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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 contact one of the board members.

Board of Directors
Our swim team is run by a board of directors.  These are parents who have volunteered their time to help run, support and promote our club.  The board organizes swim meets, coordinates team apparel, maintains financial accounts and seeks to carry out the mission and vision of the club. 

The club is very thankful for all that they provide.  If you submit a concern or question to a board member, please remember that they are swim parents too.  They are happy to hear your opinion, suggestions and praise.

Coaching Staff

Brandon Converse

Head Coach/CEO/Developmental Coach

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Brandon is the Head Coach and also coaches the Senior group.  He has been a part of the Waves for the past 20 years and has coached every level on our swim club. 

Brandon's swimming experience started at the age-group level and progressed all the way up to swimming at Hope College.  His coaching career started immediately following college by working with various age-group and high school programs.  Brandon has also been an assistant coach for Calvin College and currently is an assistant to the EGR Girls  and Boys Varsity Swim and Dive programs. 

In Brandon's own words:

"I feel very fortunate to be able to work with great athletes, parents and volunteers in a community that values swimming and the experiences it provides.  I believe that swimming teaches our kids about work ethic, perseverance, being a team player, empathy, goal setting and developing life long skills that will help them long after their swimming careers are over.  I am here to help kids reach as high as they want to go and I value all those who make the commitment to improve themselves as swimmers and people."

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Josh Dolecki

Head Senior Coach

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Josh is the Head Senior Coach for the EGRA Waves program.

Josh has been swimming competitively since the age of eight in both club and middle/high school. He was a four year varsity swimmer at Brandon High School and captain both his Junior and Senior year. He comes from past coaching experience as the head coach of the Deer Lake Dolphins Rec Swim Team out of Clarkston, Michigan and this Fall will be his 7th year coaching with the Waves. He has coached all levels within the program; teaching the foundations of stroke with the Developmental Groups at Wealthy, introducing the competitive elements of swimming and training cycles with Silver and Gold groups as the Head Age-Group Coach, and now will be taking his experience to the Senior level. He has founded and coached the Masters team for adults for four years.

He graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science focusing on Health and Fitness. Josh is a recognized Masters Coach in US Masters Swimming (USMS) and an American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) certified coach. He has also been involved with Michigan Swimming as a Zone Coach in 2018 & 2019.

Alec Kandt

Head Age-Group Coach/Masters Coach

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Alec is the Head Age Group Coach working with the Gold and Silver groups as well as the Masters Team coach.

Alec started his swimming career in Minnesota Where he was a State Champion, All- American, and still a Current record holder on the High School and Club swimming level. Alec continued his swimming career when he committed to swim for Michigan State University.

While at MSU, Alec was a 4-year letter winner, a 3-time Male Swimmer of the year, a top-8 Finisher at the BIG Ten championships and US Nationals. Alec is still the Varsity Record holder in the 100 Breaststroke. While swimming for MSU, Alec was given the opportunity to qualify and compete at the 2016 Olympic Trials. In his Senior year, Alec was selected to represent MSU on the Big Ten All Star Team when they swam against the National Team in 2016. 

While at MSU, Alec was also given a chance to start his coaching career. During his junior and Senior year, he started coaching for Mid-Michigan Aquatics before he accepted a position with the University of Florida And Gator Swim Club(GSC) after Graduation. Over the last year, Alec was the Volunteer Assistant for the University of Florida where he was the Primary Breaststroke Coach, but also worked with Head Coach Gregg Troy and his Medley group. While at Florida Alec was able to help the team bring the 7 th straight SEC Title back to the University of Florida. Also, while here in Gainesville Alec worked with Gator Swim Club as an Assistant coach. While with GSC Alec had the opportunity to work with the pro team and coach athletes like Ryan Lochte, Caeleb Dressel, Jan Switkowski, and many other high-profile athletes. Alec’s primary role with GSC however was coaching the groups that are equivalent to EGRA’S Silver and Gold groups. While coaching with this group, Alec had multiple swimmers reach success by achieving best times, State cuts, Zone Cuts and even some Sectional cuts. 

Alec Graduated From Michigan State University in 2017 with a Bachelors degree in Sustainability of Parks and Recreation and Tourism. Alec is an American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 4 certified Coach. 

 

Lynne Bart

Assistant Coach: Precomp, Blue, Bronze

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Lynne is returning as the Head Developmental Coach starting this Spring 2018!  She was the lead coach for approximately 4 years before moving over to assist with Gold a few years ago.  She brings knowledge of developmental swimming along with experience of upper level age-group swimming.

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Chris Ingram

Assistant Coach: Senior

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Chris assists with Senior in the Spring and Summer seasons.  He also assists with the EGR Varisty programs.  

Anna Serino

Assistant Coach: Silver & Gold

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Anna assists with silver and gold.

Anna has been swimming competitively since she was 7 years old. At age 11 she started to swim USA year round and really fell in love with the sport. She swam with South Lyon Aquatics and the Pinckney High School team. Anna continued her swimming career at Calvin College and is currently in her third season with the team. She specializes in mid-distance freestyle. 

Anna is studying exercise science and psychology at Calvin and is planning to continue her education with a masters in Occupational Therapy. She has previously had experience coaching with the Calvin age group team and the Grand Rapids Christian middle school team. 

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Mallory Nicole Mutschler

Assistant Coach: Silver&Gold

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Mallory  swam for Bethel Park's Recreational Swim Team in Pittsburgh, PA for 7yrs and enjoyed swimming the 200 & 400 Individual Medley and 100 & 200 Breaststroke. Alongside swimming, she has also taught a variety of swim lessons for 6yrs. She will be assisting with the Wealthy groups (Pre-comp, Blue and Bronze).

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Adrienne Wesselius

Assistant Coach: Silver&Gold

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Adrienne is a former student and swimmer at Calvin College.  She will be assisting with Silver.

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Luke Herman

Assistant Coach: Silver & Gold

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Luke joins us from Calvin College where he is a student and an athlete on the swim team.  He will assist with Silver and Gold. 

Alexa Schipper

Assistant Coach: Silver & Gold

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Alexa joins the Waves to help assist with Silver and Gold.  She is a former EGRA Waves swimmer!

Bianca Tiberio

Assistant Coach: Silver&Gold

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Bianca is a former high school and collegiate swimmer.  She will be assisting with Silver and Gold.

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Board of Directors

Craig Thomas Alguire

Board Member

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David Chandler

Board Member

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Amanda Coppess

Board Member

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Katie Israels

Board Member

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Brian Marcukaitis

Treasurer

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Katie McIntosh

Board Member

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Pete Michell

Board Member

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Andy Milnes

Board Member

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Mark B Periard

Board Member

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Jennifer Reifinger

President

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Sue Schering

Board Member

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Deanne Walters

Board Member

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Kyle Williams

Secretary

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