Vince Colwell

Prior to joining Lakeshore, Coach Vince had been coaching USA Swimming for 10 years, all with SwimUnited, where he was the Associate Head Coach from 2014-2021. Under his direction the Brunswick site doubled in size and coached the first USA Swimming Junior National Champion in Lake Erie Swimming in over 20 years. Swimmers qualified for Olympic Trials, Junior Nationals, Futures, Sectionals and Zones during his tenure.  He also was the Head Coach of Brunswick High School since 2014 with 3 State Champions, 26 All-Ohio winners, and 56 state qualifiers to go along with a top 10 district finish every year, highlighted by Runner-up in 2017.  He was named Northwest District Coach of the Year in both 2017 and 2019.  

In addition to his coaching duties, Vince has been an active member of swimming in the community as a Lake Erie Swimming Inc. Board of Directors member since 2014.  He is currently the General Chair and has held roles as Technical Planning Chair and Coaches’ Representative.  Vince was also an Executive Board Member for the Ohio High School Swim Coaches Association from 2015-2019.

Vince grew up in Parma and attended Normandy High School where he qualified for the OHSAA State Championships.  He swam at the Ridgewood YMCA and was a Zone and Junior National Qualifier while swimming there.  Vince graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University where he set multiple school records and OAC Championships.  Outside of swimming he currently resides in his hometown of Parma with his wife, Karen, and son, Blake, who is a swimmer also.  

 
Rachel Stark
 
Aaron Mecker
 
Eric Langley
 
Sam Stankivicz
 
Before Sam returned to Lake Shore, he started his coaching career after a brief stint with the Rocky River
High School team in the winter of 2018, helping them achieve a Girls District Runner-Up place that
February. He then went on to his first full coaching job assisting the head coach of United Swim
Association and the senior group. There, Sam coached multiple Sectionals, Futures and Junior National
qualifiers and even a future NCAA qualifier.

Coach Sam started back with Lake Shore in the summer of 2021 assisting the Senior groups. He picked
up right where he left off. Sam started his competitive swimming career with Lake Shore back in 2010
and in the next 5 years, the team brought him up from not even B cuts to a Sectionals and Futures
qualifier, being part of several team record relays.

Sam went to Rocky River where he achieved All-Ohio and All-American consideration while also setting
multiple school records. This led him to THE Ohio State University where Sam competed for three years
and then two on the National Champion College Club swimming team.

A massive data nerd, Sam graduated with a degree in Data Analytics from OSU and is working in logistics
in Rocky River while also coaching here and helping out his alma mater (RRHS) once again.

Ben Brooks

Caitlin Wilson

Caitlin joined Lake Shore in the spring of 2021. In addition to Lake Shore, Caitlin is a swim coach at Rocky River High School, where she has coached the JV group since 2016. She wholeheartedly believes that all swimmers learn invaluable life lessons through participation in the sport. Caitlin swam at Baldwin Wallace University, where she studied Sociology and Sustainability. She now works at The MetroHealth System as a Strategic Associate. Caitlin lives in Lakewood with her husband, Ben.