Coaches & Directors

More information on your 2020 Bucs Coaching Staff is coming soon!

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal-setting, or other swimming-related needs, please contact one of the coaches individually or you can email all of the coaches at [email protected].

For all administrative questionssuch as dues, safety, or policy issuesplease contact the Bucs Parent Board at [email protected].

Coaching Staff

Taylor Frank

Co-Head Coach

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Taylor is excited to be returning to the Bucs this season as Co-Head Coach. Taylor grew up in Brookdale, right behind Brookdale Pool, and some of her fondest memories are centered around the time she spent at the pool. Taylor swam for the Brookdale Bucs beginning at age 7 until she was 18, earning her the Buc of a Lifetime Award. When she reached the age of 15, she became a Junior Coach for the swim team and eventually worked her way up to Age Group Coach and Assistant Head Coach throughout her 10 years of coaching for the Bucs. In addition to swimming for Brookdale, she also swam and played water polo at Waubonsie Valley High School.

Taylor attended the University of Iowa, majoring in English for Secondary Education, and minoring in Spanish. While there, she obtained her English as a Second Language Endorsement qualifying her to teach English to non-native speakers. Taylor currently works as a high school English teacher at York Community High School in Elmhurst, IL, and lives in Wheaton. She is so excited to have a reason to come back to the very best neighborhood this summer after her parents recently moved from Brookdale. Taylor spent the last couple of years obtaining her first master's degree through Elmhurst College in Teacher Leadership with a Special Education Endorsement. She is now back in school for a second master's degree in Literacy with a Reading Specialist Endorsement. Taylor continued to be passionate about coaching during her short time away from the Bucs and also coaches the York Girl's Swim Team and the York Girl's Water Polo Team.

Taylor is passionate about building a competitive team with a strong work and play balance. She is thrilled to work with a group of coaches comprised of many of her first "6 and Under" swimmers, and the opportunity to come full circle with a team that she has a personal connection to, in a place that is truly home. Go Bucs! 

Natalie Lafferty

Co-Head Coach

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Natalie is currently sophomore at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, on the Women’s Swim & Dive team. She specializes in sprint butterfly, backstroke, and freestyle, and her favorite event is the 50 freestyle! Natalie's swim career started on her neighborhood swim team, the Stonebridge Sharks, at age 8 years old. At first, she was a very nervous swimmer and not very confident in her abilities. Throughout her four years of varsity swimming at Metea Valley High School and her 13 years on Maverick Swim Club, she grew as a swimmer and learned to appreciate how special the sport is. This is something she hopes to teach the Bucs swimmers as she encourages positivity and having fun! In a few weeks, Natalie will be declaring a major in American Studies and most likely a minor in Math. She is a huge American history enthusiast, so if you ever want to talk about anything on the topic, she is for sure your go-to person. Natalie is so excited for this summer and she can’t wait for what’s in store!

 

Board of Directors

Deborah Hervey

President

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Rick Cotner

Vice President

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John Schalk

Treasurer

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Zach Hensley

Secretary

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Lindsey Willhite

NSC Representative

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Carolyn Witte

NSC Representatitve

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Carrie Cole

New Parent Liaison

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