Coaches and Directors

Coaching Staff
Scott Erdman Head Coach

This is Scott Erdman's fifth year as Head Coach of Hinsdale Swim Club.  Coach Scott has spent the last 18 years coaching, 11 of these as a full time coach. Prior to choosing to coach full time, Scott worked as a Forensic Engineer.   He coaches with a progressive/energetic philosophy he has derived from combining the styles of all the coaches for which he swam.  Scott has the goal of bringing swimmers to the national level of competition. 

 Some of his individual swimmer coaching accomplishments include:

  • coaching 2 swimmers at 2012 Olympic Trials, 3 swimmers at 2016 Olympic Trials, and 1 swimmer at the 2021 Olympic Trials including a 2016 Finalist
  • coaching a swimmer to 2015 World Championships (top 40 finish)
  • coaching over 40 Illinois State Champions (both individuals and relays)
  • coaching State Record setting individuals and relays

Some of his overall coaching accomplishments include:

  • coaching at Pro Series and Senior National Meets 
  • coaching at Junior National level meets for the last 17 years
  • being elected by Illinois Swimming to coach Elite Camps in 2015, 2017 and 2018
  • receiving American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Certificate of Excellence in 2017 for coaching an A-Finalist at USA Swimming Senior Nationals

Scott’s long association with club swimming began at the age of five when he joined HWSA.  He competed there for six years before joining RAF, where he swam until joining WEST in 1994.  Scott swam with WEST until 2001 on a very talented team full of junior/senior national and Olympic trial qualifiers that was coached by Dave Krotiak.

Scott attended Amos Alonzo Stagg High School where he was a four sport athlete (swimming, cross country, track, water polo).  He was a four year varsity swimmer, serving as the team captain his senior year.  Scott was a three year state qualifier.  Scott was Stagg’s 1997 valedictorian and was named the “most outstanding” male graduate.

Scott went to college at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) on the south side of Chicago on academic/swimming scholarships.  While at IIT, Scott competed all four years under Dennis Matuch.  He was a four year NAIA national qualifier, becoming an All-American his last two years by finishing 3rd in the 200 backstroke.  Scott was the team captain his senior year.

Before becoming a career swim coach, Scott worked as a forensic engineer, applying the knowledge he attained in receiving his bachelor’s degree in both mechanical engineering and materials science engineering/metallurgy at IIT.

To contact Head Coach Scotty please email him at  
[email protected]


Eugene Spivak Lead Coach: Elite

Coach Eugene joins HSC as an assistant coach.  His focus is primarily on our middle school and high school swimmers. 

Coach Eugene has over 18 years of previous coaching experience. His former clubs include time spent at WEST Swim Club, Head Senior Coach and Associate Head Coach at Patriot Aquatic Club and Stevenson High School.  His accomplishments include coaching swimmers at USA Swimming Junior Nationals, Illinois Senior State meet (securing both individual and team championships) and US Olympic trial qualifiers. His tenure was highlighted by:

  • Coaching the winning Women’s 800 yard free relay at the USA Swimming Junior Nationals in back-to-back years (2013, 2014) with a Junior National Record in 2013 (first Illinois team to win a USA Swimming Junior National Relay Title in nearly two decades).  This marked the first time a team from Illinois won a relay in nearly two decades. 
  • Coaching PAC to 5 straight combined Illinois Short Course Senior State championships from 2011-2015. A state record.
  • Coaching at least one USA Swimming Summer Junior National Qualifier for the last 15 straight years.
  • Coached 2 individuals who qualified for the NCSA All Star travel team that competed at the Irish National Championships.
  • Coaching at least 1 top 8 individual finish with 3 different swimmers at the USA Swimming Winter Junior Nationals from 2012-2015.
  • Coaching Women’s teams that finished top 15 in the final standings at the USA Swimming Winter Junior nationals for 4 straight years from 2012-2015.

Having experienced success at the national and state level, Eugene is super excited to be reunited with coach Scott Erdman. Eugene views Coach Scott as an extremely knowledgeable and skilled coach with a passion for the sport of swimming that will have a positive and lasting impact on the entire staff and swimmers at HSC. 

