Coaching Staff
Jory Blauer Head Coach; 847-722-8841

Coach Jory Blauer began his coaching career as a teenager in conjunction with his own competitive swimming. Early on as a coach and a swimmer, he had a great ability to make the connection between bio-mechanic efficiency in the water and fast times on the clock. Coach Jory went on to swim for the University of Iowa where he continued to excel in the water as a Hawkeye swimmer.

As a coach of 20+ years, Coach Jory has continued to apply his great bio-mechanic efficiency knowledge with each swim club he has coached helping many swimmers attain their goals. A student of the sport, he began learning various coaching philosophies and strategies, applying parts of each to his own creating a well stocked tool box.

Coach Jory's enthusiasm for swimming & working with children is unmatched. His coaching philosophy is simple: The whole child makes the whole swimmer. Only by acknowledging who each swimmer is, what they value and how they approach life, can you help incorporate successful swimming into their lives. Coach Jory's goal with every swimmer is to help them become smarter in the water, apply what they learn in the sport to the rest of their life and develop a life long love for the sport.

Coach Jory lives on a small hobby farm in Beach Park with his wife Mea and two sons Andrew and Matthew. Gardening is a close 2nd to swimming as a life's passion, and whenever he gets the chance, he loves to fish.  His son Andrew is a proud HPAC member.

Coach Jory works with our Age Group level swimmers, primarily with our Mini and Little Giants.

Enrico McConney Head Senior Coach

Enrico grew up on the island country of Barbados in the Caribbean where he started his swimming career at age 6.  He was a national age group champion and national record holder at the age of 12 in the 100 LCM butterfly.  At age 13 he moved to Jacksonville and swam with the nationally known and respected Bolles Sharks.  He continued to excel in the water as an age group swimmer winning State tiles in the 100 and 200 butterfly.  Enrico swam for Mandarin High School and Coral Gables High where he became All Dade County champion all 4 years and swam to a State Conference title.  After High School he moved back to Barbados and represented his country at the Commonwealth Games in Malaysia making the A final in the 200 butterfly.

From 2005-2012 Enrico was the Head Coach of the Pirates Swim Club in Barbados and developed numerous Barbados age group champions, Barbados record holders and Caribbean age group champions. In 2012, Enrico helped form a new club, the Titans Aquatic Swim Team.  With his new team, He traveled internationally with his swimmers to the Fina youth SCM World Championshis in Doha Qatar, the Youth Olympics in the Isle of Man and the Fina Gold Medal Clinic in Moscow.  Enrico planned and ran the largest Caribbean international meet anually with top level swimmers from all over the world.  

Coach Enrico is our Head Senior Coach.

Timothy Sirois Senior Coach / High School Coach

Tim is a math teacher at HPHS and is the head boy's swim coach.  Back when Tim founded HPAC in 2006, Highland Park lacked a quality competitive swim program.  Tim is extremely proud of Highland Park's return to prominence in Illinois swimming, and is excited about the future of the program.  Tim has had the privilege of coaching high school All-Americans, IHSA State medalists, and numerous ISI JO and Senior Championship qualifiers, as well as athletes who have continued their swimming careers at the NCAA Division I level.

Tim is enthusiastic about the opportunities that HPAC brings to the Highland Park community.  He is a strong believer in using swimming as a vehicle to teach character, integrity and a strong work ethic to his athletes.  As a high school teacher at HPHS, he views the pool as a classroom for teaching our swimmers valuable life-skills.

His love of the sport is surpassed only by his love for his family.  He is the proud father of 5: Kelly, Steven, TJ, Danielle and Natalie.

Tim Richardson Senior Coach / High School Coach

Coach Richardson brings to HPAC over 35 years of experience in managing swim programs.  He was an All-American collegiate swimmer at Western Illinois University.  After college, Coach Richardson taught high school physical education for 30 years until he retired from Evanston Township High School.  During his high school tenure, he spent 22 years coaching high school swim teams.  Over his career, he coached several state champions and All-Americans. 

Coach Richardson emphasized the importance of good stroke mechanics and really enjoys seeing the development of his swimmers. HPAC is honored to have him on staff.

