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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 48 hours of inquiry.

 

Coaching Staff

Jay Thiltgen

ACE Head Coach/ Performers Head Coach

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Jay has been coaching for 18 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.  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 assistant coach of the Stormin' Antlers men's and women's swim program. 

Chris Jenson

Performers/ Challengers Assistant Coach

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Chris has been coaching swimming for 17 years.  During that time 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.  

Lyn Ann Nelson

Challengers Head Coach

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Lyn Ann (also known as LA) has been an Aquatic Club of Elkhorn coach since October of 2012. Swimming in the Omaha Metro area since 2003, she swam for Burke High School under Jay Thiltgen. She then went to swim for the University of North Florida, later transferring to West Virginia University.LA was on the All-Big East Conference team in the 200yd and 500yd  freestyle for 3 years and the 100yd freestyle for 2 years, and swam at the NCAA Championships for 3 years during her collegiate career - 500, 200 and 100 freestyles and 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays and the 400 medley relay. She has also swam at the USA Swimming Open National Championships in 2008, 09, 10 and 11. 

She is currently studying to earn a Masters of Education with an emphasis in Behavioral Disorders Education. 

GO ACE

Nate Skidmore

Seekers Group Head Coach

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Nate is the head coach of the Seeker's group for the Aquatic Club of Elkhorn; he has been coaching the Seeker's since September 2012. Nate graduated from Harry A. Burke High School in 2011, he swam breaststroke and sprint freestyles. He qualified for the Nebraska State Swim Meet all four years and was a Varsity Lettermen for his career as a Bulldog. Nate swam for the YMCA for many years, qualifying for numerous regional meets and the Y National Swim Meet. Nate chose to switch to USA swimming in which he qualified for the Region VIII Sectional Meet as a club athlete. 

He is currently studying Exercise Science and Athletic Training at University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and is involved in other groups on campus. 

Hannah M Alexander

Explorers / Discoverers Head Coach

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Hannah has been coaching with ACE for 4 years and is the head coach of the Discovers and Explorers groups.  Hannah is from Topeka, Kansas and began swimming competitively in 8th grade. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha where she majored in Exercise Science and swam all four years for the Mavs.  The strokes she specialized in were fly, breast and I.M. She placed top 8 at the Summit League Championships in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 400 I.M. Hannah also works at Union Pacific where she is an Exercise Physiologist at the Health and Fitness Center. 

MaKenna Nikole Mull

Adventurers Head Coach

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Kenna Mull has just recently been added to our ACE coaching team.  She has been swimming since the age of 5 with Swim Omaha until the age of 9 where she transferred to ACE.  She also swam for EHS/ESHS Stormn' Antlers all 4 years of highschool under the coaching of Jay Thiltjen and Chris Jenson.  Kenna was captain of the team her senior year.  Outside of swimming, she is currently at Metro community college until the fall of 2015 where she will be attending UNO for pre-nursing.  Kenna also is a youth ministry leader for her church.  Even though she is no longer swimming, she is thrilled to be a part of it through coaching.

Lindsey Kline

Assistant Coach

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Lindsey is in her fifth year (maybe 6th!) coaching for the ACE Otters.  Lindsey swam competetively from the age of seven through college athletics.  She swam at UNO and earned both academic and athletic All-American Honors in Division II athletics and holds UNO school records in the 500, 1000, and 1650 free.  She is currently works full time as a Speech Language Pathologist with Ralston Public Schools and part time with Immanuel Inpatient Rehabilition Hospital. 

Maddie Hutt

Assistant Coach

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Maddie is from Scottsbluff, NE and began swimming competitively in 3rd grade.  She is a student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha majoring in Art Education.  Maddie swam for four years on the UNO women's swim team.  She holds two records in the 100 Breaststroke and the 200 Breastroke. 

Claire Alexander

Assistant Coach

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Claire is from Topeka, Kansas and started swimming competitively as a freshman in high school. She is a senior as the University of Nebraska at Omaha majoring in psychology with a concentration in mental health. She is the co-captain of the UNO women's swim and dive team. Along with working at ACE, she is a camp counselor during the summer and volunteers at Children's Hospital & Medical Center and Ted E. Bear Hollow. 

Board of Directors

Michael Michalski

President (2016)

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Jeff Clarkson

Vice President (2016)

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Tim Uehling

Treasurer (2015)

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Eric Irwin

Secretary (2017)

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Dave Bell

Member-at-Large (2015)

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Matt Haney

Member-at-Large (2015)

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Michelle Foote

Member at Large (2016)

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Ty Hunt

Member at Large (2017)

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Amanda Larsen

Member At Large (2017)

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Leslie Mayo

Club Manager (non-voting member)

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