2016-2017 ROSTER & STAFF
Head Coach - Mike Cutler
- Mike has over 30 years coaching experience for various teams in Michigan.
- He has spent the last 11 years in Rockford as the Head Coach for Rockford Riptide, but also a year assisting the Rockford Men's HS coach in 2006.
- 2016 is Mike's first year as a Head Coach for the Rockford Varsity Swim Team.
- Mike has served on the Michigan Swimming (USA Swimming affiliated) Board of Directors in various Positions over the last 11 years, currently as the Admin Vice Chair for Michigan Swimming.
- Mike has coached two SportstoursUSA teams (Australia 03 and Sweden 04) and coached age group, Jr Olympic, State, Zone, Sectionals, Futures and Jr National level swimmers.
- Mike swam at Grand Rapids Creston and Grand Valley State University.
Diving Coach - Tylor Fick
- Tylor Fick has been involved with the sport of diving for 20 years.
- In high school he was a three time All American and a Divison 1 State Diving Champion in 2004.
- In college Tylor dove for Michigan State University.
- Tylor has been a high school coach as well as the head coach of the Spartan Diving Club for the past five years.
- Tylor has been named the Michigan High School Diving Coach of the Year three times:
- 2012 Division 3 Girls Diving Coach of the Year
- 2015-2016 Division 3 Boys Diving Coach of the Year
- 2016 Division 1 Girls Diving Coach of the Year
Assistant Coach - Kevin Brown
- Kevin has coached swimming in Colorado and Michigan since 1989.
- Head Coach Rockford Middle School Boys Swim and Dive Team 2000 to present.
- Head Coach Rockford Middle Girls Swim and Dive Team 2000 to present.
- Rockford High School Girls Assistant Varsity Coach 2001 to 2014.
- Rockford High School Mens Assistant Varsity Coach 2015 to present.
- Age group coach Rockford Riptide Swim Club 2000-2002
- Head Coach Cannon Pool Swim Team 2016 to present.
- Middle School Swim Coach Bill Redd Middle School, Loveland CO, 1989 -1999
- Age Group coach Loveland Swim Club 1990 – 1999
- Kevin teaches math at the Rockford Freshman center and is the head of the math department.
Assistant Coach - Dave McWatters
- Dave swam distance freestyle for Grandville High School, although with nothing too much to brag about, except for his coach frustratingly yelling at him one practice, “McWatters, some day you will be a much better coach than you ever will be a swimmer!”. (Of which Dave reminded his coach when defeating him years later.)
- Dave began coaching swimming and water polo at Rockford in the early’s 1990’s, taking over as Men's Water Polo Head Coach in 1998 and also taking over the Jenison High School swim program for three years when Jenison opened it’s new pool.
- Dave has been on the Rockford coaching staff for 13 Water Polo team State Championships and has coached over 40 All-Americans in swimming and water polo.
- Now retired from full-time work after 30 years in ministry, education and coaching, Dave will be serving as a part-time coach, helping out wherever needed.