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We welcome your questions and input!

Questions about team administration (dues, safety, registration, or policy): please contact one of the Board of Directors as listed toward the bottom of this page. 

Questions related to our swim program (workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming-related needs) please contact your swimmer's group coach, through their email address, listed below.  Group coaching assignments are listed under our Swim Program tab.   

Coaching Staff

Erin Detwiler

Head Coach

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As Head Coach, Erin brings 13 years of coaching and 30 years of personal swimming experience to DFAC Swimming – each spanning the club, HS, and college levels. Growing up, Erin swam with the J-Hawk swim club, where she was a multi-time state and Zone C swimmer, finishing in the Top 8 and Top 16. She was a member of the Kenyon College (D3) National Title team and was a 4-time NCAA national qualifier in the breaststroke and 50 / 200 freestyle.  She also was an All-American in the 100 / 200 breaststroke, 50 free, and 200 free Relay.  She still swims today at the Master’s level.  On the coaching side, was an assistant coach at Schroeder Y (SSTY) for 4 years for Novice, Development and Senior swimmers, and later was the head coach of WRAT for 3 years.  Her collegiate coaching experience includes being an assistant coach at UW-Milwaukee (D1), Emory (the #1 D3 program in the country), and then as head coach at Allegheny College. She was nominated for the Wisconsin LSC Age Group Coach of the Year, was a Zone C coach, and was named NCAS Women’s Swim Coach of the Year.  Always seeking to improve her coaching, Erin was the Head Counselor for the Dave Salo Swim Camp at USC for 2 summers, and also worked as a Guest Coach for the Total Performance Swim Camp at Kenyon.  At both camps she worked with Age Group swimmers of all ages and abilities on technique and training. 

She is experienced in taking Age Group swim programs “to the next level”, has personally coaches swimmers on DFAC Swimming from Novice through our senior levels.  She also mentors and trains our assistant coaches, helping ensure program consistency.  Her swimmers have started out learning how to jump off the starting blocks, have achieved personal best times, and have progressed to multiple state titles, Top 8 and Top 16 finishes, and NCAA, NCSA, Speedo, and State cuts.  

 She resides in Madison and lives with her dog, Zac.  Erin holds a B.A. in Anthropology and a Master’s in Architecture. 

Cindy A Mitchell-Potter

Assistant Coach

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Cindy Mitchell-Potter has been a key part of the DFAC coaching staff for 10 years.  Cindy is originally from Ishpeming, MI where she swam varsity for four years in high school, setting school and conference records.  She swam two years with an AAU club and one year in college.  Cindy has a wealth of experience working with children, beginning as a swimming instructor in community education programs, and later as a teacher at both the elementary and college level.  She has an undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Dubuque and a graduate degree from Minnesota State University.  She worked as a clinical psychologist in Albert Lea, MN for five years prior to moving to Wisconsin. Cindy lives in the DeForest/Windsor area, where she enjoys volunteer work and spending time with her family.

Tammy T Tollefson-Meixner

Assistant Coach

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Tammy Tollefson Meixner has been an important part of the DFAC coaching team for 7 years.  Prior to joining DFAC, Tammy taught private and group swimming lessons, lifeguarded, and was the director of a pool for 10 summers.   Tammy's experience working with youth and teenagers also includes working as a French teacher for middle and high school students for many years.  Prior to teaching, Tammy worked as a project director for a medical company for 10 years.  Tammy is grateful for the opportunity to work with an incredible coaching staff and all of our swimmers.  Tammy holds a master’s degree in French and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from UW Madison.

Corrie L Becker

Assistant Coach

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Corrie Becker joined DFAC as an assistant coach in the Fall of 2010.  Corrie grew up in Brookfield, WI and was a member of the Elmbrook Swim Club.  She later moved to Sun Prairie, WI and swam for the Madison East YMCA and later in High School for the Badger Aquatic Club.  Corrie swam for the Sun Prairie High School girls swim team and was captain her junior and senior years.  She qualified for state on relays during her sophomore, junior and senior years.  After high school, Corrie attended the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse where she swam for three full seasons and also played on the schools Club Water Polo team. While swimming for La Crosse she earned WIAC swimmer of the week her sophomore year.  Corrie has been the assistant coach for the Sun Prairie girls swim team for the past several seasons and is also the swim lesson coordinator at the Sun Prairie Family Aquatic Center.  She currently teaches 5th grade for the Marshall School District. Corrie lives in Sun Prairie with her husband Ben.

Nancy J Harms

Assistant Coach

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Nancy Harms has extensive coaching experience at both the club and high school levels.  In addition to coaching DFAC, Nancy is the current Head Coach of the Sun Prairie High School Girls Swim Team.  Nancy was the head coach of the Sun Prairie Piranhas for many years, a summer recreational team in the Tri-County League.  Prior to joining DFAC, Nancy coached for Badger Aquatic Club.  Prior to retiring last year, Nancy was a Physical Education teacher with the Madison School district for many years.

Kevin Ladell

Assistant Coach

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We are excited to welcome Kevin Ladell to DFAC Swimming as an Assistant Coach starting the 2013-2014 Short Course season.  Kevin is employed as a teacher (English, Math, Career Education, Consumer Economics) in the Madison Metropolitan School District Work and Learn program, and previously was along-term substitute teacher with the Sun Prairie, Middleton, and Madison school districts.  He is a Madison native and attended East High school where he graduated with honors.  While there, Kevin was the captain of the boy's swim team, and was a member of the 4 x 200 free relay team that set a school record.  Kevin also swam several years on the Madison East Y swim team, and went on to swim one year collegiately at UW-Milwaukee, where he graduated with honors from the School of Education. 
 
