Coaches and Board

Coaching Staff
Ryne Quinlan Head Coach/15&Up Age Group Coach

We are excited to welcome back Ryne Quinlan as the 15&Up Age Group Coach and as the acting Head Coach of Trails for summer 2024! He has been the head coach and previously volunteered to coach the 13&up dryland and evening practices for several summers. He will be on deck every day with the 15&up as well as at evening practices and meets. He will be consulting and coordinating the coaching team. Ryne originally started as a Trails swimmer at age six in 2000. He swam with Trails for 12 consecutive summers. You will see his name in the Trails recordbook! Ryne swam on the varsity swim team at Jacobs High school for four years and served as Captain of the team as a sophomore, junior, and senior. His senior year, he qualified for the IHSA High School State Meet in the 100 Breaststroke and 100 Freestyle, as well as the 200 Medley and 200 Freestyle Relay.
After high school, Ryne attended the University of Notre Dame, where he participated in Army ROTC and received a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Accounting as well as his Juris Doctor degree in 2022. Ryne is now a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois and works full-time as a lawyer at a consulting firm in Chicago. Additionally, Ryne recently retired as a Captain in the Army National Guard after 12 years of service.

Grace Kozlowski 13/14 Age Group Coach

We are excited to welcome back Coach Grace this summer as the 13/14 Age Group Coach for 2024. She was previously an Age Group Coach in 2022. Grace started swimming with Trails when she was 5 years old. Her swim career includes 10 years on the DCST swim team in DeKalb, four years on the varsity high school team and 13 years on the Trails swim team. Grace served as team captain two years in high school, has multiple state medals and a few Trails records that were recently broken. Grace will be graduating this spring from Hope College in Michigan with a double major in Psychology and German and a Neuroscience minor. Grace loves the balance of competitiveness and team spirit that Trails offers and can’t wait to help others learn to love swimming as much as she does.

Gabe Niemi 11/12 Age Group Coach

We are excited to have coach Gabe return this summer as the 11/12 Age Group Coach for 2024! Gabe was an Assistant Coach last summer and a junior coach prior to that. He has been swimming Trails since age 9 and Dundee Dolphins for almost as long. Gabe will be a Senior. He swims on the D300 boys high school team and is a team Captain. 

Kaitlyn Tomaszewski 10&Under Age Group Coach

We are excited to have Coach Kaitlyn as an Age Group coach this season! Kaitlyn has been a junior coach and a long-time Trails and Dundee Dolphins swimmer. She is a rising Sophomore at Jacobs HIgh School and she swims for the D300 girls high school team.

Mary Jost Assistant Coach

We are excited to have Coach Mary as an Assistant Coach for summer 2024. Mary is a long-time swimmer and Trails family. She also dances and teaches ballet.

Fiona Lukes Mentor Coach

Coach Fiona will be back for 2024 as a volunteer Mentor Coach! Fiona will also be Acting Head Coach for the first three weeks, on deck for all practices. This is her fourth year as a coach for Trails, and her experience wlll be an asset to the coaching team. Fiona started swimming in 2011 with the Dundee Dolphins and swam varsity with Dundee-Crown High School. After high school, Fiona attended Carroll University for a year and swam at the collegiate level for the 100 free and 200 free. She currently attends University of Illinois at Chicago, pursing a degree in chemical engineering with a minor in math. Fiona is looking forward to sharing her love for swim and encouraging swimmers!

Jr Coaches Junior Coaches

Junior Coaches TBD

If you are interested in a volunteer junior coach position this summer at Trails, email a resume and letter of recommendation to VP April Tomaszewski at [email protected] before May 1!

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