Alan C Lerner
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.
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.