Program Director, Head AG Coach, AGP/AGG
Coach Rob is
SWAT's Competitive team Program Director and Head Age Group Coach,
leading our Age Group Platinum and Age Group Gold swimmers.
He has over 20 years of experience coaching Age Group and Senior
swimmers including state champions, NISCA All-Americans, state
record holders, WIAA State team champions, National and Olympic
Trial qualifiers and top ten National Age Group swimmers.
an enthusiasm and passion to our team in addition to bringing
exceptional leadership skills and knowledge of the sport.
Coach Rob is a
native of Fort Atkinson and began his swimming career with FAST at
the age of eight and later J-Hawk. He continued his
successful swim career in high school and swam for
UW-Whitewater. He enjoys all Wisconsin sports but especially
the Milwaukee Brewers. He sees live music whenever possible
and is a trivia buff. He also likes to spend time bicycling,
disc golfing and hiking. His wife Jessica and son Patrick
reside in Glendale.
Lead Coach - Senior Platinum
Lead Coach - Senior Gold
Coach Bri has had a passion for swimming ever since she joined her first swim team at the age of 5. Her parents took swimming lessons right out of the equation. Coach Bri was a competitive swimmer for 12 years, leading into her senior year at Waunakee High School. She started teaching swim lessons at the age of 16, and continued to teach throughout college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and then to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she got two degrees; an associates in Recreation Management and a bachelor’s in Community and Nonprofit Leadership. In her last year of college, Coach Bri joined the Stoughton Aqua Racers as an assistant coach in the 2015-2016 season. She then moved from the Madison-area to Southwest Wisconsin for an exciting job opportunity late in 2016. When Bri isn’t coaching, you can most likely find her cheering for the Bucks, Brewers, Packers, Badgers, and sometimes the Cornhuskers. She is thrilled to be a part of the SWAT family and is eager to show her passion and knowledge of the sport through her coaching styles.
George G Guddie
Lead Coach - AGS/AGB
George is the Lead Bronze and Silver Coach, he began coaching as
the Head Coach of the UPY Barracudas while attending college in
Michigan back in the fall of 1991. Born and raised in Wisconsin
Coach Guddie learned to swim as an original “charter”
members of SWAT. He joined the SWAT coaching staff in 1995 and has
coached various levels in the program. Additional coaching
experience includes 7 years of High School Head Coaching (Whitnall
Boys and Girls) and 3 Years as a Head Coach for the New Berlin Swim
To me SWAT isn't just about swimming, it is about having fun and
working hard, great technique, good sportsmanship and creating
enjoyment for a lifelong sport. I coach to bring the joy that a
child experiences when they learn a new stroke, earn their first
ribbon, and find their competitive drive. Swimming is an enduring
sport that builds character, creates lifelong relationships and
fosters the will to succeed. It is my privilege to be a part of a
George and his wife Rebecca live in Muskego and have 4 great
Lead Coach - Platinum 8's
Coach Kaitlin has had the privilege to be coaching at SWAT for six years and is proud to be a part of this team. She truly loves swimming and helping young athletes develop their swimming skills and grow in their knowledge and love of the sport. Coach Kaitlin draws knowledge from a total of eight years of coaching as well as her own competitive swimming experience that culminated in a successful college career at MN State-Mankato, where she was a captain and All-American.
When not at the pool, Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her husband Micah, and their four boys.
Cheryl L Barborich
Lead Coach - G8's & S8's
Assistant Coach - Seniors
Hi folks! I am Coach Katie! I am born and raised in greendale,
Wisconsin! A natural Wisconsinite! I started swimming with SWAT
when I was a freshman in high school with Dale Schrank! I was a
swim manager for Mark Schrank when he was the coach for Whitnall
boys. I was a freestyler but as many know Dale required us to swim
all events in high school for one method or another! After high
school I swam with Stevens Point University to swim with Coach Al.
