Andrew J Walden
Head Coach/CEO - HS/SR Group
Drew is BAC's Head
Coach and CEO, and has been coaching in the Madison area since
1987. He's 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. As a coach, Drew is responsible for developing
numerous national level swimmers going back decades.
Jacob V Johnson
Head Age Group Coach-Lead Pre-Senior
Jacob is the Head Age Group Coach for BAC and has
been with the club since 1999. He's 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
Connie J Martin
ES Head Coach - Lead Coach - ES Junior
Connie has been coaching
with BAC since 2003, and has worked with every group from Little
Badger to PreSenior. She's also coached and managed at Nakoma
for over a decade. She is currently the Lead Coach for our ES
programming - working primarily with ES Ribbon and ES Junior.
Connie is also a former 'BAC mom' who three girls were standouts
for BAC and then UW Madison. When she isn't coaching Connie
also works as a personal trainer.
Brenda S Erdman
Head Baraboo Coach
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 phy ed teacher in Reedsburg. Brenda
is also a 'swim mom' - 2 of her 3 daughters swim for
Gretchen F Bauer
Lead Coach - WS Little Badgers
Gretchen is a former BAC
swimmer that joined the coaching staff in 2014. She's the
lead coach for our WS Little Badger Group. Gretchen has also
coached in the All-City league and for EW HS as well.
Brianna L Gage
Lead Coach - WS Ribbon
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.
Thomas G Stout
Lead Coach - Baraboo Ribbon
Tom grew up in the Madison
area and was an All-State swimmer for Middleton. He joined
BAC in 2017 and works with our Baraboo Groups. Tom is also a
BAC dad - his two daughters swim for BAC!
Lead Coach - ES Trophy
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
Lead Coach - Baraboo Trophy
Max is the Lead Coach for
our Baraboo Trophy group and joined the coaching staff in
2017. Max is actually a former BAC swimmer from back in the
2000's when BAC previously had programming in Baraboo. He
also swam for the Barabood Riptide and Baraboo HS.
Erik W Johnson
Lead Coach - WS Bronze & WS Silver
EJ is a former BAC,
Shorewood, and West HS swimmer who joined the BAC coaching staff in
2003. He has worked with a variey of groups in his time at
BAC and is currently the Lead Coach for the WS Bronze and Silver
Nicole C Oliveira
Lead Coach: ES Bronze
Nicole grew up in the
Madison area, swimming for Middleton and West Side. She
attends UW Madison and also coaches Nakoma during the summer.
Nicole joined BAC in 2017 and works primarily with our ES
Rachel A Breger
Lead Coach - ES Silver
Rachel grew up in
Brookfield and swam for EBSC and Brookfield East. She joined
BAC in 2017 and works with our ES Groups. When she isn't
coaching Rachel works for the State of Wisconsin Investment
Jay L Tomasiewicz
Lead Coach: WS Junior
Jay grew up swimming for SHOR and for Shorewood
HS in Milwaukee. He attended UW Madison and plans to further
his education with med school. He's been coaching with BAC
since 2012 and is the Lead Coach of the WS Junior
Derek T Scheer
Lead Coach - WS Gold
Derek is a BAC dad and a former UW swimmer who
grew up in Cincinatti 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 is the lead coach for our Gold Group.
David is another BAC
alumnus coach and joined our coaching staff in 2017. He also
grew up swimming for Parkcrest and Memorial HS. David attends
UW Madison and works primarily with our WS age
Hayley K Chesnik
Hayley has been coaching
for BAC for nine years. She was also the head coach at West Side
for seven years in the All-City summer league. This season, she
will again be coaching the Silver group on the west
side! Besides coaching for BAC, Hayley works at a local
nonprofit here in Madison.
Valerie M Chesnik
Valerie is a former West
Side, BAC and Madison West swimmer. She has previously coached for
West Side Swim Club and the Madison Edgewood Men's team. This will be Valerie's seventh year
coaching with BAC. Valerie works with the WS Trophy
group. At her day job, Valerie is the Communications
& Development Manager for the Foundation for Madison's Public
Jill C Diehl
Lead Coach - Baraboo Medal and Trophy
Jill joined the BAC coaching
staff in 2017. She swam for the Dells Dolphins during her
younger years and was the President of the Baraboo Area Makos,
before joining BAC. She grew up in Wisconsin Dells, went to
Michigan State and UW during her collegiate years and is currently
the GM of the Tommy Bartlett Show. Jill and her
husband Trevor Lohr have three children (all BAC swimmers),
Aidan, Ella and Claire. Jill works with the Medal and Trophy age
groups in Baraboo.
