Coaches & Directors
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 administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.
Coaching Staff

Nim Shapira

Nim Shapira

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Owner & Team Leader
Phone: (248) 403 2223
E-mail: nim@aquaswimclub.com
 

Bio

Nimrod (Nim) is a 2-time Olympian swimmer for Israel, who raced in the 2008 & 2012 Olympic Games. Nim has been a member of the National Team of Israel since the age of 15. He has competed at all international levels including the Maccabiah Games, European Championships, World Championships, and the Olympics.


Nim started swimming at the age of 11. He was introduced to the sport after using the pool for physical therapy for a knee injury in 2000. During his rehabilitaion, he discovered his passion for swimming.
 

Here are some of his career highlights:

2-time Olympian: 2008 Beijing – semi finals and placed 15th in the 200 free. 2012 London - 200 free 

2014 - Israeli Champion LCM - 100 fly, 100 free, 50 fly.
2008-2013 - University of Arizona swim team - 12 times All America.
2013 - NCAA Div. I champion (Minneapolis USA) – 400 M.R. (University of Arizona).
2012 - Maccabiah Games Silver Medalist – 100 free (2nd after Jason Lezak).
2008 - Pac 12 Champion – 4*200 free relay.
2007 - Florida State 1A Championships (Bolles school) -- Won the 200 yard freestyle (1:38.37).
2007 - 17&18 boy LCM swimmer of the year - Florida swimming.
2007 - 34th European Junior Championships, Antwerp Belgium - 1 silver + 1 bronze 200 back, 400 free.
2006 - Named Times-Union Florida, All-First Coast Swimmer of the Year.
2005 - Junior Olympics, Italy Silver & 2 Bronze Medalist – 200 free, 400 free, 100 free.
Israeli Record holder 2 events LCM – 100 free (48.9), 200 free (1.47.74).
Holds 20 Israeli age group records.


Fun Fact: In addition to swimming, Nim also loves cooking and going on fishing trips!

Mike Kavanaugh

Mike Kavanaugh

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Head Coach
Phone:  (248)-295-1396
E-mail:  Mike@aquaswimclub.com

 

Mike has been coaching for over 12 years, spending time between Wisconsin and Illinois coaching swimmers from novices to multiple NCSA qualifiers and everywhere in-between. Mike started sharing his passion of swimming in 2004. While attending UW-Oshkosh, Mike coached at the Fox Cities YMCA. Upon graduating, Mike relocated with his wife to Chicago and joined Mundelein Mustang Swim Club as an Assistant Coach working his way up to Head Age Group Coach. Next, as a Head Coach in 2012 with the Beloit Aquatic Team, he produced their first National Level swimmer in over 20 years! Mike spent 3 years with the Woodstock Dolphins. While at Woodstock, he guided the program to produce its first Senior State Medalist, its first Speedo Sectional Qualifiers, and its first swimmers at NASA Jr National Cup!! Mike also produced many Age Group State Qualifiers, Zone Qualifiers, and rewrote the majority of the club’s swimming records. 

Fun Fact: Mike is as nerdy about computers as he is about swimming. Mike loves to spend time with his wife Rachel and his Black Lab Charlie :)

Janis Schnur

Assistant Coach Oxford

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Janis comes from a family of competitive swimmers being the youngest of 9. She began competitive swimming at age 8 at the YMCA in Detroit . Swimming was the thing Janis enjoyed most about her youth. Her Freshman year at Henry Ford High School she was All City and took 3 rd in the city both boys and girls. Janis focus now is to share her love and passion for the sport with a new generation of swimmers and see the joy and pleasure the sport can bring them and their families.  

 Fun fact: Janis is an archer in her free time :) 

Kwame Wardlaw

West Bloomfield Head Coach

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Lindsey Lampear

Brandon Head Coach

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Jeff Musson

Brandon Assistant Coach

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