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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 your child's coach or Nick Weiss. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact Julia Krueger.   

Are you interested in Private lessons?  All coaches offer lessons starting at $30 for a half hour! Please email them to set up a lesson. 

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Coaching Staff

Nick W Weiss

Head Coach

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Coaching Teams:  Travelers, Seniors

 

I have always loved the water. I joined the Spartan Sharks when I was seven years old and continued my swimming career at McFarland High School and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. I have held various MSS and high school team records, as well as qualifying for Junior Nationals in 1999.


For 13 years, I coached McFarland High School Spartan swim teams, leading the HS Boys to six consecutive state titles and one state runner-up in 13 seasons, and two HS Girls state runners-up in six seasons. I have had the pleasure of coaching numerous state champions, record holders, and All Americans. One of my greatest honors was being named WISCA Boys Coach of the Year five times (2008-2012), and WISCA Girls Coach of the Year (2016).

 

I have worked with the Spartan Sharks since 2005, training swimmers of all levels, including numerous state, zone, Junior National, and Olympic Trial qualifiers.

 

My favorite part of coaching is developing lasting relationships with swimmers and celebrating their successes, whether participating in their first meet or qualifying for national-level competitions, and everything in between.

Neil D Weiss

Head Age Group Coach

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Coaching Teams: Mini Sharks, Kickers, Travelers, Extreme Team

I grew up swimming with the McFarland Spartan Sharks and the high school team.  I graduated from MHS in 2001 and went to college in Stevens Point.  I have been coaching in McFarland for 10 years and have worked with every age group with the Sharks. 

I love watching swimmers have fun, build confidence, and improve throughout their seasons and swimming careers.  Some highlights throughout my coaching career include being chosen as a 2015 Wisconsin Zone Coach, working with multiple state champions (club and high school), and winning Wisconsin State Championships at the club and high school level. 

Outside of the pool, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children, playing music, and anything that has to do with Star Wars!

Sara Landolt

Coach

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Teams: Minis, Kickers & Extreme Dryland 
love working with first-time athletes of any age or ability. I've played and coached sports successfully at many levels (rec, club, HS and D1 college). 

My goal when working with Minis and Kickers is to help swimmers discover a love for swimming based on: becoming  comfortable in the water, growing  confident in their skills and discovering the  courage to try new things. My goal as a Dryland coach is to create the best swimming athlete possible. We work on many things including: body awareness, connectivity, balance and explosiveness. 

Education/experience: I build teams and develop character. I'm a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor (2013-present) and have many coaching certifications across multiple sports (of course swimming!), most recently earning one in Sports Conditioning Specialist (2017). My degree is in journalism. I swim with Stu Schaefer's McFarland Masters swim team - join us! I’m happy to be part of the Shark family--the pool is a great place to be! Shark Power!

Jessica Garvey

Assistant Extreme/Senior Coach

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Coaching Teams: Extreme Team, Senior Team

Nikki Gamble

Assistant Coach Minis & Kickers

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Coaching Groups: Mini Sharks, Kickers

I bring many years of swimming experience to the Sharks team as I swam on several club teams from early childhood and continued to swim as on my high school team. For the past few years I have been swimming on the McFarland Master’s team with Stu Schaefer and Sara Landolt as well. Swimming has been an important part of my life and I have really enjoyed watching my own children learn to love swimming as well. As a coach to the minis and kickers I’m looking forward to helping our young athletes develop their swimming skills, grow in their confidence, how to have fun, and be great teammates!

I’m very excited and proud to be a member of the Sharks coaching team!

Ryan C O'Donnell

Assistant Senior Coach

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Nicole K Riegert

Assistant Extreme Coach

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Katarina Cady

Assistant Extreme Coach

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Stu Schaefer

Volunteer Coach

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Coaching Groups: Mini Sharks, Kickers

Coaching experience:  25 years of coaching experience including: McFarland Spartan Sharks swim team, McFarland High School Girls / Boys Head Coach, Maple Bluff All City Swim Team, Edgewood High School Boys coach, and Waterloo USS Swim Team.  For additional info about me click here.

Board of Directors

Sara Landolt

Vice President

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Jennifer Jarrett

Treasurer

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Neil D Weiss

Secretary

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Ann Landwehr

Registration Chair

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Rochelle Weaver

Registration Chair

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Katie Ganshert

Fundraising Chair

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Melissa Schoenbrodt

Volunteer Coordinator

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Shannon Alf

Volunteer Coordinator

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Sarah Schaefer

Meet Director

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Jeanna Freeman

President

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