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

Curt Beutler

Head Coach/Senior National Coach

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As a son of a swim coach, Head Coach Curt Beutler began competitive swimming at the ripe age of 6.  Although he retired by the time he began attending college, the lure of the lap lanes returned when he initiated his triathlon training.  (A dedicated triathlete, Curt has completed seven ironman races and has competed at the Long Course World Championships for Team USA.)  He started coaching in Elgin, Illinois for the Elgin YMCA.  When his wife began her medical career in the Valley, Curt saw an opportunity to lead the swimming program at the Fox Cities YMCA.  In recent years he has also coached at the Oshkosh YMCA and the Oshkosh North and Appleton North High Schools. 

Chris Bouressa

Senior Coach

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Chris knows what it is to work hard in sports.  She started running cross country in high school, then took up swimming later in life through a masters team.  She began competing in triathlons, and as a result of her committment and intensity, she qualified for the Hawaii Ironman in 2004.  Chris enjoys her time on the pool deck and helping The Wave swimmers realize the benefits of their own hard work.

Jamie L Schnurer

Head Age Group Coach/ Gold 2 Coach

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Coach Jamie Schnurer swam competitively for Appleton North High School. She lettered all four years and was a four-time state qualifier as well. Her leadership and motivational skills earned her the team captain position for both the Appleton North Swim and Track teams. After swimming for Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, Jamie transferred to UW Madison and where she earned her degree in Dietetics. In her free time Coach Jamie likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters, as well as run. Coach Jamie is our Head Age Group Coach.

As The Meet Director she is the person in charge of all details surrounding the Fox Valley Wave home meets including securing facilities, officials, awards, sanction numbers and manages the correspondence with teams and coaches regarding the meets.

Ashley M Turner

Gold 1 Coach

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Ashley began swimming at age 7 competetively for FCYST and continued for ten years.  Ashley also taught swim lessons for five years.  Ashley took a break from competetive swimming while persuing her degree at Carroll University.  Ashley recently moved back to the area to persue a masters degree in counseling and decided to get back into the world of competetive swimming as well.

Ruthe A Zimmerman

Silver 2 Coach

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Ruthe Zimmerman will be the new Silver 2 lead coach - you will still see Coach Angie on deck subbing :) Coach Ruthe Zimmerman started swimming on the Wisconsin Dells Dolphins Swim Team at age 8.  She went on to swim at UWGB and UW-Milwaukee where she earned her degree in Psychology and went on to get her Masters in Counseling.  Ruthe has been coaching for over 20 years and excited to be back on deck because she loves to help swimmers reach their goals both in and out of the pool.  Ruthe is also the WAVE Team Administrator, Coaches the JV Girls for Appleton North, and married with two little girls.  Her oldest daughter Marilyn is now on the WAVE swim team and loves it.  Her youngest daughter Maggie was born with Down Syndrome so Ruthe spends a lot of her time advocating.

The team administrator supports the head coaches and the parent board by managing communication, team website and registration as well as answering questions that come in through the website.

Jenna L Beyer

Silver 1 Coach

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Jenna started competitvely swimming on the WAVE from 4th-6th grade.  In 8th grade she started swimming with the Big Pigeons Swim Club.  Jenna swam with them all thoughout high school and recently just finished her 4th and final season on the Neenah Girls Swim and Dive Team.  She has her CPR, Lifeguard, and WSI certifications.  She worked at the Neenah High School Pool lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons for 2 years.  She is ready to start this new chapter in her life back where her swimming career started.  She is excited to continue her love for this sport through coaching.

Anita K Vanden Burgt

Bronze Coach

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Anita Graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a degree in Elementary Ed and now lives in Appleton with her 4 kids (all 4 have swam for the WAVE).  Anita taught swim lessons throughout High School and College and has a passion for working with children of all ages.  She looks forward to challenging herself to do something new and is excited to coach for the WAVE.

Angie Jahner

Deck Coach

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Angie Started swimming competitively at the age of 6 and continued her love for swimming through college at UW-O where she was a 2 time All American and held records at UW-Oshkosh.  Angie is certified in various super fun fitness classes and is also a certified personal trainer.  She enjoys competiting in triathlons, marathons, and spending time with her family in her free time.  Angie is excited to begin this journey coaching and sharing her passion with the kids on the WAVE.

