Past Coaching Staff

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Natalie Bishop - Head Coach


Gabby Vincent

Gabby Vincent - Assistant Coach

Gabby swam for 10 years, 5 with Sea Lions and and 5 with MMA. She was a Junior Olympic and State qualifier in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, and 100 free. Quote from Gabby: "I love coaching and getting to know each one of the kids to help them individually to be the best swimmer they can be."

Alex Davis

Alex Davis - Assistant Coach


Jessie Salters

Jessie Salters - Assistant Coach


Chris Salters

Chris Salters - Assistant Coach


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Nancy Fillwork - Parent Coach


Sid Lounds

Sid Lounds - Volunteer Coach


Lily Howell

Lily Howell - Junior Coach

Redwing sophomore. Swims for St. Johns and was a Fred Myer Award Winner as a Sea Lions swimmer.

Preston Longoria

Preston Longoria - Junior Coach



Mallory Morrison - Junior Coach


Ethan Gibson

Ethan Gibson - Lifeguard


Ella Schafer

Ella Schafer - Junior Coach


Ella is a SJHS sophomore and the recently crowned Lansing State Journal Prep Athlete of the Week! She is currently one of the Greater Lansing area's top swimmers in the 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 100 backstroke. She has also been a member of the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams at various meets. Her goal for the 2021 season is to make it to the State meet in multiple events and get a record on the board. Good luck to Ella!


Koy Grams

Koy Grams - Junior Coach

Redwing Senior.  Enjoys swimming breastroke and his younger brother is also a Sea Lion.

Maria Dennany

Maria Dennany - Lifeguard


Laney Voisinet

Laney Voisinet - Lifeguard

Redwing Senior. Was part of the State free relay that took 14th place.

Emma Hamelink

Emma Hamelink - Junior Coach

Redwing 4 year swimmer.

Marcus Jones

Marcus Jones - Junior Coach


Katerina Schaeffer

Katerina Schaeffer - Junior Coach

Swims breaststroke and IM, is a Redwings sophomore at and qualified for the State Finals last year.

James Davis

James Davis - Junior Coach


Coach Peter coaches a first time diver.

Peter Sperry - Assistant Coach

Head Coach for the Redwings Boys Varsity team.  Swam for St. Johns, enjoys playing volleyball and broke his finger the  last time he played.  

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Tess Burnash - Assistant Coach

A four year swimmer for the Redwings, she was a state qualifier from 2015 - 2018 and was named Captain her senior year.  Her favorite part of coaching is watching the kids work so hard towards a goal and the surprise and joy they have after achieving it.

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Madelyn Irelan - Assistant Coach

Swam sprint free and fly. Swam at Northern Michigan University and was an All American, enjoys reading in her free time.


Nick Bishop - Assistant Coach

Swam the 200 and 500, has done several Olympic triathlons.  Nick is a former Sea Lion as well.

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Mike Boettger - Assistant Coach

Swam sprint free and fly.  Swam at Wayne State University

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Marinna Makara - Assistant Coach

S.wam for 13 years, swam breaststroke, enjoys swimming and hiking.

Junior Coaches

Shane VanAbel - Redwing Junior.  Swims the IM and 200 free, enjoys spending time with friends and playing music.

Ella Schafer - Redwing Freshman.  Swims all strokes and has been swimming since she was 6.  She hopes to swim or coach at a professional level.


Coach Volunteers

Dr. Donald L Porter - Is a general surgeon in St. Johns, has been in practice for over 20 years.

Dr. Tyler L Dickinson, Weight Training Coach - Chiropractor in St. Johns, runs the Healthy Living Nutrition Course, wrestled for Michigan State University.



Coach Natalie gives some final instructions.
Coach Natalie gives some final instructions.
Our coaches in their new shirts at 2019 Mock Meet
Coach Natalie and Coach Peter work on flip turns.
Coach Peter coaches a first time diver.
Dr. Dickenson oversees the nights circuit training.
Coach David congratulates Jack on a successful meet.
Coach David congratulates Jack on a successful meet.