May Member Profile

Meet the Giroux’s

Dave, Anne, Sophie, Lily and Amanda

Meet the Giroux family, a Westside Swim Club family for over 13 years. Dave, Anne, Lily, Sophie and Amanda relish their time and activities at the pool over the summer. “It’s like summer camp,” said Anne. “We don’t see most of our pool people over the fall and winter, and so it’s so fun to reconnect over the summer. We cherish our “summer friends.”


Lily and Amanda are veterans of our water ballet program, and Sophie is an accomplished diver on the dive team. Even Anne has dipped her toe into the adult water ballet routine. Dave likes to heckle or take photos from the side.


When not at the pool, Dave works at the UW System as the Communications Director, and Anne works on Lily’s Fund for Epilepsy Research, a nonprofit they started in 2007 to raise awareness of epilepsy and raise money for research at UW-Madison. Lily’s Fund is an all-volunteer group that has raised more than $350,000 through events such as Lily’s Luau in January. Many of us at Westside have been involved with Lily’s Luau or Lily’s Lemonade Stands to help the Girouxs spread the word. But they can always use more volunteers. “We’re truly blessed to have so many people roll up their sleeves to help in so many ways,” says Anne. “We couldn’t do it without you.”

 To Learn more about Lily’s Fund go West Side will be having a Lemonade Stand to support epilepsy research at our swim/dive team parent’s meeting on Sunday, June 9th at 6:30 pm.  Come thirsty and learn more about a great cause!