Meet Lauren Stockton, our 2017 Head Coach!
Lauren Stockton is a May 2017 graduate of Southern Illinois University where she earned her dual degree in Finance and Business Economics. She recently retired from her swimming career of 16 years, after four years of competing for the SIUC Saluki Swim and Dive Team. During her time at Southern Lauren specialized in distance training, with her best event being the 1650 Freestyle. She served two years as captain of the Saluki swim team, is a three-time MVC first team all-conference swimmer, and is a four-time MVC scholar-athlete.
As a local of Washington, and a former swimmer for the Jets, she’s very excited to return to her home waters and train its next generation of swimmers.
Southern Illinois University Athletics Swimming BIO:
2015-16 (Junior): MVC All-Conference First-Team…MVC Scholar-Athlete…State Farm MVC Good Neighbor award recipient…Helped the Salukis win their first MVC Championship since 2007…Finished in the top-10 in three individual events at the championship meet, taking fourth in both the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle and finishing seventh in the 200-yard freestyle…Swam the second leg of SIU’s MVC Champion 4×800-yard freestyle relay team that broke the MVC, SIU and Shea Natatorium records for fastest time…Competed in seven individual events (50, 100, 200-yard butterfly, 100, 200, 500, 1650-yard freestyle) and three relay events (400-yard medley relay, 200, 400-freestyle relay)…Clocked the fourth-fastest 500-yard freestyle time in the MVC…Swam the fifth-best 200-yard freestyle time in the Valley at 1:51.67…Recorded the fourth-fastest time in the conference in the 1650-yard freestyle.
2014-15 (Sophomore): MVC Scholar-Athlete…Competed in four relay events (200, 400-yard medley, 200, 800-yard freestyle) and six individual events (50, 100, 200-yard butterfly, 200, 500, 1000-yard freestyle) throughout the season…Swam a leg of the title-winning 800-yard freestyle in the MVC Championships that earned the Salukis a school, pool and MVC record…Finished with the sixth-fastest time for the 500-yard freestyle in the MVC at 4:55.84 and the eighth-fastest in the Valley for the 200-yard butterfly at 2:05.59…Had six top-five relay finishes and 10 top-five individual finishes…Finished sixth in the 200-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyle at the MVC Championships.
2013-14 (Freshman): Honorable Mention All-MVC…Competed in eight meets…Posted seven top-five individual finishes…Was a key member of the Saluki relay teams…She was a part of three relay wins and five top-three finishes.
Personal: Daughter of Stacey Shangraw and Matthew Oldenburg…Born Aug. 10, 1995…Majoring in finance and business economics.
Jamie Willis, Assistant Coach
My swimming career has span over almost 12 years, starting as a Water Jet. I have participated on this team each summer since. I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to share my knowledge of the sport with younger swimmers!
Throughout my high school career, I was a varsity member of Washington’s team. Additionally, in 2015 and 2016, I was a member of Peoria Area Water Wizards club team. During these seasons, I specialized in butterfly and sprint freestyle. These events continue to be my favorites.
After graduating high school in May, I will be attending Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, with plans to major in Environmental Sciences. Although SIUE does not have a swim team, I plan to utilize their pool to continue my favorite pastime.
Sydney Ksycki, Assistant Coach
I am currently a student majoring in Music Business. I started swimming with the Water Jets at age nine. I was on the High School swim team for four years and was team captain my senior year. I returned last year to WCHS to be an assistant coach for the girls swim team. I am very excited to coach along side Lauren, my friend and fellow team mate of many years.
Joe Schwegel, Jr. Assistant Coach
My name is Joe Schwegel. I live in Peoria and attend Peoria Notre Dame High School. I have two sisters and a big dog named Moose. I have been swimming since I was little. I have swam at the YMCA, PAWW, and DOCS. I am also a member of the PND swim team. I am passionate about swimming and can’t wait to be a part of the Washington Water Jets!
Washington Water Jets Swim Team Parent Board
PRESIDENT – Alison Pauli (firstname.lastname@example.org, (309)264-6180)
VICE PRESIDENT – Lisa Adams
SECRETARY/RECORDS – Trisha Crull
TREASURER – Chad Tiezzi
COMPUTER/COMMUNICATIONS – Mandy Mattingly
PUBLICITY – Alex McGlaughlin
FUNDRAISING – Scott Strubahr