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Coaching Staff

Todd D Gabel

Head Coach and Aquatics Director

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Todd is the Aquatics Director for Community Education and supervises all Rockwood Swim Club and SwimAmerica programs for the school district. Todd has been with Rockwood Swim Club for over 30 years--10 years as an athlete and 20 years as a coach.  He has coached many of the groups within the club over the years and is currently the Head Coach of the Swim Club.  Todd also serves as the Business Secretary and handles bookkeeping for the club.  Todd is in his 12th year as Head Coach of Boys Swimming and in his 9th year as Head Coach of Girls Swimming at Lafayette High School.  

Todd served as Age Group Chairman of Ozark Swimming from 1997 to 2001.  He has also served as Head Coach of the Ozark All-Star team over the years.  Todd was named Age Group Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2000.

As a swimmer, Todd was the first swimmer to represent Rockwood Swim Club at the Region VIII Swim Meet (Sectionals). Todd attended and swam at Southwest Missouri University.

Todd is a certified instructor of CPR, First Aid, and Life Guarding.  He is married to Connie and has three children, Dalton , Davis, and Annika.

Mary A Liston

National Team Coach

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Team Travel Coordinator

Mary began her coaching career in 1977 at the age group level with Mid-County YMCA.  After stints at Clayton Shaw Park and Parkway Swim Club, she joined Rockwood Swim Club in 1996 and coached both the Senior and National groups. From 1985 to 1995, Coach Liston also handled the Men’s Swim Team at UM-St.Louis. Currently, she works solely with National Group and handles all travel for the swim club.  Mary has Level 4 ASCA certification and has served on the Senior Swimming Committee for USA Swimming since 2002.  She has coached Regional Select Sprint Camp with Dr. Dave Salo, National Select Camp in Colorado Springs, and recently served as Manager for Southern Zone Camp in 2007 and 2008.  Currently, Mary is the Club Development Representative for the Ozark LSC.  Her career in St. Louis spans over 30 years, during which time she has received numerous awards such as Age Group Coach of the Year, Region VIII Coach of the Year, and the Coaching Award of Excellence from CSCAA and ASCA. 

Mary has the responsibility of assisting the college-bound swimmers in their search for the right match of a swimming college. Mary is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Sociology and Psychology. She stays up-to-date in the sport as an active member of USA Swimming and American Swim Coaches Association.   Mary has a daughter, Shannon.

Sean P Harrison

National Prep Group Coach

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Sean Harrison is a St. Louis native who began swimming when he was 9 years old.  Sean started out at the pre-competitive South City YMCA swim team and eventually swam for the Kirkwood-Webster YMCA team and Spirit of St. Louis Swimming.  Sean began coaching the Spirit Swim Team while in high school and worked with the 6-9 year old Developmental Group.  While attending Lindbergh High School, Sean played water polo and swam all 4 years.  He qualified for the state championships all 4 years and had Sectional cuts in several events. 

After high school, Sean attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec for 2 years where he earned his Associate degree.  While at Meramec, Sean coached for the Flyers Aquatic Swim Team for 2 years as well as the Sunset Hills swim team during the Summer season..  Sean then transferred to the University of South Florida in Tampa to pursue a degree in History.  While in Tampa, Sean coached for the New Tampa YMCA with former Olympic swimmer Mitzi Kremer.  Sean became the Head Age Group Coach for TNTY and coached multiple Junior Olympic qualifiers.  While attending USF, Sean played and helped coach the water polo club.  In addition, he was the assistant coach of the Freedom High School swim team. 

Sean earned his Bachelor’s degree in History in 2007 and began teaching 6th Grade Geography in Tampa.  Sean now lives in St. Louis with Michelle, his wife who also coached with Rockwood.  Sean and Michelle have two children, Christian and Elliana.

