Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Quyn Gardner

Quyn is a former lifelong swimmer, instructor and coach. She has swam since she was 5 years old for club teams, the park district and throughout college. Quyn finished her Bachelors in Exercise Science from Robert Morris University where she was able to be the team captain of their swim team. Quyn works for the Naperville Park District as the Talent Specialist in the Human Resource Department. Quyn’s coaching philosophy is to coach to the individual and foster an environment that supports a lifelong love of sport/exercise. She is very excited to help lead the Mudrats and to create a safe, fun, and enriching environment for the swimmers this year. 

Addison Dietz

Addison Dietz currently attends Carthage College with a double major in neuroscience and biology.  She swam for 10 years with her best events being distance events.  Addison has been teaching swim lessons and coaching swim teams for the past four years.   

Alexis Emmens
My name is Alexis Emmens. I graduated Neuqua Valley High School in 2021, and I will be starting my sophomore year of college in the fall. I was previously at Wingate University were I was a member of the Triathlon team and an intern for the Sports Performance staff. In the fall, I will be attending the University of Alabama as an accounting major within the Honors College. I will also be club swimming and playing club water polo. 
 
I started swimming for the Ashbury Alligators when I was five years old. The following fall, I joined FOX Valley Swim Team and was a member for 13 years. I also swam for the Neuqua Girls Swim Team and played water polo for the Neuqua Girls Water Polo Team. I am currently a member of Hinsdale Swim Club. 
 
I started coaching in 2018. I was a junior coach for the Ashbury Alligators for two years. Last season, I was the lead 6&Under coach. 
 
One of my favorite things about coaching is the relationships I build with the swimmers and their families. Summer swimming has a special place in my heart, and I’m so excited to share this experience with you all. 
 
I’m extremely excited to be apart of the Mudrats family, and I can’t wait to see what this season brings! 
Caroline Kellog

Hi! My name is Caroline Kellogg I am 22 years old and am attending the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign studying elementary education. I am on the Women’s club water polo team and have been swimming since I was 4 years old. I am also the clubs social chair which entails organizing events to bring our team closer together and build connections with one another to really work as a team. I also competitively swam for over a decade. I love reading, spending time with friends and family, and learning new things. I looking forward to coaching this summer! Let’s have a great season. 

Board of Directors
Tyler Clarke Webmaster
Jennifer Babcock NSC Representative
Liz Mares Treasurer
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Heather Humikowski Concessions
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Sherri Racine Secretary
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