Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
R.J. Greseth Head Coach

Coach Greseth has returned to Hutchinson after coaching for the PAWW Swim Club in Peoria, Illinois for 7 years.  Prior to moving to Illinois, R.J. coached for the High Tides Swim Club and Hutchinson High School Swimming & Diving teams for over 20 years.  He has coached multiple State champions, Zone champions and National level swimmers both in Minnesota and Illinois.  Swimming fundamentals, technique & stroke refinement, and development of team and sportmanship are the core of R.J.'s coaching philosophy.  He brings a love of the sport and desire to be a positive influence on the youth participating in swimming. Coach Greseth is Level 4 certified member of the American Swimming Coaches Association.

Jessica Boike Dryland/Assistant Coach

This fish just flopped out of the water and on to the pool deck... again! 
No stranger to the water, Tigersharks, or High Tides, we're happy to have Jessi (Wendland) Boike back with the High Tides family.  Jessi joined High Tides at age 10 and swam club for 8 years.  She swam with the Tigersharks from 7th - 12th grade with the culmination into a State Championship  and a State Relay record in the 200 Medley that stood for 5 years!   She has been coached  locally  under Coach R.J., Pete Travis, and Rory Fairbanks.  A sprinter at heart, her favorite events  are  the 50 and 100 yard freestyles (short course) and leading or anchoring any of the Varsity relays!  She competed in the IIAC for Luther College  Swimming  her Freshman year.  In addition, her love for sports continues on the dry   land, in  the aerobics room , and running as well.  Jessi is a Business Instructor  with Concordia University.

Mark Field Bronze/Silver Coach

Coach Mark was born and raised in Hutchinson; he grew up swimming in both High Tides Swim Club and Hutchinson Tiger Sharks.  After returning to Hutch in 2003 to raise his family, he starting coaching for High Tides.  In 2008 Mark took a break from coaching, but couldn't stay away.  In 2015 he returned to coaching and is now coach for the Bronze and Silver Groups.

Mark loves teaching both in and out of the pool.  He takes pride is seeing swimmers improve in their skills.  

Nicole Krippner Age Group coach

Bio to come soon!

Kimberly Ortloff Bronze/Silver Coach

Coach Kim has been involved in High Tides Swimming since she was four years old.  As a young swimmer, she once held several team records and lettered in both boys and girls swimming at Hutchinson High School.  In college Kim swam butterfly for the St. Cloud State Huskies.  As an adult she has been a coach, lifeguard, swimming teacher, and official for USA Swimming and MSHSL.  In 2015 Kim joined the High Tides Masters team and swam her first meet in almost 20 years.

Board of Directors
Julie Lakovic Past President
Emily Reck President
Kristy Scheidt Vice President
Katie Brecht Secretary
Sarah Yerks Treasurer
Board of Directors Board of Directors