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Co-Head Swim Coach/Program Director
Dave leads the Senior Team at the WSAC and is a primary contact for all competitive programs
Mobile: 414 364 0275
Anderson, 54, is in his 34th year of coaching and 24th at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center. Since 1985, Anderson has coached a Paralympian, an USA Olympic Team Triathlete, 24 Olympic Trials qualifiers, and three Olympic Trials finalists, a Junior World Championship Team Member, 16 Big Ten and Big Eight Conference Champions, five US Open Champions, 45 USA National Finalists, a USA National Champion and two USA National Championship Relays, five USA National Junior Team Members, three USA National Team Members, two Junior National Champions to six Junior National records, and 12 National YMCA Champions. Anderson has been a member of the USA National Team and Junior Team Coaching Staff, Head Coach of the Southern Zone Select Camp, named YMCA National Coach of the year in 1996 and again in 2007 and 2013, and led the Schroeder YMCA Swim Team to a National Combined Team Title in 1997 and the Women's Team Championship in 1999.
Anderson began coaching high school and club swimming in his home state of Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia area. In 1987, Dave moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to be a graduate assistant with the University of Nebraska's men's team and in 1989 he was named Men's Assistant Swimming Coach at the University of Minnesota. The Gophers finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships four times and he earned his Masters degree in Education. He has served as WI Swimming's Senior Chair, the Central Zone's Coach Director, has been a member of USA Swimming's Board of Directors and has been a member of the National YMCA Coaches Committee several times.
Dave coaches high school, college and post graduate ages. A graduate of Hartwick College (NY), Dave enjoys a variety of athletic endeavors including cycling, ski marathon and alpine touring. Anderson is married to Laura Petrie Anderson. They have a daughter, Grace, and the family lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin.
Ben J Bartell
Ben is entering his 13 th year of coaching, and is a product of the Schroeder swim team both as an athlete and coach.
Ben started his competitive career as a sophomore at Cedarburg High school. After his sophomore year he joined the Schroder swim team and swam for coach Anderson, qualifying for YMCA Nationals in his second year.
Ben is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he competed for the Golden Gophers. As a collegiate athlete, Ben started as a walk on swimmer and finished his career as a four-year letter winner, a 2-time winner of the “Iron Fish” award (hardest worker in the weight room), a 2 time “Most Improved” award winner, a Big Ten Champion (200 yard backstroke), and an NCAA All-American. Ben also represented Schroeder at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic trials.
After completing his final season, Ben started his coaching career as a summer assistant coach with Schroeder before returning to the University of Minnesota to spend a year as an assistant coach.
After coaching at the U of MN, Ben worked as an age group coach for the Edina Swim Club in Minnesota. While coaching for Edina, Ben coached numerous champions at the state and zone levels, state record holders, and swimmers in the national top 10. During his time in Edina he developed and trained multiple Junior, Senior, and Olympic trials qualifiers.
After leaving Edina and once again coaching for a short stint at Schroeder in the fall of 2007, Ben returned to Minnesota and in the fall of 2009, Ben was named the Aquatics Director for the Minnetonka School District and started the Minnetonka Swim Club.
As the Head Coach of the Minnetonka Swim Club, Ben coached numerous champions at the state, zone, and sectional levels, and has coached several professional and amateur swimmers to top 8 finishes at Junior National, National, and International competitions.
Ben has been a member of the USA National team coaching staff, and served as an assistant coach at USA swimming Zone and National Select camps as well as with Team USA at the 2013 Duel in the Pool in Scotland.
Ben is passionate about the Packers, coaching, teaching, learning, and helping develop athletes to the best of their abilities.
Head Novice Coach / Masters Coach
Wendy coaches Age Group 3, Super 8's, Super Stars, Schroeder Stars, Home School, Masters, and Adult Novice. Wendy grew up swimming for the Milwaukee Recreation Department Piranhas and then for Schroeder. She has an extensive aquatics background and has taught swimming for Milwaukee County and has been a lifeguard at Milwaukee County pools and beaches. Wendy is a massage therapist, she coaches the Masters team and is an avid water polo player.
Eric Christopher Johnson
Mobile 608 381 0040
Eric Johnson is the lead senior coach at the South site. Graduating from UW-Madison, he continued his education and has his Masters in Sports Management from Cardinal Stritch University.
He previously coached at Birmingham-Southern University as an Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach where he produced multiple conference champions and NCAA qualifiers. Previous to this, Eric coched for the McFarland Spartan Sharks.
Johnson is originally from Seattle, Wash., and is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a four-year letter winner and two-time team captain for the Badger swim team. He is the UW-Madison record-holder in the 100-yard breaststroke, was a six-time Big 10 finalist, and NCAA qualifier. Johnson was also an Olympic trial qualifier in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke.
Johnson is an 20-year swimming veteran, participating in high school, club (King Aquatics), and summer swim league. He has participated at every level in the sport, including zone qualifier, multiple time state champion, Big 10 finalist, NCAA qualifier, national finalist, and Olympic trials qualifier.
Phil C Davies
Mobile: (914) 384-2924
Phil is currently in his seventh year of coaching and his fifth with the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center. Phil grew up outside New York City, swimming for the Badger Swim Club in Larchmont, NY through high school. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he swam for 4 years. At Madison, Phil competed in multiple Nationals, NCAA championships and the 2008 Olympic Trials. A former school record holder in the 100 freestyle and 200 free relay, Phil completed his collegiate career in 2010 and started coaching for Badger Aquatic Club, where he worked for two years before moving to Milwaukee for graduate school.
