2013 Coaching Staff
The Piranhas would like to welcome Scott Trevorrow as the new head coach this year. Age group coaches are still TBD. Please check back later for updates.
The coaches are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all administrative questions, such as those related to dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.
This will be my 5th year coaching for the Piranhas.
I graduated from DeForest Area High School in 2007 and am currently a senior at UW-Madison pursuing a degree in Atmospheric Science (Yay weather!). My interests in school are math and computer science (don't forget the weather), but my interests outside of school are playing music, playing football and SWIMMING!
I began swimming when I was 12 years old for DFAC and swam all the way through high school where I won state and earned an All-American status in the 100 butterfly both junior and senior year. In college I only swam briefly, however, due to academic reasons.
I love coaching the Piranhas and I'm excited for the upcoming season. I can't wait to pick up where we left off from the great season we had last year! I know we're going to have even more fun and I approach this season with even higher expectations for the entire team.
11-12 Co-Lead Coach
My Name is Dalton Tainter-Paar and this is my second year coaching. I have been swimming competitively for 6 years now. I swam varsity in high school swimming for four years. I also swam Piranhas for four years.
I swim mostly freestyle, but I am starting to swim some fly. I currently swim for the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.
11-12 Co-Lead Coach
My name is Tikvah Saidler. I am 19 years old and am currently a freshman at the University of Wisconisn-Eau Claire. This is my first year coaching for Piranhas.
However, I have been part of the Sun Prairie Piranha swim team since I was four years old. I also swam for the Madison East YMCA until I was 17 and DeForest Aquatic Club for one year.
I have always wanted to be a coach since I started swimming and cannot wait to begin my coaching career.
9-10 Lead Coach
This is my 4th year with the Piranhas!!! I am very excited to start coaching again!
I started swimming at 12 years old with DeForest Aquatic Club (my mom had to sit on deck every practice because I did not know how to swim and she thought I might drown!) and also swam on the high school swim team at DeForest High School. I went on to swim at UW-Stevens Point where I swam 200 back, 200 breast, and 400IM. As you can tell, I was not much of a sprinter!
After graduating from UW-Stevens Point with a Sociology Degree, I went to the University of Wyoming where I was the Head Assistant Coach of their program for both the men and women's teams. After coaching the Cowboys and Cowgirls, it was time for me to pursue another degree in teaching. I headed back to UW-Oshkosh where I pursued a Masters Degree in Special Education while coaching at UW- Oshkosh.
Currently, I teach 6th and 7th grade Special Education at Patrick Marsh Middle School, and work at Prairie Athletic Club teaching swimming lessons. I was missing coaching, so I found Nancy and she lead me to the Piranha Family!
8&U Co-Lead Coach
Hey everybody! My name is Alec Flynn, and this is my second year coaching Piranhas. I swam for the Piranhas for eight years, and the Sun Prairie High School team for three years. I enjoy coaching because I love sharing my love of the sport with up-and-coming swimmers, and I love being outdoors.
In the fall I will be going into my third year at UW-La Crosse, where I am majoring in Biomedical science, with an emphasis on Pre-Dentistry. In my spare time I like to bike, and play Ultimate Frisbee.
I am looking forward to another great season, and will be co-lead coaching the 8 and unders, and assisting with the 9-10s.
8&U Co-Lead Coach
This is my second year coaching for the Piranhas, and I?m very excited! I started swimming on the Piranhas when I was 9 years old and swam through high school. I also swam on DFAC for 9 years and swam on the Sun Prairie high school team for 4 years.
I graduated from Sun Prairie in 2011 and now I go to Marquette University where I?m studying advertising and marketing.
I?m very eager to start coaching because we have such a great team and I have really high expectations for everyone! I know this will be a really fun summer and I hope everyone is ready to work hard! Go Piranhas!
This is my first year coaching for the piranhas, but I have been a part of the team since I was 9.
I graduated from Sun Prairie High School last year, and I have just completed my first year of college at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. My major is undecided, but I am minoring in spanish.
I started swimming for the piranhas when I was 9 years old, and then joined DFAC a year later. I swam through high school where I varsity lettered 4 times, and made the state team all four years. I decided to continue my swimming career at Whitewater, where I made the conference team and placed top 8 in the 200 backstroke this past year.
I have always wanted to coach, I love working with kids and sharing my passion for swimming. I'm really excited to be a part of the piranhas coaching team and I can't wait to see how this season goes! :)
Cody swam his first meet for the Piranhas when he was 8 years old, and has been swimming competitively ever since.
In addition to the Piranhas, Cody has swum for Deforest Aquatic Club, and four years for the Sun Prairie High School Cardinals. Cody was captain of the High School Swim Team his senior year, and was awarded Co-MVP honors.
Cody currently attends the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is pursuing a Bachelors degree in Business Management. This is his first summer coaching the Piranhas and he?s very excited to get started!
Hey all! My name is Coleman Fraser and this will be my first year as a Piranha coach.
I am a Junior at Winona State University majoring in Physical Education with a minor in Coaching. I graduated from Madison East High School and recently moved to De Forest.
I am very excited and anxious for the season to begin! I have been swimming since I was 5 years old for summer teams, club teams, and high school. Some summer time activities I enjoy include wakeboarding, surfing, and barefooting.
I can't wait to meet you all. Let's have a great season!
This is my first year coaching for the piranhas! I have been swimming competitively since I was eight.
I am going to be a senior at Waunakee High School, and currently swim on the Waunakee High School swim team.
I'm excited to coach and share my love of swimming with the piranha swimmers!