Eric K Demrow
Aquatic Director/Head Swim 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.
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 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
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!"
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.
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).