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COACHES

We are here to work with your children to become better swimmers while also having fun and learning about good sportsmanship. If you have questions related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact your child's age group coach or the head coach. For all questions related to administration such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

2020 Coaching Staff
 
Kendra Kalvin:
Head Coach

 

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Hi, everyone! My name is Kendra Kalvin and I am very excited to begin my ninth year coaching with the Stingrays. This summer I will be returning to the Stingrays as the Head Coach for my fifth summer. This team means a lot to me and has always been a huge part of my life!

To share a little about myself, I am in my second year of teaching after having graduated from UW-Eau Claire in May 2018. I am teaching first grade and absolutely loving it! Outside of school I enjoy reading and spending time with friends and family at our cabin.

I am so excited that we are able to swim this year! Please feel free to email, call or meet with me as I am more than happy to answer any questions, comments or concerns.

 

Forrest Peterson: Technical Coach

Hello, I’m Forrest Peterson, a Senior at Middleton High School, and I am excited to be a part of this year’s Cross Plains Stingrays coaching team! I have been on Stingrays for eleven years and have loved every year more than the last. I have no doubt this year will be another great year! The past 3 years as a helper coach I have learned so much, and I am looking forward to using my experience as a technical coach this season. I can’t wait to see all the new faces as well as the many returning ones! I know we will have an amazing team this year! 

In addition to being a helper coach last year, I also swam on the Middleton high school state team and through it have learned more about coaching and set planning. Most of my eleven years as a USA Swimming club swimmer I have qualified for State, and last year I had the chance to swim at a junior national meet. Other activities I enjoy include writing music, hiking, camping, solving puzzles and reading. 

I hope that I will be able to use all that I have learned over my many years of swimming to help make our team stronger all while maintaining the fun atmosphere our team is known for. I have always loved the fun days, and I hope to go all out this year! I am ready for another amazing season! Let’s go Stingrays! 


Halley Johnson: Assistant Coach, 15-18 Age Group Coach

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Hello Stingrays! I am glad to be back for my third summer, as the Stingrays 15-18 age group coach! Coaching for the Stingrays has been an honor and I feel very grateful to have the opportunity to continue to instill the values the Stingrays have always represented.

Over the last decade I have spent my time coaching both College and High School teams as well as club and rec swimmers. I have enjoyed my time with all the teams or individuals I have coached, they have all taught me valuable lessons for life. What is so incredibly special about this team is the family bond that has been built within a great community. I have been a Stingray since I was 3, spending every summer deep in the Stingray way of life. Coming back, a decade later, to feel like I was coming home, like no time had passed, there’s no better feeling. So, needless to say, there is no place I would rather be at 5:30 in the morning then at the pool, ready to convince your teenager that getting into a lukewarm pool is way better than their warm cozy bed. 

I am here for your swimmers, to make this their best experience. I believe communication is key, so please let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email, phone or with a heads up, stopping by after a practice. I am looking forward to a great summer, full of hard-work, dedication & fun! Go Sting!


Jacob Aegerter: Assistant Coach, 13-14 Age Group Coach

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Hello! My name is Jacob Aegerter and this will be my forth year as the 13-14 age group coach. I have been on the Stingrays ever since I was 6 and each year has been a blast can’t wait for this one. I currently grduated from UW-Stevens Point where I studied Chemical Engineering and swam for the team at UWSP as well. I love dogs, ice cream, and spending time with family and friends. Go Sting!

 

 

Hannah Aegerter: Assistant Coach, 11-12 Age Group Coach

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Hi Stingray families! My name is Hannah Aegerter and I will be the 11-12 age group coach this 2020 season. This will be my second season as an assistant coach and I can’t wait for another great season. I just completed my first year at the University of Illinois where I was studying in Molecular Biology and swimming.

Being able to coach this sport means everything to me. I love having the opportunity to do what my previous coaches did for me, and that was just enjoy to swim. Swimming has been a part of my life for the past 14 years and I know it will be in my life for the rest of it. Let’s go Sting!!

 

 

Ian Bohachek: Helper Coach 11 -12

Hi, I’m Ian Bohachek and I am excited to be returning as an 11-12 helper coach with Stingrays this year. I joined Stingrays when I was 6, and now I am 17, so this is my 12th season with our awesome team! I am a junior at MHS, and I have been on the cross country and track teams for 3 years in addition to the high school swim team. When I am not swimming, running or doing homework, you might find me playing the cello for the school orchestra, or solving problems with Future Problem Solvers. 

I worked at the Cross Plains pool the last two summers, and I will be working there again this year. Working at the pool gave me the opportunity to help with swim lessons, and it was rewarding to help swimmers become more comfortable in the water. I look forward to helping the 11-12s grow and develop their swimming as well as continuing to experience the fun and friendships that swimming summers with Stingrays can bring.

 

Owen Roenneburg:  Helper Coach 11-12

Hi, I am Owen Roenneburg, I have been on Stingrays since I was nine years old and I have had nine years of competitive swimming experience.  Additionally, I have swam all four years at Middleton High School on the boys swim team and two years on Badger Aquatic Club. I attend the University of Iowa.  I also have a lot of experience working with kids. I was with the Cross Plains Rec. Department for three years, where I ran day programs in the summer for kids 14 & under, and I have two younger siblings. I am also a certified lifeguard and have been lifeguarding at the Middleton Indoor Pool for two years and the Cross Plains Pool. I also gave private lessons.  I am looking forward to the summer and can't wait to be out on the pool deck coaching for the Stingrays! Go Sting!

