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Kathy Bernardi

Head Coach

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Coach Kathy has been a part of the Marlins for a long time - she swam with them when she was a kid! Kathy began coaching in 2004 when she became the varsity coach for Churchland High School swim team. Under her 3 year stint as head coach, the Churchland Truckers had their most successful seasons in school history. After leaving Virginia, Kathy continued her coaching as an assistant coach in Indianapolis with the Pike Red Devils club team and as the varsity girls' head coach at Arsenal Technical High School. Kathy's three kids all swim competitely - including her youngest, Morgan, who is currently in the Training Group with the Marlins. Kathy is excited to continue to build the Monroeville Marlins swim team and hopes that all swimmers develop a love of the sport, a foundation of skills, and friendships that last for years.  

Maciej Skrzypczak

Lead Training Coach

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Alex Caprara

Lead Training Coach

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Alison Perry

Lead Age Group Coach

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Alison Perry is a High School Mathematics Teacher at Oakland Catholic High School. She has been the Coach of the Park Sharks swim team for the past 8 years. She is also a former swimmer of the Marlins, Park Sharks, and Gateway High School swim teams. She was also a WPIAL qualifying diver on the Gateway High School team. Alison is very excited to continue her coaching career this season!

Samantha Estremera

Lead Developmental Coach

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Samantha Estremera has been in the education field, teaching persons with hearing loss, for 22 years and coaching for 7 years.  As an athlete, while growing up, she participated in multiple sports including soccer, swimming, basketball, tennis, softball, and volleyball.  All grown up, she continues to participate in sports as a coach. She started coaching in 2013 as the St. Bernadette's girls volleyball coach for 4th-8th graders. Additionally, she was the Bel-aire Barrucuda's head coach for 5 years (2014-2019). With the closing of Bel-aire pool, she became the head coach for the Haymaker Hammerheads (2020). This is her second year coaching for the Monroeville Marlin's Swim Club. You can find her most practices in the water teaching technique and keeping swim fun!

Hannah Muro

Assistant Coach

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Hannah is currently a sophomore at Wagner College where she is a member of the women’s swimming and diving team. She is a 2019 graduate from Penn Trafford High School where she was a wpial and state qualifier for the swim team. Growing up she swam for FAST and Penn Trafford. She is excited to begin her first year coaching with the marlins and looks forward to working with all of the kids!

Jessica Elizabeth Stroh

Assistant Coach

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Jessica is a freshman at Slippery Rock University where she is studying business. She was a four-year member of the Gateway High School swim team where she was a WPIAL and PIAA State Qualifier. Aside from high school swimming, she also swam for Monroeville Marlins, Garden City Swim Club, and Haymaker Hammerheads. Jessica is excited to spend her first year coaching with the Marlins. She cannot wait to work with the swimmers!

Brian Susko

Assistant Coach

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My name is Brian Susko ("Coach Brian") and I will be helping with the Developmental Swim Group this year (Bronze and Silver).  I live with my wife Theresa and my two daughters, Caitlin (9) and Cara (6), both Monroeville Marlins' swimmers.  I graduated from Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School and received my degree in Computer Science from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA where I played college baseball.  I have been in the Software Engineering field for my entire career and am currently the Director of Engineering at UPMC Enterprises, a software innovation wing of UPMC. I proudly serve on the board of the Never Retreat Foundation, which is a non-profit focused on raising money for the care and support of patients and families battling cancer.  I also coach Monroeville youth soccer.  I was never a competitive swimmer, but know the sport very well and am a certified AMS Official which allows me to focus on the details of each stroke while teaching.  I really enjoy working with the younger swimmers to teach the basics and make sure they are having fun while doing it.