Coach Matt is in his fourth year
at the helm of the Hinsdale Swim Club. Coach Matt Rowe comes to
Hinsdale from the Lakeside Aquatic Club in Dallas, Texas. He has 18
years of coaching experience, 13 of them as the Head Coach of LAC.
While at LAC he grew the team from approximately 200 swimmers to
more than 500 swimmers.
Coach Matt has had Olympic Trial
qualifiers in each of the last four Olympiads and has placed a
swimmer on the National Junior Team. Matt has had a least one
Senior National qualifier every year since 1999. In addition to
coaching multiple Junior National qualifiers, having over 100
swimmers make top 16 qualifying times, and coaching multiple
individual Sectional champions, more than 30 of Matt’s
athletes have gone on to swim at Division I and II
While coaching the senior group at HSC, Matt,
also works with the coaching staff developing a first rate
age-group program. An Illinois native and graduate of Western
Illinois University, Matt is a great addition to the HSC
Coach Meghan's swimming career
began with the Hinsdale Swim Club when she was a mere 4 years old.
She has continued to train and serve as an integral part of the
swim club ever since. Coach Meghan earned several All American
Awards during her notable high school career.
She then joined the Big Ten
Conference to compete for the University of Illinois women's swim
team. During her sophomore year, Meghan transferred to University
of the Pacific (Stockton, CA), where she continued to compete in
both water polo and swimming at the Division 1 level in the Big
With four years of Division 1
experience under her belt and a long-standing commitment to the
Hinsdale Swim Club, Meghan has happily transitioned from swimmer to
coach with the goal of giving back to the club that gave her such a
memorable swimming career. Throughout her different age groups,
coach Meghan firmly believes in the importance of cultivating a
strong work ethic, good sportsmanship and the value of setting
goals in all of her swimmers.
Coach Bay began her lifetime
involvement with swimming as a swimmer on the Clarendon Hills Lions
Swim Team and the Hinsdale Swim Club. As a swimmer, Bay
achieved National Senior qualifying standards and participated in
the National Championships as a backstroker, freestyler, and relay
Coach Bay began coaching at the
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., as an assistant coach while her
husband, Bryan, was stationed there as an instructor and assistant
men’s swim coach. The Batemans also served as assistant
coaches for both the men’s and women’s College of
Wooster swim teams.
When Bay returned to her hometown,
she coached the Clarendon Hills Lions Swim Team. She also
began a fifteen-year engagement as an assistant swim coach for the
Westmont Swim Club, followed by three years coaching with the
Hinsdale Swim Club.
When her son Bryan was hired as
head coach for the Hornet Swim Club, Bay signed on as an assistant
coach. Coach Bay then served as head coach for the Hornets, when
the team placing well into the top 20 in the State Championships
for four consecutive seasons.
Bryan is a Certified Koi Judge and
Bay is a Certified Goldfish Judge. They enjoy traveling the
country judging as well as competing with their fish.
Coach Bob is HSC newest addition
to the terrific coaching staff of HSC.
Coach Bob started his coaching
career in 1996 when he built from scratch the PAV YMCA Pirates of
Berwyn, Illinois. After only four years, the team grew to 55
swimmers, 36 of which qualified for at least one individual event
in the Illinois/Missouri YMCA state meet. Coach Bob continued
his successful YMCA coaching career with the Buehler YMCA Blue
Marlins and grew that team to more than 110 swimmers with dozens of
state qualifiers throughout all age groups. During his YMCA
coaching career, Bob proudly watched several 8-and-under swimmers
stand at the top of the podium in individual and relay races at
YMCA state. He also saw many 11- and 12-year-olds finish in the top
Bob swam himself at Morton West in
Berwyn and represented College of DuPage at junior college
nationals in both the 200 backstroke and 1650 freestyle
events. Coach Bob is an ASCA Level 2 coach.
Coach Bob is very excited to be a
part of the HSC family and looks forward to introducing his wife of
12 years and three children to his new HSC family.