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Coaches and Administrative Board

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, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Alan C Lerner

Head Coach

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Experience & Philosophy

Coach AJ has over 25 years of swimming experience spanning across multiple associations, including: Madison’s All-City League, USA Swimming, WIAA high school swimming, and NCAA Division I collegiate swimming as a member of the UW Badgers. He has won multiple state titles and is a three-time All-American swimmer, with some of his records still standing decades later.

 

In his time as a coach in the Madison area, he has helped develop multiple swimmers ranked top 10 in the nation, Wisconsin state champions, Zone qualifiers, and NCAA Division I athletes. Coach AJ is eager to bring his experience to the Stoughton community and build on it with the Stoughton Aqua Racers.

 

He believes that swimming is about the 3 F’s: Fun, Fitness, and Family. The fun from learning success through hard work, the fitness and health gained by consistently training, and the lifelong friends that are built through a close-knit swimming family.

 

Personal Life

When not at the pool, AJ enjoys working on his own personal fitness, he continues to try to get into the pool to this day. He also loves to spend time playing games with his son and daughter.

Jeffrey C Bridwell

Head Age Group Coach

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Experience & Philosophy

Coach Jeff has been swimming for over 20 years, with experience ranging from Madison's All-City League, to NCAA Division III collegiate swimming, to competitive triathlon swimming. He has been a State Qualifier, Zone Qualifier, and has more recently placed towards the top end of his age group in the Wisconsin Iron-Man.

 

Coach Jeff comes to Stoughton from Waterloo, where he spent the last two years developing multiple State Champions and Central Zone Qualifiers despite the small size of the team. He is excited to work with the larger Stoughton population and help build a strong swim culture.

 

Personal Life

Jeff enjoys spending time with his dog Luna, and frequently bikes and swims in his spare time.

Board of Directors

Kathryn Schmidt

President

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Bill John Talbert

Treasurer

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Elliott Paletz

Team Registrar

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Heather Gerard

Vice President

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Tara Hutchins

Secretary

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