St. Clair Shores Sea Serpents Swim Team
Genevieve Gelle – Head Coach
My name is Genevieve Gelle and I am proud and honored to be the new Head Coach of the Saint Clair Shores Sea Serpents! I have been participating on swim teams since I was in the 3rd grade! In high school I swam freestyle distance and sprints, as well as the 200 IM for Eisenhower- all 4 of my years there! I qualified for States with my 400 Free Relay Team while at IKE. I have worked as an assistant coach for the LifeTime Fitness, Swim Club for the past few years, and coach my High School Girls Varsity Swim team (going on 5 seasons now) where I teach in Center Line Public Schools. I have taught in CLPS the past 21 years - all grade levels from K-12. I currently teach Spanish 1, and other elective courses at the middle school. During my career, I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in the Elementary School, and all levels of Spanish courses we held at CLHS (during Covid). I have 4 wonderful children (2 High schoolers, 2 Elementary kiddos) - all active in club and school sports. I am excited to meet all of our swim athletes and families and look forward to prosperous summer seasons ahead!
Matt Bossuyt – Assistant Coach
Hello! My Name is Matt Bossuyt and I will be the Assistant Coach of the Saint Clair Shores Sea Serpents for the 2023 summer season. I am excited to begin working with all of our swimmers and their families. I have been involved in swimming for many years, beginning when I learned to swim at a very young age. In high school I swam for Warren Cousino, where I was part of a medley relay team that broke our school’s record. I have medaled in multiple Macomb County swim meets for backstroke and qualified to swim in the MISCA swim meet. My favorite swim stroke is backstroke because it is the most difficult, yet most rewarding, to dolphin kick far underwater.
Previously, I was a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor at the Warren Community Center for five years where I taught ages Infant-Adult, at all levels of skill. I am now the Head Swim Coach at my high school alma mater. I am in my third year of coaching both the girl’s and boy’s teams. I recently graduated from Wayne State University with my B.S. in Biological Sciences, and I intend to further my education with a Masters in Education. Outside of swimming, I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and ice skating. Until the start of the season – Go Serpents!
Tony Schultz - Assistant Coach
Hello and welcome to summer swim 2023! I’m excited to step back into a coaching role this summer. I have coached on and off for the last 23 years, throughout Macomb and Wayne counties. I also have experience teaching swimming skills to all ages. I am a graduate of Wayne State University, where I obtained my teaching certificate. I have been a teacher for Detroit Public Schools Community District for the last five years, and Southfield Public Schools prior to Detroit. I currently teach 10th and 11th grade English courses. I am married and have two daughters (Lilly and Ellie, 9 and 7 years old). I live in Royal Oak, love summers, golf and hiking. I’m looking forward to a wonderful summer season.
The Lakefront Swimming Association is happy to have you as part of its program. The Association is made up of at least one representative from each of the following cities:
Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Shores,Grosse Pointe Woods, and St. Clair Shores.
The Lakefront Swimming Association is proud to consist of the following teams:
- St. Clair Shores Sea Serpents (27600 Jefferson Ave)
- City of Grosse Pointe Norbs (17150 Jefferson Ave)
- Grosse Pointe Park Mutants (14920 Windmill Park)
- Grosse Pointe Shores Sharks (800 Lakeshore)
- Grosse Pointe Woods Warriors (2300 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores)
- Grosse Pointe Farms Barracudas (350 Lakeshore)
During the season, each team participates in weekly dual meets on Wednesday evenings. Teams swim against each of the other teams once. The one relay meet is held on a Saturday morning. Two mini-meets are held on Saturday mornings for swimmers 12 and under. Mini-meets are not scored, but coaches and swimmers use them as a tool to gauge times.
After each team swims against each other once, the Swim Team Finals culminate the season. The Preliminary Meet is held to determine which swimmers will compete in the Final Meet. At the Prelims, each team submits a line-up with three swimmers and one alternate for each event. The top six swimmers for each event are then entered in the Final Meet.