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.
Lead Coach Senior I, Senior II
Alex joined Mantas
Swim Club as the Head Coach in the Fall of 2008. 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.
Matt Van Fossen
Assistant Age Group Coach/ Senior 2/ College
Coach Matt has been
involved with the Mantas as both an athlete and coach since 2011.
After returning to the Mankato area in 2013 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 in 2015.
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.
Lead Age Group Coach
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.