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Minnesota State Moorhead - Swimming
Minnesota State Moorhead - Swimming

Coaching Staff

Megan Sanford head shotMegan Sanford - Assistant Coach

Former Dragon swimmer Megan Sanford will be working with Dragon summer camps for the fifth year.  Sanford spent last summer coaching at the University of Texas Longhorn Swim Camp.  Sanford just completed her first year as a member of the Minnesota State University Moorhead swimming and diving coach staff.

Sanford is the Dragons' lead recruiter and helps coach both the IM and sprint groups. She is also the Dragon Swim School Co-Assistant Director.

Sanford was a member of the MSUM swimming and diving team from 2011-15, swimming in the distance, breaststroke and IM events.

While swimming and studying at MSU Moorhead, Sanford received numerous awards including the Coaches' Award and Dragon Spirit Award and she was a two-year team captain. 

Sanford graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2011 from MSUM with a B.S. in Math and Exercise Science and a minor in business.   Sanford was a campus ambassador, student orientation counselor, and student athlete advisory committee member.

Sanford is a native of Bismarck, ND., where she swam for Bismarck Century High School and Aquastorm Swim Team. 

Lexi Eissinger - Diving Coach

Fargo native, Alexis "Lexi" Eissinger, will be in her second year of coaching with Dragon Diving Camps.  Lexi just completed her first season as the diving coach for Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Eissinger completed a four-year diving career at Division I University of North Dakota in 2016 where she was a four year letter winner and a three-time WAC All-Academic selection.   Eissinger graduated from UND and will be completing her graduate degree there this spring and plans to attend PA school this fall. 

Eissinger graduated from Fargo Davies High School, where she still holds the eleven dive school record.  Eissinger came to diving late, joining the sport in her sophomore year of high school.  She competed for Fargo South High for two years and Fargo Davies for her senior season. 

Annika Bordak - Assistant Swimming Coach

Annika Bordak will be assisting with Dragon Swimming Camps for her third year and she just completed her first season as an assistant coach on the Minnesota State University Moorhead women's swimming and diving staff.

Bordak was a four-year collegiate swimmer at MSU Moorhead and she would be characterized as a true utility swimmer as she swam and excelled at nearly all events.  Bordak still holds school records for the 200 freestyle and as the anchor on the 400 medley relay.  Bordak is fifth all-time in points scored at MSUM at 1,492.50.  

Bordak is a native of Buffalo, MN where she swam for Buffalo High School and the Wright County Wave swim club.

Bordak is known for her attention to technique details and would always talk to her opponents after close races to find out what they work on to improve themselves.  She is also an assistant coach with Red Dragon Swimming Club.