Coaches and Board of Directors


Coaching Staff



Jeff Bridwell 

Program Director

Coach Jeff is entering his 3rd season with OCSC.  He brings a decade of coaching experience in the Dane County Area. Before joining OCSC he was a head coach with Stoughton High School where the program enjoyed its highest team finishes in school history. Jeff has worked with numerous state champions, all americans and nationally ranked swimmers.  His coaching philosophy is to make high level swim training as fun as possible.  He is excited for the future of OCSC!


AJ Lerner

Head Coach/CEO

Coach AJ is entering his first season as OCSC's Head Coach, backed by nearly 15 years of active involvement in the Dane County swimming community. His leadership and experience has fueled the successful growth of several local teams as both Head and Associate Head Coach.

AJ's coaching portfolio spans from state champions and record holders to national standouts. His passion lies in fostering athletes' self-assurance and pursuit of excellence while guiding them through the challenges of high-level swimming.

Away from coaching, AJ finds solace in the water himself. He also relishes family time, joined by his wife, three children, and four pets.




Jen Sargent Dryland Coach



Jen is a NCCPT Personal Trainer Specialist, Group Fitness Instructor, and Certified Weight Management Specialist.  She also holds a certification in customized nutrition as a Metabolic Typing Advisor to help individuals identify their own unique nutritional needs and provide them with tools to help them achieve optimum health.

She began with the OCSC as the Dry Land Coach in 2018 with the goal of muscle strengthening specific to swimmers, and injury prevention. In addition to the dry land training itself, she strives to bring awareness and lay a foundation to the importance of balance between mindful fitness, nutrition, and stretching.

Jen also teaches and trains at The Farm Gym in Oregon, and works for two other local businesses amidst juggling family responsibilities and extracurricular activities.  The other "loves" that occupy her free time are volleyball, music, food, outdoor adventures, social events with her friends and co-workers, volunteering, traveling, deep thoughts, entertaining as a means of bringing people together, and most of all...spending time with her family!


Jen’s motto: “Live and lead with your heart.”





Other Staff
Denise Weidner
Swim Fund & Swim-a-Thon
Kathy Larson
Volunteer Board of Directors
Trevor Vordermann 

Matt Burke

Katie Kavanaugh
Zach Severson

Kristin Siget
Safe Sport
Manny Figueroa
Social Events & Apparel/Suit/Cap Order Coordinator
Chessie Totaro

Brittany Jenkins
Meet Director
Hillary Plumb
Karen Birling
New Family Liaison

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