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

Kayla Papp

Head Coach

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I began my swimming career at age 11 with a Metro-Detroit USA club team where I became a sectional and national-level qualifier. I continued my career at the collegiate level with Wayne State University where I was a 17-time All-American and seven-time national champion. I 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. I was also apart of the first NCAA national championship for the WSU women’s swim and dive team in 2012 where we placed first by one point. During my four years I was able to help the WSU women's team reamain dominate and win four consecutive Great Lakes Intercollegiate Atheltic Conference team championships.

After completing my Bachelor’s in Psychology, I spent some time returning to the club I grew up with coaching swimmers from novice level all the way to the national level. After a year out of school, I then returned to receive my Master’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology while I assistant coached with the Wayne State swim team. While there I was able to help coach GLIAC champions and NCAA qualifiers. I 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, I completed my degree and concluded my tenure with WSU. I always knew I was meant to be on the pool deck mentoring and coaching swimmers to help them reach their goals which led me here to become the head coach of the Dearborn Dolphins. I am passionate for the sport and love every minute I get to spend learning and working with swimmers!

Nolan Colter

Assistant Coach

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I grew up in Dearborn and graduated from Edsel Ford High School. I’ve been in the water from a very young age. At age 10 I joined DRD and I fell in love with the sport. While on the Edsel Ford swim team, I was twice nominated team captain, and three time state competitor. Being on deck and making a positive impact in swimmers’ lives, just as many of my past coaches did for me, has heavily drawn me to becoming a coach myself! I am currently attending Wayne State University and studying computer science.

Michelle Dombrowski

Assistant Coach

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I am from the Lansing area and grew up swimming for the Haslett Blue Marlins and the Haslett High School Girls swim team. I attended the University of Michigan and have taught swim lessons for six years. I just recently moved to Dearborn. My favorite stroke is freestyle and I love distance events!

Gerald Roberts

Assistant Coach

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I started my involvement with competitive swimming in high school when I joined the St. Clair High Varsity Swim Team. Quickly realizing that I enjoyed swimming, I joined and swam for metro Detroit swim team, Blue Water Swim Club. By the time I graduated high school, I was the captain of the team and competed in two MISCA competitions, two Junior Olympics, three State championships and broke 4 school records. After high school I attended St. Clair County Community College studying engineering. Wanting to stay involved in swimming, I became a coach for BWSC. I then became a coach for multiple teams including the head coach of St. Clair Rec Swim, the assistant coach for St. Clair High boys swim, and the head coach of St. Clair High girls swim team. During my coaching career, I have helped train swimmers from ages 5 through 18 reach their goals, become better athletes and successful individuals.I am now enrolled at the University of Michigan Dearborn still studying to major in electrical engineering and have come to the Dearborn Dolphins to continue pushing athletes to improve in everyway they can. I am eager to be here with DRD.

Andrew Eubanks

Assistant Coach

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Elizabeth Krawczyk

Assistant Coach

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Noah Barstad

Assistant Coach

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Morgan Kollen

Assistant Coach

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Board of Directors

Alan Costantino

President

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Mia Stewart

Vice President

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John Mihalik

Meet Director

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Leslie Riehl

USA Representative

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John Mihalik

Treasurer

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Carolyn Costantino

Novice & Senior Liaison/New Member

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Leslie Riehl

Intermediate Liaison

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Leslie Riehl

Junior Liaison

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