Since relocating to Milwaukee in 2012, Phil has coached multiple groups at Schroeder, and is now the lead Age Group coach for the South groups. He has also been the coach of Marquette High School for five seasons.
Alexander K Hallam
Alex had a long career as a swimmer and now is continuing his passion for the sport through coaching. He has been coaching full-time since 2012 and has coached with age group to senior levels. Alex has been with the club since 2015 and coaches groups AG 2 to Senior 1 at our South location.
Alex attended the Univeristy of Wisconsin- Greeny Bay, where he swam all four years and graduated with degrees in Psychology and Human Development. Alex swam distance free, IM, and backstroke while he swam for the Phoenix. He was also president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee where he represented Phoenix student athletes in the Horizon League Conference.
He is originally from Wausau, Wisconsin, where he swam with the TIDE Swim Club. He went to East High School where he was part of a record setting team throughout his high school career. Highlighted by a State Championship and All American Honors as a part of the East Boys' 200 Medley Relay.
Caleb Richard Hernday
Caleb is entering his sixth year of coaching and his first with Schroeder. Prior to Schroeder, Caleb coached for one year for the Tosa Swordfish and the past four with Lake Country Phoenix. At LAKE, he coached all age groups from the Super 8s to the Senior Platinum. He also was the assistant coach for the Arrowhead Girls for four years and the Arrowhead Boys for two years. For one year he was the Head Coach for St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy High School team.
Caleb was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but has lived in Wisconsin for most of his life. He graduated from UWM with a degree in Kinesiology in 2017. He believes that this sport comes down to two things: Swimming Fast and Having Fun.
Tracy A Kellner
Assistant Swim Coach
Super Stars Coach
Don is a volunteer coach for Super Stars, Masters and he is an avid golfer. He and his wife Jessie, had three boys go through the YMCA's swim team. His oldest was a multiple team record holder and was a YMCA National Champion. Don is retired from the Milwaukee Fire Department where during his career he rose from the rank of Fireman to second in command, as Assistant Chief. When Don isn't enjoying a round of golf, playing guitar or swimming with the Masters team, he does an outstanding job with Schroeder's youngest swimmers teaching fundamentals, values and fun. Don also has introduced and mentored many adult athletes in the Schroeder Masters Team.
Assistant Swimming Coach
Cheyanne Carbone grew up swimming for Schroeder and swam for Homestead High School. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she swam four years as a Hawk. She graduated with a double major in Psychology and Chemistry and a minor in Spanish. She plans to take a year off before going to graduate school for psychology.
Cheyanne has been coaching with Ben Bartell - AG 1 and Jr 1 and she has ben coaching adults too.
Her best swimming memory was her last race of her career, which happened to be her best race. She earned fourth place in the 200 back at the WIAC Conference Championships.
Sarah S Wenszell
Assistant Swim Coach
Sarah grew up swimming on the Schroeder YMCA Swim Team and now coaches Schroeder's Super 8s. Sarah is currently at UW-Milwaukee getting her bachelor degree in Athletic Training and then her masters degree in Physical Therapy.
Marissa has been around the pool much of her life; when she wasn’t swimming for the WSAC, Rufus King HS, or UW Stevens Point, she was lifeguarding, coaching and teaching swim lessons. She now coaches Groups 1 and 2 and the Masters Swim Team. She graduated from UWSP with a B.S. in biology and German in 2009. She is an avid runner, having completed her first marathon in 2010 and is currently training for triathlons.
Amy Nicole Schulz
I have been swimming for over 15 years including 4 years at the DIII level at Wittenberg University. I still swim as a part of the WSAC Masters program and currently coach the Bananas. I just graduated from Wittenberg this past May with a degree in Exercise Science and am currently attending Concordia University for a degree in Physical Therapy.
Head Diving Coach/Club Director
Todd is the Head Diving Coach for both the Schroeder Dive Team and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
phone: 414 207-9722
Todd has been the Head Diving Coach for the Schroeder Diving Team since the fall of 2003 after starting as an assistant coach beginning in 2000. In his time at Schroeder, Todd has coached numerous athletes to USA Diving Junior & Senior Nationals, AAU Diving Nationals, and YMCA Nationals. He guided to Tori Wood (Lamp) to the 2016 USA Diving Olympic Trials where she finished 8th the Platform event. He is a USA Diving Certified Master Spotter in Mats, Dry board, and Trampoline. Todd is the director of the Wisconsin Diving Association and regularly represents the Wisconsin association on different committees in the organization of USA Diving. In his time as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee diving coach, he has been named Horizon League Coach of the Year 8 times. Todd graduated from UWM with a degree in psychology and was inducted into the UWM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.
Assistant Diving Coach
Coach Gary Cox has been coaching diving since 1985. A former Nebraska Cornhusker, Cox was an assistant Dive Coach for the University of Nebraska before moving to Schroeder in 1989. Gary led Schroeder's Dive Team until 2003 when he moved to administration within the YMCA organzation. Gary was also the UW-M Diving Coach during his time in Wisconsin. Gary is the National Coordinator for YMCA Competitive Diving and in USA Diving's Board of Director. He has two sons Danny a 3 time NCAA All American for Purdue and 2012 USA Olympic Dive Trials participant and Nathan who is at Purdue as an undergrad.
Gary has coached at all levels of the sport and has developed nearly three decades of the area's finest athletes.