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Please feel free to contact your group's coach with any questions regarding your swimmer.  You may also contact Coach Brian Fazzino with any questions. 

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, or other swimmer related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For administrative related questions such as registration, billing, and Team Unify, please contact Deb Isidro. You may contact the Parent Liaisons for questions on team policy, volunteering, and general team information. Contact the Team Referee for questions on becoming an Official or maintaining an Official certification. 

 

 

Coaching Staff

Brian Fazzino

Competitive Swimming Director

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Coach Brian Fazzino has been a part of the New Canaan Caimans Family since 2014. He has been a coach here in two different stints. He was the head coach at Franklin Pierce University from 2016-2018.

Since coming back to New Canaan and being the Head Senior Coach Brian has helped coach the Caimans to 1 New US Open Qualifier, 2 New Junior Nationals Qualifiers, 1 New USA Swimming Futures Qualifier, 10 New YMCA National Qualifiers, 11 top 8 swims at YMCA Nationals, 14 top 16 swims at the YMCA Nationals meet, 1 CT Resident Relay Record and 1 Age Group Champion.

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 Champions. 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.

 

Kat D Munson

Assistant Coach

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Coach Kat has been involved with competitive swimming since she was 5 years old, following in the footsteps of her father who is currently in his 52nd year as the head coach of the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester Marlins.  After 13 years of swimming for the Marlins, and 4 years of competing for New Fairfield High School,  Kat  went on to swim division 1 at Bucknell University.  During her time at Bucknell,  Kat  won two individual Patriot League titles and set a school record in the 200 butterfly, and was elected as team captain her senior year. Graduating with a double major in English and education,  Kat  accepted her current job as an English teacher at New Canaan High School in 2007. 

She has also coached 14 seasons with the girls and 9 seasons with the boys high school swim teams, assuming the head coach role of both teams in 2018. In the summers, she is the head swim coach and camp swim lesson director at Woodway Country Club.  Throughout her tenure,  Kat  has coached both the girls and boys high school teams to FCIAC and State championship titles, where individual swimmers set school and state records and achieved All-American honors.  Kat  is making a return to the Caimans, where she was an assistant age group coach from 2008-2012 before resigning to complete her Masters thesis in American Studies.   Kat  is looking forward to working with the next generation of Caimans swimmers and contributing to the continued success of the program. 

Michael * Jordan

Assistant Coach

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Ashley Patras Lancey

Head Pride Coach

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