Coaches & Directors
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 administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.
Coaching Staff

Dion L Erbes

Head/Purple Group Coach


Dion was a competitive swimmer for 14 years. He started swimming with the YMCA in Worthington, MN at the age of 9. Moving to Apple Valley just before his Junior year he swam for Apple Valley High School and the Valley Dolphin Swim Club. After high school he attended St. Cloud State University where he swam all 4 years and recieved his degree in Elementary Education.

Dion started coaching with the Valley Dolphin Swim Club in 1990.  He coached there for six (6) seasons.  In 1996, the club changed its name to the Dolphin Aquatics Team and is now part of Blackline Aquatics.

In 1993, Dion worked in the St. Cloud area as the Head Coach of the St. Cloud YMCA Swim Club.  As the head coach at the YMCA, he coached swimmers to the YMCA National and USA Swimming Junior National Championships.  From 1993 to 1996, the St. Cloud YMCA Swim Club placed in the top five for the Class portion of the USA Swimming MN State meets and placed in the top 10 in Class.  In August of 1997, he took the Head Swim Coach job with Cathedral High School, where he coached them to the best season record in 5 years.

In November 1998, Dion worked as Head Coach with District 192 Community Education to establish the Farmington Tigersharks Swim Club.  In November 1999, the Tigersharks ventured out on their own.  Dion has continued his position as Head Coach for the club.

Mr. Erbes also teaches 5th Grade at Riverview Elementary School in Farmington.


Wife: Robyn

Children: Blake, Natalie, & Logan

Dogs: Josh, & Ruby

Phil J Weix

Novice Group & Blue/Indigo Group Coach


Phil joined the Tigersharks coaching staff in the fall of 2008.  Phil was the primary coach of the Novice Group and the White Group.  In the fall of 2012, Phil started coaching the Blue/Indigo Group.  He is still the primary coach of the Novice group. 


In the 2011-2015 school years, Phil was the assistant coach the FHS Boys High School Team. 

Allen M Berg

White Group/Blue & Indigo Group Coach


Allen is a former Tigershark swimmer, who started coaching with Tigersharks in the Fall of 2016. 

Board of Directors

Chris Burlingame



Tim Willis

Vice President


Stephanie Samuell



Bill Stephan

Member-at-Large, MSI Representative


Steve Gehrke