Head Coach / President
Nick joined WEST in September 2010. In high school, Nick swam for Don Lemieux and the Greenwood Swimming where he was a multiple time New Hampshire state champion and junior national qualifier. He went on to swim on scholarship at Marist College where he was a 6-time MAAC conference champion and still holds school records. During college, Nick began his coaching career working with the Marist Swim Club and after graduating from Marist he continued to coach the Cheshire YMCA Sea Dogs while pursuing his MBA degree. After graduate school, Nick worked with 6-time US National Team Coach Don Wagner as the Director of Community Programs and Marketing at Condors Swimming. Since joining WEST in 2010, Nick has coached swimmers to Junior Nationals, National Age Group Top 10 Rankings, NW Regional and PNS individual champions, record holders and PNS Top 10 Team finishes.
Senior Assitant Coach
Bryan started his swimming career at WEST and has seen the program change dramatically over the last 10 years. During one of the periods of coach turnover, Bryan took a break from year-round club swimming but remained an important 4-year member of the Jackson High School team. He soon returned to club swimming and joined Wave Aquatics.
Bryan has experienced many different facets of WEST as a swimmer, instructor, lifeguard and coach. He brings a high level of energy and sense of loyalty, comradery and community to the program that is passed to the swimmers. He started working at WEST in 2011 as a lessons instructor and quickly worked his way up to coaching our Summer Swim Team. He began coaching the club team in 2012 with the Challenge 2 group and then moved to coaching Explore and Discover. He now coaches our Accelerate and Senior groups as well as Masters.
Margaret Brunke is the Explore Group Coach. She has been involved and in love with athletics her entire life. She was a world ranked Scottish Highland Dancer and a successful athlete in Volleyball, where she competed at the Junior Olympics, and Track and Field into college. Margaret has been a Masters swimmer with WEST for about 8 years.
Margaret holds a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and worked for many years in Rehabilitation Medicine until she decided to take on the biggest and most rewarding challenge of her life: becoming a stay-at-home Mom. She has 2 children. MacKenzie (13) who has a passion for the Arts, particularly Drama, and Connor (16) better known as “Brunke”, “Man Child” or “The Ginger Sasquatch” who has been swimming for WEST since he was 7.
Since joining WEST Margaret has worn many hats: Volunteer Coordinator, Office Staff, and most recently, Meet Director. She is also a USA Swimming Official, starting as a stroke and turn judge and working her way to become a Meet Referee.
Margaret says, "WEST has been a second home for me and my family over the years. I am very committed to this team and believe that WEST offers something very special you won’t find anywhere else. I am very privileged to be a part of this organization and am honored to help this team develop amazing swimmers.
"My experiences have led me to truly understand the mindset of the athlete and what it takes to do something day in and day out. My goal as a coach is to not only pass on my knowledge and love of sport but also an understanding that doing something well takes commitment, dedication and most of all a deep love and passion. I truly believe values and life lessons learned through training and competition make for even more amazing and successful individuals. That’s the beauty of sport.
"Enough about me...Lets swim and have some fun!!!!"
Head Age Group Coach / Asst. GM
Tim is the newest member
of the coaching staff and has been with WEST since March 2017.
During high school, Tim swam for Southern Utah Swim Association and
Desert Hills High School where he was a multiple time Utah state
champion. He went on to swim for Truman State University, where he
earned his degree in graphic design. Tim has been a summer league
coach for Southern Utah and McCollum Park Pool, and later became a
graduate assistant coach for his alma mater before joining WEST.
Tim coaches the Accelerate group.