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Nancy Denenberg

Head Coach

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Coach Nancy is the Head Swim Team Coach of the Glen Ellyn Gators. This will be her fourth year as the Head Coach of Gators. Coach Nancy swam competitively in her youth, coached a large park district swim team during college, and continues to promote and enjoy the sport of swimming in many different capacities. Within Gators, she has been a parent committee member and swimteam volunteer for over ten years.  She also served as a volunteer and board member for the B.R. Ryall YMCA swimteam.  She was instrumental in the Glen Ellyn Aquatics Initiative, organizing and implementing a successful Starts and Turns Clinic and Swimathon fundraiser. Her tremendous passion for the sport of swimming brings the spirit and dedication we love to the Glen Ellyn Gators Swim Team.  The Glen Ellyn Park District recently published this article about Coach Nancy - click this link -  https://gepark.org/2018/05/meet-gator-swim-coach-nancy-denenberg/

Jane Denenberg

Assistant Coach

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Coach Jane started swimming for the Gators at age six! This will be her third summer coaching Gators. Coach Jane swims year round for B.R. Ryall YMCA Swim Team and Glenbard West/South High School Swim Team. She will be a freshman at The University of Massachusetts this fall, where she will continue her swimming career. Coach Jane is famous in Gatorland for poolside dancing, making up catchy swim technique songs and bringing a lot of laughter and team spirit to the team. Contact Coach Jane via email jmdenenberg@gmail.com, or text 630-414-7155.

Kate Kissane

Assistant Coach

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Coach Kate  started swimming for Gators when she was seven years old and swam for the team for seven years. She recently finished her swimming career where she swam on the BR Ryall YMCA swim team and the Glenbard West/South high school swim team. This will be Kate's third summer coaching Gators.  For the past two years she has also been coaching at the B.R. Ryall YMCA Swim Team. In the fall, Kate will attend The University of Nebraska to study sociology and political science. Kate can’t wait for another summer in Gatorland! Contact her at kateekissane@gmail.com or at  1-630-715-8122 . 

Sydney Green

Assistant Coach

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Coach Sydney started swimming for Gators when she was nine years old!  She has swam year round for the BR Ryall YMCA Swim Team for ten years, and has also competed on the Glenbard West/South High School team for the past four years. Coach Sydney will be a freshman at the University of Colorado/Boulder this fall.  

Grace Schwieters

Assistant Coach

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Coach Grace started swimming on her park district swim team when she was six years old.  She has also been swimming on the BR Ryall YMCA Swim Team for six years and has helped coach the Y team in the past. She will be continuing her swimming career at the University of Chicago this fall. Grace loves watching swimmers grow and is excited for a fun Gator summer!

Kate Morris

Assistant Coach

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Coach Kate started her swimming career with Gators at six years old, and has been swimming ever since!  She started club swimming for BR Ryall at seven. Kate has coached the Junior Gators and taught swim lessons at Sunset for the past two years. Coach Kate loves working with kids and seeing all of their hard work pay off through amazing improvements all while having fun! She will be a Junior at Glenbard West High School in the fall.