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Our Coaches are some of the wackiest around: willing to dress up like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, babies, rock stars, and even ice cream cones! Hardworking and dedicated, almost all our coaches are alumni of the Monona Swim and Dive Club. With their knowledge, skills, humor, and encouragement, they turn out a superb group of swimmers and divers each year. Please see a listing of our swim coaches and our dive coaches below, along with contact information and short bios.

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.

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Coaching Staff

Kelly Chadesh

Head Swim Coach

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Kelly is the current head coach for the boys team at Monona Grove High School and an eighth grade science teacher at Glacier Creek Middle School in Cross Plains. Kelly has 17 years of swim team coaching experience.  She started with the Peoria and Elmhurst YMCA programs and most recently with the Dunlap High School teams and club team the Dolphins from her home town of Peoria Illinois. She played soccer for Elmhurst College and graduated in 2007.

Wendy McNall

Head Dive Coach

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Wendy is excited about joining the Monona Swimming and Diving community as head Dive coach this summer!  Wendy has spent a lifetime around the pool both in the water and on deck since the age of 6.  She swam competitively through high school in the Baltimore, MD area and then attended the University of North Carolina where she earned All-American status 4 times as a collegiate swimmer.  She also dove from the age of 8 through her high school years in Maryland and even in one collegiate meet as a Tarheel.  Wendy has coached swimming at the high school, club, and collegiate levels, but is new to the diving coaching world and is excited about sharing her knowledge and experience with the Monona Divers.  Wendy is a licensed physical therapist and the program director of the PTA program at Madison College during the academic year.  She brings a wealth of knowledge about injury prevention, cross training, and the importance of core conditioning.  She is grateful for the support of her husband Mark and their two children, Sierra and Trinity.

Amber Earleywine

Swim Coach: 9-10 & 13-14

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Coach Amber began swimming at age nine for the Rockford Marlins and continued her swimming career at Rockford Guilford High School and Michigan State University for a total of 13 years.  She placed in the top 12 each year in the Illinois State High School meet and was named an All American in the 100 Butterfly and 400 Freestyle Relay.  Amber was recruited by UW-Madison, North Carolina State University, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Michigan State University, where she ultimately competed for 4 years.  During college, Amber helped coach MSU’s summer swim camps.  Post collegiately, she has not been far from the sport coaching at the Rockford Marlins for 4 years and Rockford Boylan High School for 7 seasons (7 girls/2 boys) as an assistant.  Currently, Amber teaches Biology at Stoughton High School and is the Assistant Coach for the Girls & Boys Swim Teams.   Her favorite aspect of coaching is witnessing the growth and progress in her athletes both in the pool and out.  Previously, Amber taught 7 years at Rockford Boylan as an AP Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Biology teacher.   Amber is excited to join the MO staff for her 3rd season and is looking forward to a wonderful and fun summer season!  

Jen Johnson

Swim Coach: Unified Group

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Jen began swimming at the age of seven for the Chippewa Falls YMCA. She swam for the next 12 years for the Chippewa and Eau Claire YMCA. After high school, she swam four years at Northern Illinois University. She was mainly a distance swimmer and occasionally did backstroke. After retiring from swimming she greatly missed the sport and began coaching the pre swim team clinics in Aurora, Illinois until she moved to Madison. At that point she started coaching for Sun Prairie Piranhas in the Tri-County League in 2003. In 2004, both her and her husband began coaching the Men’s Swim Team at Madison East High School. She coached both teams until starting a family in 2006. Jen has been a teacher for the past 15 years and is currently a special education teacher at Glacial Drumlin Middle School in Cottage Grove. In 2013, she started a new role in swimming as a swim parent. She is now hoping to give back to the sport of swimming as it had provided so many opportunities. Jen is excited to continue working with the MO coaching staff.

Lars Doll

Swim Coach: 8 & under

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This will be Lars' third year coaching with Monona Swim and Dive and he absolutely loves it. Swimming has been a big part of his life since he was a nine year old swimming for Monona. Lars is currently studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to get a degree in computer engineering. 

