Meet the Team

Ted Carson,
CEO & Head Coach

Coach Carson’s career has covered over 44 years.  During his career he has coached swimmers from the very beginning stages of swimming to the United States Olympic Trials. 

His resume includes State Champions in all ages and over 50 High School All Americans.

After sending her own children through COPS, Barbara brought her experience in finance, IT and business management to the COPS Office. 

Barbara oversees the "dry side" operations at COPS, including billing, fundraising, team events, and more.  She is an active member of COPS' Masters team and is passionate about the sport of swimming.

An Solik,
Administrative Asst. 

An has two swimmers in the COPS program.  After working with COPS as a parent volunteer, An became our office manager in 2017.  

An is patient and organized and ready to answer any questions you might have about COPS!

Karen Sakalys,
Manager of Foundations

Coach Karen has been coaching with COPS since 2012.  With a Masters degree in business and a passion for swimming, Karen successfully developed the Fundamentals program at COPS.  Now she is heading up the creation of Foundations - COPS' newest program for beginner swimmers.

Madi Wyatt,
Manager of Fundamentals

Coach Madi is a COPS alum. She swam competitively for 15 years, including in college.  She swam on two national record setting relays in high school.

She is an experienced coach, currently coaching our 10 & Under TAGS team and managing our COPS' Fundamentals Program.

Justin Bilgri,
Assistant Coach 

Coach Justin was a teacher for 14 years. After developing a passion for triathlons, he transitioned into coaching.

 

He now coaches full-time at COPS and heads up our Lifeguard program.

 

justin@planoswimming.org 

Barbara R.,
Director of Operations