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.
Lead Coach Senior I, Senior II
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.
Lead Age Group Coach
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
- 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 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.
Matt Van Fossen
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.
Lead Novice 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.