Coaches & Directors

2022 Coaches

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If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal-setting, or other swimming-related needs, please email the coaches at [email protected].

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

Coaching Staff

Natalie Lafferty

Co-Head Coach

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Senior at Carleton College
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In her third year as a coach for the Brookdale Bucs, Natalie is thrilled to be returning as your Co-Head Coach for the 2022 summer season! Natalie swam competitively for Mavericks Swim Club from 2008-2018, four years for Metea Valley High School, 10 years for the Stonebridge Sharks, and four years for Carleton College. She was a “Top 15 Finisher” in the MIAC Championships in 2019 and 2020 (and hopefully will be in 2022!) In her free time, she enjoys being outside, playing spikeball, hammocking, skiing, and running. At Carleton College, Natalie is majoring in American Studies and minoring in math. After college she plans to attend grad school to get a PhD in History and go into museum work.

“I have a strong passion for swimming, and my goal is to make it fun for others! Swimming is a way to make friends and connect. Therefore, I aim to create a positive and inclusive team culture!

Austin Martinson

Co-Head Coach

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Sophomore at Calvin University
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After hanging up his Brookdale Bucs swim cap after 13 seasons and leaving a trail of 12 Brookdale Bucs team records, Austin returns for the 2022 season as a Co-Head Coach and starts his sixth year of coaching for our team! He’s also swam four years at Metea Valley High School, 12 years at Mavericks Swim Club and is in his second swim season for Calvin University Swim & Dive. During his time as a Brookdale Bucs swimmer, he was awarded the Jenni & Alli Award in 2012 and Buc of a Lifetime Award in 2020. Austin was also a two-time IHSA State qualifier and made the conference team at Calvin University. At Calvin University, Austin is studying Secondary Education Social Studies and Math. He would love to teach middle school math and social studies or high school government.

“As a Bucs Coach, I hope that I can bring fun, positive vibes to the team, whether that is by wearing goofy costumes for different swim meet themes, making Bucs parodies to popular songs, etc."

Board of Directors

Zach Hensley

President

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Dave Gargas

Vice President

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Kelly Mann

Secretary

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Stephanie Volante

Treasurer

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Nikki Guerrero

New Family Liaison

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Carrie Cole

NSC Representative

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Tamara Reddington

NSC Representative

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