COACHING STAFF

 

HEAD COACH - Jamie Schnurer

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Coach Jamie swam competitively for Appleton North High School. She lettered all four years and was a four-time state qualifier as well. Her leadership and motivational skills earned her the team captain position for both the Appleton North Swim and Track teams. After swimming for Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, Jamie transferred to UW Madison and where she earned her degree in Dietetics. In her free time Coach Jamie likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters, as well as run. 

 

                     

HEAD COACH/GOLD COACH - Jamie Schnurer  headcoach@foxvalleywave.org  gold@foxvalleywave.org  Coach Jamie swam competitively for Appleton North High School. She lettered all four years and was a four-time state qualifier as well. Her leadership and motivational skills earned her the team captain position for both the Appleton North Swim and Track teams. After swimming for Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, Jamie transferred to UW Madison and where she earned her degree in Dietetics. In her free time Coach Jamie likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters, as well as run.

GOLD LEAD COACH - Carolina Artacho

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Coach Carolina is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. I started swimming when I was 4 years old and competing when I was 6 years old.  During my life as a swimmer, I was a championship medalist from the state of Sao Paulo, the southeastern region of Brazil, Nationals, and South America. My main events were 400 IM, 200 Butterfly, 200 Breaststroke and 200 IM. I became a professional swimmer when I was 16 years old, and when I was 18 years old I received a scholarship to swim at Northern Michigan University, where I was on the team for 4 years. During college, I coached for the Wildcat Aquatics Club, I was the Head Coach at the NMU Youth Clinic. I also taught swim lessons and private lessons.  Swimming has been part of my life since I can remember, and it makes me happy to keep this sport in my life as a coach. I'm thankful for the opportunity to be part of the WAVE team!

 

 

SILVER LEAD COACH - Ruthe Zimmerman

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Coach Ruthe is the Silver Lead Coach and Head Age Group Coach.  Coach Ruthe started swimming on the Wisconsin Dells Dolphins Swim Team at age 8.  She went on to swim at UWGB and UW-Milwaukee where she earned her degree in Psychology and went on to get her Masters in Counseling.  Ruthe has been coaching for over 20 years and loves to help swimmers reach their goals both in and out of the pool.  Coach Ruthe is married with two girls who are both on the Wave team. Her youngest daughter Maggie was born with Down Syndrome so Ruthe spends a lot of her free time advocating for her daughter.

 

 

 

BRONZE LEAD COACH - Anita Vanden Burgt

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My name is Anita Vanden Burgt and I coach Bronze 1 and 2. Although I was not a swimmer myself I have had extensive time around the pool. I taught swimming lessons in high school and college along with coaching for 6 years. I have 4 children who swam for the WAVE . My daughter Bree will be continuing her college career swimming for the UW Milwaukee Panthers this coming year.  My passion is working with children in all different environments.  I worked in the Appleton Area Schools for 10 years before resigning to stay home to raise our family.  I currently have a successful in-home daycare that keeps me busy. Coaching has been an awesome experience and I love teaching and making a positive impact on the swimmers I have been able to work with.

 

 

 

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DECK COACHES

                                                                            

  Coach Angie Farrell                              Coach Kameron Neumann                      Coach Chris Bouressa                               Coach Kim Bjork

 

                                                                           

Coach Katie Vanden Burgt                         Coach Dan Frase                                 Coach Grace Flanagan                           Coach Brynn Malcomson

    

BOARD MEMBERS

President - Brian Flanagan 

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Our Wave President is the chairperson of the team, and the Parent Board, and has the responsibility and
power necessary to carry out the team’s policies, and overall direction. The President supports the head
coach and head age group coach and interfaces with outside organizations (NJSD, AASD, Wisconsin
Swimming) in support of the team and overall health of the competitive swimming in the greater Fox
Valley area.

 

 

 

Vice President - Andrew Skorr

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Our Vice President supports the President and is responsible for all the Presidential duties in the
absence of the President. Additionally, the Vice President is responsible for coordinating board
elections, transitions, and succession for the continuity of leadership for the team and provides
leadership support and guidance (as needed) to any of the team committees.

 

 

 

 

 Treasurer - Susan Greeneway

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The Treasurer maintains all financial records for the team and manages the team’s accounts with duties
including, but not limited to, creating the team’s budget(s), monitoring funds, payroll, expenses, and
deposits. The Treasurer serves as a liaison between the Parent Board and the team’s accountant.

                                                       

 

 

 

 

Meet Director - Ignacio Cortina

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The Meet Director oversees all details surrounding FV Wave Home Meets (Splashfest and MayFly). The
Meet Director’s duties include but are not limited to, secure venue and dates, register meets with WI
Swimming, obtain meet officials, hire lifeguards, order awards, manage meet entries, and manage
correspondence with teams/coaches regarding invites/changes in timelines etc.                                    

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary Emily Allen

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Our Secretary records, reports and maintains all team activity files including, but not limited to, board
meeting minutes, action items, contracts, insurance records, bylaws, and policies etc. The Secretary also
establishes and maintains a team standard work/operations calendar in conjunction with the Head
Coach and Parent Board.

 

 

 

 


Communications Coordinator - Angie Borchardt

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The Communications Coordinator manages communications and publicity for the FV Wave. The
Communications Coordinator’s duties include but are not limited to support any team recruitment
activities, advertising, publicity, etc. in coordination with the coaches and other members of the Parent
Board, maintain up-to-date content on the website, lead marketing for home meets as well as develop
cadence for team news blasts, social media, and team newsletter, etc.