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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 Sherry Niesen.

BAC has a fantastic coaching staff, composed of experienced career coaches, young enthusiastic coaches, former national-level swimmers, and numerous All-City coaches from around Madison.

Coaching Staff

Andrew J Walden

Head Coach/CEO - HS/SR Group

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Drew is BAC's Head Coach and CEO, and has been coaching in the Madison area since 1987.  He has also coached in Iowa and Minnesota, and has served several terms as the General Chair of Wisconsin Swimming.  Drew was an excellent age group flyer and swam collegiately at Iowa State.  Drew has been responsible for developing numerous national level swimmers going back decades.

Jacob V Johnson

Head Age Group Coach-Lead JR/JR Premiere

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Jacob is the Head Age Group Coach for BAC and has been with the club since 1999.  He has also coached for Shorewood, Maple Bluff, Goodman, and Madison West.  Jacob is a two-time Wisconsin Coach of the Year and works primarily with our Junior and Junior Premiere groups.

Connie J Martin

Dryland Coordinator, Coach

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Connie has been coaching with BAC since 2003, and has worked with every group from Little Badger to Senior.  In addition, she presently is the Dryland Coordinator for BAC and has been involved with developing various fitness and strength programs for almost 40 years. Connie is also a former 'BAC mom' whose three girls were standouts for BAC and  went on to swim for the Badgers here at UW Madison.

Brenda S Erdman

Head Baraboo Coach

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Brenda is the Lead Coach of all of our Baraboo programming, where she's been coaching since 2012.  She grew up in Wautoma, graduated from UW LaCrosse, and is a National Board Certified elementary physical education teacher in Reedsburg. 

Jay L Tomasiewicz

Head Sauk Coach

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Jay grew up swimming for SHOR and for Shorewood HS in Milwaukee and attended UW - Madison. He's been coaching with BAC since 2012 and is the Lead Coach of the BAC-Sauk site.

Alexandria M Beam

Coach (WS Trophy)

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Alex joined the BAC coaching staff in 2021 and works primarily with the Trophy group. She grew up swimming for Black River Falls and NLAC. Alex is currently a student at UW-Madison studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

Julia E Beam

Coach (WS Trophy)

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Julia joined the BAC coaching staff in 2021. Growing up, she swam for NLAC and Black River Falls. Julia is a student at UW-Madison studying Kinesiology. Prior to BAC, she coached for both NLAC and LAXY. 

Alli Bell

Coach (Lead Coach - WS Little Badgers)

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Alli grew up swimming for BAC and at Parkcrest pool. She joined the BAC coaching staff in 2019 and primarily works with WS Little Badgers. She is also a coach at Parkcrest pool. 

Nicolas M Bell

Coach (WS Groups)

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Cole joined the BAC coaching staff in 2019. He grew up swimming for Parkcrest pool, BAC, and Madison Memorial. He now attends UW-Madison. Cole has worked with many different ages while coaching, but has primarily coaches our WS middle school aged swimmers. He has also coached at Parkcrest pool in the All-City League since 2018. 

Michael D Drives

Coach (Lead Coach - WS High School)

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Michael began swimming competitively at Ridgewood pool and Badger Dolphins, which would later become BAC. He swam for Madison Memorial, and went on to swim for Army at USMA. Michael completed his degree at UW-Madison, and returned to BAC as a coach. He has been working primarily with the high school groups since 2015.

Claire E Eckerle

Coach (Senior, Senior Premiere)

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As a swimmer, Claire competed for Parkcrest, YDC, Memorial HS, and BAC.  She joined our Coaching Staff in 2016 and graduated from UW-Madison this past spring. Claire works with many age groups and in the last year has worked primarily with the Senior Group.

Courtney Evensen

Coach (WS Groups)

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Courtney joined the BAC coaching staff in the fall of 2019. She primarily works with the west side Junior group. She swam at the University of Missouri-Columbia for four years and has competed at the NCAA Championship Meet, USA Swimming Nationals, and the US Open. She is currently in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for Speech Language Pathology. 

Brianna L Gage

Coach (Lead Coach - WS Ribbon)

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Brie joined the BAC coaching staff in 2005 and also coaches for Ridgewood.  She swam for Ridgewood and Memorial, where she was a JV Conference Meet Record Holder in the 100 Fly.  She is the lead coach for our WS Ribbon Group.

Ian M Girdley

Coach (Junior and Junior Premiere)

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Ian has been a part of BAC since he was young.  He swam for BAC all the way until graduation, and has now coached for the past 8 years.  While not coaching Ian is a special education teacher in MMSD, as well as the head pool manager at Hawks Landing.  He will be primarily working with the Junior and Junior-Premier groups.

Andrew W Hall

Coach (WS Groups)

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Andrew joined the BAC coaching staff in 2021. He grew up in Whitefish Bay, a suburb outside of Milwaukee, swimming for Shorewood Swim Club and playing various other sports. Andrew is currently a student at UW-Madison studying Real Estate and Sports Journalism.

Robin C Hartung

Coach (WS Ribbon)

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Robin grew up swimming for BAC and Madison Memorial, and swam collegiately for UW-La Crosse. Robin joined the BAC coaching staff in 2018 and primarily works with our WS Ribbon group.

Erik W Johnson

Coach (WS Little Badgers)

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EJ (Erik Johnson) has been coaching with the club since 2002.  The groups he has coached over his tenure with BAC have run the gammet of both age (from high school to LB's) and experience (from seasoned veteran to beginner).  Regardless of who you are, EJ is a firm believer in working hard at having fun, and having fun while working hard.

