Head Senior Coach
Coach Guy Gniotczynski started coaching in the summer of 1999 at the West Suburban YMCA in Wauwatosa, WI. He is an ASCA Level 4 certified senior, YMCA and age group coach. Guy served as an assistant until 2005 when he took over as the head coach and produced the team’s first YMCA National Qualifier. While serving as the head coach of the West Suburban YMCA he also served simultaneously as the head coach of the Thomas Moore/St. Francis girl’s high school team and an assistant at the Schroeder YMCA.
In 2008 he took a position as a graduate assistant at Carthage College in Wisconsin. While at Carthage the men’s team won two back to back conference titles, the women placed in the top ten teams in the country and had their first NCAA D III national champion in school history.
In 2010 he moved to Salem, Oregon as an assistant coach for the Willamette University Bearcats and the Bearcat Swim Club (now Midvalley Aquatics). While at Willamette he served as the primary recruiter where he was able to double the size of the men’s team in just one season and assist them in moving up 3 spots in the conference standings. He was also able to increase the size of the women’s team by 50%. At Bearcat, Guy served as the lead coach for the senor prep squad coaching the top 11-14-year-old swimmers in the club to prepare them for senior level swimming. Coach Guy earned an ASCA level 3 age group certification while at Bearcat Swim Club, for the national rank one of his swimmers in the 12-year-old male swimmers.
After two years in Salem, Guy moved to Rapid City, South Dakota to take on the head coach position of the Rapid City Racers. While there, Guy over doubled the individual qualifiers at the Central Zone sectional meet, regularly placed multiple swimmers on the Zone team, coached a world champion triathlete and produced the team’s first NCSA Junior national qualifiers in over 5 years. Guy was also selected to serve as the senior vice chair on the South Dakota LCS board and served as an all-star coach for two years.
Guy swam at Carroll College (now Carroll University) in Wisconsin earning a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in biochemistry. He completed his master’s degree at Carthage College in education with a focus in guidance and counseling.