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Coaches

HEAD COACH

Susi First

Susi First is thrilled to be back coaching at West Side Swim Club as head coach. She swam for West Side for 13 years and this is her sixth year coaching. She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a master's degree in school counseling and is looking forward to starting her career as a school counselor in the fall.

ASSISTANT COACHES

 

Anna Weiss swam for West Side for 9 years, and this is her 4th year coaching. Anna recently graduated from Saint Louis University, and her goal for the team is for everyone to have a perfect streamline off every wall.

 

Jimmy Graves is ecstatic to begin his second year with the prestigious and historical West Side Swim Club family.  When he's not coaching at West Side or Madison Aquatic Club (MAC) or managing his handful of properties, he enjoys quiet nights in front of the fire reading Nicholas Sparks and embracing his pet chinchilla Barricade.  His high school swimming career climaxed with a 500 freestyle state record and he still holds a 10 & under record in the mile.

  Mary First is back for her second year of coaching after a year abroad in Spain last summer. She swam for West Side for 14 years. She is entering her senior year at St. Louis University, where she swims as a D1 athlete. She hopes every 10 & up will be doing beautiful flip turns by All City.