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DeLaRosby, Beth

Beth DeLaRosby

Head Coach

Beth DeLaRosby begins her ninth year as head women's swimming coach in 2016-17 (36-16 dual-meet record, 8 years). She has led the Lady Reds to top-10 finishes as the NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming Championship her first three years. DeLaRosby was named CCIW “Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year” in 2009, her first year at Carthage, and again in 2010.

A native of Two Harbors, Minn., DeLaRosby was an assistant swimming coach at Springfield College in 2006-07 and 2007-08. Prior to that, she served as an assistant coach at Wheaton College (Mass.) in 2005-06. DeLaRosby attended Gustavus Adolphus College, where she earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America first-team All-America honors in both 2004 and 2005, placing third in the 50-freestyle in 2004 and tying for sixth place in the same event in 2005.

She graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s in psychology and criminal justice and received her master’s in physical education from Springfield in 2008. In addition to her duties as swimming coach, DeLaRosby serves as aquatics director for Carthage’s Koenitzer Aquatic Center.

Weidmann, Seth

Seth Weidmann

Head Coach, Men's Swimming

Seth Weidmann (15-3 dual-meet record), a two-time College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Coach of the Year, begins his fourth season as head men’s swimming coach in 2017-18.

The Red Men won their first CCIW championship under Coach Weidmann in his third season, and his swimmers and divers have broken 15 school records and attained 21 NCAA qualifying cuts. Collectively, they have been recognized as a Scholar All-America Team in each of his three seasons.

Under Coach Weidmann, two Carthage swimmers have broken CCIW championship meet records: Chris Russo in 2016 and Chris Riordan in 2017. In addition, 29 have received all-conference honors, Cooper Hawkins was named the 2017 Rookie of the Meet, and Nick Sall and Chris Russo earned the Outstanding Participant awards in 2015 and 2017, respectively.

A native of Skokie, Illinois, Coach Weidmann attended Gustavus Adolphus College, graduating in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in communication studies. He was a three-time Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titlist and College Swimming Coaches Association of America all-American.

As an active member of Illinois Swimming and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Coach Weidmann served at the club level as head coach for USA Swimming Central Zone Team Illinois.

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Christina Reif

Prior to Carthage, Reif dove collegiately at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where she was a four-year letterwinner and was a three-time Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and three-time NCAA Division III Regional qualifier in 2014, '15 and '16.

Christina spent two season’s, 2010-11 and 2011-12, as an assistant at her Alma Mater, Kenosha Bradford High School, where she was a state qualifier as a competitor in high school.

A native of Racine, Wisconsin, Reif graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where she spent six semesters on the Dean's List and received her degree in Psychology.

Bax, Andy

Andy Bax

Andy Bax begins his fourth year as a part-time assistant coach in 2016-17. Bax was also the head women’s water polo coach for four seasons, from 2011-2015.

A native of Naperville, Ill., and an all-state high school water polo player at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Ill., Bax was a four-year member of the Carthage swimming team between 2006 and 2009. He earned All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin honors three-straight years from 2007 to 2009. Bax held the Red Men’s record in the 50 freestyle and was part of school-record relay teams in the 200 medley, the 200 freestyle and the 400 freestyle. He was named 2008 and 2009 College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American.

Bax graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s in elementary education and special education.

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Michael Annis

Michael Annis has begun his first year as the Graduate Assistant Coach at Carthage after coaching club swimming at South Eastern Aquatics for the past 8 years, where he had been the Head Age group coach. Durning his time as and age group coach Michael coach several State Champions, including a top 10 nationally ranked flyer. Michael graduated from the University of Wisconsin Parkside with a degree in Sports Administration and is now pursuing a Masters of Education at Carthage.

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Annie Graves