Eugene was a 4 year letter winner in men's swimming at University of Illinois at Chicago, all Horizon league 1995-1996. He was a member of Elmhurst College tennis and a volunteer assistant tennis coach in 2007.  

Eugene is fluent in Russian. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications from Columbia College Chicago. He also has an Illinois Teaching License, certified in English and Physical Education.

Charrlyn Mahar Lead Coach: Gold, Silver, Bronze

Coach Char’s entire swimming career took place in California. She began swimming on a club team at nine years of age through her freshman year in college. She had the awesome and formative opportunity to swim on the Mission Viejo Nadadores under Mark Shubert and on the Walnut Creek Aquabears under Mike Hastings. While in college, Char coached a local summer swim team in Walnut Creek for three years. 


After moving to Illinois, she began a Learn-to-Swim Program at Oak Brook Racquet & Fitness Club and worked with area swimmers for 12 years. During that time she become the Aquatics and Fitness Director and grew the program to 300 Group, Private, and Junior and Adult Swim Clinic swimmers weekly. In 2013 Char became the Pool Manager and Coach at Hinsdale Golf Club in addition to her duties at OBRFC. She is a Level 2 ASCA Swim Coach and was head coach for four years at HGC. After OBRFC closed, she moved the entire Aquatics program to Five Seasons and has been instrumental in increasing aquatic participation and revenue for the past several years.

Char enjoys all water sports and having fun with her swimmers, yet she is a stickler for proper form and technique. “Don’t count the laps, make the laps count!”


Danny Tucker Assistant Senior Coach

Coach Danny grew up swimming for Maverick Swim Club and Naperville Central High School, where he led the high school boys team to an IHSA State Championship in 2010. Shortly after, he qualified for the NCSA’s junior national team and earned the opportunity to represent the US abroad and compete in Ireland. 

Danny swam collegiately at Purdue University where he qualified for NCAA’s 3 years, earned All American honors 2 years, and was team captain his senior year. After college he stayed at Purdue for two years as a Graduate Assistant coach while training for the 2016 Olympic trials. He is still actively training and has his sights set on qualifying for his 4 th Olympic Trials in 2024.

Danny began his professional career as a Civil Engineer in Chicago. He previously coached at CWAC in the city before moving to the suburbs in 2023.

He is excited to join Hinsdale Swim Club and is passionate about showing swimmers how fun and rewarding this wonderful sport can be. 


His swimming accomplishments include:

-NCSA Junior National Team Member 2010

-Olympic trials qualifier in 2012, 2016, 2021

-100m free US Open Champion in 2013

-100y free Purdue record holder from 2013 to 2021

-100y free Michigan State pool record holder from 2013 to 2020

Mark Broucek Co-Lead Coach Squad 1

Mark has been coaching swimming since 1987 when he took a position at the Joliet YMCA Jets as the Age Group coach.  The next year, Mark was promoted to Head Coach and a career was born.  He has had stops in Lafayette, Louisiana, Naperville, Cairo, University of Chicago and London before coming to HSC.

Mark swam with Jets in the 1970’s and 80’s when Distance swimming reigned supreme.  When he coached with the Jets, he continued their distance legacy with many National Finalists in the 1650, 400 IM, 200 Fly and 800 Free Relay plus a Silver Medalist in the 1990 World Aquatics Championships in Open Water (25K).  This put him on the US Swimming National Coaching Team.  He feels that his number one achievement has been having at least one swimmer win a National Championship and be placed on the National Team for Open Water in all three countries he has coached (US, Egypt and the UK).  But his first National Champion and first National Age Group record holder was in the 50 Free (which his teams have never let him forget)!

Mark graduated with a Masters Degree in Psychology of Sport from Arizona State University and was lucky enough to have presented his thesis at the 1988 Olympic Scientific Congress in Seoul, Korea.

