Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Patrick Saucedo Head Coach

Location: Okemos   Groups: Exploratory, Hurricane, Senior

 

Education

Graduated from Jackson High School 1997-2001

Graduated from Michigan State University, with a BA in Policy Applied Economics, 2001-2006

 

Swimming

Jackson YMCA 1992-1997

Jackson Swim Club 1997-2001

Jackson High School 1997-2001

Jackson County Aquatics Club 2001-2005

Michigan State University 2001-2005

Stray Cats Masters Swimming 2007-2014

 

Coaching

USA Swimming Certified Coach

Level 3 ASCA Coach

MISCA and NISCA Member Since 2006

MSU Swim Camps 2001-2009

Assistant Coach Jackson County Aquatics 2003-2005

Interim Head Coach Haslett HS Boys 2007

Head Coach Haslett Blue Marlins 2006-2009

Head Coach Haslett Middle School 2006-2009

Co-Head Coach Spartan Swim Club 2009-2017

Head Coach Okemos HS Girls 2008-Current

Assistant Coach Okemos HS Boys 2008-2009

Head Coach Okemos HS Boys 2010-Current

Central Zone Team MI Assistant Coach 2009 & 2010

2009 MISCA Zone 7 Girls Coach of the Year

2013 MISCA Zone 7 Boys Coach of the Year

2017 MISCA Zone 7 Boys Coach of the Year

 

Other

Lifeguard Instructor

Okemos Community Aquatic Director

Level 1 DDP Yoga Certified Instructor

2018 Michigan Swimming JR Coach Rep

2019 Michigan Swimming SR Coach Rep

Ursula Morris Assistant Coach-Okemos
Rebecca Ceru-Jannausch Tri Coach/Assistant Coach-DeWitt

Assistant Swim Coach

Head Coach MMA Triathlon Team

[email protected]

Location: Dewitt

Hometown: Mason

Favorite Swim Event: 200IM
Favorite Olympian: Shelia Taormina
Career: Department of Environmental Health and Safety-Michigan State University

 Coaching Certifications and Education
USA Swimming Coach

USAT Level 1 Certified Coach

USAT Youth Junior Elite Certified Coach

USAT Youth & Junior Certified Coach

Shelia Taormina Swim Speed Secrets Certified Coach

Michigan State University, Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology

Damon Robertson Assistant Coach-DeWitt

Location: DeWitt

Groups: Discovery/Challenger/Hurricane/ Middle School

Family -  Wife -Amanda,  Daughter - Mirabelle, 2 dogs  - Wookiee and Paisley.

Swimming Background.

Swam at DeWitt HS and DeWitt Swim Club (1990-1993)

Aquatics Coordinator for Delta Township (2017-Present)

Head Girls Coach Haslett HS (2013-Present)

DeWitt Middle School Coach (2018-Present)

Co-Head Coach Spartan Swim Club (2010-2017)

Head Coach Capital Area Swim Team (2007-2010)

Head Coach DeWitt Swim Club (1997-2006)

Assistant Coach DeWitt HS Boys and Girls (1997-2003)

Pool director DeWitt Community Ed (1994-1997)

American Swim Coaches Association Level 1 certification.

Certified USA Swimming Administrative Official .

  • Michigan Swimming Board of Directors 
    • Program Operations Vice Chair  (2011-2014)
    • NTV Chair (2010 to 2014)
    • Head Coach for the Michigan Zone Team (2012-13)
    • Head Coach for Team Michigan at Mid-States Quad meet (2011-13)
    • Program Development Vice Chair (2007-2010)
    • Member of Board of Review (May 2006-2009)
    • Coaches’ Representative (2004-06)
    • Assistant Coach for the Michigan Zone Team (2005-07, 2011)
  • Central Zone Site Selection Committee Chair (2011-2013)
  • Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (MISCA)
    • President Elect (2018-2020)  Becomes President 9/2020 
    • Middle School Chair  (2007-Present)
    • Banquet Program Coordinator (2001- 2006)
    • Division 2 Awards Chair (2001-2002)
  • Member of the Health and Safety Committee for Mid Michigan Chapter of American Red Cross (2005 - 2010)
  • Entries Chair for the Central Michigan Swim League (1999-2003)
  • Meet Director and Entry Chair for numerous swim meets.

Administrative Official Trainer for Michigan Swimming

Lifeguard Instructor for the American Red Cross.

Robert Turnbull Assistant Coach-Okemos

Assistant Coach Location : Okemos

Favorite Event: 100 Breaststroke

Swimming Background: Haslett Blue Marlins 2004-2009; Spartan Swim Club 2009; East Lansing HS Swim Team 2007-2009

Coaching Background: USA Swimming Certified Coach; Spartan Swim Club 2012-2017; Mid Michigan Aquatics 2017-Current

Rachel Wiltse Assistant Coach-Grand Ledge
Rachel Wiltse

Location: Grand Ledge

Group: Exploratory

Education: Trenton High School 2009, Michigan State University- B.A. in Communication 2014

Favorite Event: 200 Freestyle

Favorite Swimmers: Dara Torres & Katie Ledecky

Swimming: Trenton Swim Club 2000-2009, Trenton High School 2005-2009

Experience: Trenton Rec Department, Trenton Swim Club, Spartan Swim Club, Over 10 years of coaching & life guarding!

 

Fun Facts!

  • Getting married in May!
  • Enjoys swimming in USA Masters Events
  • Two cats named Nala and Reese Cup
  • Third generation Spartan! (Go Green!)

Swimming Moto: “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” -Jim Lawrence 

Olivia Barbour Assistant Coach-Okemos
Patrick Foley Assistant Coach-Grand Ledge
Alexis Lefevre Assistant Coach-DeWitt/Okemos
Mark Tomczak Okemos MS Coach/Assistant Coach
Abbigail Foss Assistant Coach-Okemos
Taylor Golden-Wise Assistant Coach-DeWitt
Board of Directors
Steve Shipps President
Kevin Ries Vice President
Laurie Seybert Treasurer
Tom Hakes At Large
Todd Marsh Website Admin
Kerry Stensen Secretary
Fred Render Treasurer
Chris Chase Board Member
Vivian Leung Board Member