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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, clothing questions, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

2018 Coaching Staff

Jo Jekel

Head Coach, 11-12's, 13+ Asst.

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Taylor Jackson

13 and Ups, 11-12 Asst.

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Hi! My name is Taylor and I am excited for my second year as a coach for Seminole! I am originally from Maryland, and swam for summer and club teams there starting at age 6 (although, for my first few years, I wore bikinis to practice every day and clung to the lane line for survival during meets). My favorite event was 500 free! I stuck with swimming by guarding, coaching, and teaching lessons in high school and college.

I graduated from UW-Madison in 2016 and currently work with first-generation college students at the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County! I also have a beautiful fur-baby (pitbull), Emma, who keeps me busy!

Looking forward to a fabulous summer!

Erik Wickstrom

9-10's

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Joining the Seminole coaching staff for the 4th year, this year Erik (and Julia) will coach the 9-10's age group. Before Erik started coaching at Seminole he spent a few summers as a lifeguard (head guard) and swim lessons instructor here at Seminole. Erik graduated from Verona Area High School in 2014 after swimming all four years and serving as team captain his senior year.  Erik swam 11 summers of All-City Swim League experience with Ridgewood pool. He currently attends (and swims for) UW-La Crosse.

 

Julia VerVoort

9-10's

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Carrie Snodgrass

8 and Unders, Shark Bites

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Sammy Seymour

8 and Unders, Shark Bites

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Hey, sharks!

I'm Sammy and I am very excited to be coaching the 8 and unders and Shark Bites this summer! I have been swimming at Seminole since age 5, and diving at Seminole since age 8, so when my eligibility for being a member of the Seminole swim and dive team was up, I figured the obvious next step was to become a coach. 

As for my non-summer life, I just finished my junior year at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. I am a part of the swim team there. As of right now I do not know what I want to study, but after being a co-choreographer of this year's Flash Mob, I think I might have found my calling as a dance major...

I'm looking forward to an amazing year, see you all at the pool!

Joe Culver

8 and Unders, Shark Bites

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Jacob Wellnitz

8 and Unders, Shark Bites

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Hey Seminole Sharks!

My name is Jacob and I am very excited to be coaching the 8 and Unders and the Shark Bites for the first time ever this year! I grew up in Fitchburg and graduated Verona High School in 2017 after swimming on the high school team for 4 years and being captain my senior year. Besides high school swim I also swam for BAC as well as the great Seminole Sharks. I started swimming at the old age of 6 right here at Seminole and fell in love with the sport, eventually settling into the world of a distance swimmer.

Besides swimming, many members may recognize me from swim lessons, as I taught them at Seminole for 3 years (and some of you may recognize me from my short stint as a dive lesson instructor). I attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where I plan on majoring in Chemical Engineering and am a member of the swim club there. 

I plan on watching some lightning fast swims this summer and look forward to seeing you all!

Logan Samuelson

Stroke Coach

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Trevor Sisson

Head Dive Coach

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Trevor Sisson is back for his fifth season at Seminole. He was a 3-time All-City Dive champion & a Division II state champion his Senior year at Monona Grove High School.  Trevor is currently coaching diving at UW-Whitewater and attending UW-Milwaukee. Trevor really enjoys long moonlit strolls.

Board of Directors

Jane Feller

Swim Team Rep - Seminole Board Member

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Louisa Enz

Clothing

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Stacy Renkens

Clothing

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Jolen Neumann

Concessions

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Heidi Updegrove

Dive Team Rep

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Rick Zuehl

Officials

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Ronda Beggs

Social Coordinator

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Matt Lorson

Clerk of Course

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Amy DeWald

Treasurer

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Mike Johnstone

Treasurer

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Jane Feller

All-City Board Rep

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