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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.  

Primary group coaching assignments are as follows (note that our other coaches assist, depending on the size of your swimmer's group, and our day to day practice schedule):

8&U:  Coach Emma McKeith

Yellow/ Purple:  Coach Casey Alf

Red: Coach Andi Weinstock

White/Blue:  Coach Matt Engelhardt

Conditioning/ Senior / National:    Coach Cindy Potter

Coaching Staff

Matt D Engelhardt

Interm Head 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 multi-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.

Dean Koch

Head Coach

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Coach Dean Koch comes to DFAC swimming with a wealth of swimming and coaching experience. His most recent coaching experience was for the Saint Charles Swim Team (SCST) located in St. Charles Illinois. SCST is a 350 member team that is continually ranked one of the top 2 teams in Illinois. His positions with SCST included Lead Coach for the Senior 1 training group, assistant coach for the National and Senior 2 training groups, as well as the Lead Coach for the SCST Non Competitive Swim Team.

Dean’s coaching career began back in High School where he was an Assistant Coach for the Sauk Prairie Pool Sharks (summer league team), where he eventually became Head Coach. He has held several coaching positions with different clubs as well as high school teams. Coach Dean has coached all levels of swimmers from Beginners to Olympic Trial qualifiers. He was also very active on SCST Board of Directors and acted as the Treasurer for four years as well as running the administrative and operation functions of the club.

Coach Dean’s passion for swimming began when he started competing for the Sauk Prairie Pool Sharks at age 5 and continued on at the Sauk Prairie High School where he was a 4 year letter winner, school record holder, multiple Conference Champion and a Small School State Champion. He went on to swim for the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where he was a four year letter winner, school record holder, national qualifier and a 5 time honorable mention All-American.

Coach Dean is married and has two daughters who are also very active in swimming and swim coaching. He moved back to the Madison area the summer of 2015 and is very happy to be back home.

 

Casey J Alf

Assistant Coach

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Welcome Coach Casey to the DFAC Swimming! Casey is the youngest of four and started her swimming career at the age of 6 years old for WRAT (Waunakee Rural Swim Team) and later swam for FAST (Fort Atkinson Swim Team).  She swam for the Fort Atkinson High School girls swim team becoming a four year WIAA State competitor, Conference Champion, and team MVP while breaking five school records. Following high school, Casey received a swim scholarship to Minnesota State – Mankato. In her freshman year she held team records in the 50 and 100 free.  Casey then transferred to UW-Whitewater to finish her swimming career.  While there, she broke five team records 50 Free, 100 free, 400 free relay,200 medley relay, and 400 medley relay.  She received a degree in Biological Sciences from UW-Whitewater and is currently employed at Covance, Inc. in Madison.  Prior to joining DFAC, Casey was an assistant coach for FAST swim team for 8 years.  In her spare time she continues to swim for fun and just completed her first Triathlon this year.  Welcome, Casey!

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!

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.

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.

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.    

 

Casey Wolter

Assistant Coach

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We are excited to welcome Casey Wolter back to DFAC as an assistant coach.  She began her swimming career at DFAC at an early age, where she held many of the records for 8 & under and 10 & under events.  She went on to swim four years for DeForest Area High School, where each year she was a state qualifier in the 200 and 500 free and 200 and 400 free relays, was a member of the WIAA D-2 state championship teams for two consecutive years, and received all-state recognition honors all four years.  Casey recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado, which she attended on a swimming and academic scholarship. She set school records in the 800 free relay and is on the program’s list of all-time top 10 athletes for the 500, 1000 and 1650.  Casey majored in audiology and speech language sciences.  She spent the past two summers in Colorado coaching at the NIKE Swim Camps. Casey is very happy to return to DeForest and be a DFAC coach, where she hopes to inspire and encourage young swimmers by sharing her experience and passion for the sport.

Tammy T Tollefson-Meixner

Assistant Coach

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Tammy Tollefson Meixner has been an important part of the DFAC coaching team for 10 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.

Board of Directors

Mona Willis

President

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Brian Madonia

Treasurer

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Jennifer Casper

Technology Technician

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Patrick Anderson

Vice President

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Anne Hegarty

Secretary

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Dana Horner

Co-Treasurer

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Tim Halbach

Co-Meet Directior

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Midge Nowakowski

Registar

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Position Open

Fundraising

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Marcia Dutton

Co-Meet Director

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