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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

Wendy Jean Ahrendsen

Assistant Coach

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Wendy Ahrendsen has been with the Brookings Swim Club since the summer of 1998, and has served in various coaching capacities. Growing up in Manning, Iowa (a town of about 1500 in West Central Iowa) she began swimming at the age of 9 and continued swimming for a Summer League team (the Manning Sharks) until graduating from high school. After high school graduation, Wendy attended Wartburg College (a NCAA division III college in Northwestern Iowa) and received a bachelor’s degree in Math and Philosophy, followed by a Master’s degree in Mathematics from South Dakota State University. Although Wartburg did not have a pool, she continued to stay active in the swimming community by coaching the Manning Sharks in the summers from 1992 through 1997. Currently, Wendy coaches the Novice swimmers (silver and bronze groups).

Samantha Rae Nelson

Assistant Coach

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Samantha joins our staff in January, 2016.  She swam club swimming for 10 years as well as high school swimming for 4 years.  She's served as both a lifeguard & swim instructor over the past 3 years.  Samantha is a freshman at SDSU, majoring in Athletic Training with a minor in Nutrition.

Allison S Meland

Assistant Coach

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Allison starting coaching with Brookings in June, 2017.  She swam collegiately at University of North Dakota, where she was an Academic All-American for 3 years.  She was a 3 time All-American in Division II swimming and held her the University Records in both the 100 & 200 Fly.  She previously coached for 3 years with Lincoln Select Swimming in Lincoln, NE.  She received her BA in Anthropology and minors in Fine Art & Biology.

Board of Directors

Board Tina Davis

Treasurer

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Jody R Feucht

President

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