Benjamin Munster Co-Lead Coach

Ben Munster joins the Hinsdale Swim Club as an assistant swim coach with 5 years of competitive swim coaching experience. Ben is focused on developing student athletes to succeed academically and athletically to their highest potential. Ben was a collegiate swimmer at Virginia Tech from 2009 to 2013; training with the distance group and earning a B.S. in Mining Engineering in 2014. Next, he spent time developing age group swimmers at swim clubs in Colorado, California and Georgia. During that time he also took a hiatus from swim coaching to earn a M.S. of Water Resource Engineering in Belgium. 


Ben believes in the value of hard work and the necessity for swimmers to use proper technique. He encourages swimmers to take personal responsibility for individual success with the goal of contributing positively to shared team goals, while receiving guidance from the experience of the HSC coaching staff.

Charles Genoar Lead Coach:Plat,Squad 2,Co-Lead Squad 1

Coach Chuck joined HSC in 2013. Chuck started his swimming career at a very young age, at Salt Creek Swim and Tennis Club in Hinsdale. By the time he was 6, he was swimming at Hinsdale Swim Club. Not long after, he was he being coached by Hinsdale Swim Club's Bay Bateman. He continued swimming all the way through high school at Hinsdale Central, where he competed on the Varsity team under Coach Corky King.


Chuck has been coaching at Salt Creek since 2004, where he started working under Head Coach Bay Bateman. He became Head Coach of the SCC Gators in 2011 and Salt Creek's Director of Swimming in 2012. Chuck recently completed his 13th season at SCC, and 5th year as Director of Swimming. Chuck teaches his athletes to value the correct technique, healthy competition, and hard work. This will be Chuck’s 6 th season coaching at Hinsdale Swim Club.  

Robert Valentine Assistant Coach

Coach Robert “Bob” Valentine began his aquatics career as a swim team manager.   “Uncle Lou” made a deal with Valentine that he would teach him butterfly and he would swim fly for the high school team.  From that point forward, Coach Valentine was hooked!  He began lifeguarding and coaching over the summer in Plainfield, N.J.  While at St. Joseph's College (Indiana) he volunteered as the boys and girls varsity assistant coach at Rensselaer Central HS (with Steve Mullen-Head Coach) and earned his WSI.  This was the beginning of a long part-time career in competitive swimming!
Valentine coached at several YMCAs throughout DuPage/Kane County.  His mentors include Jon Carlson (Naperville Central/NAPY National Coach), Richard Raab (Naperville North/NAPY National Coach), and Terry Heckton (Aurora West/AURY Head Coach).  His high school coaching emerged with Fred Evans, 1st Black American inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame working at several southsir school’sValentine’s student/athletes excelled and thrived based on a simple concept...KISMIF (Keep It Simple, Make It Fun).
Professional Accomplishments/Affiliations
NJCAA “Illinois Swimming Coach of the Year” – 1988
NJCAA Region IV Women’s Swimming Champions – 1988
ASCA Level III – Certified Swim Coach
1 Academic NJCAA All-American           
5 Academic YMCA All-Americans
ARC-Lifeguarding/AED/CPR certified

Clifford Van Wormer Lead Coach: Advanced
CJ is a former HSC swimmer, now joining the HSC coaching staff as an assistant coach in the Fall of 2019.  He has been involved with the sport of swimming for 12 years.  He swam for Hinsdale Central's boys swim team from 2007-2011 under Coach Corky King.  While in high school, he competed in the IHSA State swimming meet his Junior and Senior years in the 100 fly and 400 free relay.  He went on to swim at Lincoln College and Olivet Nazarene University, making NJCAA/NAIA Nationals all four years in college. 
CJ has 7 years of coaching experience.  His coaching career started at Butterfield Country Club in high school.  He has since had assistant coaching jobs with Olivet Nazarene University's swim team,  the Academy Bullets, and Dunlap Dolphins Swim Team.  In his career, he has coached numerous state and junior national qualifiers.
Inna Lonchyna Lead Coach Squad 3
Inna joined HSC in the Fall of 2019.  She is primarily working with the Lodge groups.
Inna grew up club swimming for Westmont Swim Club, as well as the Hinsdale Central and Monmouth College swim teams.  She jumped into triathlons in 2011, becoming a two time USAT Age Group National Qualifier in the Olympic Distance.  She has coached swimming since her high school years, at teams including WEST Swim Club and Tiger Sharks Swim Club.  She has also coached the Team Illinois Open Water Zone team.  Inna's favorite swimming strokes and events are the breaststroke, backstroke, 200 IM and 200 Free.
Brian Powell Assistant Coach

Brian joined the HSC coaching staff in the Fall of 2019. He primarily coaches the Platinum group and assists with other groups when he can.

