Coaching Staff

2019 Coaching Staff

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The coaches are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all administrative questions, such as those related to dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

 

Coach Bios

Konrad Plomedahl
Head Coach
piranhacoachkonrad@gmail.com

Hi! My name is Konrad Plomedahl, and I am very excited and honored to be coaching for the Piranhas this season! Here is a little summary about me and my swimming career:

I have been swimming competitively since 5th grade. I started swimming for the Sun Prairie Piranhas when I moved here in 7th grade. I swam a total of six years with the Piranhas. I also swam four years for the Sun Prairie High School Swim and Dive team. My junior and senior year I was captain of the High School team, and in my senior year I qualified for state in four events (200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay, and 100 fly). For my college career, I swam three years as a member of the UWEC Swim and Dive team. I was on the Conference team each year, competing in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, and 200 fly. I was team captain in my last season.

This will be my 6th season as a coach for the Sun Prairie Piranhas. My other coaching experiences include three seasons with the Sun Prairie Storm, two seasons assisting the Eau Claire Marlins, and I have been the Head Coach for the Sun Prairie Mini Piranhas program. This last year I was a volunteer coach for the Sun Prairie High School Girls Swim and Dive Team, and I was the JV Head Coach for the Sun Prairie Boys Swim Team.

I am very proud of my accomplishments as a swimmer, and I am even more proud of, and thankful for, the teams I had the privilege being a contributor of. I hope that I can help all swimmers this season gain the same sense of pride in swimming as I have.

I am very excited to get to know all of you this season! Go Piranhas!!

 

Jamie McMillin
Assistant and Lead Coach
piranhacoachjamie@gmail.com

Jamie McMillin has been with the Sun Prairie Piranhas for the past 10 years and will begin her 11th year coaching this season.

Jamie has been involved in swimming for many years. She swam for DeForest and Madison Aquatic Clubs as an Age Group Swimmer, and then continued her swimming career at DeForest High School. Once she was in College, she swam for University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for 4 years where she specialized in the 400IM, 200 Back, and 200 Breaststrokes. She also finished her Bachelors in Sociology during her time in Stevens Point.

After attending UWSP, she worked at the University of Wyoming as the Men's and Women's Head Assistant for 2 years in Laramie, Wyoming. After coaching the Cowboys and Cowgirls she got the itch to become an educator, and came back to Wisconsin to attend the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where she earned her Masters in Special Education and coached the Titan's for 2 years as their Assistant Swim Coach.

Finally, she landed in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, where she has been teaching at Patrick Marsh Middle School for the past 17 years as a Special Education Teacher. She also is in her 4th year of coaching Sun Prairie Storm.

When Jamie has free time, she loves to spend time with her dogs. She also likes to travel to Europe each summer. Jamie is excited to start another fun season with the Piranhas!

 

Josie Nettum
Assistant and Lead Coach
piranhacoachjosie@gmail.com

My name is Josephine (Josie) Nettum and I am starting my sophomore year at UW-Whitewater this fall. I joined the Piranha family when I was 9 years old. In addition to swimming on the team for eight years, I also swam on DFAC for three years, Sun Prairie Storm for four years, and the high school team all four years. In high school I participated in both JV and Varsity conference and lettered three times. As a senior I ended the season by placing fifth overall in the 100 backstroke at JV conference and swam at Varsity conference.

I started coaching in the summer of 2016, I was a coach for Mini Piranhas coaching the 9-10 age group. Then in November, after the High School Season, I started coaching for Storm. During the winter session I coached Tropical Storm and in the Spring session I coached both Tropical Storm and Thunderstorm. Two summers ago I became a Piranha Coach. I also have been teaching swim lessons from kids age 2 to 15 for the past 4 summers. I really enjoy coaching and getting to know the swimmer, I can't wait to return to the pool! I hope I can make a positive difference in the swimmers lives the way my swim coachers did in the past!

I am so happy for the opportunity to have my tenth year as part of the Piranha Swim Team to be a coach!

 

Clarise Nettum
Assistant and Lead Coach
coachclarise@gmail.com

Hi, my name is Clarise Nettum. I just completed my sophomore year of college at UW La Crosse. I was nine years old I joined the Piranhas swim team and have been part of the team ever since. In addition to swimming on the Piranhas, I also swam on DFAC for three years, Sun Prairie Storm for four years, and all four years on the high school team. In high school, I lettered three times. I swam for both JV and Varsity conferences. As a senior, I finished my season with a PR in the 100 breaststroke at varsity conference, reaching my goal time.

I started coaching in the summer of 2016 for the Mini Piranhas, working specifically with the eight and unders. That winter I started coaching for Sun Prairie Storm. I worked with the Thunderstorm and Tropical Storm groups for three sessions. Two summers ago was my first season coaching for the Piranhas. In addition to coaching, I also have been teaching swim lessons for the past three years, ages two to adults. I really enjoy coaching and helping kids improve their skills in the water!

I am so excited to start my eleventh season with the Piranhas as a coach! I hope I can help make the team as fun and memorable for the kids as my past coaches did for me!

 

Lauren Benzine
Assistant and Lead Coach
laurenbiebz15@gmail.com

Hello!
My name is Lauren Benzine. I began my swimming career on the Sun Prairie Piranhas swim team when I was 7 years old! Over the past 10 years of my competitive swimming career, I have also swam for DFAC, Waterloo, Storm and the Women's Sun Prairie High School swim teams. I earned my varsity letter in High School Swimming and was a captain my senior year. Some of my favorite events include the 100 Breaststroke, 200 IM and 100 Fly. I have worked as a lifeguard at the Sun Prairie Family Aquatic Center. As apart of my job, I teach swim lessons from all ages; toddlers to adults (which is my favorite part of the job!). I attend Columbia College Chicago with plans in majoring in music business and theatre. I am super excited to meet everyone and to be coaching for the team I was a part of for 8 years!