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We 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 questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Brian Bickner

Senior Coach

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The start of the 2013 - 2014 winter season marks the beginning of Coach Bickner’s twentieth year as the Senior Coach of DCST. In his first nineteen years, DCST has won 1 Combined Illinois / Missouri Area State Championship, 3 Boys Illinois / Missouri Area State Championships, 3 Girls Illinois / Missouri Area State Championship, 18 North Central Illinois Conference Team Championships, and 23 Illinois / Missouri Area State Age Group Team Championships.  DCST has had 78 YMCA National Qualifiers, 3 National Champions in 7 events, 37 National All-Americans in 167 individual and 41 relay events, 119 Illinois / Missouri Area State Champions and 1 Deaf Olympic Games Qualifier (3 Gold and 1 Bronze Medal). In those nineteen years, DCST has grown from 67 swimmers in his first season to its current size of over 210 swimmers.  Forty-two 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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Melanie Kay Chambers

8 & Under Coach

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Margaret N Turza

8 & Under Coach

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Coach Grant Alef

Assistant Coach

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Jake Evan Cronin

Assistant Senior Coach (Great Danes)

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Coach Brittnie A Dean

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Rebecca M Hallenbeck

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Michelle C McGill

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Mitch Frederick Moon

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Piotr W Musial

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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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Coach Theresa J Alef

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Coach Jacob Bjork

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Coach Austin Bockman

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Coach Daniel Hein

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Coach Matt Marchewka

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Coach Caitlynn Moon

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Coach Ryan C Schultz

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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

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Luiz Michelini

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Cam Wiegartz

Board Member

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