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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

Katie Gulli

Head Coach

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This is Coach Katie's fifth full season with the Barracudas and her first as the head coach.  In addition to coaching The Barracudas, she was also the head 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.

 

Coach Katie is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and passion about the sport of swimming with all of the Barracudas. She is continuously finding ways to better herself as a coach and keep up to date with any changes that could make your swimmer better.  Coach Katie is hoping to create a positive and fun environment while making sure that all swimmers reach the goals that they have set for themselves with the help of the coaching staff.

 

*Coach Katie is a Level 1 ASCA certified coachand is also certified in Safety Training for Coaches, First Aid, CPR and AED.

Mark Mensing

Assistant Coach

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This is Coach Mark's 3rd full season as an assistant coach for the Barracudas.  He started helping out as needed during the 2017-18 season. Mark swam four years at Tinley Park high school and also swam with the Sharks age group during the summer months. He was also a lifeguard at the Gingerwood pool in Oak Forest and taught swim lessons over the summer at TPHS. Currently, he works at Panduit in Tinley Park as a senior toolmaker and has been working there for 25 years. He is married and has three boys, Ethan, Connor, and Jonah. Jonah has been swimming with the Barracudas since 2014 and Connor since 2017. He also runs the Masters program here at OFSA, and is an active swimmer that just swam his first 1.2 mile open water race this summer.  Mark is excited to be working with the Barracudas and looks forward to another great season!   

Board of Directors

Chris J Earll

President

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Amanda Grage

Vice President

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Dana Chudzinski

Treasurer

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Sherrie VanderVelde

Administrative Official

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Lori Geigner

Secretary

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Beth Lindemulder

Membership Coordinator

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