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About Us



Jamie Willis, Head Coach

The upcoming 2018 season will mark my thirteenth year as a Water Jet, in addition to my second year as part of the coaching staff. I am delighted to return and continue sharing my love and knowledge of this sport with the team, while contributing to the growing legacy of the Water Jets.

I am a graduate of Washington Community High School, where I was a member of the varsity swim team all four years, and team captain my senior year. I continued my career as a member of Peoria Area Water Wizards club team from 2015 to 2016. During these seasons, I specialized in butterfly and sprint freestyle. These events continue to be my favorites (I will never stop encouraging young swimmers to give butterfly a try!)

I am currently attending Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where I am studying Environmental Science Management. Although SIUE does not have a swim team, I continue my favorite past time as a member of the club team.

Sydney Ksycki, Assistant Coach

The 2018 swim season will be my second year as a swim coach for this wonderful team! In this past year I became an assistant coach for the Five Points Water Warriors. I am currently a music student at Bradley University. I finished my swimming career in 2014 but never stopped loving the sport. I am excited for this season to start and can’t wait to see all the returning swimmers and new swimmers!

Byron Buck, Assistant Coach

I started swimming competitively year round for the DOCS swim team in Peoria at 4 years old. The following summer, I began swimming for the Water Jets. I went on to swim for the next twelve years for the team. I swam on Varsity all four years at WCHS, being the swim captain my Junior and Senior years. During my tenure as a swimmer for WCHS I broke the 100yd Backstroke record, my favorite stroke. I am currently a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Industrial Engineering and Economics. I continue to swim recreationally and am very excited for the opportunity to work with all the swimmers this summer.

Washington Water Jets Swim Team Parent Board

PRESIDENT – Alison Pauli (ajpauli@yahoo.com, (309)264-6180)



TREASURER – Chad Tiezzi


PUBLICITY – Alex McGlaughlin

FUNDRAISING –  Scott Strubahr





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