Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Lauren Cabalka GATOR HEAD SWIM COACH - 13&UP Girls
Hey there...it's Lauren.  This will be my 31st year with the Middleton Gators - back as your head coach, primarily focusing on the 13 & Up’s this season. I started swimming for the Gators in 1988 and continued on for 14 years. During that time, I swam for Mad-Town Aquatics (now Badger Aquatics) and Middleton High School, where I was a captain and 4-year varsity letter winner. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I majored in History and Psychology. During my time there, I was a member of the UW Triathlon Team where I competed in 2 of my 4 Ironman competitions. I then attended Edgewood College for my teaching degree. Aside from Gators, I am the head coach for the Middleton High School girls swim team.  This past season, we went 16-0 and earned our third straight State championship!  I also coach TRX classes with BLAZE at the Middleton Fire Station and am an online health & fitness coach.  I love hot yoga, flip flops, top knots and Starbucks Refreshers :).  My husband, Jeremy, and I have a 6-year old daughter, Mila (a mini Gator this year!), and a 2 1/2 year-old son, Leo.  I believe that swimming is a lifelong sport to be enjoyed by all and a sport which truly makes us better, more well-rounded people.  I have a passion for promoting a healthy lifestyle and supporting althetes of all abilities to reach their maximum potential.  I'm ready for another amazing season as a part of the best team in the league!
Andi Kent ASSISTANT HEAD COACH- 10&Unders
Here we are again, my name is Andi and am the Assistant Head Coach with Lauren.  The 10 and unders will be my main focus but you will see me on deck for all the practices! In the offseason, I am a middle school teacher (math and science) and full-time graduate student.  I am currently taking my last class this summer at UW-Madison and if all goes to plan, will be writing my thesis this coming school year!  I have previously been a coach at Seminole, for Oregon and West High School as the Head Girls Swim Coach and have been with the Gators for 6 years now.  I have been an 8 and under coach most of my swimming career at this point and would not want to lead any other group! 
To say that I love Madison, swimming and the All-City League would be an understatement.  I am looking forward to an exciting, fast and fun-filled summer.
 
Hannah Andryk LEAD SWIM COACH- 11-12 Girls
Hey everyone! My name is Hannah and this will be my 18th year with the Gator organization and I'm super excited to be a lead coach for 11-12s. My swimming career began with the Gators when I was 7 back in 2002 and ended in 2012 when I graduated high school. I also swam for Badger Aquatics Club for 8 years and Middleton High School for 4 years. Post-high school, I attended Arizona State University for my freshman and sophomore year and then transferred to University of Wisconsin-Madison where I graduated in 2017 with a degree in Elementary Education. Currently, I am a 5th grade teacher at Leopold Elementary in Madison! I live in Middleton with my fiance, Brian (we get married in August!) and our fur baby Luna :) Can't wait for another fantastic season!
Jackson Madonia Assistant Swim Coach - 13&Up Boys
" Hey there Gators! My name is Jackson and this is my second year as a Gator's coach. I'm excited to be working mainly with both the 11-12 and 13-Up groups this summer, as well as, all the other Gators. I started swimming with the Gators 2 years ago in my first year of All-City League swimming, but I've been swimming for 10 years in total. I swam at Waunakee for high school and swam at Iona College this past year. I'm looking to double major in finance and accounting there as well. I also played 8 years of football for Waunakee. I'm super excited to continue coaching for the Gators this summer and make it another great season. Let's go win another All-City title. Go Gator Nation!" 
 
Matt Leiferman Assistant Swim Coach - 11-12 Boys
Melanie Golden Junior Swim Coach - 8&Under Assistant

Hey Gators! I'm Melanie Golden, but I usually go by Mel. I have been swimming for the Gators for eight years and this will be my second year as a junior coach. I'm excited for the upcoming season post-All City win! I currently attend Memorial High School. I also swim for Badger Aquatics Club and JMM. I will be assisting with the 10 and unders this season. Let's go Gators! 

Emma Pinder Junior Swim Coach - 9-10 Assistant

Hi Gators!  My name is Emma Pinder,  this is my second year as a Junior Coach for the Gators, and my 10th year swimming as a Gator!  It was so awesome to win the AC Swim Championship last season not only as a swimmer, but also as a first time coach!   I attend Middleton High School and swim with the MHS Girls Team and with Madison Aquatics Club.  I will be assisting with the 10&Unders.   I am so excited about seeing all of the returning 10&Unders, and to welcome all of the new swimmers to Gators!

Nate Lamers Junior Swim Coach- 9-10 Assistant

Hey Gators!  My name is Nate Lamers and this will be my first year coaching the Gators!  I will be coaching the 10 and unders this year and can’t wait to meet you all!  On top of coaching I will be swimming with the Gators for 6 years now.  I found my love for swimming with this team when I first moved to Wisconsin from Arizona. Since then, I have joined the Badger Aquatics and the MHS Boys swim team.  I’m very excited to take a larger part of this community that I have come to love!  We did great last season and this year is only going to be better!

Grace Madigan Junior Swim Coach- 8&Under Assistant

Hey Gators! I'm Grace Madigan. I have been swimming for the Gators for nine years and I'm excited to say this will be my firest year as a junior coach. In addition to coaching, I will also be swimming my senior season for Gators this summer. I'm super excited to be joining the Gators coaching staff this season after our All City win last year! I graduated from Middleton High School this year and will be attending Macalester College in the fall to study Political Science and Psychology on a Prelaw track. I have been swimming for a majority of my life, and I will be continuing my swimming career at Macalester. I'm excited to start another season that hopefully ends with another All City title! Go Gators!

Quinn Harris Junior Swim Coach- 8&Under Assistant

Hey Gators! My name is Quinn and this will be my eighth, and sadly my final year swimming with the Gators. I started swimming right here on the Gators but I also went on to swim all four years for the MHS Swim Team, and love the sport. I cant wait to join the coaching staff for the first time this summer! Next year I will be attending UW La-Crosse where I plan to study Physical Therapy as well as run track and hopefully continue to swim. Can't wait to see you all on the pool deck as we begin our journey to win another All City Championship Title! Go Gators!

 

Board of Directors
Bill Kubsh President (608)239-6235
Susan Pinder VP -Swim (608)335-0957
Brett Putney VP -Dive (608)509-5870
Matt Flanigan Treasurer
Chad Gabert Secretary
David Golden Swim Age Group Advisor - 15-18
Kim Wolf Swim Age Group Advisor - 13-14
Candice Wagener Swim Age Group Advisor - 11-12
Gretta Luedeke Swim Age Group Advisor - 9-10
Ali Manning Swim Age Group Advisor - 8&Under
Scott Fitzgerald Dive Advisor