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2023 Melrose Makos Coaching Staff
Jen Metheny has been involved in swimming since a young age. Coaching for over 25 years, she spends the school year teaching and the summers around the pool. Jen has coached both summer swimming and high school swimming.
Mike Brauer began his competitive swimming career right here at Melrose in 1978, swimming for the Makos until 1985. Like many Melrose swimmers, he also competed for the Matadors at Shadow Mountain High School. From 1986-1989, he coached in the Desert Swim League for the now-defunct La Mancha Dolphins. Mike’s love of working with children eventually brought him to a career in education, and he has been teaching English since 1997. When he took a job at Sunnyslope High School in 2011, he began coaching the swim team there with Brian Metheny, and they have been working together ever since, including coaching the YMCA Sharks with Jen Metheny. Mike is also an active member of the Phoenix Swim Club Masters team and coaches the PSC Special Olympics team. He has been married to his wife, Holly, since 1993, and they have two teenage sons, Eston and Max. Mike is thrilled to be returning to the place that made him a life-long swimmer.
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