Coaching Staff
Derick Roe Head Coach

Derick Roe, Head Coach, Lead Senior/ Platinum/ Steel

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Derick Roe has been involved in competitive swimming since the age of 6. After growing up swimming in Ohio, he went on to compete at Eastern Michigan University from 2005-2009. During his collegiate career he set both the EMU and Mid-American Conference records in the 50 freestyle and competed in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials. Upon graduating in 2010, double majoring in History and Electronic Media & Film Studies he went on to begin his coaching career.

Derick went on to coach at Colgate University, Ohio University and at Ashland University as the Head Coach before returning to EMU. Derick was an assistant coach with the Eagles until they tragically dropped their men's swimming program in 2018. During his collegiate coaching career he helped lead athletes to multiple school and conference records, as well as NCAA All-American's. Following EMU, Derick made the decision to move to Club Coaching with the Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club. He is very excited to join the Saline Swim Team and it's wonderful staff.

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. 

Alan Duski 12 U Director

Alan Duski, 12 U Director, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Lead Gold/ Silver/ Bronze/ Mini-Rays

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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.

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.

 
Molly Riggs Assistant Coach

Molly Riggs, Assistant Coach

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Molly Riggs is from Ann Arbor and is currently a Nursing student at the University of Michigan. She swam competitively throughout her childhood and transitioned to Saline Swim Team at the start of high school. Molly loved her time on SST and is super excited to come back as a coach. She has lots of experience working with kids and started coaching at Huron Valley Swim Club in 2019.

Molly’s favorite stroke is backstroke and she loved long-distance events and underwaters. Some of her favorite memories at SST have been pancake breakfasts, helping out at intramural meets, and when Kristyne threw a surprise party for her on her last practice. Molly hopes to bring a positive energy to practice and can't wait to get to know all of the swimmers.

Elaina Bell Assistant Coach

Lainie Bell, Assistant Coach

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Lainie joined her first swim team when she was 5 and has been swimming ever since. Originally from Atlanta, GA, she has swum for  Dekalb Aquatics, Dynamo, Swim Atlanta, and Metro Atlanta Aquatics Club. She competed last year for Northern Arizona University as a freshman (2019-2020), winning the WAC conference in both the 100 and 200 yard backstroke. She currently swims for Eastern Michigan University where she is majoring in Anthropology

Lainie has been teaching swim lessons for five years, working with all ages. She has also worked as an assistant coach for Avondale Summer Swim Team for four years and coached the Gold group for USAC last year. This past summer, she was hired as the head coach for Leslie Beach Club’s summer league team in Atlanta. She has additionally worked as a camp swim instructor for the Center for the Visually Impaired.

 
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.

Daniel Keith Assistant Coach

Daniel Keith, Assistant Coach

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At age 9, Daniel began swimming for the Saline Swim Team. Daniel went to Saline High School where he earned All-American status in multiple events both his Junior and Senior years. In 2017, he swam for the Air Force Academy, but at the end of the year, decided to transfer to Hope College. He competed with Hope for two years where he broke the school records for the 200 Free and 800 Free Relay, and he was invited to the Division 3 NCAA Championships.

Daniel is passionate about swimming and excited to be a part of SST. He has always enjoyed working on technique with his peers, and is ecstatic to begin working with

athletes. His favorite things to work on are turns and underwaters, and he says that watching someone's eyes light up after they understand something new about the sport is the most rewarding feeling of all.

 
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.