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Coach Bios Coming Soon For:

Sal Barba - Silver Lead Coach (Sudbury) & Senior 1, Senior 2, National Coach (Sudbury)
Sarah Beland - Tailgator Lead Coach (Sudbury)
Kelly Finn - Director of 12&Under Competitive Aquatics (Sudbury)
Addison Hebert - Bronze Coach (Sudbury) & Gold Coach (Sudbury)

Coaching Staff

Alex Cronin

Head Coach and Owner

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Senior 1, Senior 2, National Lead Coach (Sudbury)
Senior 1, Senior 2, National Coach (Waltham)

Gold Group Lead Coach (Sudbury)
Bronze Group Lead Coach (Sudbury)
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Alex Cronin became the owner of Gator Swim Club in January of 2016. He was previously the Head Coach and owner of APEX Aquatics, Gator Swim Club's sister team. APEX Aquatics merged with Gator Swim Club in August of 2017, and he became Head Coach. The American Swim Coaches Association presented him the Outstanding Achievement Award for 2014. He was the Head Coach of the 2010 New England Zone team.

Coach Cronin has coached swimmers to Olympic Trials, Phillips 66 Nationals, US Open, Winter Nationals, Speedo Junior Nationals, Speedo Junior Winter Championships, Arena Pro Swim Series, NCSA Championships, Sectionals, New England Seniors and New England Age Group Championships.

He swam for Gator Swim Club as a senior swimmer and was previously a member of the Gator staff from 2002-2010 working as an age group coach and senior coach and later as Age Group Director and Associate Head Coach. He has coached many record breaking and nationally ranked swimmers over the years.

Coach Cronin has developed a technical approach to the sport of swimming that puts emphasis on educating and motivating swimmers towards their full potential. He believes that there is a science and art to coaching and that when both are emphasized the athletes in a program fully develop. He is a high energy coach who works well with young athletes, while educating and coordinating with their parents to put the swimmer in the best possible situation to maximize their potential. He has a proven track record in New England Swimming for technical efficiency and his athletes have achieved high levels of success. Excited to carry on the tradition of excellence Gator Swim Club is known for, he and his skilled team of coaches are ushering in a new era of elite swimming at BGSC.

Facebook: @CoachAlexCronin
Twitter: @CoachAlexCronin
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Kyle Myers

Associate Head Coach

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Senior 1, Senior 2, National Lead Coach (Waltham)
Senior 1, Senior 2, National Coach (Sudbury)
Gold Group Coach (Sudbury)
Bronze Group Coach (Sudbury)

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Kyle Myers was named Associate Head Coach of Gator Swim Club in August 2017 when Gator’s sister club, APEX Aquatics, merged with the program. Kyle has been in the company since November 2016 and has proven to be a valuable asset both coaching on the deck and administratively in the office.

Coach Kyle Myers, a Florida native, swam competitively for Florida Atlantic University.  From 2009-2010 a Senior Assistant Coach with the Quantico Devil Dolphins in Northern Virginia, he developed a group of Top-10 nationally ranked swimmers in addition to coaching a swimmer to multiple state records and a Top-3 National Ranking.  Myers assisted in coaching multiple swimmers qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Trials and was selected as a coach for the Virginia Zone Team. 

From 2013-2015 at the Marlins of Raleigh, Kyle trained his first swimmer qualifying in 2 individual events for the 2016 Olympic Trials and a Number 1 National Ranking.  He also trained 4 swimmers qualifying for the NCSA Junior National meet, 2 swimmers qualifying and participating in the Southern Zone Select Camp, 2 swimmers for the USA Summer Junior National meet and USA Winter Senior National meet.  In 2014, Coach Kyle was nominated for the North Carolina Swimming Age-Group Coach of the Year.  In 2015, one of Kyle's swimmers qualified, competed and placed 14th overall in the 200 meter Breast at the FINA Junior World Championships in Singapore.  With this distinction, Kyle was placed on the Team USA National Junior Team Coaches' List and was a top 10 finalist for the American Swim Coaches Association Age Group Coach of the Year Award.

Coach Kyle Myers was recently the Head Coach for Exeter Swim Team.  While there, Kyle developed 4 Top 20 Nationally ranked swimmers and New England Swimming Age Group Champions.  During the summer of 2016, one of Kyle's swimmers placed 12th in the 100 meter breast at the Summer Junior National Championships and qualified for Winter Senior Nationals.

Coach Kyle has led his swimmers to achieve six positions on the USA Swimming All-Time Top 100 List.  Some of Kyle's swimmers have furthered their swimming careers to attend and compete for Cal Tech, University of Maine and UMASS-Amherst.

Peter Sczupak

Bentley Site Administrator

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Assistant Coach & Support Staff
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Peter Sczupak has nearly 20 years of competitive swim coaching and instructional experience in the Boston, Washington DC, New York/New Jersey, San Francisco, and Phoenix areas.

Athletes under his tutelage include National Age Group Top 16 swimmers, YMCA National Swim Championship Finalists, Olympic Trial Semi-Finalists, and National High School Relay Recordholders, along with NCAA Division I, High School, and Masters All Americans. Peter's instructional experiences have proven equally gratifying, with hundreds of toddlers, youth and adults across non-competitive levels being the beneficiary of his knowledge and engaging teaching style. Practically, Peter's Masters' Swimming involvement provides a vehicle to try out new training and technical ideas, too!

Peter is certified by the American Swimming Coaches Association at Level III (top 20% nationally). He is also a coach member of USA Swimming and fully certified in all Red Cross Water Safety areas.

He holds an MBA in Finance and Sports Business from the University of Oregon and a BS in Business Management from Cornell University.

Wendy Brown

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Assistant Coach & Support Staff
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Wendy began her competitive swimming career at age 4 at the Somerville YMCA. After moving to CSSM, a USA Swimming club in Medford, MA, Wendy joined Gators at age 9 and trained through her years as a collegiate swimmer at Brown University. She was a Senior National qualifier in the 100 fly, 200 back and 400 IM, and qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials in the 200 IM and 200 free. She began her coaching career under the supervision of her mother, Donna Brown, at Wedgewood Swim & Tennis Club and Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and continued to develop her coaching abilities at Alpine Hills Tennis & Swimming Club in Portola Valley, CA and Three Village Swim Club in East Setauket, NY.

Colleen Callahan

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Silver Group Co-Lead Coach (Waltham)
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Paul Crevier

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Bronze Group Lead Coach (Waltham)
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Ted Millett

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Gold Group Lead Coach (Waltham)
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Heather Mills

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Tailgator Green Coach (Waltham)
Tailgator Yellow Coach (Waltham)

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Ben Shriner

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Nadene Stillings

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Alex Young

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Silver Group Co-Lead Coach (Waltham)
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