Coaches & Staff
Owner & President | Brayton Weber
Brayton Weber began the South DM Swimming club team to build and promote swimming on the southside of Des Moines, Norwalk and Carlisle. As the Head Coach of the high school women’s and men’s teams, his goal is to have SDMS act as a feeder program for Lincoln High School swimming. Brayton has been coaching at Lincoln High School since 2002. He took over as the head coach of the LHS women’s team in 2005. He was named the head coach of the men’s swim team in April 2008. Brayton currently works as a Grade Level Coordinator (GLC) at Lincoln High School.
Vice President & Head Club Dive Coach | Tereca Weber
Tereca Weber works with South DM Swimming to coach club diving. She also runs the website, store, social media and marketing efforts for the club. Tereca became the assistant for the Lincoln High School women’s team in 2005 and men’s team in 2011. Tereca currently works in freelance marketing, communication and web design.
Club Coach Supervisor | Mitchell Friend
Coach Friend is currently attending Mercy College. Mitchell graduated from Lincoln High School in 2013. He was part of the Lincoln High School Men’s team for three seasons, 2009-10, 2011-12, and 2012-13, as a three-year varsity swimmer. Mitchell was a state qualifier his junior and senior year in multiple events. He is second fastest in school history in the men’s 100 Fly.
Club Coach & USA Coach | Abi Contreras
Coach Abi graduated from Lincoln High School in May 2015. She was a member of the Lincoln Rails swim team for all four years. Abi swam the sprint freestyle events (50 Free and 100 Free) and was the freestyler on the 2014 state qualifying 200 Medley Relay. Abi started assisting the SDMS club team in 2013.
Club Coach | Valeria Santiago
Coach Valeria graduated from Lincoln High School in May 2015. She was a member of the Lincoln Rails swim team for all four years and was a club swimmer when she was younger. Valeria swam the 200 IM, 100 Fly and was the flyer in the state qualifying 200 Medley Relay. She also earned the Spirit Award two years in a row demonstrating her vocal support of her team. Valeria started assisting the SDMS club team in 2011. She also works as a lifeguard during the off-season.
Additional Winter Staff
Club Assistant Coach | Haley Allen
Coach Haley is currently a junior at Lincoln High School. She has been a member of the Lincoln Rails girls swim team for two years as a swimmer and diver. Haley started assisting the SDMS club team in the summer of 2015. She also works as a lifeguard in the summer.