Sydney Tran Assistant Senior Coach

Coach Sydney Tran joined our HPAC coaching staff in 2018 as a Junior Coach.  Coach Sydney was a member of HPAC during is founding year of 2007 and has been a huge positive force for HPAC both as a swimmer and as a coach. 

Coach Sydney is our Assistant Senior Coach.

Sonny Tran Age Group Coach

Coach Sonny Tran's swimming/coaching journey began in 2014 when his eldest daughter started to swim competitively at a local YMCA.  After attending the first couple of meets, Sonny decided that sitting in the bleachers was not for him.  As a result, Sonny became a YMCA and USA Swimming certified official and when the team was looking for help at coaching, he joined the coaching staff.

Coach Sonny is passionate and dedicated to the sport of swimming.  He likes to challenge his swimmers not only to be better in the water, but also better individuals outside of the pool.  To Sonny, swimming is more than a physical sport, it is about discipline, dedication, team work, respect and leadership.

Coach Sonny and his wife, April, have 2 daughters, Kelly and Kailey who both swim for HPAC.  Sonny and his family enjoy going on road trips, good food and outdoor activities.

Coach Sonny is our lead Giants Elite Coach.

 

 

Daniel Miller Age Group Coach

Coach Dan Miller joins HPAC with a wealth of exerience coaching with New Trier for many years.  He is excited to help HPAC foster our age group swimmers into students of the sport.  His daughter Eden is a proud HPAC member!

Coach Dan will be our lead coach for the Mighty Giant & Giants groups. 

Paul Miller Age Group Coach

Coach Paul Miller joined our HPAC staff in 2017 eager to continue his love of swimming on the pool deck.  Coach Paul was an accomplished swimmer for New Trier High School.  His daughter Marisa is a proud HPAC member!

Coach Paul will be coaching our Mighty Giant and Giants groups.

Ileana Blauer Age Group Coach

Coach Mea Blauer grew up swimming in Romania where she developed into a National level swimmer and was recruited to swim at the University of Iowa.  Coach Mea took her talent in the pool and used it on deck when she began coaching shortly after graduating with a BS in Geography.  She coached for the Searcy Sharks for 1 year before moving to Chicago where she coached with the Blue Devil Swim Club in Gurnee for 5 years.  Coach Mea has a deep passion for the sport of swimming and loves to share that with swimmers.

Coach Mea loves gardening, living on a farm and anything to do with nature.

Coach Mea is one of our Mini and Little Giants coaches.

 

Christopher Hintermeister Age Group Coach

Coach Chris Hintermeister joins HPAC as an accomplished high school swimmer.  He is excited to continue his love of swimming by coaching our Mini and Little Giants groups.  

Coach Chris' daughter Maddie is a proud HPAC member!

Abigail Smith Age Group Coach

Abby Smith joined our HPAC coaching staff in the fall of 2020.  Abby was one of Highland Park's most accomplished female swimmers of all-time and currently swims with HPAC in her off season as a member of Pomona College.

Anna Neblo Junior Coach

Coach Anna Neblo joins our coaching staff as a Junior Coach.  Coach Anna has a deep love for competitive swimming and is excited to give that back to our younger swimmers.

Coach Anna will be working with our Mighty Giants & Giants Groups.

Kayla Newman Age Group Coach

Coach Kayla Newman joins our coaching staff as a Junior Coach.  Coach Kayla has a deep love for competitive swimming and is excited to give that back to our younger swimmers.

Coach Kayla will be working with our Mini and Little Giants groups.

Eli Greenstein Age Group Coach

Coach Eli Greenstein joins our coaching staff as a Junior Coach.  Coach Eli has a deep love for competitive swimming and is excited to give that back to our younger swimmers.

Coach Eli will be working with our Mini and Little Giants groups.

Ilya Rivkin Age Group Coach

Coach Ilya Rivkin joins our coaching staff as a Junior Coach.  Coach Ilya has a deep love for competitive swimming and is excited to give that back to our younger swimmers.

Coach Ilya will be working with our Mini and Little Giants groups.

Sydney Lewis Age Group Coach

Coach Sydney Lewis joins our coaching staff as a Junior Coach.  Coach Sydney has a deep love for competitive swimming and is excited to give that back to our younger swimmers.

Coach Sydney will be working with our Mini and Little Giants groups.