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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 listed at the bottom of this page. 

Coaching Staff

Bryan Walls

Head Coach

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Coach Walls just finished his Twelfth year of coaching. A native of Indiana, Coach Walls has been involved with swimming for nineteen years as an athlete and a coach. A state finalist in cross country, swimming, and track & field Coach Walls went on to compete in all three sports at the University of Indianapolis, a division II institution. Coach Walls transferred to UND in the fall of 1997. Currently an ASCA level Four age group coach, Coach Walls has coached YMCA All Americans, multiple zone and age group state champions as well as several high school state champions. North Dakota coach of the year in the summer of 2002 and spring of 2003 and winter of 2009  Coach Walls has been the head coach of the RRV Wahoos since the fall of 2002. Coach Walls also teaches sixth grade art at Valley Middle School and South Middle School in Grand Forks, ND.

He currently lives in Grand Forks with his wife Sara, son Jackson, and twin daughters Madiline and Reese.

Chelsea Mellenthin

Head Age Group Coach

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Chelsea is in her third year of coaching for the Wahoos. She is a native to the UND Hyslop and swimming. She has been swimming since she was 6 in her small town of Marshall, MN. She grew up swimming for the Southwest Swim Club where her dad was the head coach and eventually made her way to high school swimming as a 7th grader. Chelsea continued to swim throughout high school earning Section MVP and All State Honors during her senior season. She was recruited by the University of North Dakota and spent two years swimming as a Fighting Sioux in mid-distance and distance freestyle events. She earned All American honors in the 4 by 200 freestyle relay at the Division II NCAA finals. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Leadership, as well as a Masters degree in Higher Education. She loves spending time with her husband, Taylor, daughter Josey and dog Molli. 

Chelsea very much enjoys her time at the pool and learning from her swimmers, and looks forward to many more seasons to come! 

Amanda Warzecha

Senior Group Coach

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Amanda Warzecha is in her fourth-year coaching the Wahoos and for the past two seasons has coached the Grand Forks junior varsity high school swim team. Originally from Minnesota, Coach Amanda has been involved in aquatics for over ten years as an athlete and coach. She competed in the top sixteen at the MSHSL Swimming and Diving Championships and was voted MVP by teammates her senior year. Amanda spent seven years as a water safety instructor and lifeguard, while leading others as a veteran WSI. Coach Amanda is currently resident teaching within the Grand Forks School District to receive her Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education, as well as Emotional & Behavioral Disturbances. Coach Amanda believes in the dedication and commitment of young swimmers to accomplish above and beyond what they ever thought possible.“Never underestimate anyone, especially yourself.”

Andrew Hollingsworth

Age Group Coach

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Andrew is in his second year of coaching for the Wahoos. He has been involved with competitive swimming since 2007. As a State Champion in 4 events during High School, Andrew went on to swim for the University of North Dakota in the Fall of 2016. During his freshman year he earned a Varsity Letter Award, eventually scoring in the 200 Yard Butterfly at the Division I WAC Conference Championships. When the sport was discontinued he made the decision to stay and finish his degree in Commercial Aviation. He currently assists lifeguarding and enjoys every second he gets to spend at the pool.

“If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.”

Ashley Hadrava

Age Group Coach

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Evan Brownrigg

Age Group Coach

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Board of Directors & Chair Positions

Mark Schill

Board of Directors / President

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Val Hills

Board of Directors / Vice President

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Stacy Olson

Board of Directors / Secretary

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Andy Bjerke

Board of Directors / Treasurer

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Stephanie Musselman

Board of Directors /ND LSC Rep

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Matt Nilles

Board of Directors

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Stacy Olson

Billing

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Val Hills

Hospitality

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Janna Schill

Meet Manager

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Bryon Hills

Meet Manager

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Stephanie Musselman

Meet Manager

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Matt Nilles

Officials Chair

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Stephanie Musselman

Registration

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Stacy Olson

Awards

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Jason Uhlir

Safety Chair / Safe Sport Rep

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Megan Mariah Berg

Find Raising

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