Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Mitchell Wagner Head Coach

Mitchell Wagner has been coaching for WSC since December 2013 and was named Head Coach of WSC on July 24, 2020. He currently coaches National Squad and Silver Squad.

Coach Mitchell grew up in Wichita and started swimming at age 8 for the West YMCA Barracudas.  He then swam for the Wichita Aqua Shocks before landing at the Wichita Swim Club where he swam 8th grade through high school. Mitchell also swam for Maize High his freshman through senior years.  He swam for The University of Minnesota his freshman year of college before returning to WSC. 

Mitchell’s favorite thing about coaching swim is getting to share his love for swimming with others.


Brandon Shinsato Assistant Coach

Brandon Shinsato started coaching for Wichita Swim Club in September 2015, and is the current Lead Coach of Gold Squad. 

Coach Brandon grew up in Seattle and Wichita and began swimming at age 5. He swam for the Bellevue Club team for 2 years and then swam for Wichita Swim Club, where he swam for 11 years. Brandon went on to swim at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, from 2014-15.

Backstroke is Brandon’s favorite stroke, and his favorite race is the 200 Back. He was a USA Junior National qualifier and a 3-year Scholastic All-American. His favorite part about being a swim coach is being able to teach a new generation of swimmers all the things he learned throughout his swim career.

Coach Brandon earned his BA in Exercise Science at Wichita State University.
Brandon is a musician and loves to write and create music. Brandon’s older sister, Kaitie, was also a WSC swimmer and is now a marketing consultant in Seattle.


Brian Wingert Assistant Coach

Brian Wingert has been coaching for Wichita Swim Club since August 2011.  He coaches White Squad and also serves as the Director of Business Operations for WSC.

Coach Brian is from Peabody, KS, where he began swimming at age 6 and swam for 10 years for the Peabody-Burns Super Swimmers.  The 200 Medley Relay is his favorite race to swim, and breaststroke is his favorite stroke to swim.  His favorite things about coaching swimming are watching swimmers develop and continuously improve and (of course) the good, free food in the hospitality room at swim meets. 

Brian received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Wichita State University in 2014, and his Associate of Science at Butler County Community College in 2011. 

Brian enjoys writing and recording music, appreciating and creating art, and reading.  He is proud of his younger brother who is in the National Guard.

Coach Brian is a fan of all the Kansas City Sports teams.  If he could spend a day with any Olympic swimmer, he’d spend time with Olympic freestyler Anthony Ervin so the two of them could talk about philosophy, music and tattoos.

Jack Quah Assistant Coach

Jack started coaching for WSC in May 2019. He is an assistant coach for the Gold, Silver, and Red Squads.

Jack grew up in Wichita and started swimming at the young age of four. He spent his whole swimming career competing for the Wichita Swim Club. His favorite stroke is the breaststroke, and he will tell you, "Breaststroke is the best stroke!"

As a coach, Jack loves seeing all of his athletes do well in both competition and practice. When asked about his coaching goals, he said, "I want to create and environment where everyone feels comfortable and encouraged to succeed."

Jack is currently pursuing a degree in Exercise Science at Wichita State University.

Jordan Weve Assistant Coach
Paige Simpson Assistant Coach

Caroline joined our staff in 2013 as the Assistant Head Coach. She has been coaching in various capacities since 2003, both here in Wichita and around the world. Her first coaching position was at Crestview Country Club in 2003 and 2004 when she took the team to their first Championship title in over 10 years. She then coached at Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics under Dana Kirk and Bruce Smith, in addition to being the head coach at Northern Beaches Christian School in Sydney Australia. 

During Caroline's swimming career she was a 13-time Kansas state high school champion, 2003 USA Swimming National Champion, 2004 Olympic Team Member, 2005 2-time NCAA Champion, and 13-time NCAA All-American. She earned both her B.A. and M.A in communications from Stanford University. Caroline is married to Tommy McAndrew and had their first child in January. 
Caroline is an assistant to National Prep and conducts clinics.
Board of Directors
Albert Dirkzwager President
Rebecca Martin Co-Vice President
Randy Krueger Co-Vice President
Abi Griffin Treasurer
Kate Higgins Secretary
Jae Davis Safe Sport Chair/Board Member
Brian Hatridge Board Member
Stani Jekov Board Member
Emily McVay Board Member
Hannah MANDANIS/LAI Board Member
Christine Vermeeren Board Member