Head Coach/Age Group Coach 13&Up
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
Age Group Coach 11-12
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.
Age Group Coach 9-10
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.
Age Group Coach 8&Under
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!
Assistant Coach, 12&Under
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!
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.
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
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
Grace loves the atmosphere and the community at Trails and looks
forward to representing the team and keeping the atmosphere
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
Trails has become like a family to Avery and she loves spending
time at the pool.
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.