Wisconsin Swimming
Level 3

Established 1962

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Scott Mueller Head Coach

Head Coach, Scott Mueller started his coaching career as an “Aggie Swim Camp coach”, and went on to assist the Men’s Team at Texas A&M working with the distance, mid-distance and sprint groups during his fifth year. After that, he coached a YMCA Masters Team in Austin Texas. He then coached a year for Ozaukee Aquatics, in Mequon, WI.  He has been the Head Coach for Rocket Aquatics for 12 years.  Over the 12 years he has coached a variety of athletes from Novice Level to State, Junior National, Senior National and Olympic Trial Qualifying swimmers.  He has also coached a swimmer to a USA National Junior Team 2011-2012 and was named a 2011-2012 National Junior Team Coach.

As a coach, Scott draws from his personal experiences in the pool. He started his career as a competitive swimmer at the age of six. Collecting many team & state records, and Top 16 rankings along the way, he knows the hard work and dedication it takes each and every day. A graduate of Homestead High School, Coach Scott led the Highlanders to multiple team state titles and individual state titles of his own in the 200 IM and 100 free. Attaining All-American status in 1999 & 2000, was the Wisconsin State Division I Swimmer of the Year in 2000, a Junior National Champion in the 400 IM in the spring of 2000 and a Senior National Qualifier in 2000.

Coach Scott went on to swim for Texas A&M University. He was a three time All-American, a Big 12 champion (400 IM), and held multiple school records. He qualified for Olympic Trials in 2004 in the 200 IM and again in 2012 in the 50 Free, attained a world ranking in the 400 IM and graduated with a degree in Finance.

When not coaching, Scott likes to get in a round of golf, or head to Northern Wisconsin for some fishing.

Coach Scott believes that many of life’s lessons can be taught in the pool, besides becoming the best possible swimmer that you can be. Keeping it fun, yet challenging on each level is a philosophy that he strives to attain each day on the deck.

Dave Dorak Head Age-Group Coach - SA/GA/GN

Head Age Group Coach Dave Dorak started coaching for Rocket Aquatics in September 2020.  He is lead coach for Silver and Gold Age Groups and can also be found helping with Silver and Gold Novice and Bronze Age Groups. 

His coaching career began in his adolescence while working at the Bear Paw Scout Camp in Mountain, Wisconsin teaching fellow Boy Scouts how to swim, sail,
canoe, row, and life save. This enthusiasm carried into his coaching of swim camps at the University
of Missouri as an athlete/coach. After college he made his way as a volunteer at Shawano High
School. This sparked his fire and began work with College Swimming Camps and as a Graduate
Assistant at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wi. After Carthage he took on the Head Senior Coach
and, eventually, Head Coach roll at the Pleasant Prairie Patriots where he coached State Champions,
NCSA National qualifiers and medalists, and USA Swimming Junior National Qualifiers.

His passion for the water began in his youth with the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA swim team, the
Green Bay YMCA swim team, and the Schroeder YMCA swim team. While at Green Bay he qualified
for multiple YMCA National meets. At Schroeder he joined the team in international competition in
Quebec and also qualified for USA Swimming Junior Nationals. He went on to compete in college at
the University of Missouri as a walk-on. He earned his scholarship and became conference
championship team athlete, scoring and placing at the Big 12 Championships in 2009 and 2010. He
graduated with a Bachelors in Fisheries and Wildlife Management and has a pending thesis for his
Masters of Education from Carthage College.

Depending on the season, if he’s not around the pool, you can find Dave chasing the next thrill on his
snowboard or wakeboard, or out in the wild hunting, fishing, hiking, or camping.
Coach Dave is a firm believer that character is the key to a full, rich life and that coaching
character through the vessel of swimming is his calling.

Matt Kopp Coach - Asst Senior

Coach Matt has been coaching the Gold Novice group for Menomonee Falls Swim Club since 2012. He currently lives in Menomonee Falls and works at North Middle School.

Matt swam just a few years in High School for the Brookfield combined boys team, but instantly loved the sport. After being away from swimming for just a few years in college, Coach Matt began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant coach at Riverside University High School while  student teaching before graduating with a degree in Education and History.

Following the season he spent with the Riverside Boys team, Coach Matt became the assistant coach for Waukesha North Boys and Menomonee Falls Girls High School teams, helping each team to numerous state qualifiers.

Since then Coach Matt has become the Head Coach for West Allis Boys swimming and the Menomonee Falls Middle School Head Coach, where he implements the knowledge and passion he has gained from MFSC.

During his time with MFSC Coach Matt has worked with all ages, however no matter the age or group it has been most rewarding to see and hear both from swimmers and parents the effect swimming and MFSC has had.

Heather Melzer Coach - Bronze Age Group (SA/GA)

Heather has been coaching the Silver Novice group for the Menomonee Falls Swim Club since 2011.  She works at Robert W. Baird & Co. in downtown Milwaukee as a Compliance Officer.

Coach Heather started swimming competitively at age 5 for the Germantown Seahawk Swim Club. At the age of 13 she joined the Menomonee Falls Swim Club where she still holds the club record for the 200 Medley and 200 Free Relays. 

