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Aquatic Club of Elkhorn
PO Box 422
Elkhorn, NE  68022

Central to the success of the Aquatic Club of Elkhorn is our outstanding staff. From Adventurers to Performers, we are very proud of our quality instruction and coaching. 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.  PDF file for coaches' email addresses.

For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact the club manager  or one of the board members listed below. 

Your questions and feedback are important to us.  We will do our very best to reply within 2 business days of inquiry.

 

Our Coaching Staff

Jay Thiltgen

ACE Head Coach/ Performers Coach

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Jay has been coaching for 20+ years with experience at levels ranging from summer league to college.  He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota where he was a four year letter winner and two year captain of the men's swim program.  Following his swimming tenure, he was a volunteer assistant with the Coyotes, were he was able to work with numerous All-Americans and a national champion.  He also assisted with the Yankton-Vermillion Area Swim Team where he was an age-group coach.

In 2000, Jay returned to coaching in Omaha, where he was the assistant coach of the Omaha Burke Men's team with head coach Rich Hood.  While working with the men's program, he was able to work with numerous state qualifiers, All-Americans and Academic All-Americans.  Jay took over as head women's coach in 2002. From 2002-2010, he coached State Champions and All-Americans, and he had at least two Academic All-Americans every year during that period.

Jay began as an assistant coach for ACE in 2009, and became the head coach in 2011.  During his tenure, the club has grown from 80 swimmers to over 200, and he has coached state champions, All-Americans, sectional qualifiers, and junior national swimmers.

In 2013, Coach Thiltgen was inducted into the Metropolitan Conference Swimming Hall of Fame.

Jay is an art teacher at Elkhorn High School, and he is the head coach of the Stormin' Antlers women's swim program, after having been the assistant to both the men and women since 2010.  Jay and his wife Shawna live in Bennington with their two daughters, Grace and Charlotte.

Nate Skidmore

ACE Assist. Head Coach/ Challengers

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Caleb Schuermann

ACE Head Age Group Coach / Seekers

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Matt Delisi

Explorers Coach

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Matt Delisi  is a former swimmer for HLA and Lincoln Select.  Matt finished his undergraduate at the University of Missouri where he worked with the club program and swimmers of all ages. He is currently working on his master's degree at UNO.  Matt will be working with the 6-8:00PM workout groups

Carter Kennell

Discoverers Coach

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Chris Jenson

Assistant Coach - Performers/Challengers

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Chris has been coaching swimming for more than 17 years.  He has coached at all levels, from novices to State Champions and All-Americans.  In 2012, Coach Jenson was inducted into the Metropolitan Conference Swimming Hall of Fame.

Chris is an English teacher at Elkhorn High School, where he also is the head coach of the Elkhorn Stormin' Antlers men's and women's swim team.  

Kim Berndt

Assistant Coach

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Maddie Hutt

Assistant Coach

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Maddie Hutt is from Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She swam for four years for University of Nebraska and Omaha Swim team and still holds the record in the 200 and 100 breast. She now teaches art at Elkhorn High. Maddie still loves to swim and trains with the masters swim team here at Common Ground.

MaKenna Mull

Assistant Coach - Discoverers/ Explorers

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Viola Currie

Assistant Coach - Discoverers/ Explorers

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Spencer Young

Assistant Coach - Discoverers/ Explorers

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Jenna Foiles

Assistant Coach - Discoverers/ Explorers

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Board of Directors

Michael Michalski

President (2019)

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Amanda Larsen

Vice-President (2017)

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Tim Uehling

Treasurer (2018)

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Colby Smith

Secretary | Fundraising (2018)

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Brian Beatus

Member at Large | Team Spirit (2019)

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Michelle Foote

Member at Large | Volunteers (2019)

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Eric Irwin

Member at Large | Fundraising (2017)

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Kim Parsons

Member at Large | Recognitions (2018)

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Laura Thoreen

Member at Large | Education (2019)

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Jay Thiltgen

Head Coach (non-voting member)

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Leslie Mayo

Club Manager (non-voting member)

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