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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Inducted into the Wayne State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2020, Coach Kayla is entering her second 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 also the Head Coach for both the womens and mens swim teams at Dearborn High School.

Nolan Colter

Assistant Coach

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Coach Nolan is in his third 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 I 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 also the assistant coach for both the womens and mens swim teams at Edsel Ford High School.

Michelle Dombrowski

Assistant Coach

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Michelle Dombrowski is in her second year with the Dearborn Dolphins.

 
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 distance events.

Gerald Roberts

Assistant Coach

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Coach Mac is in his second year with DRD.

He started his involvement with competitive swimming in high school when he joined the St. Clair High Varsity Swim Team. Quickly realizing that he enjoyed swimming, he joined and swam for metro Detroit swim team, Blue Water Swim Club. By the time he graduated high school, he 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 he attended St. Clair County Community College studying engineering. Wanting to stay involved in swimming, he became a coach for BWSC. He 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 his coaching career, he has helped train swimmers from ages 5 through 18 reach their goals, become better athletes and successful individuals. He is now enrolled at the University of Michigan Dearborn still studying to major in electrical engineering and has come to the Dearborn Dolphins to continue pushing athletes to improve in everyway they can. He is eager to be here with DRD.

Andrew Eubanks

Assistant Coach

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Coach Andrew is in his first year with DRD. He has been apart of the swimming community for a majority of his life and has been coaching age group swimmers for the past six years. He currently is a crew memeber for 93.1 Nash FM and enjoys spending his evenings coaching and working with our swimmers.

Elizabeth Krawczyk

Assistant Coach

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Coach Elizabeth is in her first year with DRD. She first started swimming when she was 4 years old for the Riverview Buccaneers. As she became more serious about swimming she switched to Livonia Community Swim Club (LCSC). During her time there she achieved state and sectional level qualifying times. In high school she was a member of the a co-ed swim team. While swimming for Cabrini, she was the first girl to achieve a mens MISCA cut as well as the first girl to swim at a mens state meet. She also obtained records in the 50 and 100 free, 100 back, 200 free relay and the 200 medley relay(boys and girls) while being a 2 time team captain. After high school she went on to become a member of Wayne States Swim Team. She is currently attending Wayne State University and pursing her degree in Instructional Design.

Morgan Kollen

Assistant Coach

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Morgan is in her first year with DRD and comes from a background in athletics in and out of the pool. Kollen is a A 2015 graduate of Zeeland West High School where she was a four-year letterwinner for the Dux and a three-time Division 1 state qualifier (2011, 2013-14). Kollen led the Dux to a conference championship in 2014 where she won the 200 and 500 free. She earned all-state honors and OK Conference Female Athlete of the Year her senior year and was selected as captain in 2014 . In the off season of swimming she participated and earned four letters in water polo. Kollen then moved to Wayne State University where she was named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team, and was a NCAA qualifier in four events. At NCAA Championships she earned All-American Honorable Mention in all four of her individual events. Kollen transferred to Oregon State University in 2018 where she earned academic honorable mention, and was on the Deans list every term until graduation in December, 2018. While at Oregon State Kollen coached the Nike Swim Camp, private lessons, and was a lead lifeguard at Dixon Recreation Center. 
Board of Directors

Alan Costantino

President

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Sarah Hixon

Vice President

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John Mihalik

Treasurer

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Andrea Ladasz

Secretary

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Leslie Riehl

Meet Director & USA Representative

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Carolyn Costantino

Member Liaison

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