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Coaching Staff

Christopher J Morgan

Director and YNS Head Coach

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Chris Morgan begins his 1st year with the YNS Sharks. He brings a wealth of swimming knowledge; not only at the collegiate and international level, but also age-group, high school and “learn to swim” programs. During the 2012-2013 season, Chris was already exposed to the Y family while working with the Oak Square YMCA in Brighton, MA. Alongside the Aquatics Director, he re-launched the dormant Masters Swim program, acted as a swim instructor and occasional lifeguard.

Chris was most recently a member of the Harvard Women’s Swimming and Diving staff, working with the team since May of 2012 while the team prepared for the Olympic Trials in Omaha, NE. Morgan helped the Crimson to its second straight 7-0 Ivy League dual record and a 9-0 dual mark overall. In addition, Morgan spent the 2011-12 as a member of the Stanford coaching staff, helping the Cardinal to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Stanford won national titles in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay at the meet.

Morgan coached in Switzerland from 1997-2011. He concurrently served as a National Team coach and club coach from 1995 onwards, recently at Vevey Natation (2009-11). From 2004-2008 he was the head coach and technical director for Genève Natation 1885, and was named the 2007 Coach of the Year. Prior to that he was a head coach at Red Fish Neuchatel (2000-2004) and served as an assistant at Genève Natation 1885 (1998-1999).

Morgan was named Olympic Coach for the 2008 Beijing Games where three of Morgan’s athletes competed. His international coaching experience has also included the 2010 European Championships in Hungary, the 2009 World Championships in Rome, the European Short Course Championships in Croatia in 2008 and in Hungary in 2007, and three World University Games in Thailand in 2007, Turkey in 2005 and South Korea in 2003.

A 1994 graduate of UC Davis with a degree in biological sciences, Morgan earned his Masters in human movement and sports sciences from the University of Geneva in 2002. While at UC Davis, Morgan was a conference champion in the 100 fly his junior season in 1992.

Morgan began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Stanford under the late Richard Quick from 1994-98. 

Heather A Mills-Robles

LvO Senior/Assoc. Age Group Coach

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Heather joins YNS with a long and accomplished swimming background. Heather coached at Thayer Academy and the South Shore YMCA for 4 years before joining YNS in 2012. At SSY, she was the lead coach for multiple record holders, YMCA National qualifiers, and YMCA National top 10 swimmers. Currently, Heather serves as a coach at the Beverly branch of the Y of the North Shore where she works with all levels from Little Sharks to Senior National athletes and attends YMCA Nationals with YNS.

In 2005, Heather received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and English from the University of Connecticut. In 2008, Heather achieved her Masters of Science degree from Northeastern University in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Exercise Psychology. Before becomng a full-time coach, Heather was working on her CAGS degree from Boston University in School Counseling. Heather is an ASCA Level 3 Coach and is working toward her Level 4 Certification. Outside of swimming, Heather is a certified Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, a clarinetist, and an accomplished USMS swimmer specializing in the IM and Breaststroke diciplines.

Edward Cullen

Ipswich and Haverhill Site Coordinator

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Ed Cullen has been coaching in Connecticut since 2007 at the Ridgefield Aquatic Club (RAC) and Greenwich YMCA.  Throughout his career Ed has assisted and developed multiple age group and senior qualifiers.  He also has assisted in the development of nationally ranked age group swimmers, sectional qualifiers, and Olympic Trial qualifiers.  Ed will be doing multiple duties for YNS: He will be co-site coordinator with Coach Cheryl in Ipswich as well as site coordinator for our Haverhill group.  He is also our new masters swim coach in Ipswich.  Ed will be coaching at Sterling on weekends for the Association practices as well.  He is an ASCA level 2 coach with level 3 education completed.  Outside of swimming Ed’s interests include sports, history, and literature. 

Janet Scott Boland

Beverly Assistant Coach

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Jan currently swims with the YNS Master's Swim Team, with her husband Jim. At the YMCA Master's Nationals, Jan placed top 5 for all her key events, including a first place in the 400 IM. She consistently ranks in the Top Ten USMS in her age group and has set several New England Masters age group records. Jan also competed in triathlons and duathlons in the USA and New Zealand , placing first woman overall in a number of races. She was ranked 25th in the USA in her age group and was named an honorary member of the New Zealand World Championships Triathlon Team in 1991. Jan has a B.A. in Psychology from Wittenberg   University and a masters degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University . Jan has two daughters who competed for the Sharks:  India and Tasha. Jan is an ASCA Level 3 Certified Coach.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alessandro Eramo

Beverly Assistant Coach

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David M Swensen

Beverly Dryland Coach

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David has a long history of success in the pool, where he started swimming for a YMCA program. He swam for the University of Massachusetts , Amherst (Division I team) for four years and was an assistant coach for the Minutemen from 1983-1984. David continues his swimming career as a Master's swimmer for the YMCA of the North Shore . David was an assistant coach for the Palm Springs Piranhas (1984-85) and Fullerton High School (1989-1990). He has also coached with the Brea Master's and Whittier Master's programs (in California ) from 1986-1990. David received his B.S. in Exercise Science, a Masters of Applied Science in Musckuloskeletal Management, and is a Doctor of Chiropractic. He is a certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists , and is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. David, along with his wife Deanna, own and operate the Melrose Family Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center . David is an ASCA Level 2 Coach.
 
