About Karl Milkereit

Karl Milkereit has been coaching since 1993, starting at Valparaiso Swim Club in Indiana before moving to Illinois and Patriot Aquatic Club. He was at Patriot Aquatic Club from 2002 until 2015. While with Patriot Aquatic Club, he coached swimmers ranging from Novice, to State Champions, and Olympic Trials Qualifiers. During his tenure with Patriot Aquatic Club, the team won 5 Illinois Swimming Short Course Senior State Titles, a Central Zone Short Course Sectional Title, and had the USA Swimming Short Course Junior National Champions in the 800 Free Relay. Along with his coaching duties, he was in charge of running meets for Patriot Aquatic Club. Over his 13 years with the team he was Meet Director for three Illinois Swimming Age Group State Championships and two Illinois Swimming Senior State Championships. He believes that every swimmer is unique in their own way and need to be coached as such. The group needs to function as a team unit but when working on stroke technique and race strategy, an individual approach is key. Karl is a graduate of Wabash College where he was a member of the swim team and team captain his senior year.


Swimmers in the River

  • Coached Illinois Senior State Short Course Championship Team 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Coached Illinois Senior State Short Course Women’s Champions 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Coached Sectional Team Champions 2007

  • Coached 2006 and 2007 Speedo Sectionals Short Course Women’s Champions

  • Coached Junior National Short Course 800 Free Relay Champions and Record Holders 2013 and 2014

  • Coached U.S. Olympic Trial Qualifiers 2004, 2008

  • Illinois High School Sectional Coach of the Year 2003, 2007, and 2008

  • Illinois High School Coach of the Year 2007

  • 3 Year Letter Winner and Team Captain, Wabash College 1993-¬1996