The Lakeview Aquatic Club (LAC) is organized and run by a group of parents who volunteer their time and by our talented coaches.  Listed below are the parents and coaches representing our organization and the roles they play within the organization.

Lisa Gurney, Senior Coach:  Coach Gurney is responsible for coaching high school and college aged swimmers from Lakeview and surrounding districts in a year-round USA club program. 

Coach Gurney was born and raised in Battle Creek and swam for Harper Creek in high school and Lakeview as a club swimmer.  Coach Gurney has been an active coach for over 18 years, coming back to the sport while living in California in the early 2000's.  She started coaching on a small military base in the Mojave Desert. She took her team to the Los Angeles basin often for USA swim meets.

The fall of 2003 found her moving back to Germany for her third time with her family. They were stationed in Heidelberg where there was a job opening for a swim coach.  She was selected for the job with the Heidelberg Sea Lions, part of the European Forces Swim League. The team was similar to a USA team in the aspect of coaching all ages (5-18 years) in one practice (2 hours) in only five lanes!  She learned to be very efficient  in her practices to achieve success. When she took the team over, they were at the bottom of the league. Within the four years she led the team, they moved to the top and won the championship meet at the Olympic Pool in Munich. Coach Gurney had swimmers move on to compete for several D1 schools, become high school state champions and achieve success at their new swim teams upon returning to the United States. 

She returned to Michigan in the summer of 2007 and became the club coach at Harper Creek as well as the boys' varsity coach.  The high school team placed in the top ten under her leadership with several all-state relays and individual swims. After five years, she took a few years off from the sport and then returned to the pool deck with Lakeview. With Coach Lott, she was successful in taking teams to state meets and garnering many all-state accolades as well as a third place finish in 2018. 

Coach Gurney is a firm believer in proper technique and great stroke skills. She believes every swimmer has the ability to achieve their goals and looks forward to helping them create the proper strokes to do so.  email: [email protected]

Andy Fredenburg, Junior Coach:  Coach Fredenburg is responsible for the development of the 14 and under program and Learn to Swim.  Andy is a graduate of Lakeview High School and was captain of its 2008 atate championship team.  Coach Fredenburg graduated with a teaching degree from Western Michigan University in 2014 and is currently a 7th grade math teacher at Lakeview Middle School.  He has been involved with LAC for seven years as the junior coach. email: [email protected]

David Turner, President and Senior Parent Representative:   Dave is the liaison between parents involved in the senior group and Coach Gurney.  Based upon his experience and conversations with parents, Dave will provide the coaching staff with input on how to further develop the senior program. email: [email protected]

Melissa Pawlowicz, Vice President:  email: [email protected]

Brant Kirkahm, Secretary:  email: [email protected]

Nicole Shugars, Treasurer:  Nicole is responsible for managing LAC's team finances through the Team Unify program.  Nicole works with the LAC Board to make sure the LAC organization is financially stable. email: [email protected]

Stacey Lott, At-Large Representative:    email: [email protected]

 Alycia Williams-Marshall, Volunteer Coordinator:  Alycia is responsible for organizing meet workers for our home meets.  This position will allow our coaches to focus on coaching our swimmers during meets not worrying about how meets are staffed.    email:  [email protected]

Andy Olsen, Junior Parent Representative:  Andy is the liaison between parents involved in the development and junior groups and Coach Fredenburg.  Based upon his experience and conversations with parents, Andy will provide the coaching staff with input on how to further develop the junior programs. email: [email protected]