JULIAN SCHMITT: Like Archie, Julian is a recent graduate of Middlebury Union High School. While he is a competitive runner and Nordic skier, swimming was his first sport; he has swum since age 3 and been a member of the Middlebury Swim Team since age 8. Like the pool thermometer, Julian is a great gauge of the water temperature as he is the first to turn purple during a cold morning practice. His younger brothers, Gabe and Henry, are also members of the swim team and he hopes to instill a love of the sport and friendly competition in them as well as all the swimmers on the team. Julian just finished his first year ay Harvard University, where he is pursuing a degree in either applied mathematics or environmental engineering.
ARCHIE MILLIGAN: Archie is a graduate of Middlebury Union High School. This will be his third summer coaching Middlebury Swim Team. He has been swimming for 14 years and his favorite strokes are backstroke and freestyle. Archie just finished his first year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he studies Robotics Engineering participates on their varsity swim team.
COLLEEN RUEPPEL: Colleen is a graduate of Wilmington College with a degree in Education Studies. She was also a member of the Wilmington College Swim Team. She was the assistant swim coach at Emory & Henry College in Virginia in 2016-17. This will be her fifth year coaching the Middlebury Swim Team. She is also a swim coach at Kenyon College’s Total Performance Competitive Stroke Camps. She began swimming competitively at age seven. Her favorite strokes are freestyle and butterfly. Colleen is currently a paraprofessional at Mary Hogan School.