Mike is in his twenty seventh year at Lakeside, twenty-first as Head Coach. Under his guidance Lakeside has produced three US Olympic Team Members. Mike has been named the Kentucky Swimming Senior Coach of the Year fifteen times and twice named the ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year. He has placed swimmers on seventeen different USA National Teams and coached swimmers attending the Olympics, National Junior Team, Pan American Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, European Championships, South American Championships, Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Junior World Championships, Short Course World Championships and Long Course World Championships. Mike has been selected as the Head Coach of the 2007 National Junior Team, 2006 Pan Pacific Team, Head Coach of the 2006 SC World Championship Team, 2005 National Junior Team, the 2005 Regional Distance Camp, the 2002 and 2004 FINA USA World Cup Team, the 1995 USA Olympic Development Camp, the 1995 USA Girls Select Camp, Head Coach of the 2003 USA Boys Select Camp, Head Coach on four Kentucky All-Star Teams and coached three Kentucky Zone Teams. Mike has also spoken at a number coaches clinics including the Ohio LSC, Kentucky LSC, ASCA Mini-Clinic, USA Swimming Regional Clinics and the “Greatest Swim Clinic Ever”.
Nonie S Paulson
Office Administrator/Developmental Coach
This is Nonie’s 25th year coaching with the SeaHawks. Before coming to the SeaHawks, she was Aquatic Director at the Southeast YMCA and Head Swim Coach for the Southeast Swordfish Swim Team here in Louisville. Nonie was a member of the University of Louisville Swim Team from 1982-1984. In the summer of 1994 she was Head Coach of the Kentucky Zone Team and Assistant Kentucky Zone Team Coach for 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. She is married to Scott Paulson and has five children: Brooke, Paul, Cate, Kevin & Lucy.
Tony has been with Lakeside since 2015 and currently leads
the Senior 13-14 and Developmental 1 training groups. He has
been named to the US National Junior Team Coaches List
twice (2018-19 & 2019-20) and he has served on
four different Zone and Select Camp staffs. He has been
nominated for the Fitter & Faster National Age Group Coach of
the Year award twice and was named the KY Swimming Age Group Coach
of the Year in 2017.
Previously, he was the Head Age Group Coach for the Bluefins
Swim Team (Carrollton, GA). Prior to joining the Bluefins Swim
Team, Tony was an assistant coach for Warren Aquatics Club
(Indianapolis, IN) and the Michiana Stars Swim Team (Mishawaka,
IN). He also spent three years working for SwimSwam.com as an
Editor and Web Producer.
As an athlete, Tony grew up swimming in South Bend, IN and went
on to swim in college for IUPUI where he was team captain his
junior and senior years and was a USA Swimming National Qualifier.
Head Coach - Shelbyville
Coach Tom started running the Shelbyville Site in 2015. He
also coaches Spencer County High School, Shelby County High School
and Collins High School Swim Teams and well as the Shebyville
Stingrays in the summer SFL League. Tom
spent twenty-five years coaching in the Chicago and
Milwaukee areas. Tom has spent the last eight years with the
Lake Country Phoenix as the Assistant Senior Coach. Prior to
Lake Country, he was the Head Age Group Coach at Cats Aquatics,
Head Coach at Westmont Swim Club, Head Coach at Palatine Park
District Swim Team, Head Coach at The Oak Park Swimmers, Assistant
Men’s & Women’s Coach at Northern Illinois
University and Assistant Men’s & Women’s Coach at
University of Louisville. Tom has also been a camp counselor,
an assistant with Northwestern Aquatic Swim Association, a
university instructor, served on LSC Board of Directors, coached
high school and was Lakeside’s Developmental and High School
As a coach, Tom, has served on eleven different Zone, Mid-States
and Select Camp staffs. As well as coach nine US Olympic
Trial qualifiers and over fifty Junior and National
Qualifiers. As an athlete, Tom, swam for Lakeside for fifteen
years, going on to swim at the University of Louisville, where he
was the MVP in 1989 and graduated with a B.S. Business
Coach Cory has been the Head Coach of the Barracuda Swim Club’s Kingsport, TN site for the past two years. Prior to joining the Barracudas, Coach Cory coached for Excel Aquatics in Nashville, TN. He also has experience coaching at Hendersonville High School and with the Cages Bend Swim Club. As a swimmer, he represented the Nashville Aquatic Club, and was a high school state finalist for Hendersonville High School.
Coach Cory is certified as Level 1 with the American Swimming Coaches Association. He earned his degree in Exercise Science from Volunteer State Community College, and is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in the same area.
Mimi is on her second stint with Lakeside after being
the National Team assistant for years. After taking some time
away from the sport to start her family, she returned to the
pool deck when her kids started swimming in 2012. She
currently leads our Performance 4 groups and assists some with
the Senior groups.
From Jackson, MS, Mimi swam for the Sunkist Swim Team and went
on to swim for Auburn University becoming a 2 time National
Champion, a member of an American Record setting relay team, and a
member of the US National Team. Mimi met her husband, Chip Crush, a
local swimming standout, while together at Auburn. The couple have
4 children - Annabel, Charlie, Johnny and Charlotte - all 4 of
which swim for Lakeside.