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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.

Coaching Staff

Terri Eudy

General Manager & Age-Group Coach

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Terri has extensive background and degrees in exercise physiology and education. She has 15 + years of coaching experience at the college, high school, YMCA, country club and Senior and Age Group levels. Terri has been selected as a coach and researcher by Michigan Swimming and United States Swimming to conduct training seminars and research activities in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Olympic Training Center and ICAR, the International Center for Aquatic Research.  She previously served on the board of Michigan Swimming, Inc. as Safety Chair and Review Committee member. Terri, her husband Adam, and their twin daughters live in Rockford.  

Michael Mette

Age-group Coach

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Coach Mette has been a part of Rockford Riptide almost half his life. He is a Rockford High School graduate of 2008, where he excelled in both Water Polo, and Swimming. He was a part of 5 State Championship teams and was the Captain for both the Water Polo and Swim teams his Senior year. He then went to Olivet College where he swam and graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in 2013. Coach Mette has been coaching with Riptide since graduating. Mike has worked in Rockford Public Schools and presently works in Coopersville Public Schools.

Nathan W Long

Age-group Coach

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Jared Siefert

Age Group Coach

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Jared graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design in 2018 with a BFA in Industrial Design. He enjoys entrepreneurship, traveling, designing, building and many different athletic activities. Throughout elementary and middle school, he swam for Rockford Riptide, and throughout high school, he swam, played waterpolo, and lacrosse for Rockford High School. He has coached with Riptide since Fall 2017. Jared is presently on sabbatical in Central America and plans to be back in the spring.

Hannah M Deak

Age Group & Jr Riptide Coach

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Dakota M Noble

Age Group Coach & Business Administrator

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Dakota is currently a student at Grand Valley State Univeristy studying Communication Sciences and Disorders with the end goal of becoming a Speech Language Pathologist. She is an RHS grad from 2015 and during her time there she was on the swim team, she also swam for Riptide for twelve years. On the dry side of the sport, she spent five years sitting on the Michigan Swimming Board of Directors as an Athlete Representative, coached for Junior Riptide from 2012-15, and taught swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School. At this time, Dakota is the Head Coach of SOAR, a Special Olympic swim program focused on adaptive aquatics as well as serving on the Credentials and Elections Committee as a National Athlete for USA Swimming; she has served for the past 3 years and will continue to serve on this committee in the future. Outside of the pool and the classroom, she enjoys hiking, camping, rock climbing, spending time at the gym and spending time with her dog, Rutger.