Illinois Swimming
Level 2
Excellence 200

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Alec Schmidt Senior Team Coach

Alec has been competitively swimming since the age 4 for the Dundee Dolphins.  He has also swam for the Jacobs-Dundee Crown co-op, participated in the Loras College swim program, and began swimming for the Cyclones in the summer of 2011. He devotes almost as much time to swimming as he does to academics and is currently enrolled as a full time student at ECC. He is currently in the process of expanding his athletic horizons beyond the pool and beginning to dabble in triathlons with his ultimate goal of completing the Iron Man in 2015. Alec is currently living with his family in the Dundee area.

Stacy Cherwin Gold Team Coach

Stacy has been in the swimming world for a long time.  She started swimming on her park district swim team at the age of 8.  She also swam all 4 years at Hoffman High School and then swam 2 years at Harper College.  She has worked in aquatics since she was 18 from being a lifeguard, to teaching swim lessons, and then to managing outdoor facilities. 

Stacy has a Master's Degree in Reading in Education and is a 2nd Grade teacher in Huntley.  She lives there with her 2 kids, Dillon and Jillian.  Both of her kids swim on the Elgin Cyclones.  She loves to cheer them on along with all of the other swimmers.  

Rod Adams Silver Team Coach
Katie Bredlau Pre-Team Coach
Chris Manheim Bronze Coach
Steve Gard Aquatic Supervisor
Board of Directors