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VELOCITY Aquatics is here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact our Interim Coach. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Carl Schulze

Head Coach

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Carl first started coaching swimming in 1979 with the Northwest YMCA in Shoreview. During his time there the team won its first three YMCA state championships. Since then Carl has coached several teams in Minnesota and Wisconsin associated with USA swimming. During that time two swimmers he coached have gone on to set National age group records, and he has coached several individuals and relays to Age Group State Championships, and top 8 finishes. Most recently he was the age group coach at The Great Wolf Swim Club. In addition to his coaching expertise, Carl also has a background in education as a former 8th grade science teacher, and is still an active substitute teacher. Carl has an incredible ability to find fun ways to help swimmers at each level develop great technique, and learn to believe in themselves.

Trevor Trimpe

Platinum Lead Coach

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Trevor began swimming at age 7, and then started swimming year round when he was 10. He found his passion for swimming during middle school and high school, and knew he wanted to compete at the collegiate level. Trevor then walked onto the team at Valparaiso University in the fall of 2008. After his freshman season Trevor had performed well enough to earn partial scholarship. He swam all 4 years at Valpo, and still has his name on the schools top 10 list in 3 events. 500 Free(3rd), 100 Breast(7th),and 200 Breast(10th). After college Trevor landed an assistant coaching job at Norwich University, he coached there for 4 seasons. During his time at NU 18 school records were broken. After his time at Norwich Trevor was hired as the Head Swim Coach at WVU-Tech, during his lone season there 9 school records were broken and his teams were honored for their academic success. In addition to his collegiate coaching Trevor has coached for 3 different USA Clubs. Trevor still swims masters, and believes swimming creates self-discipline that can be drawn on at any point in life!

Mark Seguin

Assistant Coach

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Mark started age group swimming at age 11 and swam in Avon, IN for four years before moving to Minnesota.  He swam for two state championship teams at Minnetonka High School, was all-state three years in the 100 backstroke, and won several age group state championships while swimming with the Mach III Flyers.  Mark swam collegiately at St. Olaf College where he was a four year All-American, placing at NCAA Division III Nationals in the 100 fly, 100 back, and 200 back.  Mark is also a Masters Swimmer, still competing in meets occasionally and is the Head Coach of the Delano-Watertown Boys High School Team

Paige Entzi

Assistant Coach - North

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Ever since I was little I have had a passion for swimming. I consider the pool my second home. I swam throughout my high school career and was honored to win the conference meet twice, qualify for state, and also break four high school records. I have coached intramural swimming, taught swimming lessons and have coached for the Alexandria Swim Club for the past six years. I enjoy helping kids improve their technique each day, teaching them what it is like to be a good teammate, and share with them my passion for the sport. I graduated from the University of North Dakota and now teach High School Spanish at Delano. Go Tigers!!!!

Nick Francis

Assistant Coach - North

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Nick started competitive swimming at age 7 and swam through High School on the Bellingham, WA YMCA Swim Team – competing in YMCA Nationals in 1990 & qualifying in 1991. Following High School, Nick joined the US Navy SEAL Teams and served 21 years before moving to Minnesota.  Nick has been an assistant coach with the Metro Marlins Swim Team in Orono for the past three years and has coached many of the Orono swimmers that have recently chosen to join Velocity.  He has two daughters that currently swim - Sammi (age 13) and Ainsley (age 8).  Sammi swims for the Orono High School girls team and Ainsley joined Velocity in September 2018.  Nick is excited to share his love of aquatics with each swimmer!  He believes that sports (especially swimming) is a great way to challenge kids while building the self-esteem and confidence that they will use to succeed in whatever endeavor they choose in life.

Jen Millard

Assistant Coach

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Ryan Rosenow

Assistant Coach - North

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Ryan has coached and participated in several different sports through out his life and believes that many life lessons can be learned through participation in athletics.  He has been a lifelong swimmer and has always been an Olympic swimming fan.  Has seen the positive benefits both in and outside of the pool that a sport such as swimming can provide.  Swimming teaches goal setting, time management, dedication, body control, self-awareness and perseverance, among other life lessons.  Believes that swimming provides a place for athletes of all abilities an opportunity to participate in a sport.  His wife Jennie and three children (Laila, Graysen and Sadie) live in rural Delano.  Outside of the pool he is a farmers market vendor, gardener and father.           

