Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Karin Brown Head Coach & Operations Director

Practice Groups: Senior Practice Groups

Karin has been with the Blue Devil Swim Club since September 2007; is Lead Senior Coach and is also responsible for designing the club's strength and conditioning program. She hails from the beautiful coastal city of Cape Town,  South Africa where she attended the University of the Western Cape and graduated with degrees in Physical Education,  Exercise Science and Business Management. She swam competitvely, played waterpolo, had a brief stint with synchronized swimming and enjoyed national success with the Varsity Field Hockey team. 

Prior to emigrating to the USA, Karin had represented South Africa at The World University Games and was twice selected as Team Manager/Coach to the FISU World University Triathlon Championships. 
Karin has enjoyed working with student athletes, at universities in South Africa and now with BDSC. She feels it is such a unique honor witnessing them blossom into well-rounded individuals, often displaying characteristics like discipline, focus, time management, skill mastery, coping with successes and failures - all life skills learned as a swimmer and athlete.



Jami Omachel Head Age Group Coach

PRACTICE GROUPS: !3 & U, Bronze and Silver

Jami graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Education and also has an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design. Jami started coaching for BDSC in the fall of 2018. She began her coaching career in California with the Aquazot Swim Club as the head 12 and under coach. While at AZOT they won countless championships and set new Southern California records.

Before joining BDSC, Jami was an aquatics Director at a private health club in Glen Ellyn, IL. She currently works as a freelance graphic designer in between running her 2 boys to swim practice and other activities. Jami is very happy to back coaching.

Jami coaches the 10 & under group and is excited to see their achievements!

Kevin Kowalski Assistant Coach: Lead Blue Group Coach

Kevin graduated from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. His day job is with Wm W Meyer & Sons in Libertyville, IL. Kevin went through the Red Cross swim lesson program as a child and has been swimming recreationally his entire life. 

Kevin's first job was teaching swim lessons for a few summers with the Wildwood Park District. He swam competitively in High School at Warren and was a captain his Junior and Senior years. 

Kevin has been coaching with the Blue Devil Swim Club since the Summer of 2005. He currently coaches the 11-13 group and you may see him helping out with other Age Group practice groups. On his days off he enjoys time with his wife, time with his daughter (9-10 swimmer) and step daughters (not swimmers), working on his house, and rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks.

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