Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Alayna Gallegos Lead Coach @ WEST

Originally from Lakeville, Minnesota, Alayna began swimming competitively at 8 years old and continued swimming through college at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Her main events in college were the 100 Butterfly, 200 Butterfly, and the 400IM.  She started working with swimmers as a swim lesson instructer at age 16. Through college, she swam and coached the Calvin College Age Group Swim Team. 

Alayna moved to Madison to recieve her Masters in Social Work and fell in love with both the city and the team. She is also working as a School Social Worker in the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District .

This is Alayna’s sixth year as the Head Coach for YDC United – West. 

Paul Hainz East Head Coach

Greetings everyone, I'm Paul Hainz the Head Coach over at the East YMCA in Madison.

I have been swimming since I was 7 and am actually still swimming in the Masters program. I started as a swimmer for Baraboo Riptide and made my way up to the high school level where I soared as a swimmer. I have competed at the state level for all four years of swimming (two of the years having high honors), achieved most dedicated swimmer award my freshman year of high school, currently hold a 400 free relay record for my school, and also helpped as a team captain for my senior year of high school. I did not swim in college even though I got a number of schools that showed intrest in me swimming for them.

I have been around the pool area in more ways than just swimming though. I have done lifegaurding for a few years on and off, headgaurding, as a swimming instructor, and now in the coaching world. 

I am looking forward to seeing what we can all achieve while having some fun along the way. If you ever have any questions feel free to reach out to me.

Emma El Beri Assistant Coach
Erica Camarato Assistant Coach
Lynn Curton Assistant coach
Bethany Ott Assistant coach
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