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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 our Executive Director. 

 

Coaching Staff

Britta Wyatt

Executive Director

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Britta is also our Head Developmental Coach. She has been coaching since 1999, and has been with TEAM (formally known as EYAC) since 2001.  She grew up swimming in Southern CA, and has always had a passion for the sport. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University and is a Level 3 ASCA Certified coach.  Although developmental coaching is her specialty, she also coaches high school swimming for South Eugene HS, and substitute teaches at Thurston Elementary School.  She lives in Thurston with her husband Jason, daughter Reese, and son Brody. 

Scott Kerr

Head Senior Group Coach

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Jill Black

Head Age Group Coach

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Coach Jill brings a wealth of competitive swimming experience--both professional and personal--to Team Eugene Aquatics.  She is the newest member of our coaching staff, joining us September, 2015.

Coach Jill co-owned and head coached Columbia-Willamette Swimming, a Portland-based club (2006-13) and was the senior coach for Maverick Aquatics (2014-15) until joining the TEAM staff.  She has also served on 3 Oregon All-Star teams (2004, 2007-09).

Coach Jill was a multiple-event finalist in 5 Canadian National Swimming Championships before accepting an athletic scholarship from the University of Washington.  She graduated with a BA in Kinesiology in 1984.  "Dr. Black" also holds a masters degree in sport psychology (UO, 1991) and a PhD in counseling (OSU, 2002).

Jill lives in Eugene with her husband, Chris, and their 3 cats:  Little Thing, Winston, and Simon Smeech.  When not on deck she publishes a weekly workout blog:  www.workoutsoffthebeatenpath.wordpress.com 

Tia L Berg

Assistant Coach

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Tia grew up in central Oregon where she swam for the Bend Swim Club for many years. She continued her love for swimming through high school and in college when she moved to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon. Tia began coaching for Marist Catholic High School in 2013 and was excited to join the Team Eugene coaching staff in 2014. 

Denise L McEwen

Assistant Coach

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Denise McEwen grew up in North Canton, Ohio where she began swimming at age 8.  She competed most of her youth for her local YMCA and club team and continued to compete throughout high school.  In 1999, she continued her passion for swimming by coaching at her former high school and age group swimming programs.  Denise also has her Master’s Degree in Education.  She was a special needs preschool teacher in Ohio for 12 years.  Denise moved to Eugene in August 2015 where she currently resides with her husband John and two sons, Zach and Seth.