Coaches and Board Members

The Waverly Piranhas Swim Club is a USA Swimming certified organization.  This includes having our coaches USA Swimming certified. USA Swimming holds their coaches to a higher standard so you can trust that your swimmers are in good hands and are receiving quality swim instruction while at practice and meets.

 

Coaching Staff

Joey Lashbrook - Head Coach

Joey became Head Coach in the Fall of 2021 after serving as an assistant coach on and off for several years with WPSC.

Joey has had an extensive and successful career in the world of swimming. He began swimming with WPSC at the age of 8 and continued throughout his middle and high school days. As a WPSC swimmer, Joey was a multiple State and Sectional meet qualifier. He currently holds the WPSC backstroke records for age 13/14 as well as 15/16. As a high school varsity swimmer for Waverly-Lansing Catholic, he holds the 100 backstroke record, was an All-State swimmer in the 100 backstroke, and a State qualifier in 7 of the 8 individual events as well as multiple relay events. He finished 6th in the State Meet for 100 backstroke and 9th for his IM. He was also crowned 10-time League Champion during his high school career as well as being named "Swimmer of the Meet" for his Junior and Senior years in the League Championship meet and the annual Haslet Invitational meet. Joey was also honored to be awarded the Lansing State Journal high school "Swimmer of the Year" for both his Junior and Senior years. In addition to his coaching experience, Joey also has over 8 years of lifeguard and 6 years of "learn to swim" teaching experience at the Michigan Athletic Club (MAC).

Joey graduated from Central Michigan University in 2020 with a degree in Informaiton Technology and is currently employed by Sparrow PHP as a Business Support Associate in IT.

Joey's philospohy on swimming is, "They say: 'Champions make their own luck.' It's true, the harder you work, the luckier you get." - Katie Ledecky

 

Joy Eljbeily - Assistant Coach

Joy has been swimming since 2008 and swam with the Waverly Piranhas Swim Club for about 10 years. She graduated from Waverly High School in June 2021. During her time at Waverly, she was a MISCA and State meet qualifier. In her senior year, she was on Lansing State Journal's Dream Team and Swimmer of the Year Finalist. Currently, Joy is enrolled at Michigan State University working towards a civil engineering degree with a minor in environmental sustainability. She is a member of the MSU Swim Club. Joy's favorite events are the 50 free and 100 fly.

 

Shelby Bunce - Assistant Coach

Shelby graduated from online high school in 2020, and has been attending Great Lakes Christian college for two years. She started swimming when she was in 4th grade and has been passionate about it since! Through her many health troubles she fell away from it during high school, but now, Shelby has the chance to coach kids in doing the thing she loves, and she is so excited!

 

Brooke Popour - Assistant Coach

Brooke currently attends Michigan State University as a senior majoring in Supply Chain Management. After graduating she plans on working at Whirpool Corporation. Outside of school Brooke lives in New Baltimore, MI but was a swimmer for her middle school/high school in the suburbs of Detroit (Center Line). She swam for 7 years from 6th through 12th grade. The events she strived in was the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke. Brooke has been coaching at Waverly Piranhas Swim Club since 2019, which was her sophomore year of college. She loves extending her swimming knowledge to others and couldn't ask for a better coaching job!

 

Jordan Murrell - Assistant Coach

Jordan is from Shelby Township, Michigan where she swam for Great Oaks Country Club, OLY, and Cranbrook Upper School from the ages of 5-18. Jordan’s favorite events to swim in were the 100 and 200 freestyle. Jordan has previous experience coaching the Cranbrook girl's middle school team, the Cranbrook H.U.B program, and Great Oaks Country Club. Jordan is currently attending Michigan State University and is hoping to major in marketing.

 

WPSC Board

Brandie Post - President

Open - Vice President

Bridget Walsh - Treasurer

Tara Lowe - Secretary

Mary Potter - Awards & Activities Coordinator