 

Emma Neumann: Assistant Coach, 9-10 Age Group

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Hi Stingrays! My name is Emma Neumann, and I am thrilled to be the 9-10 coach this season. This will be my fourth year as a coach for the 9-10s. I was a swimmer for the Stingrays for 13 years and swam on the Middleton High School team for four years. I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying biomedical engineering, and I work for a biotechnology lab primarily with genetics and robotics. 

The 9-10 age group is such an exciting time for any swimmer. It is a big jump from 8 & Unders to 9-10s, but that just means there is even more room for improvement and growth. That is why I love the 9-10 age group so much and am so eager for another amazing season. My goal is that all my swimmers learn what it means to work hard and be dedicated while also having fun and forming a lifelong community. I am very excited to see all of the returning swimmers and all those that are new to the team, and I cannot wait to share my love for swimming and the Cross Plains Stingrays.

 

Jon Roll:  Helper Coach 9 - 10

This is my third year as a helper coach, and my first with the 9-10s. I have swam with the stingrays for 10 years and had my senior season last year. I attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where I am studying mechanical engineering and play trumpet in both concert bands, and with the Marching Pioneers. I am looking forward to another great season of swimming. Go Sting!

 

Erik Peterson: Helper Coach 9 - 10

Hello everyone my name is Erik Peterson. I am a Sophomore at Middleton High School, and I am super excited to be a 9-10 helper coach this season! I have been swimming for the team since I was 7 years old making this my 10th season. I have also swum on multiple club teams during that time and the Middleton high school team for the last two years. I really enjoy the outdoors and spend considerable time in the summer hiking, swimming and hanging out with friends. I am thankful and thrilled for the opportunity to support my team, and I can’t wait to use my past swimming experience to help out the 9-10 age group. I know this next year will be another fantastic Stingray season! Let’s go Stingrays!

 

Sam Gessler: Assistant Coach, 8 and Unders

Hi, my name is Sam Gessler and I’m excited to be the assistant coach for the 8 and under age group this summer! This will be my fourth summer coaching, as I spent two summers as an 8 and under helper coach and last summer as the 8 and under assistant coach, as well as a coach for the Little Stingrays program for the past three summers.  This will also be my first summer not swimming for Stingrays, which I did for the previous 11 summers.
I am currently a freshman at UW-Madison majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in business and classical studies. When I’m not doing school or coaching, I love to run, play basketball, and support the Badgers at any type of sporting event. I can’t wait for the summer to get into the pool!

 

Kaitlyn Peters: Helper Coach 8 and Unders

Hi, I’m Kaitlyn Peters and I am so excited to coach once again this summer! This is going to be my second year as a helper coach, but my eighth year on the team overall. I started swimming on the team as a 9-10, and haven't stopped since! I also swim on the year-round club team, Waunakee Wave, which I enjoy every second of. I am a Junior at Middleton High School. Here, I have participated on the varsity swim and also track team for three years. I enjoy the many classes that MHS has to offer, such as medically geared classes and photography, and am really looking forward to my senior year. I’m very excited for this upcoming season and to continue to work with the 8&Under swimmers that I met last summer, along with some new faces! Go Sting!

 

Jay Sullivan:   Helper Coach 8 and Unders

Hi everyone, my name is Jay Sullivan and I am super excited to come back as an 8 and under Helper Coach this season! I have been swimming on the Stingrays since I was 8 years old, and this is my second year as a helper coach. 


I am currently a senior at Middleton high school where I just completed my fourth year of swimming on the Boys Swim Team. Additionally, I have been swimming on winter club teams for 10 years, and I have competed at Sectionals and club state meets. 

In addition to being an 8 and under Helper Coach and swimmer for Stingrays, I will be a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball, running and hanging out with my friends. Go Sting!

 

Ella Halanski: Helper Coach 8 and Unders

 

Hello!! My name is Ella Halanski, a Junior attending Millard North High School, and I am looking forward to another season of being a Cross Plains Stingray 8 & Under helper coach. I’ve been swimming most of my life, beginning when I was three, and haven’t really stopped since. Though I’ve only been competing on the Cross Plains Stingrays Team for six years, I’ve really grown to love and appreciate the Stingray community. The Stingray community is like a big family: it’s warm and supportive, filled with amazing, genuine people - all linked together by their shared passion for swimming. In addition to the Stingrays, I have swam competitively on year round club teams, such as MOHO (Mount Horeb Gators)  and MAC (Madison Aquatic Club) as well. I’m super excited to help out this upcoming season, Go Sting!!

 

 

Abby Gessler: Helper Coach 8 and Unders

 


 

Hi everyone, my name is Abby Gessler and I will be an 8 and under helper coach this year. I’ve been swimming with the Stingrays since I was 7, and I’m super excited to be part of the coaching staff this year!

I’m a sophomore at Middleton High School, and outside of swimming, I like to hike, bike, and hang out with friends. I also love to run, and am a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams at Middleton.

Besides coaching, I will also be lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons at the Cross Plains Pool this summer. I’m looking forward to an awesome summer season! Go Sting!

Coaching Staff