Gunnar enters his fifth season with the Bull Sharks.
Prior to his time in Northfield, Gunnar served as Interim Head
Coach for the River Falls Swim Club. Prior to RFSC,
Gunnar was an assistant coach for a summer rec team and helped out
with the novice program on the club he grew up on. Gunnar
also is entering his fourth year as an Assistant Coach with
Carleton College and third year as a coach for the KnightCrawlers
(the Masters group in town). Gunnar is also Minnesota
Swimming's Camps Coordinator. In his down time Gunnar
does stadium stairs (weather permitting), swims (some) and is a
professional Noon Baller at Carleton's West Gym. He follows
the Milwaukee Bucks, Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badger
athletics closely. He also enjoys a good game of cribbage,
Ticket to Ride, Sequence or Settlers of Catan.
Lead Assistant Coach
This will be Chris’ fourth season with the
Bullsharks. He brings over 25 years of coaching experience
both from USS and High School levels. Previous club teams
have been Black Dog, Black Line and Richfield swim clubs. He
has also coached for St. Thomas Academy (Non-Free Coach), Jefferson
(Boys and Girls Head Coach), and Kennedy (Boys Head Coach).
Currently he looks forward to his 9th season as the Head Coach
for the Eagan Boys Swim Team where they will be defending
Conference and Section champions. He is a 5 time Section
Coach of the Year and 7 time Conference Coach of the Year and in
2015 was the Class AA Boy's Coach of the Year. Chris is also
entering his 2nd season as the Head Coach of the Northfield
High School Gator Girls team. He will be the first to remind
you that he swam exactly zero of the events that helped those teams
be successful. He feels incredibly lucky to be surrounded by
so many great families that have produced fantastic kids who happen
to enjoy the sport of swimming almost as much as Chris does.
Chris feels that our sport attracts intelligent, hardworking,
creative kids who are eager to find out just how good they can be.
This is Anna’s first year coaching for Northfield Swim
Club. Anna is a junior at Carleton College where she is majoring in
Political Science and is on track to obtain a teaching license in
social studies for grades 5-12. Anna has previously coached at
Stanford Nike Swim Camp alongside coaches Greg Meehan, Ted Knapp,
and Tracy Slusser for the past two summers. In addition, she
coached at Virginia Vale Swim Club during the summer of 2016. Anna
swims for Carleton and has 14 years of experience in the sport. In
her spare time, she loves traveling, hiking, and reading. She is
excited to coach for the Bullsharks this season!
Jack started coaching with the Bullsharks in the
summer of 2017. Jack is a junior at St.Olaf college studying math
and biology. In the future Jack would like to do data analysis for
biological systems. Jack previously coached for the Hopkins
Hurricanes swim club during the summer of 2016. In his spare time
he enjoys backpacking and hanging out with friends. Jack is excited
to be coaching the Northfield Swim club! Go Bullsharks!