Aquatics Team

Aquatics Team

Aquatics Team

Justin Merriss, Aquatics Manager, Elite Level

Justin brings over 20 years of competitive swim and coaching experience to the pool.  He has coached previously at Robert Morris University, and age group programs in Bolingbrook, Arlington Heights, and Peoria, IL.  He brings a philosophy of enjoying swimming at any age level, for fitness and competition. Providing instruction from infant to adult we look forward to helping you and your family develop skills and comfort in the water. Come see me anytime, or call 630.315.5325.

At the club since: 2016
 

 

   
   
   

Sarah Perkins, Stingray Coach, Swim Instructor, Elite Level

Sarah has over 20 years of swim experience as a competitive swimmer, instructor and coach. And this June she completed her first sprint triathlon. She has taught lessons to children and adults from beginner to advanced levels. She feels especially comfortable assisting and teaching swimmers who are fearful of the water. She began coaching the Stingrays in March of 2016 and enjoys watching the next generation of swimmers enjoy the sport as much as she did. Sarah loves helping children and adults reach their fullest potential in the pool.

At the club since: 2015

   
   
   
 

Katie Orlow, Swim Instructor, Premier Level

At the club since: 2015

   
   
   
Emma Morris, Swim Instructor
 
Emma has been teaching swimming lessons for 10 years to kids of all ages and skill levels. She likes to find a balance between what parents and kids want to get out of their lessons and work with a swimmer's interests and strengths to encourage skill development. She hopes her swimmers always have fun!

At the club since: 2015
   
   
   
Maggie Field, Swim Instructor

Maggie started working at WSC in March 2015 and has been teaching swim lessons for two years. Maggie is currently a junior at Wheaton North High School and loves to work with children. She is devoted to teaching children to swim and be safe in the water.
 
At the club since: 2015
   
   
   
 
Ellie Ensing, Swim Instructor
 
Ellie has been a swim instructor at Wheaton Sport Center since spring of 2015 and absolutely loves it! Ellie has previously held an instructing position at the Wheaton Park District for 2 years, and is currently one of the lifeguards for WSC's Family Swim. She also has had competitive swimming experience at Wheaton Sport Center, and at the high school level. She hopes to bring her love of swimming into the lives of the kids she teaches.

At the club since: 2015
   
   
   
 
Shannon Thomas, Swim Instructor, Premier Level
 
Shannon has been a swim instructor since October 2014 and loves to help kids conquer their fears in the water and be safe! She is also a certified lifeguard through Red Cross. She has lived in Wheaton all her life and is involved in many extracurricular clubs and honor societies. When she is not working, she likes to read a book, ride her horse Cinnamon, or film movies. Shannon hopes to see you in the water soon!

At the club since: 2015
   
   
   
 
Becca Helm, Swim Instructor, Premier Level

At the club since: 2017
   
   
   
 
Bennett Feyerer, Swim Instructor, Premier Level

At the club since: 2017
   
   
   
 
Emma Pastore, Swim Instructor, Premier Level

At the club since: 2017
   
   
   
 
Anna Ensing, Swim Instructor, Premier Level

At the club since: 2017