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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.

Coaching Staff

Micheal Brandt

Head Coach

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Hello. My name is Micheal Brandt. I am entering my 10th season of coaching that started at my local summer swim team in Wilmington, Delaware. From there I have become both an assistance coach and lesson instructor for the Delaware Westminster swim team, North Star Swim Club, and Westminster Stingrays. In addition, I spent one year as an age group coach for the Green Terror Aquatic Club in 2019 before COVID-19. I am both honored and thrilled to be returning to the Stingrays for my second year making the leap to head coach. 

I have loved the sport of swimming ever since I began summer swimming at age 4. Even while swimming for club teams, my high school, and eventually for the McDaniel collegiate swim team, summer swimming has always been my favorite season. Like many swimmers currently on our team, I love the mixture of skills levels, community building, friendships, and passion that comes with the summer season. 

Off the pool deck, I am finishing my second year as an elementary physical education teacher in Howard County. When I am not lesson planning I am usually watching swimming videos on YouTube or reading up on any new swimming news from Swim Swam.

Alex Hanson

Assistant Coach

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Alex Hanson has participated in swimming as a swimmer or coach every year since age 6, and this summer marks his return to the Stingrays after a long time away from his career swimming for them for 8 years. After he finished swimming with the Stingrays, he was the assistant and head coach for the team each for 2 years, taught group and private swim lessons during that time, and then moved to the Y where he has been an assistant coach for the CCY Piranhas since 2008. That means this summer is Alex's 5th summer coaching the Stingrays after a long hiatus. With a day job being a software engineer for a technology consulting firm, Alex is looking forward to being outside again this summer and rejoining the fun that is summer swim team.

 

Wendy L Schneider

Assistant Coach

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Wendy Schneider has been a member of the Stingrays swim team since age 8, and has worked in the lesson program for four summers. Wendy has also swam for the CCY Piranhas. She studies Health Policy and Administration at Penn State University, where she swims on the Penn State Club Swim team. This will be Wendy's first year on the team as an Assistant Coach, and she is excited for the new opportunities involved.

Laura Midkiff

coach

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Board of Directors

Morgan Muse

Team Rep

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Megan Magers

Treasurer

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Amy Bankard

Secretary

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Rebecca McPeak

Board Member

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