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Coaching Staff

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

Emily Melina

Head Coach

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Emily swam at UCLA and was a four year varsity swimmer.  She was a finalist at the Pac-10 Championships and a member of the All-Academic Pac-10 team multiple years.  Voted Most Inspirational and Hardest Working by her teammates, Emily values character in and out of the pool.  Emily swam for and learned from renowned coaches Cyndi Gallagher (UCLA Women's Head Coach), Greg Meehan (currently the Stanford Women's Head Coach and 2016 Olympic Coach), and Jay Benner (club coach of Olympians Nathan Adrian and Dana Kirk). She has coached swimmers of all levels and developed swimmers into Olympic Trials qualifiers, USA Swimming All-Time Top 100 athletes, multiple National Top 10 Ranked athletes, and many kids who have gone on to swim in college, graduate, and find success beyond the pool.

Patrick O`Toole Beasley

Associate Head Coach

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Patrick returns to LOSC in 2021 as Associate Head Coach.  Starting with LOSC in 2012, Patrick worked with all groups from beginning to national level athletes.  In 2017 Patrick won OSI Age Group Coach of the Year.  In 2018, Patrick returned to Knoxville, TN and began working as Tennessee Aquatic Club (TNAQ) and volunteering with the University of TN womens team.  During this time, Patrick worked with Olympians, Olympic Trials finalists, NCAA Champions and top level age group athletes.  Patrick has an enthusiasm that brings out the best in his athletes.  Patrick swam four years at University of TN and majored in Engineering.  He enjoys crossfit, biking, coffee, and hanging out with this giant dog THOR.

Michael Woodward

Head Age Group Coach

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Michael comes to LOSC after a year with Chehalem Swim Team.  Prior to CST, Michael served as the Head Senior Coach for the Spokane Waves Aquatic Team where he coached multiple regional, sectional, and national level athletes.  During his time with SWAT, he coached one athlete to a Junior National title as well as a spot on the USA National Junior Team.  Michael brings a huge amount of experience, enthusiasm, and love of the sport.  Michael swam at Whitworth University where he was an All-American, his wife Natalie is the current Head Coach of George Fox University.

Jessie Bohner

Head Developmental Coach

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Jessie has a love for coaching and helping all athletes appreciate the water.  Bringing years of experience in lessons, age group club coaching and dryland, she has been instrumental to LOSC's growing developmental program and building our 10&U swimming.  Jessie brings an enthusiasm, creativity, and compassion to her work every day.  LOSC's 10&U athletes have repeated outscored all of OSI at the State Championship year in and year out.  Outside of work, Jessie enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, paddleboarding, and hanging out with her dog Breslin.  She is an avid Chicago and Pittsburgh sports fan, as well as Michigan State University (her alma mater).

Keith Rountree

Assistant Coach

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Alex Nikitin

Assistant Senior Coach

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Courtney Szper

Billing Manager

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Board of Directors

Troy Tetsuka

President

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Grace Yoon

Vice President/Volunteer Director

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Lea Sturges

Membership Director

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Debbie Rumsey

Treasurer

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Judy Chen

Meet Director

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Stephanie Rubenstein

Accounts Payable

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Sunny Burden

Ways and Means Director

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