Eric K Demrow
Director of Competitive Swimming
Eric begins his 11th year as the head coach of the SPDY swim team.
Eric is also the Aquatic Director for the Stevens Point YMCA. Eric
began swimming competitively at the age of seven on a summer league
program in his home state of Illinois. He has been involved with
swimming year round ever since. Eric graduated in 2006 from
UW-Green Bay with a double major in History and Political Science.
He was also a four year swimmer and 2005-2006 team captain for the
Phoenix men's swim team.
his coaching start with the Trails of Algonquin swim team in
Algonquin, IL. He worked as an assistant coach for three summers
before accepting the position with the Stevens Point YMCA. Outside
the pool, Eric enjoys following his favorite sports teams,
memorizing Seinfeld episodes and spending time with his wife Molly
and three children Lucas (5), Layla (1) and Blake
Coach Abby is beginning her 4th year coaching for SPDY! She
is a Special Education Major and is a senior at UWSP. Before
she became a part of SPDY, she swam for 13 years for Door County
YMCA and Sturgeon Bay High School. One fun fact about Coach Abby is
she is terrified of birds. Coach Abby is excited to be "back"
for SPDY season!
likes long walks on the pool deck and the smell of
chlorine. She graduated from UWSP and is currently
attending UW-Madison's Physician Assistant Program. She is from
Green Bay, Wisconsin and has a dog named Missy. This is her
7th year coaching for SPDY and she loves every minute of it!
Previously, she swam competitively since she was young and was a
varsity swimmer in high school for all 4 years. Coach Mary is ready
to “dive” right into this season!
Coach Jillian has 13 years of competitive swimming
experience between Manitowoc/Two Rivers YMCA
swim, varsity high school, and middle school. She graduated
from UWSP with a degree in Elementary and Special Education. She is
currently working as a special education teacher in the Wausau
School District. For the past four seasons, Coach Jillian has
coached the Wausau Area YMCA swim team. Coach Jillian is excited to
be joining SPDY this coming season and looks forward to passing on
her passion and knowledge for the sport. Coach Jillian's favorite
events are the 500 free, 400 IM, 1000 and 1650 free. In her spare
time, she enjoy's playing board games with friends and family,
riding her moped around Door County, and spending time with her two
cats (Jax and Cyrax).
Coach Kristi is beginning her 4th year of coaching for
SPDY. Kristi grew up swimming in Wisconsin Rapids and swam
competitively for 10 years in the Y program, junior high and high
school programs. She still participates in open water
swimming competitions every summer. Kristi has three children
and two of them currently swim for the SPDY swim team.
Matt is starting his first year coaching SPDY swim team and is
from Mt. Prospect, Illinois. He has been swimming for 9 years and
swam for Prospect High School and Latlof YMCA, where he
coached for 3 years. Currently, he swims for UWSP and swims
distance free.... just kidding.... he's a sprinter. He is studying
Waste Management and is ready to flush away the competition!
Coach Matt is starting his first season with SPDY! He is from
Genva, Illinois and swam for 12 years back home
through the YMCA and his high school. He is a junior at UWSP
studying resource managment and conservation law enforcement. He
enjoys fishing, four wheeling, and working on cars in his spare
time. He mainly works with developmenals one and twos. He is
excited to be part of the team!