 
 



Kristin Murray

Beverly Assistant Coach

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Kelly O'Connor

Beverly Assistant Coach

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Jackie Robichaud

Beverly Assistant Coach

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Carla Dropo

Beverly Assistant Coach

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Melinda V Lyons

Beverly Assistant Coach

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Andrew J Arnold

Beverly Assistant Coach

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MacKenna Ward

Beverly Assistant Coach

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Joel Laino

Beverly Assistant

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Laura Dale

Cape Ann Site Coordinator

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Beth Ann Lott

Cape Ann Assistant Coach

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Beth has years of experience teaching swimming and is currently the Aquatics Director at the Manchester Athletic Club. Her athletic experience includes running marathons. Beth is a graduate of Roanoke College with a degree in Business. Beth is married and the mother of three boys. Beth is an ASCA Level 2 Coach.
 
 
 
 
 

Cheryl Deveaux

Ipswich Site Coordinator

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Cheryl Deveaux Joined the YNS coaching staff in 2005. She started coaching the Royal, Light Blue and Black colored groups at our Beverly site. Cheryl took on the responsibility of the Haverhill site coordinator in 2007 and in 2010 took on the Ipswich site coordinator position. She is coaching all swim levels with swimmers ranging from 5 to 18 years of age. Cheryl is a level 2 certified ASCA swim coach with Red Cross First Aid / Pro CPR and AED Certifications. When the Deveaux family joined YNS in 2005 her 3 children Desirae, Christina and Timothy all swam for the Sharks. Desirae is currently in College at the University of Maine and swimming for the Black Bears, Christina is currently swimming in Beverly with the Senior group and Timothy currently swims occasionally between Baseball, Football and Basketball commitments. Cheryl is a graduate of Peabody High School in 1978. Cheryl has also coached soccer and gymnastics for many years. She has attended the USA Olympic training site in Colorado Springs for a Swim Camp Training Program in 2004.

Julie McCarthy

Bev and Ips Assistant Coach

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Julie has been a swim instructor since 1984 as well as coaching for YNS. Julie graduated from Endicott College with an Associates Degree in Art in 1976. She has been an Aquatics Director of the Beverly YMCA. Julie currently works at the Danvers Bank. Her daughter, Robyn, swam for the YNS Sharks and now is a member of the Keene State Swimming Team. Julie is ASCA Level 3 Coach.
 
 
 

Natalie Klobucher

Bev and Ips Assistant Coach

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Natalie has also coached basketball and soccer. She has two children on the swim team (Andrew & Katrina). She is working with the , Royal, Light Blue, & Maroon groups this season.

Lidia A MacDonald-Carr

Ipswich Assistant Coach

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Carly D Bari

Ipswich Assitant Coach

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Susan Shea Guertin

LVO Site Head Coach

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Susan is in her 32nd year as head coach of the Marblehead Group. She is also in her 20th year as the Head Coach of the Marblehead High School swim team. Susan has an impressive record with both the high school and YMCA team's. Her high school team was runner-up at the 1998 girls N. Sectional championships, placed third at the State Championships that year. Marblehead has won ten consecutive Northeast Conference Meet titles. Susan is in her 40th  year teaching at the YMCA and has won two Eastern Mass YMCA District Division II titles and an overall girl’s team championship in 1992. In 1990, the Marblehead 9 & 10 Girls won the YMCA New England Championship. In 1995, Susan had a group of nine swimmers qualify for the LC National Championships (her first qualifiers). She has had two swimmers qualify for the SC Nationals and 21 for the LC Nationals as well as three All-American. Susan graduated from Salem State College in 1993 with a degree in Aquatic Management. She is a Level 3 ASCA recognized coach. Susan holds a top 10 time as a swimmer in the 100 Back and 1650 Free for NE Master's Swimming. She also set the record, for her age group, in the 200m Backstroke at the Bay State Summer Games in 2006 and came in second in 2007. 
 
 
 

Emily Pelletier Korriku

LVO Assistant Coach

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Emily joined YNS after completing her Bachelor's degree from Curry College and graduate degree in Special Education from Wheelock College . Emily swam for the Salem YMCA from age 7 through Middle School. She also swam for Salem High School . She coached for the MSY while in high school and we are delighted to have her back on staff both in the Aquatics Department and on the coaching staff.  Emily is working at the Y full time as Susan’s assistant and is the coordinator of the lifeguards and teaches the lifeguard, CPR and First Aid training course.  This will be her fourth year as an assistant coach for YNS.
 

