Wisconsin Swimming

Coaches and Directors

Coaching Staff
Jacob Johnson Head Coach and CEO

Jacob has been coaching with BAC since it's formation in 1999! Jacob grew up in Madison, swimming for Shorewood Hills, Madison West, and Badger Dolphins (a BAC precursor). Besides BAC, Jacob has coached for Shorewood, Maple Bluff, Goodman, and Madison West. He's had involvement with the WI LSC, serving on several board positions, coaching several Zone Meets, and winning several Coach of the Year awards. Starting in the Fall of 2022, Jacob is the new Head Coach and CEO of BAC. He'll be working most frequently with our Madison 14-under swimmers, but will be helping to work with all areas of BAC. When not coaching, Jacob loves spending time with extended family, his wife Rachel, and absolutely doting upon his kids, Lily (5) and Jesse (3)!

Christopher Wills Head Senior Premier / Senior Coach

Chris is a former BAC and UW swimmer. Chris started his swimming career in the All-City Swim League and then joined BAC beginning in what is now called the Middle School Group. Chris has competed at many high-level meets including NCAA Championships, The U.S. Open, and USA Swimming Nationals & Junior Nationals. Chris is the Head Senior Premier & Senior Coach.

Jay Tomasiewicz Head Junior Premier / Junior Coach

Jay grew up swimming for SHOR and for Shorewood HS in Milwaukee and attended UW - Madison. He's been coaching with BAC since 2012 and is the Head Coach of the Junior Premier & Junior Groups

Jill Diehl Head Coach - Baraboo

Jill joined the BAC coaching staff in 2017 and has worked with all different groups.  She is also coaching the Baraboo High School girl's swim team.  She grew up and swam in Wisconsin Dells and went to Michigan State University and UW-Madison during her collegiate years.  Outside of coaching, she is the GM of Tommy Bartlett, Inc and is transitioning to be the President/CEO of the Wisconsin Dells Visitor and Convention Bureau. Jill and her husband have three children – one current and two former BAC swimmers.  Jill is the head coach in Baraboo.

Derek Scheer Head Coach - Sauk

Derek is a BAC dad and a former UW swimmer who grew up in Cincinnati swimming for the Pepsi Marlins.  He's been active coaching triathletes and masters swimmers in the Madison area for years, and joined the BAC coaching staff in 2011.  He primarily works with our high school groups.

Connie Martin Dryland Coordinator, Coach

Connie has been coaching with BAC since 2003 and has worked with all different groups. Presently, she is coaching with the Junior and Junior Premier groups as well as heading up the new Dryland programs for BAC. Connie is also a former 'BAC mom' whose three girls were standouts for BAC and went on to swim for the Badgers here at UW Madison.

Alexandria Beam Lead ES Coach, WS Trophy Coach

Alex joined the BAC coaching staff in 2021 as a WS Trophy coach. Now, she also coaches the ES Trophy and High School groups. She grew up swimming for Black River Falls and NLAC. Alex is currently a graduate student at UW-Madison studying Speech-Language Pathology. In the summer, she also coaches at Hawks Landing. 

Daniel Fortier Lead ES Coach

Dan grew up swimming for CCSC and Sandwich HS in Massachusetts. He then went on to swim at Saint Michael's College in Vermont before coming to UW - Madison to pursue his Master's Degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He has been coaching with BAC since the spring of 2022, and currently coaches the ES Ribbon and Middle School groups.

Julia Beam Coach (WS Trophy)

Julia joined the BAC coaching staff in 2021. Growing up, she swam for NLAC and Black River Falls. Julia is a student at UW-Madison studying Kinesiology. Prior to BAC, she coached for both NLAC and LAXY. 

Alli Bell Coach (Lead Coach - WS Little Badgers)

Alli grew up swimming for BAC and at Parkcrest pool. She joined the BAC coaching staff in 2019 and primarily works with WS Little Badgers. She is also a coach at Parkcrest pool. 

Nicolas Bell Coach (WS Groups)

Cole joined the BAC coaching staff in 2019. He grew up swimming for Parkcrest pool, BAC, and Madison Memorial. He now attends UW-Madison. Cole has worked with many different ages while coaching, but has primarily coaches our WS middle school aged swimmers. He has also coached at Parkcrest pool in the All-City League since 2018. 

Michael Drives Coach (Lead Coach - WS High School)

Michael began swimming competitively at Ridgewood pool and Badger Dolphins, which would later become BAC. He swam for Madison Memorial, and went on to swim for Army at USMA. Michael completed his degree at UW-Madison, and returned to BAC as a coach. He has been working primarily with the high school groups since 2015.

Wynne Dsouza Coach (WS Groups)

Wynne joined the BAC coaching staff in 2021. She grew up in Whitefish Bay and swam for SHOR and Whitefish Bay High School. Wynne is currently attending UW-Madison.

Claire Eckerle Coach (Senior, Senior Premiere)

As a swimmer, Claire competed for Parkcrest, YDC, Memorial HS, and BAC.  She joined our Coaching Staff in 2016 and graduated from UW-Madison in the Spring of 2020. Claire works with many age groups and in the last year has worked primarily with the Senior Group.