Brian began his swimming career at the age of 12 at Westmont Swim Club. He was a 4-year varsity swimmer at Hinsdale Central where he was on a state championship relay, the fastest public high school relay in the nation that year. He also helped lead the Hinsdale Central team to a state title in 2015. 


Brian is the Aquatics Coordinator for the Village of Hinsdale and has been coaching the Hinsdale Town Team Stingrays at the Hinsdale community pool since 2013.


Coach Brian received a Bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science from Southern Illinois University.  He is also a full-time funeral director alongside his father at Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale.

Brogan O'Doherty Lead Coach: Senior 2

Coach Brogan returns to HSC an assistant coach and will be one of the lead coaches for our Senior 2 group. 


Coach Brogan is a former Hinsdale Central High School and HSC swimmer, and has recently graduated from Eastern Illinois University where he was a member (and team captain) of their NCAA D1 men’s swim program.  


Coach Brogan has been a member of the Salt Creek Club coaching staff for 7 years, and a summertime assistant coach with HSC for the past 4 years. 

Jeannie Krucek Assistant Coach

Coach Jeannie initially was put into swimming to overcome a disability which allowed her to develop normally and with fewer complications if she had not taken up the sport.  She started lessons at the age of 8 at the Berwyn Recreation Center and joined the Morton West, Morton East and Riverside Brookfield teams as an age group swimmer.  She swam with Morton West high school on varsity all four years and in college helped the relay team at Triton achieve All-American status.  In addition to coaching at HSC she is a coach at Midtown Athletic Club for a Laps & Drills class that is designed to help improve technique, learn new strokes or just learn to swim in general.  She is also a licensed massage therapist, certified personal trainer and enjoys working with kids. Coach Jeannie loves to see kids and adults achieve things that they didn’t realize they could.

Richard He Assistant Coach

Richard is an HCHS swimming alum. He grew up swimming for some of the best coaches and with some of the best peers. After high school he started his own company. Richard is currently a designer and builder working in and around the Hinsdale area and can’t wait to be reintroduced into the swimming community!

Milo Swain Lead Dryland Coach

Co-owner of Trident Elite Athletics and owner of Miloperformance, with a host of experiences and mentors, Milo has had many opportunities to work with and alongside some of the best athletes in the world. This is his third year working with Hinsdale Swim Club. 


In his experience working with athletes of every type, Coach Milo has developed a unique style of training that has proven to lead athletes to successful careers. Using the mechanics of each sport and its demands, he has been able to biomechanically break down the specifics of sport and the movements required to excel. 


He has successfully helped many athletes become more in-tune with their bodies and move more efficiently, which is a no brainer when it comes to swim. 


Throughout his time in this field of sport performance, he has seen many rare talents, and he knows what it takes in order to reach the elite level.


Milo is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University where he earned his Master’s degree in exercise physiology. With over 13 Years of experience working with elite athletes (most of which have earned scholarships at the collegiate level), Milo has found success in connecting the athlete back to why they perform in the first place. 


Milo has done work with:

  • Olympic Gold Medalist
  • World Champion Medalists
  • Multiple Olympic Trials Qualifiers
  • Multiple Collegiate National Champions
  • Multiple High School State Champions 
  • Multiple Age group state and senior level national champions


Milo is excited to continue helping athletes reach their goals and be better than they were yesterday. With a team like HSC, a new goal emerges every day. 

Board of Directors
Sarah Chase President
Tim Rylander Vice President
Becky Schreiber Secretary
Steve Treadwell Treasurer
Scott Erdman Head Coach
Vince Allegra Member at Large
Mike Cappello Member at Large
Carolee Harris Member at Large
Mike Apple Member at Large