Coaches & Directors
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Coaching Staff

Mike DeBoor

Head Coach


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.

Tom Coons

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 Group Coach!

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 Administration/Finance

Mimi Crush

Assistant Coach


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