Matt Strobl

Assistant Coach

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Matt started competitive swimming at the age of 8, and competed in the USA Swimming South Dakota Summer League for 10 years. During his competitive years Matt was a 6x Age Group Highpoint Swimmer, and 2x Male Swimmer of the year at the SD Summer Team State Championships. Matt, was also an assistant and co-head coach of his hometown swim team (Milbank Area Lions Swim Team) for 3 years, and helped lead them to their first ever Summer League Team State Championship. Matt previously coached for 6 years as an assistant with the Great Wolf Swim Team. During his time coaching with Great Wolf Matt had several swimmers achieve both State Championship and Zone qualifying times. Matt is a very active and motivating coach, and enjoys watching the growth and improvement of his swimmer's both in and out of the pool.

Bob Amrhein

Assistant Coach - South

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Chaska High School Swim Team

  • Competed 6 years varsity swimming, lettering each year
  • Team captain my junior and senior years
  • Participant in the 1992 State Swim meet in the 200 Freestyle Relay

Saint John’s University (MN)

  • Competed 4 years
  • Team captain my junior and senior years
  • Finished in the top 8 twice in the 100 Butterfly and 3 times in the 200 Butterfly at the MIAC conference meet
  • Held the 5th fastest time in the 200 Butterfly in school history

Michelle Borland

Assistant Coach - South

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Michelle started swimming competitively on the New Hope/Crystal swim team at 7 years old.  She competed at State Meets and Zones in age-group swimming.  In High School, she was captain of the Armstrong High School swim team, competed at State Level.  While in college, she swam on the UWEC swim team for a couple years.  Michelle moved to Florida and, after having kids, was “called” back to the pool deck.  She began coaching under USA swimming while at the Blue Wave Swim Team near Tampa, FL and moved back to MN in 2014.  She is currently an assistant coach for the Waconia Girls High School Team. 

Barb Scouler

Assistant Coach - South

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Barb began her swimming career in Mt. Prospect, IL, where she still holds their record in the 200 Fee from 1980 (1:53.63), 100 Fly set in 1979 (57.78), 500 Free (5:02.04) set in 1979.  In 1978 Barb was State Champion in the 100 Fly and placed second in the 200 free; in 1979 she repeated her championship in the 100 Fly, and added the 200 Free and 500 Free.  That year she also placed third in the 200 Free.

While attending college at Southern Illinois University, Barb competed from 1980 – 1984, finishing her college career as a 16-time All American.  As a freshman, she posted a school record 35 victories, winning 27 individual events, setting 13 school records, and being an AIAW All American in four events.  Barb's swimming success lead to her induction into the SIU Hall of Fame ~six years after graduating with a B.S. in Community Health.  She completed a Physical Therapy Assistant degree in May of 1996 at the College of St. Catherine. 

Katie Kray

Assistant Coach - South

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I started swimming when I was 9 for a small club in Windom, Minnesota before moving to Waconia and swimming club here. I also swam for the Waconia Swim Team for six years. I was on the varsity team for 5 of the 6 years and was apart of the State team the past four years. I have enjoyed and learned so much throughout all of my years in swimming and hope to create an experience where the swimmers feel the same. 

Jillian Blezien

Assistant Coach - South

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I grew up in California and began swimming on a recreational team at the age of 8. For the next 10 years I raced and practiced with both recreational and club teams in my hometown, Rocklin Wave and Wolverine Aquatics. My favorite and by far the most exciting swim experiences I’ve had all stem from the San Francisco Bay. This is where I completed many open water races, some of which include the notorious Alcatraz crossing and the length of the Golden Gate Bridge to Bay Bridge. I have always had a passion for swimming and thrive off sharing that passion with others of all ages and abilities. Transitioning from competing, I have taught swimming lessons for Lifetime Swim and Safari Island Community Center and have coached for the Lifetime Swim Team. My spare time out of the water and off the pool deck are spent with my son, Finn.

Board of Directors

Aaron Benker

Board President

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Phil Kern

Board Vice President

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Judd Wadholm

Board Treasuer

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Michelle Georges

Board Secretary

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Stephanie Grotbo

Board Member

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Jodi Jostock

Board Member

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Chris Semeizer

Board Member

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David Kenison

Team Operations & Administration

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