Coach Kayla is in her third year as Head Coach of DRD.
She began her swimming career at age 11 with Utica Shelby Swim
Club where she became a sectional and national-level qualifier. She
continued her career at the collegiate level with Wayne State
University where she was a 17-time All-American and seven-time
national champion. She broke the NCAA division two national record
twice in the 100 breast, becoming the first female to reach the
1:00 barrier in the race and obtaining the school record. She was
also apart of the first NCAA national championship for the WSU
women’s swim and dive team in 2012 where they placed first by
one point. During her four years she was able to help the WSU
women's team reamain dominate and win four consecutive Great Lakes
Intercollegiate Atheltic Conference team championships.
After completing her Bachelor’s in Psychology, she spent
some time returning to USSC with coaching swimmers from novice
level all the way to the national level. After a year out of
school, she then returned to receive her Master’s in
Industrial Organizational Psychology while she assistant coached
with the Wayne State swim team. While there she was able to help
coach GLIAC champions and NCAA qualifiers. She also helped the WSU
women win a GLIAC conference team title in 2016 and win a runner-up
GLIAC team title in 2017, and the WSU men recieve runner-up GLIAC
team titles in 2016 and 2017. After two years, she completed her
degree and concluded her tenure with WSU. She always knew she was
meant to be on the pool deck mentoring and coaching swimmers to
help them reach their goals, which led her here to become the head
coach of the Dearborn Dolphins.
Coach Kayla is the Head Coach for both the womens and mens swim
teams at Dearborn High School. She was inducted into the Wayne
State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2020.
Coach Nolan is in his fourth year with DRD.
He grew up in Dearborn and graduated from Edsel Ford High
School. He's been in the water from a very young age and at age 10
he joined DRD and fell in love with the sport. While on the Edsel
Ford swim team, Nolan was twice nominated team captain, and a three
time state competitor. Being on deck and making a positive impact
in swimmers’ lives, just as many of my past coaches did for
him, has heavily drawn him to becoming a coach. He is currently
attending Wayne State University and studying computer science.
Coach Nolan is the assistant coach for both the womens and mens
swim teams at Edsel Ford High School. Nolan is also the head coach
for both the girls and boys swim teams at O.L. Smith Middle School.
Michelle Dombrowski is in her third year with the Dearborn
Michelle grew up in the Lansing area competing for Haslett
Blue Marlins and later the Capital Area Swim Team Senior Team. She
swam on the Haslett High School Varsity Swim team all 4 years
and won the 500 Freestyle at the CAAC 2008 conference meet.
She competed at 3 MHSAA state meets and was an Academic-All
american. She attended University of Michigan and continued
teaching swim lessons at the Michigan Athletic Club. She moved to
Dearborn in 2018 and started coaching with DRD. She also is the
current Head Coach of the Divine Child High School Girls Swim Team.
The 2019 DC team placed 5th at the Catholic High School League meet
and had 4 swimmers compete at the MHSAA Division 3 meet in
Michelle's first year. Michelle loves coaching freestyle and
Leo de Oliveira
Leo is in his first year with DRD.
He began swimming when he was 7 years old. Leo was born and
raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. By the age of 13 he was among the best
swimmers in his age group in Brazil. Prior to arriving in the USA
to swim for Wayne State University, he was a Olympic Trials
finalist in the 400 IM.
Leo just finished his career at Wayne State University as a
swimmer, where he qualified for DII NCAA's in the 1000 free and
1650 free achieving All-American status. He was also a 5 time GLIAC
Leo holds a bachelors in Kinesiology-exercise and sport science.
He spent the last year assistant coaching the WSU mens and womens