Nicole J Sheets
Coach Nikki joined the Select coaching staff in August 2013. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, swimming has always been a big part of her life. At a younger age, Nikki swam for several different teams, including Nebraska Aquatics, Swim Omaha, Greater Nebraska Swim Team and Lincoln Select. She often traveled for swim meets and competed in All-Star, Zones and Sectionals meets.
Nikki attended Lincoln Southeast High School from 2003-2007 where she competed on their varsity team for all 4 years. During her time at Southeast, she specialized in sprint freestyle and breaststroke, winning the 100 breast 4 years in a row at the Heartland Conference Meets and placing in the State Finals each year for sprint freestyle. During this time she spent summers helping coach various city league teams and GNST.
After high school graduation, Nikki moved down to Fort Worth, Texas to attend Texas Christian University (TCU). She swam at TCU for all 4 years, continuing her training in sprint freestyle and also competing for the team as a relay member. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis in English and English as a second language.
Following college, Nikki moved back to Lincoln and is currently an English teacher at Dawes Middle School.
Coach Tiffany joined the Select coaching staff in November 2015. Since the age of 5 years old Tiffany has been swimming competitively until her daughters Chloé and Serenity started swimming. Born and raised in Nebraska, she swam for Eastridge Swim Team, and Nebraska Aquatics. Tiffany also competed in Zones in 1991 and every year in Cornhusker State Games until 2013.
Coach Tiffany attended Lincoln East High School from 1993-1997 where she competed on their team for all 4 years. During her time at Lincoln East, she specialized in 200 freestyle, 500 Freestyle and 100 backstroke. She also competed all 4 years at State finals and placed each year in her 100 backstroke, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay. In 1996 Tiffany helped her team mates break the school record in the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay.
After high school graduation, Tiffany moved to South Dakota on a swimming scholarship with the Yotes at University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She swam for USD for 3 years where she specialized 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and middle distance events. In 1997-98 at the NCC swim meet Tiffany had surprised herself by dropping off a time in the 200 backstroke in prelims that just put her 2/100’s of a second shy of making national cuts. Tiffany also contributed in setting the 400 Medley Relay in both USD meter records and pool records in 1999 (4:44.29) to which the record was not broken until 2013.
After college, Tiffany moved back to Lincoln to continue passion as a Special Education Teacher and Swim Coach at Lincoln High School. In 2006 Tiffany opened up her own daycare and continues to do that today.
Jennifer A Wheeler
Coach Jennifer joined the Select coaching staff in September 2016 after moving to Nebraska from Alma, Michigan. She swam for Alma Flyers Swim Club for thirteen years. Jennifer also swam 4 years of varsity swimming for Alma High School helping break both the 200 free relay and 400 free relay school records. She competed in both the 100 fly and 500 free throughout conference and state meets.
Jennifer graduated from Hillsdale College in May with a degree in financial management. Competing in the GLIAC Conference, she received achieved 3 D2 B cut time standards in the 1,000 yard free, 400 free relay, and 800 free relay.
In addition to coaching, Jennifer is currently a credit analyst at West Gate Bank.
Associate Head Coach
Coach Uriah has been swimming since before
he can remember. He started learning how to swim in Winfield,
Kansas when he was in elementary school and hasn’t stopped
since. When he moved to Lincoln in 4th Grade he competed as a Prairie Life Penguin during the
summers, where he met Coach Greg Fleming who ignited his love for
the sport. He began competitive club swimming when he was in
8th grade at GNST. After his
freshman year at Lincoln East High School, he switched clubs to
Lincoln Select Swimming and swam for them through his College
Career. As a Lincoln East Spartan, Uriah was a 4 time Athletic
Letter recipient from 2009-2012. He competed at the Nebraska State
Swimming and Diving State Championship Meet his sophomore through
senior year in the 100 Breast Stroke, 200 IM, and in multiple state
relays. He was part of 3 State runner up team titles and was a
boy's team captain his senior year. In 2010 he began his coaching
career at Hillcrest Country Club coaching the 10&Unders. He
helped coach the Waterbugs to 4 City CC League Championships from
After Graduating from Lincoln East High School, he began his
collegiate swimming career at William Jewell College under Head
coach Mark Gole from 2012-2016. During his time at Jewell, he was a
multiple school record holder in both the 100 and 200 breast stroke
and several school relays. He still currently holds some of the top
10 fastest times in school history in the 100 and 200 Breast
Stroke, the 200 IM, along with several relay splits. He competed at
both the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) his
freshman year and the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) for his
remaining 3 years. While in college, Uriah learned everything he
could about the sport of swimming including how to train, how to
incorporate race strategy into races, and the cunning edge stroke
techniques of the time.
