Coaching Staff
Alan Duski Head Coach

Alan Duski, Head Coach 

Email: [email protected]

Alan grew up in Croatia where he began swimming competitively at age of 6. After being part of Croatian Junior National Team, he went on to compete at Eastern Michigan University from 2008-2012 where he specialized in butterfly and backstroke. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Nutrition, and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology. 

After graduating from EMU, Alan started coaching swimming and conditioning with Club Wolverine. He also spent time working as a clinical exercise physiologist at Michigan Medicine and a personal trainer.

Nick Munsell Admin/General team

Head Administrator/ COO

Please refer all administrative and organizational queries to Nick ([email protected])

Nick Munsell began swimming at age 8 for Milan Swim Club. Nick switched to SST when he moved to Saline in 7th grade (1997) and has been involved in Saline Swimming ever since. Nick’s coaching experience began soon after high school when he helped coach the Saline men’s high school team for the 2002-2003 season. Nick coached at Travis Pointe Country Club from 2003-2005 and began coaching for Saline in 2004. While Nick has steered his talents away from the pool deck, given his consistently increased administrative role, he can still be seen around the pool and office most days. Nick is passionate about the sport of swimming and is dedicated to helping continue the fine traditions of SST swimming. 

Eric Stanczyk Assistant Coach

Eric Stanczyk, Assistant Coach

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Eric started swimming at the age of 9 and is originally from Westmont Illinois. As an age group swimmer Eric swam for B.R. Ryall YMCA. He was a YMCA Nationals finalist and team record holder. 

In college he swam for Eastern Michigan University (2002-2006), and was the team captain his senior season. He competed in primarily the 200 and 500 yard freestyle events. He was a Mid American Conference Championship finalist and helped the Eagles win 3 conference championships.

Eric coached at Dexter Community Aquatic Club (DCAC) from 2007 until 2021. He was also the Head Coach at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School for the Women's team from 2011 to 2014. 

He is currently the Head Coach at Ann Arbor Huron High school for the Men's Team. He has served in that capacity since 2011. Previously he was the Assistant Coach from 2006 until 2011.

Ellianna Machado Assistant Coach

Elli Machado, Assistant Coach 

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Elli, who is originally from Pennsylvania, started swimming at 7 years old. At the age of 9 she started swimming for the Reading YMCA. While a part of the team she made her impact by swimming at the state meet every season as well as being a part of the national team from 8th grade to 12th grade. She also appeared in the finals at YMCA nationals her junior and senior year.

After high school Elli was recruited up to Michigan by Eastern Michigan University where she swam and graduated with a Bachelor's degree. While in college Elli made her Conference team each year and was also a final swimmer for several events. 

After school Elli moved to New Jersey where she continued coaching and instructing swim lessons before moving back to Michigan. She's excited to be working with SST and can’t wait to help the swimmers reach their goals!

Edmund Hernandez Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

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Edmund began his competitive swim career with SST when he was 8 years old and continued with the team until he graduated high school. He started his coaching career with Saline Middle School before joining SST as a coach immediately after graduating high school. He left the area for school, completing his degree in Sports Management and Child development at Cal Poly SLO.

Edmund returned to the area to coach, working at Club Wolverine from 2022-2024. He strives to create a positive and engaging environment for swimmers based on child development principles. He’s excited to be back at SST and share his passion for the sport!

Shannon McNamara Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

Shannon McNamara has been involved with swimming since the age of 8, starting in Flat Rock. She swam on a co-ed high school team at Flat Rock High School and continued her swimming career at Wayne State University.  Soon after college, Shannon starting coaching high school swimming in the Downriver area, first in Taylor and then in Woodhaven where she currently teaches.  After having her first daughter, she stepped away from coaching until her children began swimming themselves. Shannon coached for 4 years as an assistant coach for the Trenton Swim Club.  She is also currently the middle school head coach of the Simpson Middle School Team in Flat Rock. She loves working with kids to reach their goals.

Sandy Stafford Aquatics Program Specialist

Aquatics Program Specialist

With over 39 years of aquatics experience, Sandy Stafford has held many positions in the swimming world. Before arriving in Michigan in 1992, Sandy worked at various facilities in Florida and in her home state of South Carolina.  Currently, Sandy is the Aquatics Program Specialist for Saline Community Education. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to all aspects of Saline High School pool and various community events. During her coaching career, Sandy has coached all Saline swim programs to successful results, including High School, Middle School, and SST. Additionally, Sandy coaches middle school cross-country and privately trains many adults helping them achieve their fitness goals.  In her “free time” Sandy remains dedicated to her own training as a marathoner and triathlete.