Coaches and Directors

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

Karin has been with the Blue Devil Swim Club since September 2007. She is the Senior Groups coach, works with the Junior Devil 2, Blue practice groups and oversees the club's strength and conditioning program. 


Originally from South Africa, Karin graduated with degrees in Business Management, Human Movement Studies and Physical Education. She has worked with young adults and student athletes at two major Universities in Cape Town and has been involved in Operations & Event Management throughout her career. Her emphasis has always been on developing the whole person, not only the athlete, in their pursuit of achieving goals at various levels of skill mastery. The lifelong skills acquired through sport participation, like discipline, time management, dedication and focus are the ultimate objectives when guiding these young minds into adulthood. 









Jami Omachel Age Group Coach

PRACTICE GROUPS: Bronze, Silver, Gold

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 is an age group coach and is excited to see their achievements!

Kevin Kowalski Lead Blue Group Coach

Kevin graduated from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. His day job is with Hardy Pro-Air in Antioch, 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 2007. He currently coaches the Blue 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 (previous BDSC swimmer) and step daughters (not swimmers), working on his house, and rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks.

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