Learning to swim at the age of two in the Hall of Fame pool in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Larissa has been surrounded by swimming her whole life. Swimming and captaining for the Cape Cod Mako Swim Team, the Barnstable High School Swim Team, and the Bentley University Swim Team, Larissa has had experience in USA swimming, YMCA swimming, division 1high school swimming, and division 2 college swimming. In addition, she served as a long course season coach for the Makos, as well as a Tailgator Coach and Gator Swim Instructor throughout her college career at Bentley. Last year, she worked as Bentley University's assistant swim coach specializing in Individual Medley and Stroke swimmers. In the summers, Larissa has worked for the Town of Barnstable Recreation Department as a Head Lifeguard and Swim Instructor. This past summer she worked as the Swim Program Coordinator for the Town of Barnstable where she managed over forty swim instructors and 575 swimmers across seven beach sites.
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.