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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.

 

2019 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 2019 season!  With her swim experience including swimming Trails and part of the Trails coaching staff the last three 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 a lifeguard and swim instructor for Lifetime Fitness, teaching lessons to swimmers of all ages. She 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 swimmig. Kayleigh stays active at the gym and is a certified personal traininer.

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

Rachel Jost

Age Group Coach 11-12

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Coach Rachel is returning to Trails for her second season of coaching. Rachel has been a swimmer on Trails for 14 years, and is so excited to be on the coaching team! In addition to swimming on Trails every summer she has also swam on Mundelien Mustangs swim club and Sage YMCA Piranhas in the winter seasons. She loves to work with kids of all ages and see them grow! Working as a Lifeguard and swim instructor for the Crystal Lake park district has helped her develop strong leadership skills. Rachel has 6 siblings on the team this year, and is looking forward to seeing them in the pool. Also she had the opportunity to be a pre-school teachers assistant for a school year which helped her learn to teach to kids in many different ways and methods. She can't wait to finally start coaching the swim family she grew up in!

Coach Rachel can be reached at coachrachel@trailsswimteam.org.

Leena Masiti

Age Group Coach 9-10

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Coach Leena is returning to Trails for her second season of coaching! Leena has been swimming for seven years. She started at the YMCA swim team and swam four years varsity high school. She was voted team captain for her senior year with the D155 girls swim team. Leena swam her last two summers with Trails and wishes she had known about it earlier, because the second she joined it felt like she had been missing out on having a second family!

Leena also has been a lifeguard at LifeTime since she was 16 as well as a swim instructor there, teaching kids from age 2-12 years how to swim. She has enjoyed every second of it! Leena is super excited to be coaching the 9-10 age group this season.

She attends Loyola University.

Coach Leena can be reached at coachleena@trailsswimteam.org.

Lauren Bednaroski

Age Group Coach 8&Under

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We welcome Lauren to the coaching team this year as the 8&under 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! The past two years she has 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 comig to practice every morning, combining hard work with fun.

Alec Orndahl

Assistant Coach, 11-12

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We are excited to welcome Alec to the coaching team as an Assistant Coach this summer! Alec has been a lifeguard and swim instructor at our home pool in Algonquin. He has been swimming since 2009 and has swam on Trails for the past 8 summers. He holds seven Trails swim team records, as well as the Dundee-Crown high school record in the 100 butterfly and 100 back. Alec also is a USA swimming Illinois state medalist. He is looking forward to sharing his passion and knowledge of swimming with our swimmers.

Elle McKinney

Assistant Coach, 10&Under

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We are excited to welcome Elle to the coaching team this year as an Assistant Coach! She started Trails in 2013 and is looking forward to her 7th season. Elle has been a volunteer coach with the Dundee Dolphins and you may have seen her on deck as a lifeguard or giving lessons at our home pool last summer.

Elle's goal is to help young swimmers improve in swimming while they are having fun! She believes Trails is rooted in working hard without the pressure other teams may have and she would continue to spread the positivity. Elle has become the swimmer she is today through the coaching she has had throughout her life and recognizes the importance of coaches in swimmer's passion and work ethic in practice and at meets. She is looking forward to being involved in the growth of Trails swimmers!

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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Christy Wetzel

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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New Family Liaison

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Brenda Kozlowski

Webmaster/Promotions

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Equipment

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Fundraising

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Beth McKinney

Concessions/Fundraising

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Stephanie Sylvester

Apparel

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