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Spartan Aquatic Club team is available to answer any questions, as well as hear your comments and suggestions.

If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting and/or other swim 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

Jamie C. Murphy

Head Coach

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Jamie Murphy was a competitive swimmer since the age of seven. As an age group swimmer, he swam for the Greater Akron Aquatic Club (now F.A.S.T.) and ran track and cross and cross country at Firestone High School (Akron, Ohio) and Miami University of Miami (Oxford, Ohio). Upon graduating, he joined the Naval Reserves and became a Commissioned Naval Officer. His passion for swimming placed him in a key role as dryland coach and an assistant coach for the Spartan Aquatic Club since 2011 and he bacame the head cach in 2018. In 2019, he was voted as LSC Michigan Swimming Coach of the Year.  

When he is not coaching, he is employed as a Parole Office with the State of Ohio.  

Tim B Phillips

Coach

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Tim Phillips has been an assistant coach with the Spartan Aquatic Club since 2002.  During this time he has coached all age group levels including several State Champions.  He is currently coaching the Silver and Bronze groups and puts a strong emphasis on swimming technique.  Tim swam with local swim clubs including the Willow Run Flyers and Ypsi Otters before competing at Ypsilanti High School where he specialized in the 100 Fly and 200 I.M.  Tim lives in Novi with his wife and two girls and is a Park Planner with the Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

Emily Catherine Ifversen

Assistant Coach

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Elizabeth Ann Pall

Assistant Coach

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Board of Directors

Ebon Wilkins

President

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Ivana Vucelic

Vice President

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Dianna Diffenderfer

Treasurer

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Kristin Van Raaphorst

Secretary

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Georgina Teo

Registration Secretary

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Janis Johns

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Fan Lan Wu

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Rajeev Kumar

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Lisa Collias

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La Shirl Turner

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