Liz Hrodey

Swim Coach: 8 & under

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Liz Hrodey and her husband (Andy), children (AJ and Allie) live in Monona. Liz is looking forward to working with our U8 swimmers this summer. Liz has been an educator for 17 years at the high school level. She has coached basketball, swimming, softball, and soccer at multiple youth levels.Liz enjoys seeing those involved in activities grow, learn, experience, and develop a passion for something they can use throughout their life. As a former swimmer, college athlete, and ocean lifeguard (East Coast), Liz knows it takes time to develop the necessary skills to achieve at high levels. Liz's goal for our swimmers is to help them gain confidence in themselves and their swimming skills, while having a positive summer swim team experience.

Callie Hebert

Swim Coach: 13-14

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Callie begins her Masters at Wisconsin for athletic administration. This will be her fourth year as part of the Monona Magicians family and has enjoyed every second of it. “The atmosphere is full of some fun and lots of  energy. Looking forward to another great season!”

 

Jennifer Keller

Swim Coach: 9-10, 11-12 & 15-18

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Coach Jennifer began swimming with MO in 2004. She was a junior coach for three years, and this is her second year as an age group coach. Jennifer is currently attending the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where she is studying Elementary Education and also swimming. She loves MO’s family atmosphere and how the team has kept the magic of Monona Swim and Dive alive throughout the years. She is so excited to be apart of the MO family and to be able to help every swimmer improve! 

Grace Storms

Swim Coach: 9-10 & 15-18

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Grace will be a Junior at UW-La Crosse where she is also member of the UW-L Swim and Dive Team.  She started swimming with MO when she was 7 years old. This is her fifth year coaching for MO and she says “I love the positive energy of this team, from cheering each other on at meets to helping out at practice. We are one big family!”

Keely Frankwicz

Swim Coach: 11-12 & 15-18

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I swam for Monona Swim and Dive since I was 6 years old and this is my 2nd summer officially coaching. I now study and swim at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. I keep coming back to MO because of the community atmosphere and the love of the sport. MO is where I had my best memories growing up and I hope to continue the tradition as a coach!

 

Lauryn Christianson

Swim Coach: 8 & Unders

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Lauryn will be a sophomore at UW-Madison majoring in Marketing and Management.  She started swimming for MO at age 7 and continued through high school at Monona Grove.  This is her third year coaching with MO. Lauryn says “I love how the team is like one big family since a lot of us started at a young age and grew up together. Now it’s super fun to coach the 8 and unders and be a small part of their start on the team!”

Erik Doll

Swim Coach: 11-12

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Going onto his 11th summer on the MO team, Erik has become very talented swimmer. He only likes to swim freestyle, nothing else. He has made many friends around his age throughout this time, and he would like to extend it even further to the younger portion of the team. He is very excited to work with his younger teammates, and he can't wait to meet all of the 11-12's.

Connor Keith

Swim Coach

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Connor graduated from Monona Grove in 2017 and will be a sophomore at UW-Madison. He swam competitively for 10 years and swam for 4 years with MO. He has coached MO for 3 years and spent the last year coaching for Madison Aquatics Club. He loves seeing all of the kids get better and having fun with all of their friends at practices and meets. He is looking forward to coaching and spending time with all of the 8 & unders and 9-10s.

Jordan Allen

Swim Coach: Unified Swim

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Jordan started his swimming career swimming at Monona Swim and Dive when he was just 7 years old. He is currently a sophomore attending the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and is planning to study Marketing or Communications. Jordan also competed for the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire swim and dive team in the 2018 WIAC conference. He loves the fun energy that is present with this team. He looks forward to having lots of fun and dressing up for meets!

Angelique Steenhagen

Junior Coach

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Angelique Steenhagen is a graduate of Monona Grove High School and will be attending University of Richmond in the fall. She swam for the Monona Grove Varsity Swim team all four years and was a captain for 2 years. She has been swimming competitively for MO and BAC since she was 12 years old. She really enjoys coaching for the 8 and Under age group and is excited to see what the summer season brings as a coach and as a senior swimmer.  

