Coaching Staff
Alan Duski 12 U Director

Alan Duski, Head Coach 

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Alan grew up in Croatia where he began swimming competitively at age of 6. After being part of Croatian Junior National Team, he went on to compete at Eastern Michigan University from 2008-2012 where he specialized in butterfly and backstroke. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Nutrition, and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology. 

After graduating from EMU, Alan started coaching swimming and conditioning with Club Wolverine. He also spent time working as a clinical exercise physiologist at Michigan Medicine and a personal trainer.

Nick Munsell Admin/General team

Head Administrator/ COO

Please refer all administrative and organizational queries to Nick ([email protected])

Nick Munsell began swimming at age 8 for Milan Swim Club. Nick switched to SST when he moved to Saline in 7th grade (1997) and has been involved in Saline Swimming ever since. Nick’s coaching experience began soon after high school when he helped coach the Saline men’s high school team for the 2002-2003 season. Nick coached at Travis Pointe Country Club from 2003-2005 and began coaching for Saline in 2004. While Nick has steered his talents away from the pool deck, given his consistently increased administrative role, he can still be seen around the pool and office most days. Nick is passionate about the sport of swimming and is dedicated to helping continue the fine traditions of SST swimming. 

Eric Stanczyk Assistant Coach

Eric Stanczyk, Assistant Coach

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Eric started swimming at the age of 9 and is originally from Westmont Illinois. As an age group swimmer Eric swam for B.R. Ryall YMCA. He was a YMCA Nationals finalist and team record holder. 

In college he swam for Eastern Michigan University (2002-2006), and was the team captain his senior season. He competed in primarily the 200 and 500 yard freestyle events. He was a Mid American Conference Championship finalist and helped the Eagles win 3 conference championships.

Eric coached at Dexter Community Aquatic Club (DCAC) from 2007 until 2021. He was also the Head Coach at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School for the Women's team from 2011 to 2014. 

He is currently the Head Coach at Ann Arbor Huron High school for the Men's Team. He has served in that capacity since 2011. Previously he was the Assistant Coach from 2006 until 2011.

 
Adam Cook Assistant Coach

Adam Cook, Assistant Coach

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Adam started swimming when he was 6 at the Marshall Community Swim Club. He went to Marshall High School where he was an All-State swimmer for 3 years. After high school he went on to swim at Eastern Michigan University where he competed primarily in the 50 and 100 free and the 100 back. His last year he was named All-MAC first team and helped the Eagles to a MAC Championship.

After college he spent a summer coaching at Georgetown Country Club before creating the Lincoln club and middle school teams in Ypsilanti, as well as taking over as the Lincoln High School head coach for the men's and women's teams, where he's been since 2010. 

Adam is passionate about this sport and is excited to be a part of SST and to work with these great swimmers.

 
Shannon McNamara Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

Shannon McNamara has been involved with swimming since the age of 8, starting in Flat Rock. She swam on a co-ed high school team at Flat Rock High School and continued her swimming career at Wayne State University.  Soon after college, Shannon starting coaching high school swimming in the Downriver area, first in Taylor and then in Woodhaven where she currently teaches.  After having her first daughter, she stepped away from coaching until her children began swimming themselves. Shannon coached for 4 years as an assistant coach for the Trenton Swim Club.  She is also currently the middle school head coach of the Simpson Middle School Team in Flat Rock. She loves working with kids to reach their goals.

Isabel Whalen Assistant Coach

Izzy Whalen Assistant Coach

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Izzy Whalen is from Saline, MI and is a senior at Saline High School. She has swam competitively for SST since she was 8 years old. Izzy loves working with kids and enjoys helping them begin their swimming career. She also teaches some private lessons intermittently for kids who need more one-on-one attention.

Izzy’s favorite stroke is freestyle and she mainly swims distance events. She really enjoys being in a team atmosphere and is excited to help the little kids transition to SST!

 
Megan Socha Assistant Coach

Megan Socha, Assistant Coach

Megan Socha is from Saline, Michigan and is a senior in high school. She began her swimming career in Mini-Rays at around 5, and she has been a member of SST ever since. Currently a Senior group swimmer, Megan's favorite strokes are breaststroke and freestyle. She has also been a member of the Saline High School girls swim and dive team since her freshman year. 

Overall, Megan is excited to help kids develop their swimming skills and find joy in the sport of swimming.

 
Sandy Stafford Aquatics Program Specialist

Aquatics Program Specialist

With over 39 years of aquatics experience, Sandy Stafford has held many positions in the swimming world. Before arriving in Michigan in 1992, Sandy worked at various facilities in Florida and in her home state of South Carolina.  Currently, Sandy is the Aquatics Program Specialist for Saline Community Education. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to all aspects of Saline High School pool and various community events. During her coaching career, Sandy has coached all Saline swim programs to successful results, including High School, Middle School, and SST. Additionally, Sandy coaches middle school cross-country and privately trains many adults helping them achieve their fitness goals.  In her “free time” Sandy remains dedicated to her own training as a marathoner and triathlete.