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

Jory 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. 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, 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.

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. 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.

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.

Timothy Sirois Senior 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 Age Group 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.

Paul Miller Age Group Coach
Diana Cristea Age Group Coach
Ileana Blauer Age Group 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.  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.  Mea has a deep passion for the sport of swimming and loves to share that with swimmers.

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