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Coaching Staff

Heather Howland

HEAD COACH

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Head Coach Heather begins her third season with the Orca Swim Team.  When she started, the Orcas were 22nd in the conference.  Two year ago we placed 17th and last year we placed 13th in the conference.   During the winter Heather helps coach the  Naperville Mavericks Swim Team.  Heather is also a member of the United States Master Swim and Illinois Master Swim Association.  She has competed in 9 National Master Championship Swim Meets.  Heather also is a member of the United States Master Coaches Committee and Awards Recognition Committee.  She presently teaches elementary education at Belle Aire Elementary School in Downers Grove.

Jim Bey

MENTOR COACH

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Coach Bey is coming back again to volunteer to coach the Orca's this summer!  Coach Bey swam both in High School and Intercollegiate at Iowa State University where he placed as high as 4th in the 200 yard breaststroke and 8th in the 400 yard IM at the Big 8 Championships.  Coach Bey has continued his swimming with the Illinois Swim Masters where he has been Master's Swim State Champion.  Coach Bey also has been named an All-American Triathlete several times and competed in the World Championships in Nice France, and has finished 4 Ironman Triathlons.  Coach Bey is also a certified Swim Stroke and Turn Judge and a Starter.  Coach Bey loves to see when swimmer's have time drops and improve their swims.  He also believes in proper form and technique.

Julia Hagenbaumer

Assistant Coach

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A big welcome to assistant coach Julia Hagenbaumer.  Julia is an intercollegiate swimmer for the University of Redlands in Southern California.  Julia will be a junior next fall double majoring in management and art.  Julia has swam for the Naperville Swim Conference since age 5.  She has coached various teams in the conference the past 5 years.  She swam for Naperville Central High School were she qualified for the Illinois High School State Championships in the 100 yard breaststroke.  She is excited to be a part of the Orca Family!

William Lapsey

Assistant Coach

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Assistant Coach William Lapsey will be a junior this fall at Miami of Ohio University.  Coach Will has been swimming since he was 8 years old, across various summer swim teams. William has previously taught private swim lessons and volunteered as a junior coach for the Huntington Barracuda Swim Team. He has been competing with the Maverick Swim Club since the 6th grade, and been>