Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Tammy Tollefson Meixner Head Coach

I started coaching when my kids joined DFAC and it became our swim family.  I have coached for 15 years including 4 years as the Portage HS coach. I am most proud of the team spirit, hard work, and sportsmanship of our swimmers.  I love being a part of the kids’ lives as they learn not only competitive swimming skills, but also focus, goal-setting, discipline, and how to have fun while doing all of that.

I was an avid swimmer, lifeguard, lesson instructor, and pool director through college.  I’m a graduate of UW-Madison with an M.A. in French and a B.A. in Economics and French.  I’ve studied and lived abroad which has given me the chance to swim in beautiful pools in France and Canada, to float in the Mediterranean on 105° days, and to wade into the Atlantic off the coast of Normandy.  I am very happy to back with DFAC:)

Cynthia Mitchell-Potter Assistant Coach


I have been a coach with DFAC since 2003, where I have been fortunate to coach at every age and group level. Currently, I am the Lead Coach of the AG Gold group.  I was born in Upper Michigan, (yup, I am a Yooper), and have always been involved with swimming, starting as a summer youth camp waterfront director, swimming instructor and lifeguard.  I swam club, high school and one year of college.  After graduating from the University of Dubuque, I taught fifth grade in Clinton, Iowa.  We moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota, and I obtained my graduate degree from Minnesota State University, where I worked as a clinical psychologist and a technical college instructor before moving to the Deforest-Windsor area.   


You have probably seen my husband, Rick, on deck officiating at meets.  He has been active on the DFAC Board and LSC Board and Official’s Committee.  We have one son, Nicholas.  He began swimming at age six with DFAC, and he signed to swim on scholarship at Miami University.  I love to read and enjoy all water sports, including swimming, boating and scuba diving with my family.


Ben Jaccard Assistant Coach

Hello DFAC! I began swimming competitively in 2011 and joined DFAC as a swimmer in 2016. I swam for DeForest Area High School for four years, attended D2 state three times, and hold a school record for the 400 freestyle relay. After graduating in 2020, I now attend UW-Madison and swim for their club team, and have coached for DFAC since November 2021. My favorite event is the 100 backstroke and the 500 freestyle.

Darya Pronina Assistant Coach
Andrea Weinstock Assistant Coach
Konrad Plomedahl Assistant Coach
Lynette Raether Assistant Coach
Board of Directors
Jenny Touchet President
Mandy Lothe Vice President
Beth Frey Registrar / Secretary
Jennifer Flowers Treasurer
Ashly Miller Co-Treasurer
Donald Deutscher Technology Support
Stacie Wagner Co-Meet Directior
Ekaterina Pronina Co-Meet Director