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Coaching Staff / Board Members

Coaches 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 as listed below.

Coaching Staff

Kayleigh Kozlowski

Head Coach/Age Group Coach 13&Up

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We are excited to welcome back Kayleigh Kozlowski as our Head Coach for the 2020 season!  With her swim experience including swimming Trails and part of the Trails coaching staff the last four years, she is more than equipped to carry on the Trails traditions of keeping our team fun and competitive for all levels. Kayleigh started swimming with Trails when she was 12 and continued until she was 18. She swam with the DeKalb County Swim Team for four years and for DeKalb High School varsity team for four years where she was voted Captain for two of those years. Kayleigh has multiple state medals.

Kayleigh previously worked as lifeguard and swim instructor for Lifetime Fitness, teaching lessons to swimmers of all ages. She was also Head Coach of a Lifetime Swim Team. Kayleigh has been a big supporter of her younger sisters, helping them to hone their technique, especially in freestyle and starts/turns and is passionate about swimming. Kayleigh stays active at the gym and is a certified personal traininer.

Coach Kayleigh can be reached at coachkayleigh@trailsswimteam.org.

Lauren Bednaroski

Age Group Coach 11-12

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We are excited to have Lauren return to the coaching team as the 11-12 age group coach! Lauren has been a swimmer on the Trails swim team since the summer of 2009 and enjoys the family atmosphere the team provides! Prior to joining the coaching staff in 2019, Lauren assisted the coaches at the beginning of the season with the younger swimmers. Throughout her years of swimming, she has learned a lot about the proper techniques and what makes a swimmer better. As a coach, her goal is to share this knowledge with the swimmers. She looks forward to providing a space where swimmers enjoy coming to practice every morning, combining hard work with fun.

Alec Orndahl

Age Group Coach 9-10

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We are excited to have Alec return to the coaching team as the 9-10 age group coach! Alec has been swimming for Trails since <insert year>.  Alec also swam for Sage and the D300 Boys Varisity where he was Captain this year. Alec currently holds seven Trails Swim Team Records. He also holds three high school records (100 Fly, 100 Back, & 200 IM) at Dundee Crown. Additionally, Alec is a YMCA state champion and medalist and an Illniois state medalist (USA). Alec is a swim intstructor and life guard at our home pool.

Elle McKinney

Age Group Coach 8&Under

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We are excited to welcome Elle back to the coaching team this year as the 8&under Age Group Coach. She started Trails in 2013 and is looking forward to her 8th season. Aside from being assistant coach, she has been a volunteer coach for Dundee Dolphins and was voted captain for Dundee Crown High School swim team. She has also taught lessons and life guarded at our home pool. 

Elle’s goal is to help younger swimmers improve in swimming while they are having fun! She believes Trails is rooted in working hard without the pressure of more competitive teams and she will continue to spread her positivity. She is looking forward to being involved in the growth of Trails swimmers!

Fiona Lukes

Assistant Coach, 12&Under

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We are excited to welcome Fiona Lukes to the Trails coaching staff as 12&U Assistant Coach!  Fiona has been a swim instructor at the Dundee Township Park District for the past three years. She has been competitively swimming for the past five years. While it was her first season with Trails, Fiona really enjoyed last summer on the team and is looking forward to fostering fun while teaching kids proper technique this season!

Maggie Hillyer

Jr Coach

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Trails is excited to welcome Maggie Hillyer as a Junior Coach for the 2020 summer season!  This will be Maggie's 6th year swimming with Trails.  Maggie is a varsity swimmer at DCHS Dundee Township Park District swim lessons instructor.

Maggie enjoys working with kids and wants the opportunity to give back to the team.

Emilie Jost

Jr Coach

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Trails is excited to welcome Emillie Jost as a Junior Coach for the 2020 summer season!  Emilie is a long time member of the Trails family.  Emilie is a swim instructor and lifeguard at the Three Oaks Beach in Crystal Lake.  

Emilie is looking forward to gaining experience as a coach and a mentor.

Grace Kozlowski

Jr Coach

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Trails is excited to welcome Grace Kozlowski as a Junior Coach for the 2020 summer season!  This will be Grace's 11th year swimming for Trails.  Grace is a swim instructor and lifeguard at the Algonquin pool. Grace is captain of her high school swim team and head lifeguard at her high school pool. 

Grace loves the atmosphere and the community at Trails and looks forward to representing the team and keeping the atmosphere positive.

Avery Mason

Jr Coach

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Trails is excited to welcome Avery Mason as a Junior Coach for the 2020 summer season! This will be Avery's 8th year swimming for Trails.  She is a member of the varsity cross country and track teams at Jacobs High School and the Dundee Dolphins swim team. Avery is a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Algonquin Pool.

Trails has become like a family to Avery and she loves spending time at the pool.

Elizabeth McAuliffe

Jr Coach

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Trails is excited to welcome Elizabeth McAuliffe as a Junior Coach for the 2020 summer season! This will be Elizabeth's 6th year swimming for Trails. She is a varsity swimmer at Jacobs High School and a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Algonquin Pool.

Trails has always been the favorite part of Lizzy's summer.

Board of Directors

Sara Mason

President

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Beth McKinney

Vice President

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Laura Jankowski

Membership

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Adrae Nunez

Treasurer

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Chris Bednaroski

Secretary

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Mark Kozlowski

NCISC Conference Rep

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Sue Zimmerman

Manpower

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Emily Niemi and Patti Marzalik

Social

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April Tomaszewski

Awards

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Brenda Kozlowski

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Beth McKinney

Concessions/Fundraising

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Stephanie Sylvester

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