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Dave Dorak

Head Coach/Aquatics Coordinator

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Growing up in Two Rivers, WI, he had experience on several teams of various sizes from the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA, to the Green Bay YMCA, to Schroeder YMCA.  In his final years of high school he realized his dream of swimming in college. Dave swam for the University of Missouri, where he specialized in sprint free and butterfly as well as the 200 fly.   After graduating, he spend some time in his degree field of Natural Resources, but found his true calling was coaching.

After serving as the volunteer assistant coach for Shawano High School for 2013-2014 season, he accepted a Graduate Assistant position at Carthage College in fall 2014. Dave joined Patriots Swimming in May of 2015. Since joining the program, he has sent over 50 athletes to Wisconsin state championships, many of those representing their high schools in Wisconsin and Illinois, he has sent athletes to NCSA Jr and Age Group Nationals, USA Swimming Jr. Nationals, Paralympic Nationals and Paralympic World Series and Paralympic Pan-Am meets. 

An Eagle Scout and scout camp counselor for aquatics merit badges, as well as coaching swim camps for Mizzou and the College Swimming Camps, he has experience working with athletes of many ages and experience levels.

Taylor Hutton

Aquatics Supervisor/Developmental Coach

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Taylor Hutton started as an Aquatics Supervisor in April 2019. She was previously a volunteer assistant for Ball State Women’s Swimming and Diving for two seasons, coached for Wheaton Swim Club for one year, and for four summers for a summer league team.

She swam four years at Carthage College and received a bachelor’s in environmental science in 2015. Taylor then went on to pursue a master’s in sport administration from Ball State University, graduating in 2018. Prior to swimming at Carthage, she swam for her high school team, Wheaton Swim Club, and her neighborhood pool during the summer.

In addition to coaching, Taylor has taught both group and private swim lessons.

David Watson

Barracuda Group Coach

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Megan Palmer

Barracuda Group Coach

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Zachary J Nanul

Assistant Coach

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Collin D DuChene

Senior Assistant Coach

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Collin DuChene is excited to begin coaching for PX3 as an assistant for the Senior groups. As a former Division 1 swimmer for the University of Wisconsin Green-Bay, and a former Patriot himself, he knows what it takes to reach the higher levels of our sport and will take pride helping our swimmers reach those levels as well. He is also working towards his masters degree in exercise science and hopes to be able to bring what he learns in the classroom to the pool to make sure that our athletes remain strong and safe as they push towards whatever goals they may have

Margie Ellwood

Masters

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Jack J Wallar

Assistant Coach

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Nathan Rodriguez

Aquatics Supervisor

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