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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 issues, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Dave Smith

Head Coach

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Shawn Kornoelje

Head Age Group Coach

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HI, I am Shawn Kornoelje. I am starting my 34th year of coaching, which has included working with all levels of swimmers from Novice to International. I have enjoyed working with Great Lakes Tritons as the Head Age Group Coach! I was a member of the U.S. Paralympic coaching staff from 1998-2004. Assisting in the training and preparation for teams going into the 2000 Sydney Games, the 2002 World Championships in Argentina and the 2004 Athens Games, where I served as the Head Coach of the US National Men’s Paralympic Swim Team. I also served as a volunteer assistant coach for the University of Michigan's Women's swim team, which finished as the NCAA championship runners-up in 1995. The first Women’s Team EVER other than Texas, Stanford, Florida to have that high of a NCAA finish!! During my 11 year tenure at Oakland University as Associate Head Coach, I had the privilege to recruit and coach some outstanding student-athletes. I work very hard to bring all the experiences of my coaching into the Great Lakes Tritons. Breaking down what I believe is necessary for success, both in and out of the water!! I grew up in Zeeland, Mich., and a 1991 graduate of Eastern Michigan University, and a Masters degree from Wayne State in 2006. I live in Clinton Township with my wife, Cheryl Angelelli, a 3x Paralympic Swimmer, and Champion Wheelchair Ballroom Dancer. She won 2 Bronze in 2004 Athens, and 2 Silver in 2008 Bejing Paralympic Games. We have two ‘furry’ children, Lexi and Charlie, ShiTzu’s that like barking at anything that moves outside!!

John L McGuire

Lead Age Group Coach

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Feel free to contact Coach John at 248-949-3334 if you have any questions.

Roada Ndoja

Assistant Coach

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