Coaches and Directors

Coaching Staff
Steve Keller Head Coach / COO

Coach Steve Keller is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. As a member of the Cornhuskers he assisted the team to four straight Big Eight Swimming and Diving Championships. Even before graduating with a Degree in Education, Keller first tasted coaching. He was hooked! Following graduation, Coach Keller’s career as a swimming coach began in earnest with a teaching and coaching job in Lawton, Oklahoma. Re-locating to Wisconsin in 1995, he coached for the Schroeder Swim Team for four years during which time they produced several National Champions as well as capturing the YMCA National Championship. Over his years in swimming Coach Keller has trained all levels of from beginning swimmers to Olympic Trial Qualifiers. His philosophy is, “Hard work, determination, and sacrifice is the way to get the best out of anything you do.” Coach Keller teaches elementary school at Parview Elementary School in Cedarburg, has been the Cedarburg High School head coach , and directs Ozaukee Aquatics’ Cedarburg Pool. He lives in Cedarburg with his wife Jennifer.  His son and daughter, Ben and Jordyn, attend UW Eau Claire, where Ben competes in swimming for the Blugold and is pursuing a degree in Physical Education, and Jordyn is acting on campus, and pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. 

Thomas Miazga Whitefish Bay Site Leader/Masters Coach

Coach Tom Miazga is our Director of Age Group Swimming and Head Site Coach for our Whitefish Bay Program, complementing his role as the head Masters coach. Coach Tom was a swimmer at Ozaukee Aquatics since the beginning of his swim career in 2001, just as Ozaukee Aquatics began. He is incredibly humbled by the opportunities that Oz has brought him and is excited to give back in the same way. Tom was a United States Paralympic National Team member, winning 35 national champion titles, earning 13 international medals, and setting American Records in eight different events, along with a Pan-American Record in the 200 back. Through the dedication of his tremendous coaches at Oz, Coach Tom is proud to be a member of the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Team, where he competed in the 100m back (9th) and 400m free (8th). After swimming for Saint Louis University, Coach Tom finished his collegiate career at Marquette, earning his Bachelor's degree in Education. With experience from the very youngest swimmers to masters, Coach Tom believes that commitment, determination, and a positive mindset will allow you to achieve whatever you strive for, both in and out of the water. Coach Tom is also the head coach to the Whitefish Bay High School Swim Programs, a L-1 Certified Crossfit Coach, and the 6-time Fittest Seated Man on Earth.

Amy Fuhrmann Oz- North Site Head Coach

I started my swimming career in Kiel when I was about 11 years old. I earned a pair of WI high school state championships in the 100 breaststroke and was runner up in the 200 IM twice. Growing up, I trained with WAM, Schroeder YMCA and Ozaukee Aquatics. I earned a Division 1 college scholarship to UW-Green Bay where I swam to conference championships in the 200 breaststroke and the medley relays. In college I also swam the 100 breast, 200 IM and 400 IM, setting school and conference records along the way. Since college, I quickly transitioned to competing in triathlons where I have found continued success in all race distances. I have qualified for the Sprint World Championships, was a 2015 Sprint Age Group National Champion, have done many 70.3 Ironman races across the U.S. including the 2022 World Championship, & raced Ironman Wisconsin in 2018 and the 2019 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. To share my love for triathlon, I direct a local Sprint & Kids Triathlon in Kiel every September. 

I have earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and continue to work full-time as a PT but my passion for swimming has remained a part of me. Over the years I have coached with WAM, Ozaukee Swim Club and the Grafton HS girls swim team, working with a variety of ages and abilities from the novice swimmer to state champions, national level qualifiers and college swimmers.  

As a coach, I am thrilled to work with our up and coming youth and build our swimming program in a small community.  I believe that hard work and dedication in the pool will translate to strong young men and women that can carry that philosophy on to achieve their long term dreams. I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my love of swimming!

Bridget Carter Homestead Site Head Coach

I have 27 years of swim coaching experience. I have devoted thousands of hours to studying biomechanics, physiology, and psychology for swimming. I continuously learn how to optimize season training plans and strategies for every child.  With an ASCA Level 5 certification, I have achieved the top certification in the sport of age group swimming. I have coached a United States Age Group record holder and numerous athletes to over 100, top 10 national rankings. I have been self-employed most of my career. I have mentored many coaches and helped develop many new programs. I am excited that my family and I have just moved from Delaware and are now part of Ozaukee Aquatics."

Meghan Olson Cedarburg Site Head Coach

As a swimmer, Meghan dove onto her neighborhood summer league swim team in Arvada, Colorado. She began swimming year-round at 12 and would go on to swim at George Washington University in Washington, DC. While at GW, Meghan set multiple school and conference records and competed at the NCAA swimming championships. She was recently inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame for her accomplishments. After graduating with a degree in Russian Language and Literature, Meghan continued to train and spent a year competing on the professional open-water marathon swimming circuit, competing in both North and South America. Since “retiring” from swimming, she has continued to occasionally compete in open-water swims, US Masters Swimming, and a very rare triathlon.   

After completing her competitive swimming career, Meghan immediately moved into coaching and accepted positions at Schroeder YMCA and Nicolet High School.  Within a few years, she elevated to the head coaching position at Germantown Swim Club. With the arrival of her second child in 2001, Meghan took a long break from full-time coaching. In 2013, Olson returned to the pool deck full time in Dayton, Ohio, with the Dayton Raiders. While at the Raiders, Meghan coached national-level 14 and older swimmers, while establishing a swim lesson program, Swim American Dayton. Meghan has coached over 20 high school state champions, multiple USA Swimming Junior National champions, and Olympic Trials qualifiers.  Meghan was a member of USA Swimming’s National Team coaching staff from 2016-2018 and in 2018, was named head coach for USA Swimming’s Men’s 18 & under development camp.

Kevin Szydel Novice & Silver Coach

Coach Szydel has been coaching beginning swimmers for over twenty years. He guides his swimmers through the beginning phases of swim team working with them to develop their strokes and confidence. Many of Coach Szydel’s swimmers have recently completed lessons and are not yet proficient in all four competitive strokes. By the time they have graduated from his group they have mastered the strokes, learned how to do flip turns, and learned proper starts off the blocks. Coach Szydel teaches the fundamentals of swim meets, how they are run and when swimmers should get ready for their events. His swimmers learn skills while having fun. Games and play are incorporated into practices. Coach Szydel’s swimmers are always enthusiastic and grinning! He takes his love for swimming to other teams as well. In addition to his work with Ozaukee Aquatics, Coach Szydel coaches Special Olympics. He recently took a team to Ireland to compete in the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Laura Schlageter Novice & Silver Coach
Board of Directors
Nancy Drabot Treasurer
Steve Keller President