Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Dean Hawks Head Coach

Coach Hawks has over 40 years of experience in coaching. He is a Level 4 Certified, US Masters Swimming Coach. He has served on the National Recognition and Awards Committee and Coaches Committee for the US Masters Swimming Organization. During his coaching tenure, Coach Hawks has won numerous awards and accolades including: Ï 2020 US Masters Swimming Coach of the Year (Indy Aquatics Masters- Indiana) Ï 2020 US Masters Swimming Club of the Year (Indy Aquatics Masters-Indiana) Ï 2020 Bronze Medalist in the US Masters World Championships Ï 2017 US Masters Swimming Kerry O’Brien Coaches Award Ï 2015 All-American Honors (long distance relay) Ï Coached 32 All-American Swimmers Ï Coached 96 State Champions Ï Coached 1 National Record Holder Ï Coached 1 Junior National Champion

Madeline Johnson Assistant Coach

I grew up in Rapid City and am a former Rapid City Racer. I swam with the racers through high school and continued to swim at the University of Northern Colorado. I transferred back home and graduated from Black Hills State with a degree in Applied Health Science. I also spent some time working as a treatment counselor at the Black Hills Children’s Home. I have a passion for the water and have always loved being involved with aquatics. I began lifeguarding and swim instructing with the city in 2011. I am currently working part time as a lifeguard/ swim instructor. I am the sister of Miles and Marie Johnson who are also swimmers on the racers. When I am not at the pool, I enjoy hiking, cooking, lifting weights, and spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy spending time with my two pets Manny and Smokey. Swimming has taught me valuable life skills and was such a fun experience for me as a kid. I hope to create the same environment for our swimmers. I am excited for the opportunity to work with your kids and help them achieve their swimming goals!

Katie Baskerville Assistant Coach

I was born and raised in Aberdeen, SD and swam for the Aberdeen Swim Club. Although I had no intention of swimming in college, the pool always calls me back. I swam for Northern State University (team captain with a scholarship) and helped coach ASC for 4 years before graduating and moving to Rapid City in early 2010 to work at Wellspring as a behavior specialist. In 2011-2012 I coached the Racers at Ellsworth Airforce Base for a small group of military families, while also completing my graduate degree and working full-time. I was Assistant Coach for the Racers from 2013-2016. I am a full-time School Counselor at Canyon Lake Elementary, where I have been for 7 years. I have a Master’s degree in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I also work part-time at Pennington County Jail, where I do drug and alcohol assessments, working to get inmates into counseling and treatment programs. I am currently serving as President for the West River Counseling Association, and on the statewide South Dakota Counseling Association board.

Board of Directors
Melissa schryver Treasurer
Jennifer Johnson Secretary
Abby Peterson Communication Liaison
Mike Schryver Jr. Squad Rep.
Stanton Anker President
Peggy Corr Senior Rep.
Kent Renaud Vice President