Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Sheryl Tucker Head Coach/Program Director/Senior Group

Sheryl Tucker - Head Coach/Program Director

Sheryl began swimming with the Davenport YMCA under an AAU program at the age of 9. It was a family affair. Her Father being the starter and official at many meets, including the University of Iowa, and her mother involved heavily in swimming at the state level as an officer and as an official. Sheryl swam age group, high school, and in college as a 200 Butterflier and 400 IM'er. She graduated from the Univesity of Iowa in Health Sciences and Business and went on with her husband to own their private practice in Anesthesia, while still coaching part time in Swimming and Track & field for 25 years and raising two boys. She has coached at age group level, high school level, and college level, until recently moving from North Carolina as the Lead Senior Coach at SwimMAC, the number 2 team in the country at the time. She believes in hard work, combined with a balance of technique, love of the sport, and continued growth both in the pool and out of the pool.

Sheryl has competed at the World Championship level in running, in the indoor 3000m, the mile, and 10K cross country race, and as an all american, Top 5 US Performer age 32-44, qualified for the USA triathlon championships, held the Iowa record for masters in the 200 Free, Top 50 overall Chicago Marathon, a State swimming qualifier top 8 for 3 years, (10-12th grade at that time), and was Conference swimmer of year in college, with many swimming awards in high school, and college, as well as records. She loves the social aspect of sport and the feeling of accomplishment and teaching her skills and what she has learned from other great coaches she has had the priviledge to work with to others now in the sport of swimming. She still swims as a Masters swimmer and looks forward to perhaps competing once again. 

Margalit Frank Assistant Coach- Pre-Competitive/Teenfit

Margalit started swimming competitively with IFly at age 9. She is the team captain for the City High women’s swim team where her favorite events are freestyle and backstroke sprints. This is her first coaching job and she is excited to share her love of swimming with kids. This past summer she worked as a CIT (counselor in training) with kids of all different ages and abilities. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and her two dogs, making ceramics, reading, and spending lots of time outdoors in nature.

Isabelle Polfliet Assistant Coach- Precompetitive Group
Isabelle has been swimming for 6 years, her favorite strokes are backstroke and breaststroke. Isabelle is now a senior in high school and about to attend college! She has recently joined the Iowa City Eels team and is excited to work with kids and share her love for the sport. Isabelle is also a certified lifeguard and works for Iowa City Parks and Recreation. In her free time, she loves to swim, spend time outside reading, biking, or just relaxing. She also likes to try new things like snowboarding, and waterskiing, she has even learned to surf when on vacation.
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