Ainsley Parvin

Junior Coach

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I will be a Freshman at UW-Madison this fall. This is my 12th year swimming and third year coaching for MO. Despite MO being a big team, I love how connected and supportive everyone is of each other, and it opens you up to the world of swimming! Fun facts: I did love swimming, show choir, and cheese curds!

Eric Storms

Junior Coach

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Eric Storms has been a part of the Monona Swim and Dive Team for 14 years(including this season!). He also has swims for Madison Aquatics Club. This is year 3 of junior coaching for him and he is more excited than ever to coach the younger swimmers and help them have the most fun possible! In the fall, Eric will be attending the University of Michigan where he will be swimming and studying biomedical engineering. 

Cassandra Keller

Junior Coach

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Coach Cassandra has been swimming with MO since 2006, the last time MO hosted All-City. She began swimming when she was four years old for MGM Aquatics and has also swam for YDC and BAC. This is her second year as a junior coach. Cassandra is going to be a senior at Monona Grove High School. Her favorite part about MO is watching how much everyone improves throughout the summer and how their hard work pays off. 

Ben McDade

Junior Coach

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Ben has been a proud magician since he was 5 years old and has had a passion for swimming ever since. Ben just graduated from Monona Grove High School, where he has been a part of a 4-year state championship run.  He finished his HS career with a record breaking 15 gold medals.  Year-round he swims with BAC (Badger Aquatics Club).  In the fall he will be heading to Indiana to study and swim as a Hoosier.  Ben loves to work with the younger swimmers - sharing his love for the team and the sport as a whole.  You can find him on deck during morning practice with the 8 and Unders and leading cheers before the meet on Saturday mornings.

Jacob Lippiatt

Junior Coach

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Coach Jacob has been swimming since 2008, when he was seven years old. He’s been a part of many different teams including BAC, MAC, and the MG boys high school team where he helped win 4 state titles. This is Jacob’s 3rd year coaching and hopes to come back as a coach again next year. Because of his love for his 10 & Unders, he plans to study elementary education at Wheaton College in the fall. 

Hanna Doll

Junior Coach

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I have been swimming with the Monona Swim and Dive Club since I was 5 years old. This is my first year as a junior coach and I am super excited to have this opportunity and watch these kids grow and improve! Both of my older brothers swam for MO for 13 years and they are coaches as well. Along with Monona Swim and Dive Club, I have swam for MAC and YDC. I am going to be a junior at Monona Grove High School. My favorite part about MO is watching all the fun happen and making memories through the summer. MO has also given me some of my closest friends. 

Belle Foley

Junior Coach

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I am a junior at Monona Grove.  I have been on MO since I was 5 years old.  I can sing the ABC’s backwards.  Pretty talented, huh?  I have a little brother also on the team.  I love all the memories made over my years of swimming and friendships I will have forever.  And mostly I love all the little smiling faces every day!

Mary O'Malley

Junior Coach

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This is Mary’s first year coaching but she has been swimming for MO since she was 7 years old. She has two brothers Ryan and Danny and two Golden retrievers Marley and Bailey. Mary swims for the Monona Grove High School team and is really looking forward to another fun summer with MO.

Board of Directors

Erik Gennerman

President

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Amy Foley

Vice President

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Sue McDade

Registrar, All City Board Representative

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Kelly Chadesh

Head Swim Coach

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Wendy McNall

Diving Board Rep and Head Dive Coach

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Phil McDade

Secretary

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John Ryan

Treasurer

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Anne Saloma

Co-Communications

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Michelle Stodola

Co-Communications

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Brian Johnson

Personnel

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Jennifer Garrett

Social

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Cheri Daugherity-Knight

Social

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Melinda Menge

Concessions/Hospitality

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Nicole Rosenthal

Awards

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Jessica Kowalske

Clothing/Apparel

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Amy Russell

Clothing/Apparel

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Pete Jaeger

Scoring

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Brian Elfers

Member-At-Large

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