Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Adam Cremieux Head Coach/Ex Director

Adam started as head coach at WEST in the fall of 2004. Adam has been coaching swimming for over twenty (20) years and has coached numerous State Champions, Junior and Senior National qualifiers, multiple Olympic Trial Qualifiers, including a Finalist, and a swimmer to the World Championships in that period.  He was also a multiple recipient of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Certificate of Excellence award winner and served on the Board of Directors of Illinois Swimming, Inc.

In 2015, Adam became the first coach in Illinois history to build and own their own aquatic training center, WEST Superior Training, located in Willowbrook.  

Adam attended Amos Alonzo Stagg High School where he was a three-sport athlete.  He swam varsity for four years; three-year state qualifier; All State senior year; school record holder in the 50-yard freestyle. Adam was a four-year NCAA Division I swimmer, team record holder in three events and was honored with the Leadership Award by a vote of his teammates.  

Groups -
Lead 11 and 12 Coach
Lead National Team Coach
Senior Team
Sectional Team

Kirby Igoe Head Age Group Coach
Barb Grosshans

Coach Barb has been with West Swim Club since 2005. Barb has been in and around the pool as a swimmer, instructor, coach, meet director, parent, and volunteer for many years.

She began her competitive swimming career at age 6, following her brothers into the water. She has been an instructor of all ages (age 5 - adult) since her teens. In addition to age group swimming, Barb was a two-time Nebraska High School State Champion in the 100 butterfly. She placed in the top 5 in State in a variety of events all four years of high school. Barb went on as a scholarship athlete to The University of Kansas. Again, placing in the top 5 in her events at the Big Eight Championships, with her team winning the conference title. Barb received a BA degree in Speech Communication from The University of Nebraska.

Barb and her husband have three children that have all been swimmers for WEST Swim Club and Hinsdale Central High School. She enjoys coaching every level of swimmer at any age!

Fun Facts:
Barb was also on her high school synchronized swim team!
Barb's best events were 100/200 fly and 200/400 IM, although her favorite is 50 fly and 100 IM!
Barb held the high school 100 butterfly record for 25 years.
As an adult, Barb swam around Manhattan Island in New York in 7 1/2 hours.
Barb currently swims with our WEST Masters early morning group.

Groups - 

11 and 12
Pre Team

Kristen Silvey Assistant Coach

Kristen joined the West Coaching staff in the fall of 2016. She grew up in Columbia, Missouri where she began swimming competitively for the Columbia Swim Club at age eight. Kristen continued swimming through high school where she was a State Qualifier, and into college at Lewis University, where she competed for four years. Kristen was a team captain her senior year. Kristen’s best events included 100/200 fly, 100/200 breast, and 200/400 IM.

While at Lewis University, Kristen earned a degree in Computer Graphic Design and Marketing and is pursuing a career in the design field in her time away from West.

Since Kristen has come to West, she has worked with all age groups but most frequently 8&U, 9-10s, and the Senior group. Kristen is also involved in the West Group Lesson program. Kristen grew up by the water and is happy to be able to be back around the pool and share her passion for the sport with swimming’s next generation!

Groups -
Lead Senior Team Coach
National Team

Sectional Team
9 and 10
8 and Under

Jason Holbrook Assistant Coach
Amanda Collins Assistant Coach
Morgan Mitchell Assistant Coach
Kimberly Ackley Dryland Coach
Sarah Coady Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

Coach Sarah began coaching at WEST in the winter of 2016. We are happy to have Sarah return here to her home club where she began swimming at age 5. 

Sarah graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and competed for the varsity Women’s Swimming and Diving team. Sarah spent three years in South Bend, Indiana and coached both Irish Masters at the University of Notre Dame and the local YMCA age group team while working full time as an Engineer for Honeywell Aerospace. She is currently a Design Engineer for Exelon Corporation at the Dresden Nuclear Power Plant in Morris, IL. She is also enrolled in graduate school classes working towards earning her MBA from Ball State University. Sarah is a certified Level 1 and Level 2 masters coach from U.S. Masters Swimming. 

Sarah completed the 2015 Steelhead Half Ironman and the 2016 Chicago Marathon. She placed 6th out of all women in the 2017 Big Shoulders 5K Open Water Swim. She also continues to compete in Masters Swimming and was crowned the Illinois State Champion in both the 50 and 200-yard breaststroke in 2016 and 2017.

Sarah resides in Westmont, IL with her dog Pepper.

Christy Vitek Assistant Coach

Coach Christy is starting her second year at Westmont Swim Club.  Previously, she was an assistant coach at Lyons Swim Club for seven years.  Christy began her competitive swimming career at 7 years old, and ever since then has been involved with the sport.  She was an All-American swimmer with Lyons Township High School, and trained in the off season with Westmont Swim Club under the direction of Coach Dave Krotiak.  She also was an All-State First team Water Polo player for LT, and continued her playing at the University of Illinois where she graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Education/English.  Christy began Coaching Swimming at the age of 16 and has coached High School, summer teams, winter clubs, college swim camps, and everything else in-between.  She has been a Head Coach, an Assistant Coach, and even a YMCA swim instructor, and has worked with every ability of swimmers imaginable.

When not coaching swimming, Christy is a mom to four, residing in Western Springs, and teaching Preschool at her local church.

Groups:
Lead 8 and Under Coach,
9 and 10

Judy Coady Assistant Coach

Coach Judy has been involved with Westmont Swim Club for sixteen years, longer than any other family currently on the team.  She is the team manager, in charge of arranging all hotel and flight reservations for travel meets, team apparel, and many other tasks.  She is also starting her fourth year as an Assistant Coach, working directly with the 10 and under groups.  Judy graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Foods in Business.  After a ten year career at Wendy's International and Johnson and Johnson, she "retired" to raise her two daughters, Sarah and Jennifer, who began swimming with Westmont in 1996.  Beginning in the fall of 2012, both her daughters will be swimming for the University of Illinois.

In her years here at Westmont, she has watched thousands of hours of practices, attended hundreds of meets and cleaned the "blue room" at the pool too many times to mention.  Judy has served as the Club President several times in the past and has been a Stroke and Turn Judge and an Administrative Judge for Illinois Swimming.

Besides working at Westmont, Judy is a Customer Service Representative for Special T Unlimited, a custom screen printing and embroidery company in Hillside.  She resides in Hinsdale.

Groups:
8 & Under

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