Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Patrick Saucedo Head Coach

Location: Okemos   Catagories 1, 5 and Senior



Graduated from Jackson High School 1997-2001

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



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



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



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

Categories 2, 5 and Seniors

-Swam Club for Oakland Live Y'ers

-Swam in college for Michigan State University

-Former Head Coach of Grand Ledge Swim Club

-Current Teacher at Kinawa School in Okemos

-Assistant Coach for Okemos High School Swimming and Middle School Swimming


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

Categories: 3,4,5 and Senior.

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 (2021 - present)
    • President Elect (2018-2021)  
    • 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

Olivia Barbour Assistant Coach-Okemos

-Swam Club for East Grand Rapids Aquatics

-Swam High School for East Grand Rapids

-Former Haslett High School Varsity Boys Swim Coach

-Studied at Michigan State University

Patrick Foley Assistant Coach-Grand Ledge
Alexis Lefevre Assistant Coach-DeWitt/Okemos
Mark Tomczak Okemos MS Coach/Assistant Coach

General Background:

7th Grade Teacher at Chippewa MS in Okemos

Head coach for Okemos Middle School Swimming

Assistant Coach for Okemos Men's and Women's HS Swimming


Coaching Background:

2006-2011: CAST/Spartan Swim Club

2011-2015: Cardinal Gold Aquatics in Towson, Maryland

2015-Current: Mid-Michigan Aquatics


Education Background:

Graduted from Hackett Catholic Central in 2004

Graduted from Michigan State University in 2010



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