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Coaching Staff

Brian Bickner

Senior Coach

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The start of the 2014 - 2015 winter season marks the beginning of Coach Bickner’s twenty-first year as the Senior Coach of DCST. In his first twenty years, DCST has won 1 Combined Illinois YMCA State Championship, 4 Boys Illinois YMCA State Championships, 3 Girls Illinois YMCA State Championship, 19 North Central Illinois Conference Team Championships, and 25 Illinois YMCA State Age Group Team Championships.  DCST has had 85 YMCA National Qualifiers, 3 National Champions in 10 events, 39 National All-Americans in 185 individual and 44 relay events, 141 Illinois YMCA State Champions and 1 Deaf Olympic Games Qualifier (3 Gold and 1 Bronze Medal). In those twenty years, DCST has grown from 67 swimmers in his first season to its current size of over 220 swimmers.  Forty-six of his former swimmers have received swimming scholarships to swim at the collegiate level.
Before coaching with DCST, Bickner was an Assistant Coach with the Ann Arbor Swim Club Y. He also spent two years working with the University of Michigan Football Team during their 1992 and 1993 Rose Bowl years. Bickner swam competitively for DCST for eleven years while growing up in Sycamore. He represented DCST for three years at the national level in the 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 50 Free, 100 Free and on numerous relays. Coach Bickner’s wife, Amy, is also a former swimmer and former DCST coach. Brian and Amy have three girls Ava, Callie and Brooklyn. In addition to swimming, Brian enjoys water skiing, fishing and scuba diving.

Beth Scully Marchewka

Head Age Group Coach

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Edie Renee Dean

Age Group Coach (9 - 10 year olds)

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Karen Moon

8 & Under Coach

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Jake Evan Cronin

Assistant Senior Coach (Great Danes)

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Rebecca Lynne Haag

Administrative Assistant

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McKaylah Bittner

Assistant Coach

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Melanie Kay Chambers

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Coach Brittnie A Dean

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Samantha Gorman

Assistant Coach

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Rebecca M Hallenbeck

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Michelle C McGill

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Mitch Frederick Moon

Assistant Coach

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Rayanne K Nguyen

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Taylor C Roose

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Thomas Slater

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Amanda L Stiberth

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Miranda Tranmer

Assistant Coach

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Margaret N Turza

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Coach Jacob Bjork

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Coach Austin Bockman

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Coach Ashley Stark

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Dave Dick

DCST Strength Program Coordinator

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Sally Alef

Strength Coach

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Fred Harris

Strength Coach

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Mary Lesniewski

Strength Coach

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Chase Shott

Strength Coach

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Andrew Stratton

Strength Coach

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Michelle Stratton

Strength Coach

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Board of Directors

Larry Schultz

President

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Linda Underwood

Vice President

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Matt LeBlanc

Treasurer

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Michelle Burton

Secretary

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Renata Burnham

Board Member

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Kevin Cork

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Erin Dukes

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Artie Fisers

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Cathie Lohse

Board Member

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Luiz Michelini

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Cam Wiegartz

Board Member

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