My name is Keely Graettinger and I’m excited to coach the Barracudas this season! I’m a busy mom of three who loves playing and watching sports. I grew up in Stevens Point as a competitive swimmer in the 90s and early 2000s and began teaching swim lessons/lifeguarding in 2004. In 2010, I was hired in Pulaski, Wisconsin as a Family and Consumer Science teacher and the head boys varsity swim coach. While there, I also coached the youth club swim team. We moved to the Madison area in 2011 after I was hired to teach in Verona, where I also coached Freshman and JV softball. When my husband and I decided to start a family in 2013, I retired from coaching to have more time to raise my kids. Now that they are getting older I’m excited to coach them and help other young swimmers gain confidence in the water!
Hi, my name is Kara! I grew up here in Mazomanie where I attended school at Wisconsin Heights. This will be my 6th year coaching! I am graduating from Carroll University this May with a major in Animal Behavior and a minor in coaching. I swam with the Cudas for 7 years, and the last 3 years I also swam in high school with the Lodi-Heights Co-Op, where I hold all three relay records and was a co-captain. I was also on the swim team all four years at Carroll, and I currently hold a record for the 800 Freestyle Relay! My favorite stroke to swim is sprint freestyle, but I have a special spot in my heart for butterfly. I can’t wait to see everyone accomplish amazing things this summer and have fun while doing it. Go Cudas!
Hi! My name is Matthew Loy and I grew up in Mazomanie and was on the Barracudas from ages 8-18! I was also on the Sauk Prairie CO-OP high school team for all four years where I qualified for 13 state events and won the 200 Free Relay my senior year at the Division II state meet! I am currently a student at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where I am swimming and pursuing a degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Mathematics. My favorite events are the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle. This will be my second year coaching for the Cudas and I can’t wait to help swimmers accomplish amazing things throughout the season. Go Mazo!