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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 use the "Contact Us" button on the left hand side of the homepage.

 

Coaching Staff

Don Kimble

Aquatic Director/Head Coach

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Don has been teaching swimming since 1976, he started coaching swimming in 1979 with the Tulip City Aquatic Club in Holland Michigan.

He has coached multiple Junior National Champions as well as Junior and National Team members. He has coached 18 Olympic Trials Qualifiers and more than 70 Junior and Senior National Qualifiers. He has been coaching high school since 1982 leading teams to 6 MHSAA state championships.

Office hours: 12pm-3pm

Norm VerMeulen

Head Age Group Coach

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Norm has been coaching swimming full time for the past six years. He made the move to Byron Center in 2013 to help expand the team in both size and level of success. Norm is ASCA level 1 certified and has been actively involved in aquatics for well over a decade.

Office hours: 2pm-330pm

Lauren Hoekstra

Assistant Coach

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Lauren swam competitively for nine years & started coaching age group in 2005. She has been a USA and ASCA certified coach for seven years. This is her sixth season with Byron Center, after spending two years coaching with Cardinal Aquatics in Kentucky. 

 

Klare Northuis

Assistant Coach

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Klare swam competitively for 14 years and has taught swimming lessons and coached age group prior to becoming a USA coach. This is her first season with Byron Center, after previously coaching for Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics and West Michigan Swimmers. 

Ashtyn Grevenstuk

Assistant Coach

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Ashtyn swam competitively for ten years at Byron Center and started coaching age group in 2014 prior to USA. She has been a lifeguard for Byron Center since 2011, and has taught many swim lessons. Ashtyn currently runs the private swim lessons for Byron Center; please contact her by following the email link if you are interested in setting up lessons.