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Coaching Staff/Board Members

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. 

Kyle W McNair

Senior Coach

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Kyle grew up from the Northwest Chicago suburbs and began swimming at the age  of 12.  Kyle continued his passion for the sport at UW-Stevens Point where he served as a team captian for three years, as well as competed on the conference and national team.  Currently, Kyle has started working on Doty Island for the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, and is new the Fox Valley Wave area.  Kyle is excited to share his enthusiasm of the sport with the swimmers on the WAVE.

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.

Angie Jahner

Silver 2 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.

Hailey N Mattingly

Silver 1 Coach

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Coach Hailey is really excited to be coming back to the Wave as a coach.  She began swimming competitively for the Fox Valley Wave when she was 10 years old.   Even after leaving the team she never lost her love for swimming.  She began teaching swimming lessons at the Heart of the Valley YMCA when she was a sophomore in high school and became a lifeguard one year later.  Coach Hailey has been teaching swim lessons for almost 5 years and is excited to use the skills that she has learned in a new setting.  She is currently also working to complete a degree in web design at the Fox Valley Tech.

Anita K Vanden Burgt

Bronze Lead 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.

Hilary A Woldt

Deck Coach

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Coach Hilary started swimming competitively at the age of 6 with the OSHY dolphins.  She was a 12 time YMCA National meet participant and was also a Top 17 Finalist in most events at the national level.  Hilary swam all four years at UW-Milwaukee and received a BA in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She is currently a paralegal at a Law Firm in downtown Appleton and enjoys being outside, competing in triathlons, and spending time with her family on her free time.  Hilary is very excited to begin her coaching journey with the WAVE.  She is very passionate about the sport of swimming and hopes to help the swimmers have a wonderful experience with swimming the same way she did.  Her goal is to create an environment where hard work and fun go hand in hand!

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.

Ruthe A Zimmerman

Deck Coach

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Coach Ruthe Zimmerman started swimming on the Wisconsin Dells Dolphins at 8 and never stopped.  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 with Coach Curt for over 12 years and is also the WAVE Team Administrator.  She is married with two little girls who also can't wait to get into the pool.

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.

Molly M Kellner

Deck Coach

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Molly swam for both the Watertown Aquatic Team and the Watertown High School Team.  She has always loved the water and has become and lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor.  Molly is very excited to start her journey at the WAVE as a deck coach. 

Abigail L Hollub

Deck Coach

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Abby has been a swimmer for over 10 years, spending most of those years>

Victoria M Fahrbach

Deck Coach

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Vicky has lived in the Neenah area for over 13 years and learned how to swim before she learned how to walk.  Currently she is one of the pool managers of the Neenah High School and also loves coaching her son's soccer team.  Vicky looks forward to working with the families and swimmers from the WAVE

Chris Bouressa

Deck 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.

Becky Malcomson

President

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The Vice President supports the President, coordinates board elections, supports the team and the sport of competitive swimming and provides support and guidance to committees as necessary.

Heather Christenson

Vice President

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The Social Coordinator organizes and plans team gatherings including banquets, state celebrations, and practice team gatherings with the help of parent volunteers as applies. Hotel blocks, team photos, best time beads and other social activities are completed by the Social Coordinator as well.

Joy Bauman

Secretary

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

Kevin Bigelow

Treasurer

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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.

Lynn Roehrborn

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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Coach Ruthe Zimmerman started swimming on the Wisconsin Dells Dolphins at 8 and never stopped.  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 with Coach Curt for over 12 years and is also the WAVE Team Administrator.  She is married with two little girls who also can't wait to get into the pool.

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.

Board of Directors

Becky Malcomson

President

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Heather Christenson

Vice President

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Joy Bauman

Secretary

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Heidi Rocke

Apparel Coordinator

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Lynn Roehrborn

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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Kevin Bigelow

Treasurer

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Ruthe A Zimmerman

Team Administrator (non-voting position)

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