Suzanne P Lancey
Director of Competitive Swimming
Suzanne began a successful aquatics career in Connecticut at the age of 4, swimming with first the New Fairfield Aqua Bears and then the Wilton Y Wahoos; she also swam with New Fairfield HS and in college. At 19 she began coaching high school swimming and did so until 2014.
In college she focused on obtaining her degree in accounting; she was working as an accountant when she made the move to Minnesota with her husband and daughter. In Minnesota she continued her swimming passion by competing with Minnesota Masters and coaching at NHCP swim club, Twin Cities Swim Team/Minnetonka Swim club, Central High School and Bloomington Jefferson High School. In 2007, she started her own club. Today, Suzanne is a level 4 ASCA coach and Level 2 ASCA Masters coach, having coached national junior team members and Olympic Trials qualifiers and well as Masters National champions and international record holders.
Associate Director / Head Senior Coach
Coach Brian Fazzino is coming back to the New Canaan YMCA after
serving two years as the head coach of the Franklin Pierce
University Women’s Swim Team. Brian was at the New
Canaan Caimans between 2014-2016 as the Head Developmental Coach
and an assistant senior coach. While with the Caimans Brian helped
with all of the age groups.
Prior to his time in New Canaan Brian spent time with Eagle Swim
Team in Owings Mills, Maryland. While there he was the head
senior coach as well as the assistant coach for the National
Training Group. Eagle Swim Team won the overall combined team
title at the 2014 Eastern Zone South Championship Meet. In
his time at Eagle Swim Team there were two new senior national
qualifiers, and 7 new junior national qualifiers.
In 2012 Coach Brian was the Head Age Group Coach at Gator Swim Club
in Gainesville Florida. During the time Coach Brian was at GSC the
junior group that he coached was very successful accomplishing
1 swimmer of the year, 2 state records, 2 Age Group Champions, 2
Age Group Relay Champions, 2 Age Group High point winners, 5 All
Star selections, 1 All Star Champion and 1 Zone Selection. During
the time in Gainesville Coach Brian also helped coach the Gator
Swim Club International Training Group that consisted of an
eventual 17 Olympians from various countries, 2 Gold
Medalists, 1 Silver Medalist and a Bronze Medalist.
Prior to coaching at Gator Swim Club Coach Brian was the Head Coach
at the Northern Middlesex YMCA in Middletown, CT. During his time
there the Barracudas achieved tremendous success getting as high as
4th in the Yankee Cluster League Championships. The team also broke
16 different team records, had 43 different YMCA New England
Qualifiers and 7 YMCA National Qualifiers.
Coach Brian also coached one swimmer to a YMCA National top ten
finish and back to back YMCA New England Champion. The Barracudas
also had 2 Regional Champions, 1 Age Group Champion, 6 Age Group
qualifiers, 10 CT top 25 swimmers, 1 top CT swimmer, and a two-time
Zone team selection.
Melissa L Trail
Associate Director/Head Age Group Coach
Attended Fox Lane High School where she swam Varsity from 8th-12th grade and was captain Senior Year receiving All State and All Sections four years in a row. Swam for BGNW Marlins Swim Club, held multiple records and qualified for Junior National Qualifier from Freshman to Senior Year.
Attended Division One, University at Buffalo, holding a few records and Captain for two years. Receiving the 2014 Leadership Award her Junior Year.
Has spent this past year coaching at Westchester Aquatic Club. Spent 2 years as Assistant Coach and 2 years as Head Coach for The Pound Ridge Dolphins.
Marjorie W Trifone
Coach Trifone has been coaching swimming in Fairfield County for over 35 years. Her experience ranges from YMCA/Club/summer Club and high school. Currently She is a physical education/ health teacher at Darien High School where she has been coaching Darien High School Girls Swim team for the past 16 years. During that 16 year span she has won 13 state titles two runner up and one third place. She has also won the FCIAC Championship 4 times and the last three consecutive State Opens in CT. She has been selected 6 times as coach of the year from various organizations.