Illinois Swimming
Level 3

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Melissa Healy Head Coach/CEO

Coach Melissa has been with MMSC as the full time head coach since 2004. Melissa has been at MHS since July of 1997. While working at MHS Melissa served as the Aquatics Director/swim Lesson Coordinator and Instructional Aide for the MHS PE Dept. Melissa has coached the MHS HS girls, boys, and girls water polo. As an assistant Melissa was part of 3 state champion water polo teams. As a Head Coach of the MHS girls swim team  Melissa was twice voted sectional coach of the year and had numerous state qualifying indviduals and relays.

Coach Melissa is an ASCA level 5 educated coach and has recently served on the Illinois Swimming Board of Directors as Operational Risk Chair and Safe Sport Chair. Melissa has coached numerous state qualifiers, zone qualifiers, and junior national qualifiers. Melissa has also recently served on the Team Illinois zone team staff, Team Illinois Camp Staff and was selected to attend the inaugural USA Swimming Leadership Summit in April 2018.

When away from the pool Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids and their 2 dogs Oreo and Macey.

 

 

 

Chris Bertana Head Senior Coach

Coach Chris has been a head coach of club teams for 26 years (recently 14 years as the Head Coach at BDSC) and has been coaching high school swimming for 18 years including 13 years as the Head coach at Warren Township High school.


He has coached many swimmers to all levels of championships, from Regionals, Age Group and Senior Championships, Central Zones and Sectional championships (including a 2nd place overall finish at the 2012 Summer Sectionals).
2012 IHSA Boys Swimming and Diving 3rd Place Team finish.
Many Junior, Senior and Open National Swim meet qualifiers and podium finishers.
2 Swimmers on the 2013 Junior National Team.
4 Olympic trial Qualifiers to the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Trials.

Coaching Accolades
2 time IHSA sectional swim coach of the year.
2012 IHSA State Coach of the Year.
2013 National Junior Team Coach
Central Zone Coach for swimming and Open Water Swimming.
Illinois Swimming Age Group and Senior committees!
YMCA Illinois State and National committee staff and coaching liaison.

Theresa Albrecht Assistant Coach
Charity McCafferty Assistant Coach
Charity McCafferty ( started this past summer) comes to us after coaching with the Mchenry Marlins for the last 9 years. 
Charity is a former swimmer and brings to the mustangs 9 years of experience. 
" My daughter was a fish and people suggested I get her with a team.  I never imagined this is the adventure she would take me on and I love every minute I can be by a pool and help kids get faster and achieve goals they never thought they would. ( plus I love watching my daughter swim ). 
I'm into not just the pool aspect of swimming, but the nutritional and sleep/rest side as well. 
Food has a huge impact on how kids swim so finding out what works and what doesn't is key!  
Charity is very excited to be a part of MMSC and I am looking forward to meet season. 
Ron Aidikonis Assistant Coach

I’ve been coaching for 14 years, most of it at MMSC.  I actually swam for MMSC when I was younger, then at MHS, and at Northeastern Illinois University.  I am a sales representative at Medline Industries and am currently getting an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.  My wife is Angi and we have a dog named Brando.

Caileigh McCafferty Assistant Coach
Kate Lang Assistant Coach
Board of Directors
Melissa Healy Head Coach/CEO
Beth Diviacchi Secretary
Amy Bartusch President
Kelly Sauer Treasurer