Coaches & Directors

 


                         

Coaching Staff

Tom Walsh

Head Coach

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Group: Head Coach - 2018

Club Team: Rochester Swim Club

Favorite swimming event: 100 fly

Favorite Summer Movie: (500) Days of Summer

What are you looking forward to most for the 2017 Zone Meet?: Getting loud and proud as a team, and being at my home pool in Rochester!

Zone Experience: This will be my fifth meet as a zone coach!

Amy Killpatrick Leopold

Team Manager

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Group: Team Manager - 2018

Club Team: Rochester Swim Club

Favorite swimming events: Distance free, 100 Fly

Favorite Summer movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

What are you most excited for at the 2017 Zone Meet?: I'm excited to see our team be the loudest in the pool, have the most fun and swim their hearts out!

Zone Experience: This will be my fourth zone meet as a staff member and my second year as the Team Manager.

Maggie McMahon

Team Manager

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Group: Team Manager - 2018

Team: Riptide

Favorite Swimming Event: 200 Free

Favorite Summer Movie: Boss Baby

What are you looking forward to most about the 2017 Zones meet?: Watching the best kids in the state come together as one team!

Zones Experience: This is my 3rd meet on the Zones staff, and first as a team manager!

 

Haley Spencer

Haley.Spencer@minnetonkaschools.org

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Group: 13-14 Girls

Club Team: MTKA

Favorite Professional Sports team: Green Bay Packers
Your Walk out song: Hells Bells, ACDC
Favorite Swimming event to swim to coach: My favorite event to swim was the 200 breast, my favorite event to coach is the 200 free and 400 IM.
What sport or hobbies do you have: I love to cook!
Do you have any pets if so what and names: I don’t own any, but my family has two dogs- Lambeau and Bennett; as well as two cats- Donald and Butler

Tanya Radintz

Coach

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Zone Group: 13-14 Girls

Club Team: NHCP

What is your favorite professional sports team?: Minnesota Twins

What is your walk-out song?: My Songs know what you did in the dark-Fall Out Boy

What is your favorite event to coach?: Coach-100 breast, swim-1650 free

What do you like to do when you are not on the pool deck?: I like to try anything crafty

Do you have any pets? If so, what are their names? I have a dog named Piper

Kathryn Berg

Coach

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Zone Group: 13-14 Girls

Club Team: Piranha's Swim Club

Favorite Professional Sports team: Minnesota Twins

What is your walk out song: Without Me - Eminem

What is your favorite swimming event to swim to coach: breaststrokes

What sport or hobbies do you have outside of the pool?: swimming and coaching (obviously), trying new restaurants and breweries, tv, reading, exploring parks and lakes of MN, traveling when I can

Do you have any pets?  If so, what are their names?: 2 cats: Miles and Wren

Phil Smith

Coach

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Zone Group: 13-14 Boys

Club Team: Storm

Favorite Professional Sports Team: MN Windchill

Your walk-out song: Sand Storm (Darude)

Favorite swimming event to coach: 50 Free

What do you like to do away from the pool: Play ultimate frisbee

Do you have any pets? If so what are their name(s)?: Dog named Sasha

Zak Trimble

ztrim5447@gmail.com

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Zone Group: 13-14 Boys

Club Team: Saint Paul Piranhas Swim CLub

Favorite Professional Sports team: Cleveland Indians & Browns

Your walk-out song: Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO

Favorite stroke/event to coach: Free & Fly

What are your hobbies outside of coaching?: Hiking & Photography

Any family pets? If so, what is their name(s)?: Dog named Sadie

 

Spencer Rodriguez

Coach

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Zone Group: 11-12 Girls

Club Team: Edina 

Favorite Professional Team: Minnesota Vikings- SKOL!!!

What is your walk-out song?: Immigrant Song- Led Zeppelin

What is your favorite event to coach?: 400 IM

What do you like to do outside of the pool?: I love to read, golf and ride my bicycle super fast!

Do you have any pets? If so, what is their name(s)?: I have a fluffy grumpy cat named Bubba

Courtney Silva

Coach

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Zone Group: 11-12 Girls

Club Team: Aquajet

Favorite Professional Sports team: Minnesota Twins Baseball

Your Walk out song: Levels by Avicii

Favorite Swimming event to swim to coach: Breaststroke & Butterfly

What sport or hobbies do you have: Swimming, spending time with my family, going to the theater, attending sporting events and concerts, traveling

Do you have any pets if so what and names: Lulu ( dog ) & Taboo ( cat )

Chris Laubersheimer

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Zone Group: 11-12 Boys

Club Team: FASTjets

Favorite Professional Sports Team: Vikings

Your walk-out song: Party in the USA

Your favorite event to coach: 200 IM

What are your hobbies outside of the pool?: LARPing

Do you have any pets: 5 cats-MEOW!

Tom Dahl

Coach

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Zone Group: 11-12 Boys
Club Team: Hurricanes
Favorite Professional Sports Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Your walk-out song: Guerrilla Radio-Rage Against the Machine
Your Favorite event to swim: 100FR. Favorite event to coach: 200FR
What do you like to do away from the pool?: Play Basketball, Play Poker

Emily Blasko

Coach

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Zone Group: 10&U Girls

Club Team: Riptide

Favorite Professional Team: Vikings...SKOL!
Your walk-out Song: Michael Jackson's Bad
Favorite swimming event to coach: Fly and Backstroke, any distance. Favorite Event to swim: 200 Fly
What are your sports or hobbies outside the pool?:  love to build things out of wood, hiking, cooking, kayaking and fishing (I always let the fish go!)
Do you have any pets? If so what are their name(s)?: I have a pet leopard gecko named Rex, he sometimes thinks he's a dog and likes to wag his tail, it's so cute!

Jim Andersen

Coach

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Zone Group: 10&U Boys

Club Team: Foxjet

Favorite Professional Team: Minnesota Twins
What is your walk-out song: ”Start Me Up” The Rolling Stones
What is your favorite event to coach: I like them ALL!
What do you like to do outside of the pool?:Running,Walking,Reading, Travel, Spending time with all the generations of my family.

Do you have any pets? If so what is their name(s)?: Joy is our almost two year old German Shepherd.

Marina Budilovsky

budil005@gmail.com

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Group: Floating Coach-helping all groups!

Club Team: NHCP

Favorite Professional Team: Minnesota Wild

Your walk-out song: Eye of the Tiger

Favorite Swimming event to swim to coach: to swim 100 free, love coaching mid distance and distance events

What sport or hobbies do you have: swimming, working out, love traveling

Do you have any pets?  If so, what are their name(s): I'm an "auntie" to my roommates pets : boxer - farrah Pomeranian/ poodle mix- dolce cat - tiny