Coaches & Directors

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

Hong Shao

Head Coach



Coach Shao has more than 30 years of experience as a competitive swimmer, NCAA collegiate athlete, Swimming teacher, club team head coach and professional team coach.  She was a former member of China's Olympic Swim Team and a China National Champion.  Coach Shao was also a private coach of an Olympic Swimmer and was the China provincial team coach which had one swimmer who finished fourth in the Olympics Games


  • Associate degree in Physical Education: Beijing University of Physical Education, China 1984
  • Bachelor Degree in Information Technology: Northern Michigan University 1993
  • The American Swimming Coaches Association: World Coaches Clinic - San Diego, CA 2009
  • The American Swimming Coaches Association: Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic - Napa, CA 2010
  • The American Swimming Coaches Association: World Coaches Clinic - San Diego, CA 2011

Academic Awards

  • Four-year scholarship recipient for student athletes: Northern Michigan University 1990-93
  • "NCAA Woman of the Year" in recognition of outstanding achievement in athletics, academic excellence and community leadership 1993
  • Four-year NCAA All American 1990-93
  • NCAA All-Academic Team 1993
  • GLIAC Conference All-Academic Award 1991-92-93
  • NMU Academic Achievements Awards 1991-92-93
  • Inducted to the Northern Michigan University "Sports Hall of Fame" 2008

Kaylee Farrell



Nolan Hill