both with MMSC and the Buffalo Grove Hurricanes.
Melissa has been at MHS since July of 1997. While working at MHS
Melissa served as the Aquatics Director/swim Lesson Coordinator and
Instructional Aide for the MHS PE Dept. Melissa has coached the MHS
HS girls, boys, and girls water polo. As an assistant Melissa was
part of 3 state champion water polo teams. As a Head Coach of the
MHS girls swim team Melissa was twice voted sectional coach
of the year and had numerous state qualifying indviduals and
Coach Melissa is an ASCA level 5 educated coach
and currently serves on the Illinois Swimming Executive Board.
Melissa has coached numerous state qualifiers, zone qualifiers, and
junior national qualifiers. Melissa has also recently served on the
Team Illinois zone team staff.
When away from the pool Melissa enjoys spending
time with her husband and three kids and their 2 dogs Oreo and
Head Senior Coach
Kyle Smith was most recently the Head Age Group Coach for the
Brownsburg Swim Club since August 2013 and has extensive coaching
background in Indiana. In 1999 he earned a Bachelor Degree in
Exercise Science from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
Kyle began his swimming career at the age of eleven and has been
involved in many aspects of the sport since that time. As a young
swimmer, Kyle swam for East Chicago Sharks, Highland Hurricanes and
Bishop Noll Institute. In 1991, at Bishop Noll Institute, Kyle was
a member of the Warrior’s 200m Freestyle Relay Team that set
the National Independent High School Record.
Before joining the Brownsburg Swim Club he was the Associate Head
Coach at Duneland Swim Club-DUNE (2010-2013), Head Coach of the
Portage Porpoise Swim Club-PPSC (2006-2010) and Head Assistant
Coach for Valparaiso Swim Club-VSC, (2000-2002 and
While on staff at DUNE, the club produced one Olympic Trial
Qualifier, three US Open/National Qualifiers and five individual
and two Junior National Qualifying relays, dozens of Zone
Qualifiers, Finalists, Champions and several Individual and Relay
State Champions. During his time at PPSC and VSC he helped develop
several Individual and Relay Age Group State Champions, as well as,
Individual Team Indiana Quad and Zone Team Members.
Coach Kyle has served as a member of Team Indiana All-Star Coaching
Staffs that includes; Central Zone Team 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and
2014 (Team IN Head Coach-2013, 2014) and 2010
Mid-States/Quad Team. He was selected to lead the Indiana Swimming
Age Group Memorial Day Camp (2015) and Catch the Spirit Camp (2016)
He has also served as staff member for the USA Swimming Central
Zone Select All-Star Camp (2011), Indiana Swimming Age Group Elite
Camp (2012) and Senior Elite Camp-Charlotte (2016). In 2012, 2015
and 2017 Kyle was presented with the Indiana Swimming Jim Clarke
Memorial Award for his dedication to USA Swimming and Indiana
Swimming programming. In 2016 he was voted as the Best of Hendricks
County Coach/Mentor by the Hendricks County Flyer.
Coach Kyle actively volunteered on the USA Swimming Disability
Swimming Committee from 2009-2017 (Chair 2014), USA Swimming
Central Zone Disability Coordinator (2014-15). Kyle was involved
with the Indiana Swimming Board for 11 years, serving the following
positions: Indiana Coaches Representative (2009-2017), Age
Group/Senior Committees, Performance Committee and Disability
Coordinator. Coach Kyle is an ASCA Lifetime Member Level 3 Age
Group and Disability Certified Coach, Certified in American Red
Cross CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard Certified.
There are SO many things I would like to say here, but
I’ll keep it as concise as I can J
My swimming career began at the age of 7 on the St. Charles Swim
Team, and like most kids, I was more concerned about having a good
time with my friends than I was about swimming fast. That ideology
lasted for about 5 years, until I was 12 years old and had a 20
second drop in my 200 yd IM. That was the race that changed my
mentality, and I realized I actually wanted to race and be
successful in the sport.
It was by no means a smooth ride – I ‘quit’ 3
times in my career before making it to High School, but I ended up
swimming through college for a total of 15 competitive years. I was
not a notable competitor through my pre-high school years, but I
made it to IHSA State my freshman year in the 200 IM. I continued
to qualify for IHSA State, Speedo Sectionals, and Junior Nationals
throughout my high school career and eventually walked on to the
swim team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Fall of 2007.
Collegiate swimming taught me more about the sport itself, but
the most important things I learned were the qualities of a
successful PERSON. Accountability, determination, hard work,
resiliency, adaptability – these life skills are what helped
me get to where I am, and will continue to help me excel regardless
of what I’m doing.
These are the ideals I want to instill in our swimmers, along
with a sense of confidence in who they are and what they do –
no matter what! Swimming gave me a second family and a textbook of
characteristics to help me succeed in LIFE, not just in swimming.
All swimming careers inevitably come to an end, and I want our
swimmers to feel fulfilled by their time in the water, just like I
Charity McCafferty ( started this past summer) comes to us after
coaching with the Mchenry Marlins for the last 9 years.
Charity is a former swimmer and brings to the mustangs 9 years of
" My daughter was a fish and people suggested I get her with a
team. I never imagined this is the adventure she would take
me on and I love every minute I can be by a pool and help kids get
faster and achieve goals they never thought they would. ( plus I
love watching my daughter swim ).
I'm into not just the pool aspect of swimming, but the nutritional
and sleep/rest side as well.
Food has a huge impact on how kids swim so finding out what works
and what doesn't is key!
Charity is very excited to be a part of MMSC and I am looking
forward to meet season.
Jennifer L Kordik
Jenn is currently competing for the NCAA Division 1 University
of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. So far in her collegiate career, she has
earned a Horizon League Conference Championship Title as well as a
new conference record, pool record and school record. She has also
earned top 6 awards each year in numerous championship events
during her first 3 years of collegiate swimming (including the 100
& 200 Breast, 200 IM, 50 Free, 200 & 400 Medley Relays).
Jenn has been swimming with MMSC for 13
years and during that time has set multiple team records
and won several State Championship titles. She also
swam on Varsity all four years for Mundelein High School where she
won one State Title, numerous top 6 Illinois State finishes in
various strokes and relays and holds several team records. She also
was awarded All-American honors. 2018 will mark Jenn’s
fourth season coaching for MMSC where she has coached regional and
state age group swimmers. She considers herself a student of
the sport and has taken the best of all of the coaches and trainers
she has worked with over the years to help her both inspire and
train her swimmers to perform at their best.