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Coaching Staff and Board Members

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 administration, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Mike Forsythe

Head Coach

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Coach Mike has been coaching for over 7 years. Previously, he was the Sr. Assistant Coach for the OLSA Lightning for the past 5 years and before that he was an Assistant Coach at BSA.

Before he started coaching, he was a swimmer for Reavis High School and specialized in breaststroke and freestyle. Coach Mike prides himself on his enthusiasm, knowledge of swimming, and attention to detail. He currently serves in the Illinois Army National Guard and is an Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran. Coach Mike uses his experience in every practice and meet and continuously expects his swimmers to portray professionalism and discipline at all times while enjoying the sport of swimming and making new friends along the way.

Coach Mike wants to foster a competitive environment where the swimmers can be themselves as well as learn how to handle stress and push themselves to be better every day. Coach Mike is an ASCA Level 2 Certified Coach and has certifications in Safety Training for Swim Coaches, First Aid, CPR, and AED.

Coach Mike is currently the Varsity Boys' Swim Coach and Jr. Varsity Girl's Swim Coach at Oak Forest High School.

Katie Gulli

Assistant Coach

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This is Coach Katie's second year coaching and in addition to coaching The Barracudas, she is also the assistant Boys Swim coach at Bremen High School.

 Coach Katie started swimming age group at the age of 8 and swam all the way through high school. She was also a certified life guard for 8 years and the swim lessons coordinator at Riviera Country Club for 3 years.

 Coach Katie is very excited to help the swimmers achieve goals they have set for themselves and help them become the best swimmers they can be!

 

*Coach Katie is certified in Safety Training for Coaches, First Aid, CPR and AED.

Board of Directors

Chris J Earll

President

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Jeff Wesner

Vice President

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Debbie Stepanek

Treasurer

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Amanda Grage

Administrative Assistant

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Sherrie VanderVelde

Administrative Official

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Lori Geigner

Secretary

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Carrie A Boger

Membership Coordinator

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