Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to registration, workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact Head Coach Alex Lindstrom. For all administrative related questions, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, or volunteer opportunities, please contact one of the board members displayed at the bottom of this page.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Alex Lindstrom

Alex Lindstrom

Head Coach
Lead Coach Senior I, Senior II

Email: headcoach@mantasswimclub.com

Alex came to Mantas Swim Club in 2008 after coaching for 9 years as the Head Coach of Monticello Swim Club. Alex's philosophy on swimming competitvely is based on technique. He believes swimming to be a lifelong sport for ALL abilities, as long as you're having fun.

"The more efficient you can swim, the faster you can go. Swimming FAST is FUN!"

In addition to the Mantas, Alex is the Assisstant Head Coach for the Men's and Women's Swim Teams at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN.

Assistant Coach Daisy Felty

Daisy Felty

Assistant Coach
Lead Age Group Coach

Email: coachdaisyfelty@gmail.com

Daisy swam competitively from ages 13 ý 21 both for her high school and Mantas. As a high school swimmer Daisy enjoyed competing in the 100 fly but focused on the 200 and 500 Free and was a section qualifier in both races.

With a BS from Minnesota State University ý Mankato in Family Consumer Science Education Daisy will be teaching for Mankato Area Public Schools split time at East and West High Schools.

As an Age Group Coach, Daisy has loved helping athletes make the connections for stroke development. Daisy has used her passion for Age Group swimming by being named an assistant coach for the Minnesota Zones team for:

  • 2013 (13-14 Girls)
  • 2014 (13-14 Girls)
  • 2015 (11-12 Girls)
  • 2016 (11-12 Girls)

When Daisy isn't on deck you can find her playing with her two dogs Jax and Keyser, golfing or going to Vikings and Wild games.

Assistant Coach Luke Weyandt

Luke Weyandt

Assistant Coach
Assistant Senior I Coach

Coach Luke Weyandt has been coaching for the Mantas the past three summers as Senior I Coach. He loves working with the athletes in his group. He finds that they always are making jokes and laughing all while working hard in practice.

Coach Luke has been coaching high school swimming for 8 years and is currently the swim coach for the St. Peter Girls High School team. He also works with Alex as an assistant swim coach for Gustavus Adolphus College for the past 4 years. Coach Luke was also involved in collegiate swimming and track all four years at Gustavus.

Assistant Coach Matt Van Fossen

Matt Van Fossen

Assistant Coach
Assistant Age Group Coach

Coach Matt has been involved with the Mantas as both an athlete and coach over the last 3 years. After returning to the Mankato area to pursue a degree in Information Technology at MSU, Matt felt the desire to try to break his collegiate best times. He started swimming as the "old man" in the club, and stepped onto deck to coach as the opportunities arose. After 2 years of fun and a few new personal bests, Matt decided to retire his cap and goggles and begin his current role as the Assistant Age Group coach.

Outside of the pool, Matt's interests include cars, technology, and weightlifting. In addition to Mantas, Matt is a Web Developer at his alma mater, Gustavus Adolphus College.

Assistant Coach Paul Vasquez

Paul Vasquez

Assistant Coach
Lead Novice Coach

Email: coachpvasquez@gmail.com

Coach Paul is in his first season with the Mantas, coming to the club from Delafield, Wisconsin. During his 17 years of coaching experience, Paul has had the opportunity to work with athletes of all ages and abilities ranging from Novice swimmers to High School State Champions. Most recently, Paul headed Age Group with the Elmbrook Swim Club, specializing in athletes aged 6-12 ready to step up in training groups. He looks forward to helping shape this program, and giving our athletes the tools necessary to to become life long swimmers.

In addition to Mantas, Paul works as a Special Education Teacher for MNVED. He enjoys spending his time away from the pool with his wife and three boys geocaching, attending sporting events, watching movies, and playing board games. They are BIG Disney fans so be prepared for Disney Trivia at practice.

Coaching Staff