Coaches and Staff

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues please contact Chuck or Christie.

Coaching Staff

Charles J Batchelor

Head Coach, National & Senior Groups


  • Chuck joined the Bluefish in September 2005. 
  • 2006 Head Coach of the USA Swimming's Men's National Select Camp in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center.
  • 2008 USA Swimming National Junior Team Head Coach to Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Guam.
  • 2009 USA Swimming Women's Assistant to coach to World Championship in Rome, Italy.
  • 2010 USA Swimming Women's Assistant coach to Pan Pacific Championships Irvine, California.
  • October 2011 Pan American Games Women's Head Coach.
  • 2012 New England Swimming Senior Coach of the year!

In his coaching career Batchelor has trained 1 Olympian, 52 National Qualifiers, 41 Olympic Trial Qualifiers, and had 10 swimmers rank in the top 100 in the world. He is committed to helping all of his swimmers get into the best colleges possible, guiding them through the process of selecting an institution and, if possible, receiving academic or athletic scholarships. Over seventy percent of Chuck’s student athletes have gone on to attend Ivy League institutions.

Christina C Batchelor

Head Coach, Raynham & Wheaton Groups


Christie Batchelor was awarded the New England Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year for 2010!

Christie joined the Bluefish in September 2005 as Age Group Head Coach, Swim School Program Director, Vice-President and Co-owner with her husband Chuck. Christie is a graduate of Kenyon College, Gambier Ohio, where she was a part of NCAA Championship teams.  Christie received her BA in Psychology, with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Christie has been coaching and instructing swim lessons for 16 years. Under her direction the Bluefish Swim School program has grown from 0 to 500 swimmers. In her coaching career she has worked with Regional, Age Group, & Zone Champions. Christie coaches at Wheaton College and Raynham Athletic Club facilities. She coaches the Bluefish Junior Team consisting of the following training groups: Goldfish, Mini and Junior 1 & Junior 2.

Ryan E Yucka

Senior Assistant & Age Group Coach


Ryan Yucka comes to the Bluefish with 10+ years of coaching experience at YMCA's in Western Mass. He has coached every level of the sport and loves to work with all age groups. Recently, Ryan spent 7 years as head senior coach for the Greater Holyoke YMCA, who finished in 3rd place at the 2011 Y nationals, as well as Head coach at Holyoke Catholic High School. During his time in Holyoke, Ryan coached mostly sectional level swimmers, a few Jr. national and Senior national qualifiers as well as the teams first female Olympic Trial qualifier. Ryan graduated from Westfield State University and is a ASCA level 4 coach.


Age Group Coach at Raynham


Jessica Morrison's swimming career began at age 10.  She swam with Christie Batchelor as her coach - initially for the Barracudas,  then the Cape Cod Swim Club and finally the Bluefish Swim Club.  In addition, she was a member of the Coyle and Cassidy swim team throughout high school and was co-captain during her senior year.  Jessica has worked for the Bluefish since age 14.  She began working as an assistant swim instructor and moved up the ranks to swim instructor, followed by assistant coach and, eventually, swim coach.  Currently, she coaches the mini and junior groups in Raynham.  In May of 2012, Jessica graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire with a major in communications and a minor in psychology .  

Megan Abella-Bowen

Part-Time Assistant Age Group Coach


Meghan Abella-Bowen joined Bluefish in 2007 as a part-time assistant age group coach at the Raynham location. Meghan picked up swimming in 2001 when she joined the Masters program at Raynham Athletic Club run by Christie. In 2004 she joined the Bluefish team as a part-time swim instructor at the RAC location before moving into to her current coaching position. Meghan is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University - Pomona where she played division II soccer. Meghan enjoys working with young people and has coached youth soccer and basketball programs in Texas and Kansas. Meghan works full-time as a Director of a National Science Foundation grant at Bristol Community College and resides in Taunton, MA. with her husband.

Kim P Bray

Mini Coach


Kim Bray, Part-time Wheaton and Raynham, Mini Bluefish Coach!

Has a Bachelor's Degree in French from Dickinson College and a Master's in French Literature from Tufts University.  She grew up swimming for the South Shore Strypers and then swam for Dickinson College.  She has been both middle and high school French teacher for 5 years before she choose to stay home with her three children.  She was the head coach of Sudbury Swim Team, a recreational town team that numbered approx. 100 kids, for 3 years.  She has been coaching Norton HS since 2006.

Jessica Pike

Junior Team Part Time Coach


Jessica Pike has been working under the direction of Darlene Dusseault and Christie Batchelor for ten years has worked as a swim lesson instructor and previously as a full time coach, we are excited that she able to reutrn this season part time working over the weekends. She was a competitive swimmer throughout her youth and swam for the Middleboro YMCA Sea Devils and Coyle and Cassidy High School. Jessica just recently graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in English and Secondary Education.  While in Virginia for college, Jessica was an Assistant Coach for the Regency Park Tiger Sharks Swim Team. She graduated Bridgewater State University with a Masters in Student Affairs Counseling. She is currently working Mount Ida College in their Career Service Office as the Assistant Director/Internship Coordinator.

Danielle L Capece

Part Time Assitant Coach


Danielle joined the Bluefish as a 5 year old and was a member of the team for 12 years.  In addition, she swam for her high school, Bishop Feehan, and was a captain her senior year.  After graduating, Danielle went off to Boston College, walked onto the BC swim team, and competed as an Eagle for her four years there.  While swimming on the team at BC, Danielle also taught swim lessons and assisted in coaching a youth swim team both at BC and back in her hometown of Attleboro, MA.  Danielle graduated in May of 2012 with a major in biology and moved to New Haven, CT where she taught science as a member of Teach For America.  She is currently applying to graduate school and hopes to become a physician's assistant.

Board of Directors

Darlene Dusseault

Swim School Program Manager


Carla Grube

Bluefish Bookkeeper


Heidi Stapleton

CHS/AHS Swim Lesson Coordinator