HHSC has a talented coaching staff for 2019! We have decided to have both a head coach and associate head coach in order to better serve our swimmers and parents! The role of the associate head coach will be to assist with the administrative tasks associated with swim team and to be a parent communicator. We will be watching enrollment and might be adding an additional assistant coach. Welcome our coaches to HHSC!
HEAD COACH: Tom Buckheim
Coach Tom is in his first year with Heart of the Hills, he started his career as co-Head Coach and co-founder of the Romeo Dolphin Swim Club where he coached for 15 years. Tom was the assistant varsity coach for the Romeo Boys Varsity Swim team where they won 10 county championships. He started at Troy in 2012 as the boys coach, and 2016 as the girl’s coach, where he led them to win a league championship in 2018. Tom currently works at Troy High School as a para-professional in the Special Education department.
He has coached several swimmers to all-state and all-american standards. Several of Coach Tom’s former swimmers now swim and coach at all levels including College.
ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH: Agustin Arbulu
Agustin Arbulu was part of the varsity swim team at Notre Dame College. Agustin has been an assistant swim coach at other area NSSL swim clubs and a swim instructor for a number of years. He is currently a social worker in Taylor School District. Agustin has a great amount of enthusiasm and is looking forward to working with Heart of the Hills!
Lauren Wegener started swimming at the age of 5 and spent the following 13 summers swimming for Heart of the Hills. In high school she competed for the North Oakland Waves, where she qualified for the YMCA National Championship 5 times. She currently swims for the University of Toledo. Lauren is beyond excited to coach this summer at the club that made her fall in love with swimming.
Noah Zielinski is a sophomore in college, coming off his first college swim season at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. He is double majoring in business administration and sports management. His favorite strokes are breast and free. He began his swimming career at age 13 at his summer swim club and fell in love with the sport. Noah was a four year varsity swim team member and two year captain at The University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. He coached for the YMCA’s Detroit Swims program as well as Total Technique Swim. Noah is an expert in teaching young swimmers proper technique and instilling confidence in swimmers of all ages. He was honored to be one of the 2018 recipients of the YMCA’s Detroit Swims Social Responsibility Award. Noah is excited to start his first season at Heart of the Hills Swim Club, a pool he visited often as a young child with his family.
Hailey Norris has been competitively swimming for 13 years and counting at Oakland University. She has lead her club team to a senior national title. Hailey is a Canadian National finalist in the 200 fly. Hailey has competed in PanPac trail and is currently training to compete at World’s trials. She is excited to join Heart!