I grew up in Gloucester City New Jersey. It is a small town connected to Philadelphia, PA via the Walt Whitman bridge. In the summer time, I always swam and dove for the Gloucester Stingrays, played baseball and played tennis. During wintertime I swam and dove for the Woodbury YMCA and Saint Peter Celestine teams simultaneously. My high school career was wonderful. I got to swim with some world class athletes, such as Sean Killion (world record 800m freestyle). I set most of the records on my high school team, went to state championships and was named All South Jersey 2 years in a row.
For the past 4 years I have coached the New Milford Parks and Rec team, the USA team in New Milford, CT and the high school girls’ swimming and diving teams.
I have been fortunate enough to have some fantastic athletes swim for me these past four years. Many high school swimmers have gone to states, Parks swimmers won their division for the first time in 30 years as well as setting nearly every record in the book, and many of our USA swimmers have gone on to Age Group and Zone Championships.
As a coach, I focus on helping swimmers to develop themselves through goal setting, positive reinforcement and encouragement, improving technique and celebrating accomplishments and hard work.
I now live with my wife and 2 children, Audrey and Lauren, in Boalsburg. Both of my girls swim competitively and while Audrey prefers sprint races, Lauren excels at distance freestyle and backstroke.