Stephen V Schranck

Senior/Senior Prep North Group Coach

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Steven was an age group swimmer with HEAT, and went on to college.  Steven had been coaching with Mary in the National Group and has been a great asset to the swmmers at that level.  He is now the Head Coach for Senior Group and Senior Prep North. We look forward to having him coach with those two groups. Steven is married and has a daughter, JoJo.

Jason R Weise

Gold Group Coach

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Jason is a former Rockwood Swimmer and did his college swimming Rhodes College in Memphis where he swam all four years.  This is his fourth year coaching with Rockwood Swim Club.  We are very happy to have Jason aboard. 

 

Shawna G Bronson

Bronze-North Group Coach

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Shawna has been the Bronze Head Coach for several years and served as an assistant for the group for many years prior.  Shawna began coaching 10 years ago in New Mexico at the swim club level and was an Assistant Coach at the high school level.  

Shawna began swimming as a young child, participating in the YMCA program in Billings, Montana, for several years.  After the 1976 Olympics, she decided that she wanted to be a gymnast.  Shawna competed in gymnastics through her high school years, leaving little time for swimming.  When her own children began swimming, Shawna got involved in the sport again and subsequently got involved in coaching the sport. Shawna is married and has 2 children, Jared and Morgan.

Brian D Kupferer

Silver North Group Coach

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We are happy to have Brian taking over our Silver-North group. Brian joined our staff after returning to St. Louis with his family. He was the Head Coach for Wichta Swim Club and has worked for many years coaching swimmers. Brian's experience is great to have working with our swimmers. 

Katie Dodge

Bronze/Silver/Sr Prep South Group Coach

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Katie joins the staff after coaching Ballwin Summer League Club for a few years.  Katie has been a great addition to our staff and working with groups as assistant coach. 

Brad T Morrison

Assistant Group Coach/National

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Brad grew up in the Kansas City area where he swam for the Kansas City Blazers Swim Club.  Brad was on both the Junior and Senior National Team while with the Blazers, and was a member of a 4-time State Championship Team.  Brad attended the University of Missouri where he received a degree in Marketing.  While at Mizzou, Brad qualified Top 16 at Big 12s all four years of his collegiate swimming career. 

Brad is currently in his 12th year assisting Mary Liston with National.  Prior to joining the Rockwood coaching staff, Brad coached 4 years for a summer league swim team in the Kansas City area.   Brad and his wife, Natalie, have two children.

Elizabeth M Vorbeck

Assistant Group Coach/National

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Kristen E Chalfant

Assistant Group Coach

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Christie N Cloutman

Assistant Group Coach

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Alexander Y Garcia

Assistant Group Coach

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Luke S Harris

Assistant Group Coach

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This is Luke’s second year coaching with Rockwood Swim Club.  He previously swam for RSCA as an age group swimmer and is a Site Supervisor for SwimAmerica as well.  Luke has been a great addition to our coaching staff. Luke had been a swim instructor and site supervisor with SwimAmerica for several years before taking on some coaching responsibilities.

Liz Knoesel

Assistant Group Coach

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Liz joined the staff in the Spring of 2016 after coaching with the YMCA. She as two daughters that swim for the club. We look forward to having Liz work with our swimmers.

Karen H Moellenhoff

Assistant Group Coach

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Leah M Obenhaus

Assistant Group Coach

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Beth Paskoff

Meet Entry Chair

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Beth began working for RSCA in 2009 and is now in the Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed office. She still works with the club on a day to day basis. Beth is married to Ernie and they have two children, Taylor and Laura, who swam for RSCA.

Board of Directors

Tom Dunn

President

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Stephanie L Dolan

Vice President

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Christine Schultz

Treasurer

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Andrea Wegley

Meet Director

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Kristin Joehl

Meet Coordinator

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Lance Tyson

Secretary

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Sherry Pfannerstill

Safety Chair

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Becky L Andricks

Fundraising Chair

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Elizabeth S Wolf

Social Chair

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Paul Swope

Officials Chair

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Todd D Gabel

Head Coach

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Beth Paskoff

Meet Entry Chair

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