2023- 2024 Board Members


President:  Tom Schmit

Kendallyn (my youngest daughter) has been swimming with the Brookings Swim club since 2020. Marie and I have 3 daughters: Kiana (15) Kaylee (14) and Kendallyn (13). I grew up on a farm near Castlewood and currently reside near Aurora. In my free time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, SDSU games and working on projects at the farm. Since graduating from SDSU, I have spent the last 22 years as an Agronomist for Golden Harvest Seeds covering South Dakota. I am a Stroke and Turn Official with USA Swimming.
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Vice President:  Mariah Weber

Our family has been part of the Brookings Swim Club for a year and a half. My husband, Gavin, and I have three children, Jensen (9), Emerson (7) & Sutton (3). Jensen and Emerson both swim for BSC. Jensen swims with the gold group and Emerson with bronze. I am originally from Bettendorf, Iowa and I grew up swimming competitively for 15 years. I moved to Brookings to attend school at SDSU and to swim for the Jacks. I am currently the Assistant Director at the Miller Wellness Center and oversee the areas of fitness, aquatics, member services, nutrition and health promotion. In my free time I love to cook, read and teach indoor cycling classes. I am thrilled my children decided to swim as it’s fun to be on the spectator side of the sport cheering them on!

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Secretary:  Stephanie Mason

My daughter, Marlee, has been swimming for BSC since 2017 and currently practices with the Junior group. We are from Brookings originally and stayed because of the supporting community it holds. I am the Director of Operations for the Research Park at SDSU. When we are not cheering at swim meets on the weekends, time is spent with family & friends. Outside of swimming, I enjoy reading, gardening, repurposing old furniture and the occasional vacation with family when we find the time. I am working towards completing the necessary steps to become a Stroke & Turn official for this Short Course Season. Ben and I are also the Head Meet Marshalls for our 2023-2024 swim seasons.
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Treasurer:  Kelli Jorgenson

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Board Member at Large:  Mary Bowne

I am originally from Brookings and have been involved with the Brookings Swim Club for 5 years. I work at SDSU as a Professor in Education, Counseling and Human Development. Outside of work, I enjoy walking, biking, baking, organizing, and shopping. 

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Board Member at Large:  Steve Meland

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Past President (at Large)

John and I have been with the Brookings Swim Club since 2013. We have four children Alexis, Skylar, (who swam with BSC for two seasons), Andrew, and McKinley. She is in the senior group and has been swimming since 2018. I am originally from DeSmet. We have lived in Brookings since 2008. I have been an in-home daycare provider for over 13 years. In my free time, I enjoy watching my children’s sporting events. I love coaching/play softball and volleyball. I’m a Starter/Stroke and Turn official for USA swimming.

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