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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

Greg Phill

Head Coach

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Head Coach Greg Phill has been our Head Coach since 2009.  He came to the team with over 30 years of coaching experience.  Greg is also the Head Coach of the Stevenson High School girls’ team and the Assistant Coach of the Stevenson boys’ team.  Greg has coached swimmers at all levels including State, Sectional, Zone, Junior Nationals, Nationals and the US Olympic Team.  Greg was named Michigan Coach of the Year in 2008 and was inducted into the MISCA Hall of Fame in 2012.

Jill Sells

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Jim Sells

Coach / Meet Entry Chair

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Coach Jim Sells swam for Ann Arbor Swim Club & Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, where he was a five-time high school All-American.  He went on to swim at the University of Oklahoma where he met his wife Jill.  He has a history with BAC dating back to 2000, when his oldest daughter Ashley, swam for the club.  He’s been coaching BAC swimmers since 2011, focusing on the Senior & Bulldog groups.  His expertise in coaching also encompasses being the head Coach for both the girls & boys swimming and diving teams at Livonia Churchill High School.  In his spare time, he enjoys facetiming with his four grand babies: Vienna, Autumn, Isabel and Shawn III.

Blake Beck

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Coach Blake Beck began coaching with BAC in 2016.  He swam competitively for 10 years for Newburgh Swim Club, LCSC, BAC and Stevenson High School where he was the captain his senior year.  At Stevenson he was a four-year varsity swimmer who scored in the conference meet all four years.  He also coaches for the Newburgh Swim Club.  Blake works primarily with Senior Dog group.

Caitlin Orr

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Caitlin Orr joins the coaching staff after spending 5 years as a swimmer for BAC. Prior to joining the BAC coaching staff, Caitlin works as a Special Olympics Swim Coach since 2010 providing an opportunity to work with all age groups. She also is an assistant coach for the Discovery Middle School swim team. Caitlin works primarily with the Puppy I, Puppy II, Underdog, and Junior Dog groups.

Maddy Lambert

Coach

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Rachel Arceri

Coach

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Rachel graduated from The University of Michigan in 2020. She swam competitively for 11 years for Fairway Farms, LCSC, BAC, and Stevenson High School, where she was a captain her senior year. She has coached Burton Hollow for four years and this summer will be her third as Head Coach. She works with Junior Dogs primarily, but Underdogs, Puppy 1 & 2, and Senior Dogs occasionally as well.

Board of Directors

Amy Brooks

President

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Betsy Veliu

Vice President

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Debby Bezzina

Secretary

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Amy Brooks

Treasurer

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Lisa Carson

Membership Coordinator

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Brian Vanairsdale

Social

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Jim Sells

Meet Entry Chair

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Chris Cadwell

Winterfest Meet Director

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Sara Zaremski

Volunteer Coordinator

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