Head Coach - Mitch Schroder Coach Mitch is a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian (2012) and a graduate of Calvin College (2016) where he earned his bachelor's degree in Business. He now works at Calvin Theological Seminary as the gift officer and annual fund leader.
Mitch swam for four years at GRCHS and improved from barely getting a letter cut time his freshman year to being a state champion, state record, and current school record holder on the 400 free relay senior year. Mitch captained the GRCHS team in 2012 to its runner up finish at the state championship- the best in school history! He then joined the team at Calvin College and saw much success as well. The Calvin men won their first MIAA title ever in Mitch's sophomore year and held the title for his consecutive junior and senior year, the latter which he led the team as a captain. He participated at the National level his sophomore, junior and senior years and is a part of several freestyle relay records at Calvin College still. He is excited to use his extensive knowledge and love for swimming to coach the Lady Eagles!
Assistant Coach - Alex Victor Coach Alex is a graduate of Howell High School (2011) and Calvin College (2015), where she earned her bachelor's in Elementary Education. She now teaches 3rd grade at Discovery Elementary in Kentwood Public Schools.
Alex swam 4 years for the Knights and led as a 2-time team captain. Alex specialized in freestyle, swimming the 100, 200, and 500 free. She recently married her husband Jeff in February 2019.
Assistant Coach - Kara Komarek Coach Kara is a graduate of Muskegon Cathlolic Central HS (2015) and a recent grad of Calvin College (2019), where she earned her bachelor's in Human Resources and Spanish. She now works as Marketing Specialist for Van Wyk Risk Solutions.
Kara swam for the Calvin Knights all four years and was able to lead as a team captain her senior year. She swam IM and breaststroke. While at Calvin Kara also studied abroad in Spain, helped lead a student-run finance club, and was involved with New Student Orientation and her local neighborhood association.
Diving Coach- Elena Groenenboom Coach Elena is a grad of Grand Rapids Christian (2015) and a recent grad of Calvin College (2019). She earned her bachelor's in Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology and is a certified rec therapist.
Elena dove throughout high school, and continued coaching after graduation. This is Elena's 3rd year coaching for the Eagles! Elena loves spending her summers at Camp Roger, where she attended as a camper and has worked as an overnight counselor for 5 years, the latter 2 as head counselor.