Coaches and Directors

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.

 Welcome to the Wobbegong Family,


Congratulations, you have joined a team with a rich history spanning more than forty years.  Hundreds of swimmers have worn the Wobbegong logo with pride—now you are a part of our incredible story!


Coach Bonnie and I  are so excited to get on the deck and cheer you on to do your very best at practices and at meets. 


As coaches nothing is more important to us than providing a safe environment that helps develop the physical, social, and emotional maturity of each swimmer.


Swimmers can count on exciting and tough practices; being challenged both physically and mentally.  We are proud to say this is one place where you will work extremely hard but have the time of your life doing it.  The sense of personal and team accomplishment after a well-executed practice and/or meet is unlike anything else—we can’t wait for you to catch the spirit.


Let’s be clear, we like to win!  But blue ribbons for first place aren’t everything.  A swimmer who improves his/her stroke, beats their personal best time, and conducts themselves in a positive manner is always a winner to us.  We want our swimmers to consistently focus on personal achievement; exceeding their own limits…not just beating the swimmer in the next lane.


So what makes a champion swimmer?  Add water to equal parts; hard work, great friends, big smiles, early mornings, serious team spirit, and supportive parents.  Oh, and don’t forget a dash of good ol’ fashioned desire to win.  If our swimmers show up with those ingredients, we coaches can sure mix the best “batch” of champion swimmers you’ve ever seen.


Is it summer yet? We just can’t wait for the season to start.  Now that you have been bitten by the Wobbegong spirit….let’s get wet!






Coaching Staff

Bonnie Biel

Head Coach


Bonnie Biel (Bartholow) will be rejoing the Wobbegongs for her 4th season as head coach.  She swam for the Wobbegongs for 10 years.  She made it to the National Zone Competition twice in her career.  She was the head coach in Huron during college and was the assistant coach for the Aberdeen Swim Club after graduating from NSU. She is ready for another outstanding season with all of you.                             

Board of Directors

Gary DeJong

Board Member


Michael Kane

board member


Steven Nickels

board member