Jenny Ross Luker

LVO Assistant Coach

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Jennifer joined the YNS staff in 2008 as director of dryland training for the Junior and Senior groups and coaches the Junior 2 and Maroon 1 Group. She has been involved in swimming for more than 30 years. As a college athlete, she was conference champion and record holder for the Kenyon College swim team, with 53 national swim titles the most successful college athletic program in NCAA history. As a master swimmer, she is a national champion, USMS All American and world record relay titleholder. Her step-daughter Danielle Seltzer was a 2009 NCAA All American swimmer and her son Charlie is a rising YNS age group swimmer. Jennifer is an ASCA Level 2 certified coach.
 

 

 

Kristen Dooley

LvO Swim Coach

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Marco Chacon

LvO Swim Coach

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Sean Michael Scanlan

LVO Assistant Coach

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Sean is a recent 2010 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Small Business Management.  He has been a swim instructor at the Lynch/VanOtterloo Y since it opened in January, 2008 as well as Essex Country Club.  Sean is a coach at Essex and hopes to bring the skills he learned there to the swimmers in the YNS program.
 
 

Kaitlin Barnett

LvO Swim Coach

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Kate Sweezy-Brooks

LvO Swim Coach

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Kristen M O'Connor

LVO Assistant Coach

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Tim James Corcoran

Salem Site Coordinator

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Tim is entering his senior year at Salem State College as a Biology Major. He has coached and been a swim instructor at the Beverly YMCA, the Andover Y and the Manchester Bath and Tennis Club. He formerly competed in track and baseball at both the high school and collegiate levels. Tim hopes that experience and knowledge of nutrition and strength training will benefit the YNS Sharks swim team.

Amanda Skinner

Salem Assistant Coach

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Amanda Skinner is a recent college graduate from the south graduating in 2013 with a degree in Studio Art with minors in Art History and Psychology.  She is fresh out of the pool where she competed as a four year student-athlete on Transylvania University’s Swimming and Dive team, a division 3 team in Lexington, Kentucky.  There she had a very successful swimming career.  She was awarded All-Conference winner at the Ohio Athletic Conference in 2013 and Bluegrass Mountain Conference in 2012 for the 200 breaststroke and 400 IM as well as grabbing the meet record at OAC in the 400 IM in 2013.  Amanda is a nine-time record holder at Transylvania University in the 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, 200 and 400 IM with five relay records which she still holds a handful of these.  Her junior year she named team captain and her senior year she was awarded Transylvania University’s Athlete of the year.

Post college she has traveled to the New England area to pursue her interests in Architecture and Museum work at the Peabody Essex Museum.  However, not being able to stay away from the pool, she decided to join the YNS program in Salem.  She hopes to bring her experience as an athlete and her years of knowledge in the sport onboard the YNS coaching staff.

Cat Marcoux

Salem Assistant Coach

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John Strom

Salem Assistant Coach

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John began his career with YNS as a Masters Coach at the Beverly Site and soon began coaching age group. John has been the Co-Site Coordinator for the past year. He swam for fourteen years with the Easthampton Barracudas and Holyoke Catholic HS and received many accolades for his swimming. John is active in local theatre and is ranked top 10 in New England Masters Swimming. John became a US Merchant Marine Captain in 2005. John is an ASCA Level 2 Coach.

Melissa Richards

LvO Swim Coach

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Christine Louise Riedel

LvO Swim Coach

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Christine graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education.  She has been a teacher of health and physical Education for 20 years having served as department head and a member of a Broad Span Curriculum Development Team.  She is experienced with at-risk student populations and was coordinator of After School Outreach and Tutoring Program.  Her swimming experience includes being a stand out member of the Penn State Women's Swim Team.  She was a 4 year varsity letter winner, a 3 time All American and an Eastern Conference Finalist.  As an age-group swimmer she swam for the YMCA in Reading , Pennsylvania where she qualified and attended YMCA Nationals.  Christine is a ASCA Level 1 coach and this will be her second year at the Lynch/vanOtterloo Y site.  Christine is now living in Swampscott , Mass.
 

Kendl Vance

Haverhill Assistant Coach

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Perry Chau

Masters Swim Coach

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Jen Brehob

Masters Swim Coach

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Zach Chertok

LVO Masters Coach

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Carrie Reynolds

Synchronized Swimming

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Board of Directors

Christopher J Morgan

Head Coach

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Arthur Athanas

PAB Chair

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Mary Alexander

Beverly

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Elaine Currrie

Beverly

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Katherine B Perkins

Beverly

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Jane Powers

Beverly

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Bob Seltzer

Beverly

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Deanna Swensen

Beverly

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Jill Parsons

Ipswich

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Dan Parsons

Ipswich

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Diane Vetree

Ipswich

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Mark Lee

Salem

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Jane Morrissey

Salem

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