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Meet the Staff

 

The friendly & professional faces at the DuPage Swimming Center!

Management:

Lauren-Hodder-small Lauren Hodder: Lauren is the President of the DuPage Swimming Center. She swam competitively for 13 years before attending the University of Louisville on a swimming scholarship. At Louisville, she was a four-time Academic All-American. She received the Outstanding Senior Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year award and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004. While pursuing her law degree at Seattle University School of Law, Lauren was an assistant swim coach at Seattle University. Upon graduation, Lauren returned to Illinois to work with her family. She is DuPage Swimming Center’s manager, Lesson Coordinator, and a private lesson instructor. Lauren specializes in teaching competitive and swim-team-level lessons.
Ashley Seymour:
Ashley is the Vice President of Service for Swimming Pool Management Systems, Inc., one of the Du Page Swimming Center’s sister companies. She was an 18-time All-American in high school, where she held 4 state records and 2 national titles. She received a swimming scholarship to the University of Miami (OH), and was a 4-year member of the MAC All-Conference team. Ashley currently teaches private swim lessons at the DuPage Swimming Center, and aids in curriculum development.
Stacy Conrad: 
Hi! I’m Stacy. I have been an instructor at DuPage Swim Center since 2004. I swam on the varsity team for all four years in High School. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in education, and I currently teach Math in high school. I was a competitive swimmer my entire life, and I still love swimming. I teach the upper group levels and private lessons. I specialize in working with Swim Team members and Triathletes. I love watching all of the students grow and succeed in their goals.

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING:

All of our instructors are CPR, AED, First Aid, and Lifeguard certified. New instructor candidates must complete the Du Page Swimming Center’s training program and apprentice for a minimum of 40 hours before teaching independently.

We believe in on-going training and education to ensure our instructors utilize the most current teaching methods, which are reviewed in our quarterly in-service training meetings. We also conduct monthly CPR testing to keep our staff up-to-date in life-saving techniques.


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