Heather attended Germantown High School where she was a 4 year letter winner and team captain and held school records in the 100 backstroke and 200 medley relay.  When Heather decided to swim at Wheaton College (IL) she thought she would continue to swim the 100 back.  Upon meeting her coach for the first time, he asked if she had ever swam the mile.  After answering truthfully, it was decided that she would be a distance swimmer for Wheaton and that was it.  She was a 4 year letter winner, making the Division III National B-cut in the 1,650 every year and being selected to swim at the Division III Nationals meet her junior year.   Heather graduated from Wheaton in 1998 with a BA in Literature.

Heather started coaching for Germantown in 1999 and worked over the years with the newer swimmers, including some current MFSC swimmers.  She worked one season as the assistant coach for the Germantown High School girls swim team.  When the high school pool closed and the swim club broke up, Heather took some years off to pursue her career with Baird.Coming back to the sport after a few years off, she noticed that even in that short time there were many new and exciting techniques and even new rules to learn.  What hasn’t changed over the years is that it is important for swimmers to have fun and learn new skills simultaneously.  It’s rewarding to teach kids about teamwork and respect at such a young age and watch the swimmers flourish in and out of the pool.  

Matt Daniels Coach - Silver Novice

Matt went to school at Brown Deer High School where he swam for four years on the high school team. In the off season he spent his time swimming for the Schroeder YMCA Swim Team for two years. After he graduated high school he decided to continue his education by going to University of Wisconsin - Whitewater where he majored in elementary education and minored in coaching and in general science. During his time at Whitewater he coached for South Central Swim Team located in Janesville, WI. His main focus when working at SCST was the Age Group where they would work on technique of all strokes and worked on having fun in swimming. He worked at SCST for three years until he moved back to Brown Deer in May of 2015. He then completed his student teaching placement and graduated in December of 2015. He is very excited to be back coaching!!!

Liz Scargill PreComp Coach

Liz overseas our Pre-Competive Group.  In addition to being a former high school and collegiate swimmer, Liz has over ten years experience teaching swimming lessons. Liz has been involved with the Menomonee Falls Swim Club since June 2009, as a parent and a board member.  She currently has two daughters on the team, Sarah, 16 years old, and Emily, 8 years old.

Lori Bruss Coach - Bronze Senior

Coach Lori joined Rocket Aquatics in spring of 2019 as a senior coach.  

Lori's swim career started at a young age as a club swimmer. She swam for Two Rivers High School where she was a 4 time conference champ in the 200 IM and record holder in multiple events. Lori attended the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse where she swam all four years. She was captain, MVP, school record holder and a 7-time Division 3 All American swimmer. 

After college, Lori was the head swim coach for Janesville Craig High School before moving to the Milwaukee area.  

In 2016, Lori took over as head coach for the Germantown Girls Swim Team where she has enjoyed working with the high school girls helping them become the best swimmers they can be and achieve the goals they set out to achieve.

Lori has a bachelors degree in Community Health Education and a Masters degree in Education. Lori lives in Germantown with her husband and two children, one of which swims for Rocket Aquatics.

Lindsay Johnson Coach - Silver Novice

Coach Lindsay Johnson (Bubolz) began swimming at age 11 for the Waukesha Express swim team where she competed at the state and zone championship level. Lindsay’s stroke specialties were sprint freestyle and butterfly. She swam for the Waukesha North High School swim team, qualified for WIAA state in four events all four years, set multiple school records and was team captain her senior year.

Lindsay continued to swim her freshman year at St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) and was a DII All American in the 200 Freestyle Relay along with her teammates.  She graduated with a B.S. in Human Resource Management and currently works in Talent Development for Kohl’s Corporation.

Throughout high school and into college, Lindsay taught swimming lessons to kids ages 6-10 where she developed a passion for sharing the joy of swimming in young athletes. Progress at this age/level is rapid and visible. The reward of seeing children grow in their pride, confidence and interest in the sport is why she continues to coach.

Swimming was and continues to be a family event-some of Lindsay's favorite memories were swimming on High School championship relays with her sister and cheering her brother on at national events. Lindsay’s kids, Tyler and Sydney also swim for Rocket Aquatics.

Jack Ragland Coach - Gold Novice
Kelsey Newburry Coach - Gold Novice

Coach Kelsey fell in love with the sport of swimming at the very early age of 5 and has not looked back.  Kelsey has moved around throughout her career, but her heart brought her back to the Menomonee Falls area in 2023.

2005-2007 WBSC - Novice Coach
2010-2016 MFSC - Age Group Assistant
2016-2018 WBSC Head Coach
2018-2022 Shorewood Swim Club - Head Age Group Coach

Her love of swimming is obvious, but her love for teaching and passing the sport on to the next generation is what keeps Kelsey coming back year after year.  She runs a structured practice, technique is always the focus, and swimming fast is the result of doing things the right way.

Kelsey swam for West Bend West setting multiple records throughout her 4 years and then swimming for UW - Milwaukee for 3 years before her lingering shoulder injuries had her shut it down.

When Coach Kelsey is not at the pool, she loves to play golf and go on hikes with her husband Ryan or hang out with her dogs (Doug 11 and Chuck 7) in the back yard.

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