Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Mark Gwidt Co-Head Coach

Mark Gwidt coaches primarily at the Homestead Pool where he is also the High School Swim Team Coach for both men and women. A graduate of the University of Iowa, where he was an Olympic Trial Qualifier, he began swimming when he was young. He still holds several state records from his age group years! Coach Gwidt has been coaching competitive swimming for over ten years. He has coached swimmers of varying age and ability, from young age groupers to masters swimmers. His Philosophy can be summed up by the “Three F’s”. Fun, Fit and Fast. Coach Gwidt’s swimmers have fun because they are fit which makes them swim fast! As head Age Group Coach, he strives to bring cohesiveness to the coaching staff between our three pools. He understands the pressures young swimmers face and what it takes to help them reach their goals. Coach Gwidt’s practices incorporate dry land, cross training, technique development, and drills combined with increasing yardage and competition appropriate to the swimmers’ age. Individual goal setting helps to provide a motivating atmosphere in which his swimmers excel. Coach Gwidt resides in Cedarburg with his wife, two daughters, and a son.

Steve Keller Co-Head Coach

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, son Benjamin, and daughter Jordyn.

Tom Miazga Senior Coach / Masters Coach
Coach Tom Miazga is one of our Assistant Senior coaches, complementing his role as the head Masters coach. Coach Tom was a swimmer at Ozaukee Aquatics since the beginning of his swim career back in 2001, just as Ozaukee Aquatics began. He is extremely humbled by the opportunities that Oz has brought him, and is excited to give back in the same way. Tom was a member of the United States Paralympic National Team, 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 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 achieve whatever it is you may strive for; both in and out of the water. Coach Tom currently resides in Cedarburg, teaches 6th grade math in Whitefish Bay, and loves everything Brewers/Bucks/Packers! If you can't find him, he's probably at a Crossfit gym!
Amy Fuhrmann Oz- North Team Coordinator

I started my swimming career in Kiel as part of the Rec and Middle School teams. I was a successful swimmer both locally as well as on the state level in high school with a pair of state championships in the 100 breaststroke and runner up in the 200 IM. I qualified for high school state all four years and trained with WAM, Schroeder YMCA and Ozaukee Aquatics for Coach Steve growing up. I earned a Division 1 college scholarship to UW-Green Bay where I swam to conference championships in the 200 breaststroke and medley relays. In college I also swam the 100 breast, 200 IM and 400 IM and set school and conference records along the way. 

After graduating from UWGB, I attended graduate school at Concordia University – Mequon and earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I work full time for St. Nicholas hospital in onsite company clinics. Over the years I have done coaching at the club level with WAM and Ozaukee Swim Club and the Grafton High School Girls Swim team in 2009. Since college, I have transitioned from swimming to competing in triathlons where I have found continued success. I have qualified for the Sprint World Championships as a part of Team USA three times and competed in September 2015 World Championships in Chicago. In 2015 I was the Sprint Age Group National Champion and in 2018 I will be racing in my first Ironman race in Madison! As a coach, I am thrilled to work with our up and coming youth and build our swimming program in a small community, and give back to the Kiel 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 with these kids, help set goals, guide them to reach their goals and dreams, help them build character and have fun.

Rebecca Young Coach Silver-Gold-Jr
Chris Fox Age Group Coach
Katherine Eisenberg Coach Silver-Gold-Jr
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
Kyle Clements Senior Coach

Kyle joined our staff in 2008.  He came to us as an assistant for the University of Wiscosin, Milwaukee Panther Swim Team.  He has since taken over the reigns and won the 2012 Horizon League Championships on both the men and womwn's side.  He has coached in many places, Ball State and Marshall, to name a few.  We are very lucky to have Kyle as our collegiate liason for our club.  Kyle is only around the deck during the summer sessions.

Board of Directors
Nancy Drabot Treasurer
Steve Keller President
Mark Gwidt Vice President