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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.

Coaches & Aquatics Staff

Eric K Demrow

Aquatic Director/Head Swim Coach

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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). 

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 with a Bachelors in Biology and minors in Spanish and Psychology. She is from Green Bay, Wisconsin and has a dog named Missy. This is her 6th year coaching for SPDY and she loves every moment 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!

 

Abby Bubnik

Assistant Coach

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Coach Abby is beginning her 3rd year coaching for SPDY! She is a Special Education Major and is a junior 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 that she has 7 siblings! Coach Abby is excited to be "back" for SPDY season!

Skyelar Volm

Assistant Coach

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Coach Skyelar is starting her 5th year coaching for SPDY. Previously, she has swam for SPDY for 10 years and her strokes were butterfly and backstroke. Coach Skyelar will be attending school for Special Education with a minor in sign language. One fun fact about Skyelar is that she loves animals and has 3 cats! Coach Skyelar says, "IM ready for this season!"

Miles Townsend

Assistant Coach

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This is Coach Miles' 1st year as a SPDY swim coach and he is so excited to get started! He is from Hudson, WI and he now attends UWSP. He not only coaches swimming but is a swimmer himself for the university! Overall, Coach Miles has been swimming for 15 years and is ready to "fly" into this SPDY 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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Olivia Lange

Assistant Coach

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Parent Advisory Board

Jon Scharbarth

President

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Shelley Raczek

Vice President / Meet Manager

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Adam Meshak

Aquatics Coordinator

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Jean Kubowski

Concessions Coordinator

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Jen Stupar

Secretary / Treasurer

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Ame Gargulak

Volunteer Coordinator

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Kelly Barden

Volunteer Coordinator

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Michelle Kort

Special Events Coordinator

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Katie Johnston

Special Events Coordinator

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Shari Summers

Fundraising Coordinator

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