Christina Forristall has been coaching for close to 10 years at the Madison Racquet and Swim Club as Head Coach of the MadMarlins Swim Team. Starting the MadMarlins initially as a summer league team, she quickly developed the team into a year round competitive program in 2008 joining the CT Yankee League. The program, which began with a handful of swimmers, has now grown to over 85 participants. In the 2015 and 2016 Short Course season the MadMarlins won their Yankee League Division and also won the 2016 Connecticut Private Summer League Championship.
With the success of the MadMarlins program, Christina began coaching USA Swimming in correlation with the Nutmeg Swim Team and interested MadMarlin swimmers. In the span of just four years, this satellite program grew tremendous interest in the USA Swimming circuit. Therefore, in 2016, Christina, along with Associate Head Coach Jen Lyman, started the Shoreline Aquatic Club (SLAC). Both coaches are dedicated and driven to continue to offer a higher level of competition while providing a higher level of training.
In addition to the MadMarlins and SLAC, Christina is the Head Coach for the Daniel Hand High School Boy Varsity Swimming and Diving Team (2014-present), previously serving as the Assistant Coach (2009-2013). Christina also coaches the Daniel Hand High School Varsity Girls as the Assistant Coach (2012-present).
As the Aquatic Director for Madison Racquet and Swim Club since 2004, Christina is responsible for providing the overall vision and leadership for the Club’s aquatic programs, coaches and athletes.
Christina holds a degree in Elementary Educations from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania where she competed collegiately all four years and was captain her senior year. She earned the honors of All-Conference Athlete all four years, qualifying for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship in the 100 Breaststroke her senior year.
Molly has been coaching USA Swimming
programs for 9 years and has coached with SLAC since
2016. Prior to her coaching experience, She has been
long involved in the sport having been a USA swimmer herself as
well as a high school and collegiate swimmer.
Molly enjoys working with novice and age group swimmers
teaching them the technical aspects of swimming while at the same
time helping them discover a passion and love for the
Tim Landon Assistant Advance/Senior Coach and has been
coaching since 2015 and has been coaching with SLAC since
2018. A lifelong swimmer, Tim was a member of both the Valley Shore
YMCA Marlins (2001-2008) and Central Connecticut Aquatic Club
(2008-2010) where he was a two-time Sectionals Qualifier. He
attended Franklin and Marshall College (2010-2014) where he was a
Four-Year Athlete, and Captain his Senior Year. He is a
Five-time Centennial Conference Medalist, setting a Pool Record his
Freshman year in the 400 IM. He graduated in 2014 with a
degree in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History and Minor in
Anthropology. In 2015 he decided to return to swimming
and accepted a position coaching at the Valley Shore YMCA. He
became the Head Senior Coach, where he helped Valley Shore achieve
a number of new team records, Age Group Qualifiers, and Senior
Cuts, as well as multiple Zone Qualifiers.
Scott has coached locally on the shoreline since 1997.
Currently he is the head coach of the Branford High School Girls
Swim Team. In his 12 years coaching the BHS girls Scott has
won a Class M State Championships and was Runner-Up twice. He
has worked with numerous All-State and All-Conference
-swimmers and continues a tradition of excellence for Branford High
School girls’ swimming. Scott was named the New Haven
Register Girls High School coach of the year in 2009 and 2012, was
named the CIAC Girls Swimming Coach of the Year in 2014 and was
named the CT High School Coaches Association Girls Swimming Coach
of the year in 2015. Scott also coached the Branford High
School boys from 2002-2012. In his time coaching the boys he
also had numerous All-State and All-Conference swimmers.
Outside of swimming, Scott is a 7th grade math
teacher at Walsh Intermediate School in Branford. And the proud
father of 5 children with his wife Tracy here in Madison.