General Coaching Information

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administration, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact the RSOP office at (218) 726-7128.

Coaching Staff

Ted Patton

Head Coach


Coach Patton has been dedicated to the sport of swimming for over 30 years.  Highlights of his coaching career include Assistant Coach of the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Swim Team, Head Coach of the Chippewa Falls High School Swim Team, and volunteer Head Coach for the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes Olympic Training Center Resident Team.

Coach Patton swam in college at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire earning Team Captian and Hardest Worker awards.  He has been an All American Triathlete and was named as the Minnesota Zone Team Open Water Head Coach.  A guiding principle in his coaching is integrity in action and he believes any goal can be accomplished with the proper plan and commitment.