In 2016, Uriah graduated from William Jewell College with a
bachelors degree in Psychology and accepted a job as a Para
Educator at Lincoln East High School the following school year.
During the 2016-2017 high school winter sports season, he was a
volunteer assistant coach for the Lincoln East Spartans Swimming
and Diving Program. He was also the assistant head coach at
Heartland Aquatics during the 2017-2018 short course and long
course swim seasons. Uriah is looking forward to getting to know
each family and swimmer here at Select and is excited to be back
home at LSS.
Coach Louie began his coaching career in 1983 as an
assistant coach with the Taylor
Pools Sharks(TPS) USA swim team in Taylor, MI. His
talent as a coach and love of the sport was quickly recognized and
he was promoted to the head coach position after one year. The team
grew from 30 swimmers to nearly 100, which was an impressive
accomplishment considering the local high schools did not offer
swimming as a sport. His swimmers attained numerous national Top 16
times, State championships, Zone championships and Junior National
qualifying times. As a team, TPS consistently placed Top 8 in the
State championship meets. After spending time to raise his new
family and start a career as an engineer, Coach Louie took over
Southern Michigan Aquatic
Club(SMAC) in 1997. The team was very small, around 35
swimmers, and within three years it had grown to 170 swimmers.
Swimmers on SMAC broke 19 State records, won nearly 100 individual
State championships, 10 became Zone champions and 6 Sectional
champions. As a team, SMAC was a perennial top 5 finisher at the State
meet. Numerous swimmers achieved National Top 16 times, with one
National #1 swimmer ranking. Coach Louie has also coached swimmers
in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Swim Team Trials, participated in
several National championship and US Open meets and has sent dozens
of swimmers onto the college level for swimming
Since the teams start up in 2008, LSS has become one of
the top teams in the region. They are the current 2018
Short Course and Long Course MW Swimming State champions, earning
each team championship since 2010. Coach Louie has been elected the
Head All Star coach(2010, 2011) and Zone coach(2010) as well as the
2009, 2011 & 2013 Age Group coach of the year. Select swimmers
under his guidance have consistently achieved National Top 10
times, broken numerous MW Swimming records and earned berths on the
All Star and Zone teams. Currently, 11 Select
swimmers have been invited to the Central Zone Select Camp, one of
the highest number of swimmers attending this camp in the Midwest.
Louie handles the administrative duties for the
Coach Nicole joined the Select coaching staff in April 2019. She
was born raised here in Lincoln, Nebraska, and started to
swim at the age of 10. She swam for Greater Nebraska and Select
Swimming throughout her career. She attended Lincoln East
High School from 2013-2017. There she was on the swim team all 4
years. She had many top finishes in her high school career,
as well as a member of the state team all 4 years. Nicole
currently attends The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she
studies Music Education. She also plays trumpet in the
Cornhusker Marching Band. Besides school and coaching, she is a
lifeguard at one of the YMCA’s here in town.
Coach Randy rejoined the Select coaching staff in October 2017.
He previously coached with Select in 2011-2012. Randy comes with
many years of swimming and coaching experience. He swam for Kansas
Aquatics, Topeka West High School, and the University of Nebraska.
In high school, Randy swam at Junior Nationals and was a World
Record holder (Guinness Book of World Records) as a member of a 24
hour swimming relay. He also currently holds several Masters
National Records in Thailand.
Randy has an undergraduate degree in Engineering and a graduate
degree in Cross Cultural Communication. For over two decades he has
lived in Macedonia (Former Yugoslavia) and Thailand, working in a
variety of roles including journalism, humanitarian aid/relief,
education, church ministry, and coaching.
For the past twelve years Randy has coached all levels and ages of
swimmers in Thailand, including multiple members of the Thai
National Team, the Thai National Para Team, and Thai National Age
Group Champions and Record Holders.
One of his mottos is, "Excellence is not a singular act but a
habit. You are you are what you repeatedly do." So as coach, Randy
seeks to create a positive and encouraging environment, where all
swimmers are challenged to succeed to the best of their talents and
abilities, by emphasizing good technique, fast swimming, and
Logan rejoined the Select coaching staff in August
2019. She previously coached with Select in 2016. Logan started
swimming at age 6 and swam for Greater Nebraska Swim Team and
Lincoln Select Swimming. She was apart of many teams including
All-Stars, Zones, Pro-am, and Sectional teams. She was also a MW
Logan started as a head coach fro the Lincoln Woods
Swim Team in 2016. She led her team to a Small Pool Division
Championship in the 2019 season. Away from coaching Logan is
studying Construction Management at UNL and will graduate in