Prior to joining DFAC Swimming, Kevin was a lifeguard-swim instructor at Maple Bluff Country Club for 4 years, where he demonstrated and taught pool safety skills and stroke/swimming techniques to swimmers of all abilities, ages 2-18.  Since 2010, Kevin has also served as Assistant Coach for the Madison East High School boys swimming and JV soccer programs where he has ensured student responsibility of balancing academics with extra-curricular activities, promoted teamwork, good sportsmanship, time management, and organizational skills, and helped develop players’ fundamental skills and understanding of swimming and soccer.

Siera M Ditchuk

Assistant Coach

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Coach Siera is from Sun Prairie, and in 2011 graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Business Finance and Management.  While attending UW-Eau Claire, Coach Siera was a member of the BLUGOLDS Women's Swimming and Dive team for 4 years, swimming mainly butterfly and the individual medley,  DFAC is pleased to have Siera as a member its coaching staff!

Kelly Sloan

Assistant Coach

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Welcome to new Assistant Coach Kelly Sloan!  Kelly is originally from Freeport, IL, where she swam with Freeport Aquatic Swim Team (FAST) for several years.  She also was a varsity-level swimmer all 4 years in High School. Kelly then became an Assistant Coach at FAST, helping instruct swimmers of all ages and abilities.  She moved to Wisconsin with her family this past summer, and is currently attending MATC working towards a degree in engineering.  She hopes to get into UW-Madison this coming fall.  

Andrea Weinstock

Assistant Coach

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Andi swam varsity for four years at Kenosha Bradford, taking 3rd in conference in the 100 breaststroke her junior year.  She went on to graduate from UW-Madison with a bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing.  While there, she supervised the aquatics program for Madison School-Community Recreation (MSCR), taught swim lessons and worked as a lifeguard.  She coached with Southeastern Aquatics (Racine) for a year, and also holds a bachelor's in physical education from UW-Whitewater.  Presently, she is finishing pre-requisite classes in preparation for applying to medical school.    

 

Emma McKeith

Assistant Coach

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Emma McKeith joined DFAC as an assistant coach in the Spring of 2014.  Emma grew up in Emma, WI and was a member of the All City Leagues Hill Farm Swim Club as well as Badger Dolphins which eventually merged to become part of Badger Aquatics Club. Emma swam for the Madison West High Scool girls swim team and served as team captain her senior year.  She competed individually at the WIAA High School State meet all four years, and was a member of relays her senior year.  Following high school, Emma went to the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee where she swam for three years.  While swimming at UWM, she was named Rookie of the Year her freshman year and held team records in the 1000 and 1650 as well as Freshman records in the 500, 1000 and 1650.  Emma spent 2 summers as an assistant coach at Hill Farm Swim Club followed by 4 summers as the head coach. During the past two short course seasons, Emma was the Head Age Group coach for the MoHo Gators. She currently is a Kindergarten teacher at Horizon Elementary School in Sun Praire.

Meghan Crain

Assistant Coach

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Welcome Meghan Crain to DFAC Swimming as an assistant coach! Meghan grew up in Delafield, WI and swam with the Lake Country Swim Team 10 years, from a young age through high school. She was a 4 year varsity letter earner at Catholic Memorial in Waukesha, WI and three year state qualifier. She then went on to swim with the UW Madison Badger Women’s Swim team for 2 years, while she completed her degrees in biology and life sciences. While in high school, Meghan coached Lake Country’s competitive swim lessons for 3 years. Prior to joining DFAC Swimming, Meghan coached for the Sun Prairie Piranha’s 8&U program, Waunakee Rural Aquatic Team, and Madison East High School women's swim team as an assistant coach. She was recently promoted to head coach of Madison East’s women’s program. Meghan works at UW Madison’s Kinesiology department as a research specialist. Welcome, Meghan!

Matt Engelhardt

Assistant Coach

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Welcome Coach Matt to DFAC Swimming!  Matt started his swimming career with DFAC where he swam for 10 years, and was a muli-time State, Speedo Sectionals and Zones qualifier. He also swam for the DeForest High School Boys’ swim team, where he was a 3-time state qualifier and earned all-state honors in the 100 Backstroke. Matt went on to compete for the UW-Oshkosh swim and dive team for 3 seasons where he was a part of school record setting 200 and 400 Freestyle, and 400 Medley relay teams for the Titans, and was elected as WIAC swimmer of the week.  Prior to joining DFAC, Matt was an assistant coach for 1 year with the Wausau Tide Swim Club and head coach for the Horrace Mann Middle School girls’ swim team in Wausau, WI.  In his free time, Matt enjoys biking, camping, and reading. He is very excited to join the DFAC coaching staff, and to be involved with the team that created his intense passion for the sport of swimming.

Board of Directors

Debra Pierce

President Waunakee

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Marnie Schultz

Registrar DeForest

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Brian Madonia

Treasurer Waunakee

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Lori Fons

Fundraising Chair DeForest

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Janet Nelson

Co-Meet Director Sun Prairie

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Jennifer Casper

Technology Technician DeForest

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Patrick Anderson

Vice President Sun Prairie

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Mona Willis

Co-Meet Director DeForest

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Cindy Ulsrud

Secretary Sun Prairie

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