Brianna Gage Coach (Lead Coach - WS Ribbon)

Brie joined the BAC coaching staff in 2005 and also coaches for Ridgewood.  She swam for Ridgewood and Memorial, where she was a JV Conference Meet Record Holder in the 100 Fly.  She is the lead coach for our WS Ribbon Group.

Ian Girdley Coach (WS Groups)

Ian has been a part of BAC since he was 8 years old. He swam for BAC all the way until graduation and has now coached for the past 8 years. While not coaching, Ian is a special education teacher within the Middleton School District and the head pool manager at Hawks Landing and Pioneer Pointe.

Andrew Hall Coach (WS Groups)

Andrew joined the BAC coaching staff in 2021. He grew up in Whitefish Bay, a suburb outside of Milwaukee, swimming for Shorewood Swim Club and playing various other sports. Andrew is currently a student at UW-Madison studying Real Estate and Sports Journalism.

Robin Hartung Coach (WS Ribbon)

Robin grew up swimming for BAC and Madison Memorial, and swam collegiately for UW-La Crosse. Robin joined the BAC coaching staff in 2018 and primarily works with our WS Ribbon group.

Erik Johnson Coach (WS Little Badgers)

EJ (Erik Johnson) has been coaching with the club since 2002.  The groups he has coached over his tenure with BAC have run the gammet of both age (from high school to LB's) and experience (from seasoned veteran to beginner).  Regardless of who you are, EJ is a firm believer in working hard at having fun, and having fun while working hard.

Jon Jung Coach (Lead Coach - WS Trophy)

Jon has been coaching with BAC since 2011. He started coaching the East Side Trophy and Silver groups, and after a few years moved over to the West Side where he is the lead coach of West Side Trophy. Outside of the pool, Jon teaches first grade at Stephens Elementary in Madison.   He is also the head coach of the Hawks swim team over the summer.

Ido Korabelnikov Coach (WS Groups)

Ido joined the BAC coaching staff in 2021. He was born in Israel and grew up in Brookfield. Ido swam for EBSC and Brookfield East, and is currently attending UW-Madison.

Eric Knight Coach (Senior, Senior Premiere)

Eric joined the BAC Coaching Staff in 2005. He primarily coaches the Senior Group, but has also assisted with both Gold and Ribbon.  Eric has twice been nominated Wisconsin Age Group Coach of the Year. Eric and his wife Beth reside in Verona with their two kids Tommy and Elliot.

Rachel Breger Coach (WS Middle School)

Rachel joined the BAC coaching staff in 2017. She grew up in Brookfield and swam for EBSC and Brookfield East, and previously coached the Omaha Special Olympics swim team. Rachel works with our WS Middle School Group.

Nicole Oliveira Coach (WS Middle School)

Nicole has been coaching for BAC since 2017. She grew up swimming for the Middleton Gators and in the Madison area. Nicole works with our West Side Middle School group.

Michael Radloff Coach (ES Trophy)

Michael joined the BAC coaching staff in 2017 and works with our ES Trophy Group.  He is a former BAC swimmer who also swam for Ridgewood and Memorial HS.  He currently works as a science teacher at Lodi High School.

Stephanie Baughman Coach (Baraboo Groups)

Steph joined the BAC Baraboo coaching staff in 2021. She grew up in Sheboygan and swam for the Sheboygan YMCA and Schroeder in Brown Deer. Steph currently lives in the Dells and coaches the Dells Dolphins in the summer with her husband Travis (also a BAC coach). She previously coached at the Sheboygan YMCA.

Travis Baughman Coach (Baraboo Groups)

Travis swam in high school and was an assistant coach for the club team at the Sheboygan YMCA prior to moving to Wisconsin Dells. He recently completed his first season as the head coach of Dells Dolphins club team. Outside of swimming, he is a 5th Grade teacher at Spring Hill Elementary in Wisconsin Dells, this is the beginning of his third year as a teacher with SDWD. He is married to his wife Stephanie and they currently have three cats named Cow, Fat Cinnamon, and Franklin.

Aidan Lohr Coach (Baraboo Groups)
Caroline Hippen Coach

This is CJ's first year coaching with BAC. CJ grew up swimming for BAC starting when she was 6 years old and swam with BAC for 12 years. CJ swam for the University of Illinois and recently graduated in the Spring of 2022. CJ has also been a coach for the Middleton Gators since 2017, and this fall is also an assistant coach for the Middleton High School Girls Swim Team.

Riley Talmage Coach-Sauk

This is Riley's first season coaching for BAC, though she's been coaching the Sauk Prairie Pool Sharks for several summers. She will be working primarily with the Sauk Ribbon group. She is currently in her senior year at Sauk Prairie High School and is a 2-time state-qualifying captain of the girl's swim team there.

Pearl Fallin Coach
Lauren Macomber Coach
Kelly Rodriguez Coach
Anika Herheim Coach
Payton Teduits Coach

Payton teDuits started swimming for BAC in 2003 and continued his swimming career with Edgewood high school and at UW-Milwaukee. Payton is also a 6-time All-City Efficiency award-winning coach with the Nakoma Orangeheads. He works mainly with the Junior and Junior Premier groups while getting his teaching certification.

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