Jon M Jung

Coach (Lead Coach - WS Trophy)

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Jon has been coaching with BAC since 2011. He started coaching the East Side Trophy and Silver groups, and after a few years moved over to the West Side where he is the lead coach of West Side Trophy. Outside of the pool, Jon teaches first grade at Stephens Elementary in Madison.   He is also the head coach of the Hawks swim team over the summer.

Meridith A Kisting

Coach (WS Groups)

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Meridith joined the BAC coaching staff in 2021. She grew up swimming, but began rowing in college first at the University of Illinois and then Duke University. She then trained full time with ARION, a rowing club in upstate New York, and coached with Saratoga Rowing Association.

Ido Korabelnikov

Coach (WS Middle School)

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Ido joined the BAC coaching staff in 2021. He was born in Israel and grew up in Brookfield. Ido swam for EBSC and Brookfield East, and is currently attending UW-Madison. He works primarily with our West Side Middle School Group.

Eric T Knight

Coach (Senior, Senior Premiere)

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Eric joined the BAC Coaching Staff in 2005. He primarily coaches the Senior Group, but has also assisted with both Gold and Ribbon.  Eric has twice been nominated Wisconsin Age Group Coach of the Year. Eric and his wife Beth reside in Verona with their two kids Tommy and Elliot.

Allyson J McHugh

Coach (WS Groups)

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Ally was a collegiate swimmer at the Pennsylvania State University and grew up in Philadelphia, PA. She was a member of the U.S National Team from 2017-2020 and joined the BAC coaching staff in 2021.

Stevie N Posegay

Coach (WS Ribbon)

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Stevie began coaching at BAC in 2018. Stevie has over 10 years of coaching experience and has worked with all ages and abilities from learn-to-swim to US National Team athletes.  Stevie previously coached at the State College Area YMCA in State College, PA, NBAC in Baltimore, MD, the PAC in Allentown, PA, and the LAC in Lancaster, PA.  While at NBAC Stevie was named Maryland Age Group co-coach of the year four times. She lives in Madison with her husband, Erik, and daughters, Avery & Olivia.  She works with the WS Ribbon Group.

Derek T Scheer

Coach (WS Groups)

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Derek is a BAC dad and a former UW swimmer who grew up in Cincinnati swimming for the Pepsi Marlins.  He's been active coaching triathletes and masters swimmers in the Madison area for years, and joined the BAC coaching staff in 2011.  He primarily works with our high school groups.

Abigail J Schmeiser

Coach (WS Groups)

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Abi is a former BAC and Waunakee High School swimmer, and she's currently a student at UW-Madison. Abi joined the BAC coaching staff in 2020, and is currently helping with many of our groups. 

Marin Elisabeth Skidmore

Coach (WS Groups)

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Marin joined the BAC coaching staff in 2018 and works our middle school and high school-aged swimmers. She swam for EBSC, Germantown High School, and the University of Illinois. Outside of the pool, Marin is a post-doctoral researcher in agricultural economics at UW.

Christopher A Wills

Coach (SR, SR Premiere, Lead - WS MS)

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Chris is a former BAC and UW swimmer. Chris started his swimming career in the All-City Swim League and then joined BAC beginning in what is now called the Middle School Group. Chris has competed at many high-level meets including NCAA Championships, The U.S. Open, and USA Swimming Nationals & Junior Nationals. Chris is the lead coach for the West Side Middle School Group and also works with the Senior aged athletes.

Rachel A Breger

Coach (East Side Groups)

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Rachel joined the BAC coaching staff in 2017. She grew up in Brookfield and swam for EBSC and Brookfield East, and previously coached the Omaha Special Olympics swim team. Rachel works primarily with our East Side groups. 

Nicole C Oliveira

Coach (East Side Groups)

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Nicole has been coaching for BAC since 2017. She grew up swimming for the Middleton Gators and in the Madison area. Nicole works with our East Side Groups.

Michael Radloff

Coach (ES Trophy)

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Michael joined the BAC coaching staff in 2017 and works with our ES Trophy Group.  He is a former BAC swimmer who also swam for Ridgewood and Memorial HS.  He currently works as a science teacher at Lodi High School.

Jill C Diehl

Lead Coach - Baraboo Trophy, MS, JR

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Jill joined the BAC coaching staff in 2017.  Before joining BAC, she was the President of the Baraboo Area Makos. A former swimmer, she has a passion for the sport. She grew up in Wisconsin Dells, went to Michigan State University and UW-Madison during her collegiate years and is currently the GM of Tommy Bartlett, Inc. Jill and her husband have three children, all former BAC swimmers.  Jill is the lead coach in Baraboo for the Trophy, Middle School and Junior groups.

Stephanie Baughman

Coach (Baraboo Groups)

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Steph joined the BAC Baraboo coaching staff in 2021. She grew up in Sheboygan and swam for the Sheboygan YMCA and Schroeder in Brown Deer. Steph currently lives in the Dells and coaches the Dells Dolphins in the summer with her husband Travis (also a BAC coach). She previously coached at the Sheboygan YMCA.

 

Travis Baughman

Coach (Baraboo Groups)

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Travis swam in high school and was an assistant coach for the club team at the Sheboygan YMCA prior to moving to Wisconsin Dells. He recently completed his first season as the head coach of Dells Dolphins club team. Outside of swimming, he is a 5th Grade teacher at Spring Hill Elementary in Wisconsin Dells, this is the beginning of his third year as a teacher with SDWD. He is married to his wife Stephanie and they currently have three cats named Cow, Fat Cinnamon, and Franklin.

Brandon Bateman

Coach (Sauk Groups)

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