Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Britta Wyatt Executive Director, Head 10&U Coach

Britta Wyatt has been coaching since 1999, and has been with TEAM (formally known as EYAC and ECSC) since 2001.  She grew up swimming in Southern CA, and has always had a passion for the sport. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University. Since her time with TEAM, Britta has helped to develop over 1200 youth swimmers, and sent over 300 of them to 10&U Oregon State Champs, Y regionals, and Age Group Regionals. Although developmental coaching is her specialty, she also coaches high school swimming for South Eugene HS, and substitute teaches at Thurston Elementary School.  She lives in Thurston with her husband Jason, daughter Reese, and son Brody.  In her free time Britta loves to run, swim, read, and cook. 

Jill Black Head Age Group Coach

Jill Black is our Head Age Group Coach and interim Head Coach.  Coach Jill brings a wealth of competitive swimming experience--both professional and personal--to TEAM Eugene Aquatics.  Jill co-owned and head coached Columbia-Willamette Swimming, a Portland-based club (2006-13)and was the senior coach for Maverick Aquatics (2014-15) until joining the TEAM Staff. She has also served on 3 Oregon All Star teams (2004, 2007-09) and was named the 2018 Oregon Age Group Coach of the year. 

Coach Jill was a multiple-event finalist in 5 Canadian National Swimming Championships before accepting an athletic scholarship from the University of Washington. She graduated with a BA in Kinesiology in 1984. "Dr. Black" also holds a masters degree in sports psychology (UO, 1991) and a PhD in counseling (OSU, 2002) 

Jill lives in Eugene with her husband, Chris and their cats. When not on deck she also publishes a weekly workout blog: www.workoutsoffthebeatenpath.wordpress.com

Denise McEwen Assistant Coach (10&U, 11-14)

Denise McEwen is an assistant coach with our 11-4 program and our 10&U program. Denise grew up in North Canton, Ohio where she began swimming at age 8.  She competed most of her youth for her local YMCA and club team and continued to compete throughout high school.  In 1999, she continued her passion for swimming by coaching at her former high school and age group swimming programs.  Denise also has her Master’s Degree in Education.  She was a special needs preschool teacher in Ohio for 12 years.  Denise moved to Eugene in August 2015 where she currently resides with her husband John and two sons, Zach and Seth. 

Stephanie Reinwald Assistant Coach (11-14, R4, R5)

Coach Steph works with the R4 and R5 group in our 11-14 program. She grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and started swimming at the age of 9. She swam for Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club until graduating high school. Steph attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania,  where she swam all four years and received her BFA. After college, Steph started coaching for South Fayette Aqua Club from 2007 - 2012. During this time, she returned to school at Carlow University to earn her teaching credentials. In 2012, Steph moved to Missoula, Montana where she continued coaching with Missoula Aquatic Club and taught K-12 Art. Steph currently lives in Eugene and teaches high school art and applied technology. She is excited to be coaching for TEAM!
 

Chas Esping Assistant Coach (10&U, 11-14, Senior)

Chas is an assistant coach for the 10&U, 11-14, and Senior Groups. Chas also works with all the Polo groups. He is a native Oregonian, born in Portland. He first discovered his love of swimming while living in McMinnville. There he joined his first club swim team and learned he love the sport of swimming. He loved swimming so much he started lifeguarding, teaching swimming lessons, and coaching summer swim teams. While working around the pool he shared his love of swimming and water safety with all age groups. He attended Western Oregon University and during that time he started coaching for the local swim club in Salem and was the Head Coach for Sprague High School Swim Team. After graduating college he then went on an adventure to Austin, Texas where he worked outside in conservation and wildfire mitigation. With 15 years of pool time and the love for the sport he is excited to be coaching for TEAM and happy to be back in Oregon. Go TEAM!

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