Coaches Corner

Lynette_2015Lynette Grieb

Head Coach

Lynette Grieb has been coaching with the Bellefonte Stingrays since 2010 and has served as an assistant coach and head coach. She began swimming with the Bellefonte YMCA in swim lessons and joined the team at 8 years old and continued to swim through high school. Following high school, Lynette was offered an assistant coaching job with her childhood team and coach. She served as an interim head coach Summer 2013 and has now accepted the head coaching position beginning Spring 2015. Her favorite events are the 200 Individual Medley, 100 Breaststroke, and 100 Butterfly.

Lynette has a degree in Elementary and Special Education from Lock Haven University. She has a focus on team development and fun in her practices and believes that swimmers need to enjoy what they are doing in order for them to succeed. Lynette also works at the Bellefonte YMCA as a swim lesson instructor and lifeguard. Outside of the pool, Lynette enjoys kayaking, hiking, quilting, and going on international adventures.

Kristen SwaneyIMAG3646

Assistant Coach

Coach Kristen is originally from Pittsburgh and began swimming at 8 years old for her local summer swim club, Gateway Heights.  Kristen also swam in the winter for the Monroeville Marlins and was a 3-year varsity swimmer at Gateway High School, where she specialized in the 200 free.  During college, she began coaching for her local swim club, Gateway Heights, during the summer season. In the fall of 2012, she also began coaching more competitively for the Monroeville Marlins, a winter swim league that is part of Allegheny Mountain Swimming and USA Swimming.  Kristen spent 3 years as an assistant coach with the Marlins before moving out here to Centre County!

When Kristen is not on the pool deck, she am in the classroom.  Kristen graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University in 2012, and is currently working as a Reading Specialist for Bald Eagle Area School District at Howard Elementary.

In Kristen’s (limited) free time away from the classroom and pool deck, she enjoys watching all sports on TV, especially the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates! She also likes shopping, doing crafts, cooking, and spending time with my friends and family.