After learning my right shoulder was in poor condition I came back
to Milwaukee to have my surgery with the orthopedic surgeon of the
Admirals and of course doctor Lennertz! After that I began to
volunteer Coach with George Guddie, Ross Lennertz and of course
Coach Cheryl. My sister is a PT and a doctor so we have always
discussed what is new and what is changing with the health world. I
am big in nutrition and how to avoid things such as shoulder
injuries! My goal as a coach is to work on technique, strengthen
their core, posture, and provide knowledge for their future that
will help them prevent injuries or difficulties preventing them to
reaching their goals! I wasn’t always the strongest swimmer
or the smartest but I did become one. I believe anyone can be
anything and I’m willing to try.
Esmeralda M Perez
Assistant Coach - Junior Groups
Hello everyone! My name is Kaitlin Squier and I have just
recently started coaching this past March. I am from Appleton, WI
but attend Carroll University. I am currently a student in the
Physical Therapy Program at Carroll. I completed my undergraduate program
this past spring in Exercise Science with a minor in Sports
Nutrition and will start graduate school this fall. I have been
swimming since I was 8 years old with Fox Cities YMCA Swim Team
(FCYST) and now swim on Carroll University’s swim team
focusing on breaststroke and IM. I have also been a lifeguard for
the past 6 years and taught many swim lessons. I have also been a
runner since I was younger and I am also apart of the Track and
Field team here at Carroll. Along with swimming and running, couple
summers ago I began competing in triathlons. I am excited to be
able to coach with SWAT!
Jenna M Lennertz
Assistant Coach: AGP/AGG
Coach Jenna has been involved with SWAT since she was born. Her two older brothers were already involved with both the Swim America program and swim team. She began swim lessons at the age of 4 and began competing for SWAT at the age of 6. Coach Jenna swam for Greendale High School, where she was the returning state champion in the 100-yard butterfly all four years. She continued swimming at the Division 1 level for the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She had a successful freshmen year competing at both the BIG 10 Championships and NCAAs. During her sophomore year a previous injury started to act up and forced her to stop competing at that level. Coach Jenna studied Elementary Education and Spanish at the U of M and also completed her Master’s in Education. Her entire family has been involved at some point in their lives. Coach Jenna is lucky enough to have four brothers, two of which are currently coaching for SWAT and one that is still competing for the team. She has two supportive parents and an amazing grandmother who are also involved with the team. She currently teaches kindergarten in the Kenosha Unified School District. Coach Jenna will be assisting in our novice level program.
Michael J Beckman
Assistant Coach - AGB/AGS
Coach Michael has been involved with SWAT for over 10 years.
Beginning in the Swim America program at the age of 4 and then
joining SWAT competitively at 7. He earned his first state cut at
the age of 10 and since then has swam at the state level throughout
his swimming career. Michael graduated from Whitnall High School
where he swam for all four years and earned MVP for both his junior
and senior years. Michael is currently attending school at Carroll
University where he is studying Athletic Training and he is also
apart of the University’s swim team. Michael also works at
Swim America as an instructor teaching swim lessons.
Assistant Coach: AGS/AGB
Hello my name is Collin Heitfeld, I am 24 years old and was a competitive swimmer for 10 years.
I began swimming in Battle Creek Michigan for Lakeview Aquatic Club. During High School, I swam for Lakeview High School earning a Div. 2 State Title my Sophomore Season. After High School, I decided to swim for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where I swam for 4 years. Last year, I was a grad assistant for the Milwaukee's Men's and Woman's swim teams. I graduated with a degree in finance, I currently work for the company UMB Fund Services and am excited to be joining the SWAT family.
Assistant Coach - G'8/S8's
Coach Stephanie began assistant coaching the Gold and Silver 8’s in June 2014. She has been involved with competitive swimming since she was 8 years old swimming on the Kenosha Barracuda, Green Bay YMCA, SWAT and Greenfield High School swim teams. Coach Stephanie taught swim lessons through Swim America for three summers while attending UW-Eau Claire. She was also an assistant coach for the Tosa West High School Girls swim team. Coach Stephanie lives at home with her husband Tristan, two dogs Lexi and Maddie and daughter Kennedy. She is looking forward to having another awesome season! Go SWAT
Masters Head Coach
Mike is a long time SWAT member as an athlete, coach and now our Lead Masters Coach.