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

Coaching Staff

Eric K Demrow

Director of Competitive Swimming

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Coach 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.

Eric got 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 (1). 

Abby Bubnik

Assistant Coach

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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!

Mary Stone

Assistant Coach

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Coach Mary 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!

 

Jillian DeLong

Assistant Coach

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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). 

Daylyn Hopp

Assistant Coach

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Kristi Pilger

Assistant Coach

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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 Inserra

Assistant Coach

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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! 

Matt Walsh

Assistant Coach

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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!

Alexis C Hall

Assistant Coach

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Gabby P Raczek

Assistant Coach

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Sophie E Czerwonka

Assistant Coach

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Libby Dammen

Assistant Coach

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Board of Directors

Monica Sperl

President

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Keith Pilger

Vice President

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Shelley Raczek

Past President

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Jolene Ward

Secretary / Treasurer

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Adam Robert Meshak

Swim Meet Director

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Kelly Hartvig

Volunteer Coordinator

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Kristy Stremkowski

Volunteer Coordinator

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Michelle Kort

Special Events Coordinator

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Katie Johnston

Special Events Coordinator

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Jenny Bicknase

Fundraising Coordinator

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Bridget Soik

Concessions Coordinator

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Angela Maguire

Concessions Coordinator

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