Michael D Drives
WS Gold Coach
Mikey was a standout
swimmer and multiple event team record holder as an age group
swimmer for BAC. He was also a WIAA state champion,
and swam collegiately at West Point. He joined the BAC
Coaching Staff in 2015 and works primarily with our Gold
Claire E Eckerle
As a swimmer, Claire
competed for Parkcrest, YDC, Memorial HS, and BAC. She joined
our Coaching Staff in 2016 and is currently a student at
UW-Madison. Claire works primarily with our WS Junior
Hannah L Feinstein
Hannah joined our Coaching
Staff in 2014 while she was a student at UW Madison, and works
primarily with our ES Groups. As an age grouper, Hannah was a
BAC swimmer and also competed for Ridgewood and Memorial HS.
In addition to coaching with BAC, Hannah also works with East HS
Christine A Finger
Christine has worked with a
variety of our ES Groups after joining the BAC Coaching staff in
2015. She grew up in Sun Prairie and has also coached the Sun
Prairie Pirahna Tri-County team.
Eric C Geier
Eric joined BAC in 2015 and
works primarily with our WS Trophy Group. He was a BAC (and
Hill Farm and West HS) swimmer growing up. He's also a member
of the Middleton Fire Department.
Ian M Girdley
Ian joined the BAC Coaching
Staff in 2013 and works primarily with the PreSenior Group.
He was a BAC (and Ridgewood) swimmer and also swam for Verona HS
and UW-SP. Besides coaching with BAC, Ian has coached at both
Hawks Landing and Nakoma in the summer.
Elissa grew up in Waunakee
and swam for several USA clubs in the area. She also swam for
UW Eau Claire, competing mostly in butterfly and freestyle.
She joined BAC in 2017 and coaches primarily the PreSenior and WS
Stacey R Johansson
Stacey joined the BAC
Coaching Staff in 2003 and has worked with a variety of
groups. Besides coaching with BAC, Stacey was also the Head
Coach at Hawks Landing for over a decade. She is currently a
science teacher at Memorial HS and is the Head Coach for their
Women's swim team.
Eric T Knight
Eric joined the BAC
Coaching Staff in 2005. This season he will be coaching the
Senior Group, but also assisting 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.
Tomer was born in Israel
and grew up in Brookfield. He swam for EBSC and Brookfield
East. He's currently a student at UW and is on the club water
polo team. He joined the BAC coaching staff in 2016 and works
primarily with our WS age group swimmers.
Margaret E McNeil
Maggie grew up swimming for
BAC (she's still the team record holder for the 8-under 50
breast) and Maple Bluff, and then swam for Edgewood HS.
She joined the BAC coaching staff in 2016 and is currently a
student at UW Madison.
Ryan S Neigbauer
Ryan grew up in Stevens
Point. He swam collegiately for UW LaCrosse for 2 years
before transferring to UW Madison. He joined back in 2017 and
works primarily with our WS Bronze and Silver Groups.
Nicole M Lawson
Nicole joined our coaching
staff in 2016 and works primarily with our WS Junior Group.
She also coaches for Shorewood and the Edgewood HS Girls
Team. Nicole is a student at UW Madison.
Alexandra K Peirce
Alex joined the BAC
coaching staff in 2013. She grew up in Indiana, swimming for
Three Rivers Aquatics Club. She works primarily with our WS
Bronze and Silver Groups.
Katie E Pingle
Katie is another BAC coach
with over 10 years of experience after joining the staff in
2004. She has coached a variety of groups and currently helps
out primarily with our land training.
Tara A Schmudlach
Tara grew up in Stoughton
and joined the BAC Coaching Staff in 2017. She works
primarily with our younger WS groups.
Emily A Schwabe
Emily is former standout
swimmer who grew up swimming in Waukesha. She swam for LSU
and UW before joining the BAC coaching staff in 2013. She
works primarily with our Junior Group and also coaches the Edgewood
Aja R Van Hout
Aja was a national-level
swimmer for BAC, and was also a standout swimmer for East HS.
She was also an 4-year All-American at UW Madison. Aja joined
the BAC coaching staff in 2015 and works primarily with our Senior
swimmers. Aja is currently in nursing school at Edgewood
Jessica L Westcott
Jessica grew up swimming
and playing water polo in Brookfield. She swam for Brookfield
East and EBSC, and she is currently on the UW Club Water Polo
Team. She joined the coaching staff in 2016 and works
primarily with our Gold Groups.
Kelly Rae Winckler
Lead Coach - Masters
Kelly works with our Senior
athletes and is the Lead Coach for our Masters Program. She
grew up swimming in the Madison area for BAC and DeForest HS and
swim for 4 years at UW Madison. She joined the BAC coaching
staff in 2014.
Jon m Jung
This will be my
fifth year coaching with BAC, and I will be coaching the
trophy group and silver group on the East Side. I
recently graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Elementary
Education and will be subbing in the Madison area. I
grew up swimming at Ridgewood and now coach at Hawks Landing
during the summer.