Coaches and Directors

Coaching Staff
Nick Weiss Head Coach


Coaching Teams:  Travelers, Seniors


I have always loved the water. I joined the Spartan Sharks when I was seven years old and continued my swimming career at McFarland High School and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. I have held various MSS and high school team records, as well as qualifying for Junior Nationals in 1999.

For 13 years, I coached McFarland High School Spartan swim teams, leading the HS Boys to six consecutive state titles and one state runner-up in 13 seasons, and two HS Girls state runners-up in six seasons. I have had the pleasure of coaching numerous state champions, record holders, and All Americans. One of my greatest honors was being named WISCA Boys Coach of the Year five times (2008-2012), and WISCA Girls Coach of the Year (2016).


I have worked with the Spartan Sharks since 2005, training swimmers of all levels, including numerous state, zone, Junior National, and Olympic Trial qualifiers. I was named Wisconsins Senior Coach of the Year for the 2017-18 short-course season.


My favorite part of coaching is developing lasting relationships with swimmers and celebrating their successes, whether participating in their first meet or qualifying for national-level competitions, and everything in between.

Ryan O'Donnell Coach
Sara Landolt Coach

Teams: Minis, Kickers, Travelers, Extreme, 13/14

After taking a short break from MSS, I'm excited to be back on deck this fall! I absolutely love coaching and have done it most of my life. I've played & coached many things, at various levels, and swim is definitely a favorite. 

I work at the AOAC as a lifeguard and senior manager. I coach masters swim, teach swim lessons and work with adaptive and school gym swim classes too. I am a certified scuba diving instructor and love to spend my time underwater! Last year I spent over two months volunteering with manatees in Belize, and plan to go back in the future. You may also find me volunteering at Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue. 



Katarina Hanzel Coach
Nikki Gamble Coach

Coaching Groups: Kickers, Extreme, Senior 13-14

I bring many years of swimming experience to the Sharks team as I swam on several club teams from early childhood and continued to swim as on my high school team. For the past few years I have been swimming on the McFarland Master’s team with Stu Schaefer and Sara Landolt as well. Swimming has been an important part of my life and I have really enjoyed watching my own children learn to love swimming as well. As a coach to the minis and kickers I’m looking forward to helping our young athletes develop their swimming skills, grow in their confidence, how to have fun, and be great teammates!

I’m very excited and proud to be a member of the Sharks coaching team!

Stu Schaefer Pool Director


Coaching experience:  25+ years of coaching experience including: McFarland Spartan Sharks swim team, McFarland High School Girls / Boys Head Coach, Maple Bluff All City Swim Team, Edgewood High School Boys coach, and Waterloo USS Swim Team.  For additional info about me click here.

Board of Directors
Nick Weiss Head Coach
Amanda Wegner Executive Board: President
Angie TeBeest Executive Board: Vice President
Tracy Marks-Geib Executive Board: Treasurer
Nik Voss Board Member: Meet Director
Natalie Hoyos Board Member: Safe Sport Coordinator