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Coach Mike

​Meet Coach Mike!!

Mike Hillegonds just finished his first year as an assistant coach at the Y. He is semi-retired but still loves swimming and swims competitively at masters swim meets throughout the Midwest. His passion for swimming is passed on to the swimmers he coaches.

Coach Mike’s philosophy is you excel in things you love to do. He passes this on to his swimmers by improving the swimmers stroke technique which will lead to better practices resulting in faster swims at meets.

His swimmers will do similar drills that he does at his practices so everyone, including the coach, will all improve together this upcoming season.

Coach Mike lives in Crystal Lake and has two children and one granddaughter.

Coach Mike looks forward to seeing you at practice!