Program Director, Head Performance Coach
2017 WI Swimming Short Course Senior Coach of the Year
2017 WI Swimming Short Course Age Group Coach of the Year
2017-2019 WI Swimming Operational Risk Management Chair
Ryan is a 7 time USA Junior National Qualifier (50 Free, 100
Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, 1000 Free, 1650 Free and 100 Fly),
Division I scholarship athlete (University of Minnesota and Iowa
State University), and a D3 NCAA Qualifier at UW-La Crosse.
While at UW-La Crosse he formerly held 7 School Records, was a
14-time All-American and was named WIAC Swimmer of the Meet
in 2003 & 2004. At UW-L he received
his degree in Sports Management with a Competitive Coaching
Concentration. Shane has coached competitive swimming programs
in the Madison and Milwaukee area for over 15 years. As Director,
he has lead teams to two USA Swimming Wisconsin State
Championship titles and five consecutive YMCA championships.
Shane has produced Olympic Trial Qualifiers, a USA National Record
Holder, a National Female High School Swimmer of the Year, and he
has produced over 50 National Qualifiers. Shane and
Carly (Piper) Ryan were married in 2014 and have a son, Clint,
and daughter, Piper.
Head Competitive Coach
"One of my favorite things about the Madison Aquatic Club is the
people. The swimmers work hard, have fun, and are great
teammates. The parents support the swimmers, the coaches, and
the team. And each of the staff members are here because they
are great at what they do and work together as a team.
It's a great environment for all members of the team."
Mike grew up swimming in the Madison area with the Verona Aquatic
Club. He went on to represent the University of
Wisconsin Badgers as a division one scholarship athlete, and
then on to the UW La Crosse Eagles. He was a two time
Senior National Qualifier in the 200 Breaststroke and the state
record holder in the 100 Breaststroke.
Mike has coached Madison area club swim teams, along with
everything swim related including learn-to-swim, high
school swim, masters swim, and triathletes, for over
a decade. He learned his teaching techniques and
philosophy base from his first club coaching position
at the Verona Aquatic Club under the tutalage
of their longtime head coach Randy Trowbridge. He is an
ASCA Age Group Level 4 coach, has led swimmers to a number of age
group high point, individual, and relay state championships, USA
Swimming top ten and all-time top 100 times, in addition to
qualifying swimmers for national meets.
Mike is currently the program coordinator for the Wisconsin
Swimming coaches education program. He was previously on
the Wisconsin Swimming board of directors as Safety Chair and was
part of the American Swimming Coaches Association 2014
Fellows program. He enjoys spending his free time
with his wife, Melissa, their daughter, Adie, their puppy,
Reese, and his family and friends. He
stays motivated in his own athletic life through participating in
triathlons and is an Ironman Wisconsin 2015 finisher and his age
groups first out of the water award winner.
Mike leads the MAC Capitals group
Phone: 608-438-7778 Email: email@example.com
Competitive Coach, Lead-Blue & Sr Black
Michael has been coaching in the Madison area for over 10 years. He grew up swimming for his YMCA clubs in Illinois and Massachusetts and continued swimming in college at Bridgewater State University. He began coaching in Madison as an assistant with the YMCA of Dane County and the Monona summer team. Michael has also been the head coach of the Monona Grove girl’s high school team and head coach of the YMCA of Dane County swim team.
During the daytime hours you can find Michael in a suit and tie working with families and businesses for Mutual of Omaha. He also enjoys hammocking (yes that is now a verb) hunting and hanging out with his favorite Hodag (person from Rhinelander Wisconsin), his wife Megan.
Competitive Coach, Lead-Blue & Sr Black
Jimmy is a Middleton native and grew up swimming for the Badger Aquatics Club for a total of 12 years, reaching a goal of Junior National Qualifications in the 400, and 800 meter freestyle. He has been coaching in the Madison area for 7 years, starting his coaching career at the YMCA of Dane County for 5 years. From there he coached for the Mount Horeb Gators for the next 2 years, acting as the interim head coach for the last season he was there. Jimmy has a degree from MATC in Information Technology Programming and I.T. Network Security, but is still going to school and expanding his knowledge base.
His passion is swimming, but in his free time, he likes to read sci-fi books and stay on top of current events. Jimmy owns a home in Madison with his girlfriend, Star and they have dogs, cats, and a chinchilla. He will be available for private lessons and looks forward to being a part of the growing swimming community here at MAC. Any questions, feel free to contact him via email at Jgraves44@outlook.com.
Competitive Assistant Coach
Lars has been coaching for four years with Monona Swim and
Dive Club. He has been swimming since he was nine with Monona, YDC,
and the McFarland Sharks. He swam in high school for Monona Grove
where he helped the team win two state championships. He has lived
in the Madison area his whole life and is currently attending
UW-Madison as a junior for a degree in computer engineering.
In his free time Lars enjoys Pokemon going, hanging out with
friends, and playing with his puppy jojo.
Competitive Assistant Coach
Nick is senior at UW Madison and is majoring in Economics. He swam several years for Badger Aquatics and spent his entire high school career swimming for Middleton. during high school, he taught swim lessons and played soccer in his off seasons. This past season he swam for the Madison Aquatic Club with Coach Shane.
Carly (Piper) Ryan is an assistant coach with MAC's competitive and performance groups. Carly is an Olympic Gold Medalist and former World Record holder as a member of the United States 4x200 Freestyle Relay team in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. She is also former UW-Madison swimmer and team captain dominating the Big Ten and UW record books. In addition to Olympic Gold and winning a National Championship, she is a decorated NCAA All-American and is in the UW-Madison Athletic Hall of Fame for her accomplishments.
2017-19 WI Swimming Finance Chair
Janis handles the administrative and business side of the team
so our coaches can spend their valuable time on our
swimmers. She is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee
with a degree in Accounting. Her most
rewarding experiences have been being involved in club
sports by assisting in the many aspects of club
management including fundraising, officiating, treasurer,
and meet director. She enjoys when she is able to get
away from her computer screen to meet MAC families and
help them have a positive swim experience. She has
two children, David and Matthew, who have both been club