Hilary A Woldt

Deck Coach

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Greg M Hollub

Deck Coach

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Coach Greg Hollub brings a wealth of experience to the coaching staff.  Coach Hollub initiated his love for competitive swimming while a member of the Waukesha South High School team.  After graduating from UW Oshkosh, he decided to return to Waukesha South and coach the Mens and Womens swim teams there.  He remained a valuable part of the Waukesha South program for thirty years.  In addition to coaching at camps in Wisconsin and Minnesota and training Masters swimmers, he recently coached the Sturgeon Bay High School to a state championship.

Amy M Hopfensperger

Deck Coach

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Coach Amy began swimming competitively at the age of 8 when she started the Wave swim team with a total of 5 people on the team.  They didn't even have a coach, but instead they had a friend's dad "coach" them. She continued her swimming days lettering for Neenah High School for 4 years along with being a team captain.  She then went on to UW Oshkosh for her Bachelors and Masters degree in Nursing and currently is a nurse practitioner at two local hospitals.  She's excited to pay it forward and continue her passion of swimming but in a different modality, especially since she is an "original" Wave member.

Becky Malcomson

President

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The President shall be the chairperson of the Organization and the Parent Board, and have such duties, responsibilities and powers as may be necessary to carry out the directions and policies of the Organization and at all times be subject to the policies, control and direction of the Organization.

Emily Allen

Secretary

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The Secretary is responsible for recording and reporting board minutes, activity files, actions items and archiving all appropriate files. 

Team Treasurer

Treasurer

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The Treasurer maintains all financial records for the team and manage team accounts.

Jamie L Schnurer

Meet Director

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Coach Jamie Schnurer swam competitively for Appleton North High School. She lettered all four years and was a four-time state qualifier as well. Her leadership and motivational skills earned her the team captain position for both the Appleton North Swim and Track teams. After swimming for Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, Jamie transferred to UW Madison and where she earned her degree in Dietetics. In her free time Coach Jamie likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters, as well as run. Coach Jamie is our Head Age Group Coach.

As The Meet Director she is the person in charge of all details surrounding the Fox Valley Wave home meets including securing facilities, officials, awards, sanction numbers and manages the correspondence with teams and coaches regarding the meets.

Angie Borchardt

Communication Coordinator

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The Communication Coordinator handles all publicity for the team and heads the recruitment of new swimmers to the team. Website and other social media updates, newsletters and handbook maintenance fall under the Communication Coordinator as well.

Heidi Rocke

Apparel Coordinator

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The Apparel Coordinator orders and purchases all team apparel and merchandise and maintains the team sponsorship relationship with Speedo.

Ruthe A Zimmerman

Team Administrator

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Ruthe Zimmerman will be the new Silver 2 lead coach - you will still see Coach Angie on deck subbing :) Coach Ruthe Zimmerman started swimming on the Wisconsin Dells Dolphins Swim Team at age 8.  She went on to swim at UWGB and UW-Milwaukee where she earned her degree in Psychology and went on to get her Masters in Counseling.  Ruthe has been coaching for over 20 years and excited to be back on deck because she loves to help swimmers reach their goals both in and out of the pool.  Ruthe is also the WAVE Team Administrator, Coaches the JV Girls for Appleton North, and married with two little girls.  Her oldest daughter Marilyn is now on the WAVE swim team and loves it.  Her youngest daughter Maggie was born with Down Syndrome so Ruthe spends a lot of her time advocating.

The team administrator supports the head coaches and the parent board by managing communication, team website and registration as well as answering questions that come in through the website.

Katie Loken

Education Coordinator

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The Eduaction Coordinator works with coaches and board to understand the education needs of the team and create/coordinates programs for education based on these needs.

Andrew Skorr

Vice President

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The Vice President supports the role of the President, and is responsible for all of the Presidential duties in the absence of the President.  

Board of Directors

Becky Malcomson

President

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Emily Marie Allen

Secretary

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Heidi Rocke

Apparel Coordinator

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Angie Borchardt

Communication Coordinator

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Curt Beutler

Head Coach (non-voting position)

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Jamie L Schnurer

Meet Director (non-voting position)

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Team Treasurer

Treasurer

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Ruthe A Zimmerman

Team Administrator (non-voting position)

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Katie Loken

Education Coordinator

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Andrew Skorr

Vice President

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