SEAHOLM AQUATICS

Congratulations to Girl's Swim & Dive

2019 MHSAA D2 State Champions

HEAD SWIM COACH: Tom Wyllie

  • The 2017-2018 season marked Head Coach Tom Wyllie’s 21st year at Seaholm, one in which he led the team to a 5th place finish at the MHSAA D2 High School State Meet. 
  • During his tenure, his teams have finished in the Top Ten at the MHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championship Meet 20 times, finished in the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association “Mythical” High School National Championship Top Ten 4 times, and won 6 OAA League titles.
  • His swimmers have won 25 individual, 18 relay, and 2 diving MHSAA State titles, set 12 MHSAA State Class/Division records,  2 MHSAA All-State Records, broken 24 OAA League Records, and turned in 49 (and maybe 50) NISCA High School All America performances.   In 1998, 2005,  and 2008 the Oakland Press named him Coach of the Year. 
  • In 2008 and 2014 he was also recognized by the Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association as Zone 2 Coach of the Year and the OAA as Division 1 Coach of the Year
  • In 2009, 2011, 2012, & 2013 he was recognized by the OAA as the Red Division Coach of the Year
  • In 2015, he guided the team to their third MHSAA Division 2 State Championship in 49 years, representing a Back To Back Championship. In the fall of 2015 he was celebrated as the MHSAA Swim Coach Of The Year.
  • We are extremely grateful to have Tom lead our team.
  • Tom Wyllie (swim)                             Cell: 248.722.8889

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSISTANT SWIM COACH: Kellie Howe

  • Coach Kellie has been swimming since she was just an 8 and Under swimmer at Oakland Hills Country Club. She continued to swim in the years following for Cranbrook Speedsters, BBA, Derby Middle School, and finally swam for Karl as a Seaholm Maple!
  • Her best memories of Seaholm Swimming are all the times she got to spend with her teammates, the pasta dinners, and of course the swim meets. She has been coaching various sports from Softball to Swimming to Water Polo for several years and is excited for her second season as the Seaholm Boys Swim and Dive Assistant Coach.
  • When she is not coaching, she loves to go skiing, snowboarding, be on the lake in the summer waterskiing and wakeboarding, and spending lots of time playing, hiking, and hanging out with her yellow lab Clover.
  • Kellie Howe (swim)                            Cell: 248.761.4746

 

 

ASSISTANT SWIM COACH:  Jim LaFave

  • Jim comes to Seaholm after having swum for the Maples from 2007-2011. Upon graduating from Seaholm, Jim began swimming for Grand Valley State University where he graduated in 2015 with a BS in Exercise Science.
  • Jim then spent two seasons as the assistant swim coach at DePauw University from 2016-2018 where he worked primarily with the sprint group. In the summers he began working as the Head Coach of Pine Lake Country Club starting in 2017. In the Fall of 2018, Jim took the Head Swim Coach position at the Flint YMCA.
  • In the pool, Jim was a backstroke and butterfly specialist with all-state honors in the 100 butterfly in 2011 and an all-time top 10 time in the 200 backstroke at GVSU.
  • Jim grew up in Troy, MI and is currently living in Grand Blanc
  • Jim Lafave (swim)                            jimrlafave@gmail.com
 

HEAD DIVING COACH:  Chalmers McGillivray

  • Chalmers has been a member of the Seaholm swim and dive community since he joined the team as a freshman in 1998.
  • After graduating in 2002 as an All-State swimmer and All-American diver, he continued his diving career as a member of the Eastern Michigan University Men's swim and dive team.
  • After retiring from competition in 2004, he began coaching and has never looked back.
  • He has been coaching at Seaholm since 2010. 
    Chalmers McGillivray (dive)               Cell: 248.320.3821