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Coaching Staff

Nichole Gaines

Head Coach

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William W Zerey

Seniors/Age Group Coach

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Will Zerey grew up in São Paulo, Brasil and began swimming competitively at a young age. As a swimmer, he specialized in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, and in the 400m and 800m distance freestyle events. In High School, Will was named captain of his swim team; he also placed fourth in the 100m breaststroke at the State Championships his senior year. Will continued his swimming career through his sophomore year at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos before moving to the U.S. to finish college.

While living in Brasil, Will coached a wide skillset of swimmers with Aquática Swim Club, where he assisted in developing a specialized training program for competitive meets. In addition, he both played and coached club soccer for many years. A fun fact about Will is that he is fluent in English and Portuguese, as well as proficient in Spanish. With his enthusiastic personality and passion for the sport of swimming, Will makes a positive impact for the Rockford Marlins.

As an Assistant Swim Coach for the Rockford Marlins, Coach Will works primarily with the Age Group and Senior swimmers.

Rick Wenger

Juniors/Age Group/Seniors Coach

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Traci Torbert

Seniors / Age Group Coach

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Tim Bailey

Dryland Coach

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Coach Bailey has been recognized as the area’s most notable performance specialist. His credentials include training some of the area’s top high school, college and professional athletes in all sports.  Top Performers was founded in 2006 by Tim Bailey. 

Under Coach Bailey's direction, Mercyhealth Top Performers-Loves Park is the area’s most advanced and effective athletic performance center. They offer cutting edge programs for amateur, professional, college, high school and youth athletes.

Their objective is simple but effective: decrease potential injuries and optimize athletic performance. They are here to help you emerge as a Top Performer within your sport. At Mercyhealth Top Performers, every athlete is our priority, no matter your age or skill level.

Top Performer's Mission — To most effectively enhance athletes’ athletic performance by using scientifically supported methodologies in order to succeed at the highest levels of athletic competition.

Top Performer's Vision — To continually provide effective programs that will enable our clients to be at their daily best, either in sport or in the workplace.

Rachael Hill

Age Group Coach

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Andrew R Mateja

Coach

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Board of Directors

Shannon Redden

President

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Chris Estes

Vice-President

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Jacey Schneiker

Treasurer

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Jay Redden

Secretary

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Lynn Foster

Member-At-Large

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Dave Hodge

Member-At-Large

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Amy Breese

Member-At-Large

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Adam Rumage

Member-At-Large

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