Coach Lizzie


Meet Coach Lizzie!!



My name is Lizzie Schaefer, I am an assistant swim coach at Sage YMCA.

This is my 10th year as a swim coach for USA Swimming. I started out as an assistant swim coach for Northern Michigan University. I got my bachelor’s degree in PE/ Coaching at NMU. Since then, I have been coaching between different YMCAs and clubs in the Midwest including Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich where I was the Head Coach for a period of time.

Prior to coaching, I swam for Barrington Swim Club for 13 years and I also swam for 2 years at Lincoln College in Lincoln Il. My favorite events were the 500 Free, the 1,000 Free, the Mile.

Outside of the Y, I am a Teacher Aide for students with special needs at Glenbrook North High School. I am also the JV2 coach for the girls Glenbrook South High School swim team.

I look forward to working with your swimmers this season!