Head Coach John Thiel is in his third year with the Fox Cities
YMCA Swim Team and his tenth year overall as a swim coach. His
coaching career began at the Oshkosh YMCA coaching for the OSHY
Swim Team. John spent 6 years there working in various roles
throughout the program and with every group on the team. His
primary focus was coaching the intermediate and advanced age group
(14U) swimmers. In 2015 John became the Head Age Group Coach for
the Newburgh Sea Creatures in Newburgh, Indiana. While with NSC he
spent his time developing curriculum, implementing new
progressions, and training athletes of all ages and abilities. In
2017 John’s path took him to Janesville, WI as the Head Coach
for the South Central Swim Team.
John enjoys working with all athletes. Every swimmer from the
smallest beginners to the oldest, fastest or most experienced
competitors bring exciting challenges. The athletes and teams John
has coached have had many successes ranging from team records, top
ten team finishes at State, individual State Champions, National
rankings and more. He is excited to see what the athletes at FCYST
are able to accomplish!
John enjoys spending his free time hiking, camping, hunting,
fishing or doing anything else outdoors. He also stays competitive
by training for and competing in local sporting events and races.
Elizabeth Anne Gloudeman
Elizabeth started her
swimming career at the age of 5 competing for the Green Bay YMCA
Swim Team. She was a 4 year letter winner for her high
school. During that time she competed at the local, state,
and national level. Elizabeth received a swimming scholarship
to UW-Milwaukee. She thought her time in the pool was over
until her daughter decided to give swim team a try. After
being an FCYST swim parent for a year, she decided to give coaching
a try. Elizabeth has been coaching for FCYST since
Elizabeth is a mother of 4
children; Gabby, Emma, Mallory and Sam. All of her children
have swam for FCYST at some point. She is also a night shift
nurse at a rehab facility in Appleton. In her free time,
Elizabeth enjoys being outside with her family and her 2 dogs,
running and supporting her 4 children in all their
Scott T Dillon
Coach Scott- Has 12+ years of competitive swimming experience, including 4 years at D3 RIT in New York. Scott began coaching his hometown YMCA team during the summers while wrapping up school. He has a degree in Packaging Science and currently works as a Packaging Engineer at Oshkosh Defense in Oshkosh, WI. Scott is an avid football and baseball fan. He also loves superheros and Star Wars. He looks forward to being a lead coach for>
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to coach your
children. Please know that I will do my best to provide a
positive experience for each swimmer. I have loved swimming
since I was a young girl and wish to share my love of the sport in
my roll as a coach. I have been coaching swimming for many
years. All age levels from four year olds thru high school
girls and boys teams.
At all levels, on thing that has remained constant, I enjoy
coaching! Swim kids are the best!! My favorite quote
and how I live my life: "Do what you love, love what you do!
Life is Good!"
Leena M Meyers
My name is Leena Meyers, and I have been swimming competitively for
seven years, and have coaching experience through previous swim
camps. This will be my second year attending and swimming for
Lawrence University. I am a sprint freestyler and backstroker and I
am excited to continue coaching at the Y!
Caitlyn S Lansing
Hi! My name is Caitlyn Lansing, and I am a Sophomore at Lawrence
University! I have been swimming competitively for 14 years and
coaching for 6 years. I have coached the Swim America swim lessons,
Swim America swim team, Rainbow Day Camp, Special Olympics, and
Nike swim camps throughout these years. I am a breaststroker and
IM’er, and I cannot wait to work for the Fox Cities YMCA Swim
Madeline E Smith
I started swimming when I was 13 years old on the Oshkosh YMCA
Swim Team. I also swam for Oshkosh West High School for
four years and was a diver for this team for
two years. After five years as an OSHY swimmer I joined
the Lawrence University Swim and Dive Team as both a swimmer and a
diver. My main events on this team are the 200 Free and both
the one meter and three meter diving events.
Gaby has a personal history of competitive swimming. She started at
age 5, swimming for the Neenah/Menasha YMCA swim team and moved on
to swim for Appleton East Highschool. She has years of experience
teaching all ages including adults, coaching a non competitive swim
team, and teaching Aqua Pilates.
She looks forward to getting to know more about each swimmer on the
team and is eagar to keep learning more about the science of
Coach Gaby has
two young boys, Landyn and Pierce. In her free time she still
enjoys swimming independently and would love to do a triathlon in
the near feature.