Ben Bartell is entering his 13th year of coaching, and is a product of the Schroeder swim team both as an athlete and coach. Ben started his competitive career as a sophomore at Cedarburg High school. After his sophomore year, he joined the Schroder swim team and swam for coach Anderson, qualifying for YMCA Nationals in his second year. Ben is a graduated as a Golden Gopher from the University of Minnesota. As a collegiate athlete, Ben started as a walk-on swimmer and finished his career as a four-year letter winner, a 2-time winner of the “Iron Fish” award (hardest worker in the weight room), a 2 time “Most Improved” award winner, a Big Ten Champion (200 yard backstroke), and an NCAA All-American. Ben also represented Schroeder at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic trials.
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