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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 one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative issues, such as dues, safety, or policy, please contact Becky Whiting at beck.whiting@ymcadanecounty.org or Robin Berg at robin.berg@ymcadanecounty.org.

Coaching Staff

Katlin Elizabeth Fuel

Lead Coach @ EAST

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Originally from Kansas, Katlin started swimming competitively when she was 5 years old and continued to love the sport for the next 13 years with Golden Belt Swim Squad in Western Kansas and Great Bend High School swimming. She fell in loving with coaching and teaching during her time as the Manager for the Boys swim team in highschool and hasn't looked back.

Katlin has her degree in Recreation with minors in both Coaching and Political Science. She was an Assistant Coach for Golden Belt Swim Squad in Great Bend, Kansas and for Capital City Swim Club in Topeka, Kansas, Assistant Coach for the Emporia High School Girl's Swim Team and Head Coach of the Emporia Aquatic Club in Emporia, Kansas. 

Katlin  has been coaching for 6  years and teaching swim lessons for 10 years. This is her second year as the Head Coach for YDC United - East.

Alayna L Gallegos

Lead Coach @ WEST

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Originally from Lakeville, MN, Alayna swam for a local competitive swim team during grade school; then continued her swimming career at Calvin College located in Grand Rapids, MI. She started working with swimmers as a swim lessons instructor at age 16. After college, she coached for the club team at Calvin College too. Afterwards, she decided to move to Madison to pursue her Master's Degree in Social Work at UW Madison. 

Tessa R Monroe

Assistant Coach @ EAST

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Born and raised on the east side of Madison, Tessa began taking swim lessons at the YMCA at age 4. During her first class, Lynn Stickels who was the head coach of MEYO (Madison East Y Octopi) at the time, plucked her out of the lesson and had her try out the swim team. There was no turning back after that! From then on, Tessa swam nonstop all the way through high school.
 
Tessa has taught swim lessons for 8 years and combine that with swimming for 15+ years, she had a great base to start coaching. She figured those who can’t do, teach! She has been coaching for about 5 years and also works for an Architectural Company on the west side of Madison. 

Tyler M Moser

Assistant Coach @ WEST

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Tyler began competitively swimming in 2000 at the age of seven. During the winter, he swam with the Green County Golden Gators until 2006. Over the summers, he swam with the Monroe Area Swim Team (MAST) until 2009. In his final summer of swimming, he started coaching for MAST and continued to serve as an assistant coach until 2012. In 2013 he served as the Co-Head Coach of MAST alongside his mother, Linda. In 2015, Tyler began helping out with the YDC United Swim Team, with this year being his second year of coaching. Currently, Tyler also serves as the Assistant Coach of the Monroe/New Glarus High School Girls Swim Team, where his mother, Linda, is the Head Coach.

 

Chris President-Brown

Assistant Coach @ WEST

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Chris began swimming during his junior year at Verona High School (VAMH).  He fell in love with the sport and continued through senior year.  After graduation, Chris returns to help out with his high school team  to gain more knowledge and experience of the swim world. He has been coaching for the YDC for 4 year and he enjoys every second of it!

 

Becky A Opheim

Assistant Coach @ EAST

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Becky swam competitively for 18 years through Club, High School and College Swimming. She started swimming for the East Y (MEYO) when she was 4 years old and continued to swim all year round. She has been part of MEYO, Monona Swim and Dive, Sun Prairie Piranhas, Mcfarland Spartan Sharks and Badger Aquatics Club. Once in high school she swam for the Monona Grove Silver Eagles where she earned a varsity letter all 4 years.  After High School, she continued swimming collegeiately at  Carroll University, located in Waukesha, WI, where she swam for 4 years and was a captain her senior year. She has taught swim lessons for 9 years at the East Y and this will be her second year coaching for YDC .