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Trumbull Pisces Coaching Staff

Bill Strickland

Head Coach

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Coach Bill is is entering his seventh season as Head Coach with the Trumbull Pisces. After a successful first few seasons with the team, Coach Bill continues to see great accomplishments with the Pisces under his direction in the Connecticut Yankee Swim League and Connecticut Swimming. After sending swimmers to top finishers at Regionals, Age Groups, Zones and Yankee League Championships, Coach Bill and his coaching staff helped lead the Trumbull Pisces to their first Yankee League Championship in the 2017-2018 season.

Originally from Mystic, CT, he competed in high school for four years of swimming with his main focus being in distance swimming and butterfly. Coach Bill is in his 12th year coaching competitive USA swimming. Starting in 2006 he was the assistant 12 and under coach with CAC aquatics club in West Hartford, CT. In 2007 he then moved to be the head 12 and Under coach at Charter Oak Aquatics.

After a few successful years with OAK he become the Asst. Head Coach in 2010 at the Fairfield YMCA where he helped build a very competitive program at the Fairfield YMCA. In his final season with Fairfield, he helped develop a highly competitive program at the YMCA seeing a YMCA National Qualifier and numerous YMCA New England swimmers in over 45 individual events from the Fairfield YMCA.

In 2011 Coach Bill became the Asst. Head Coach of the Trumbull High Boys swim team, and the following year in 2012 he became the Head Coach of the Trumbull High Boys and Girls Swim teams. Since taking over he has brought multiple swimmers to Conference Finals, State Finals, Opens and All - State Levels, while also helping lead the swimmers to breaking multiple school records.

Coach Bill was nominated as Head Age Group Coach and Head Senior Coach of the Year for Connecticut swimming in 2016 and 2017, while also being selected to the 2016-2017 Connecticut Zones Team coaching staff.

Coach Bill hopes to continue his coaching success here at the Trumbull Pisces where he’s a firm believer in getting the best results out the swimmers while working hard and keeping the sport fun and creating good sportsmanship. When he is not on deck you can usually find Coach Bill surfing in Rhode Island or kayaking on Long Island Sound.


 

Chris Fracker

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Coach Chris is currently on his 4th season with the Pisces. Starting in 2012 coaching mainly the Age Group swimmers now he can be found on the pool deck working with all the groups. Being apart of the coaching staff of the Trumbull Pisces is a great learning experience, which Coach Chris looks foreword to expanding every year.

  Coach Chris first joined the Pisces when he was 8 years old, swimming breast stroke, the im and freestyle. He swam for  Trumbull High School Boys Swimming and Diving focusing on Breaststroke and Freestyle and was made Captain his senior year. He finished his swimming career, swimming for Southern Connecticut State University. At SCSU he swam all breaststroke events, the 200 and 400 I'm and occasionally swam sprint and distance freestyle, which he didn't love. 
Coach Chris is extremely thankful to be apart of the Trumbull Pisces family is excited to see what the future has in hold for our program.Coach Chris is currently on his 4th season with the Pisces. Starting in 2012 coaching mainly the Age Group swimmers now he can be found on the pool deck working with all the groups. Being apart of the coaching staff of the Trumbull Pisces is a great learning experience, which Coach Chris looks foreword to expanding every year.
 Coach Chris is extremely thankful to be apart of the Trumbull Pisces family is excited to see what the future has in hold for our program.

Colleen Carroll

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Coach Colleen is a Trumbull Pisces veteran coach. She enjoys working with developmental swimmers in the Black and Yellow group as well as Age Group levels.  Coach Colleen is a lifelong swimmer; she began swimming at the Stratford Y at age 7, and continued on the Newtown Torpedoes until she reached high school. She swam for the varsity swim team at Newtown High School and was elected captain her senior year, where she earned All State recognition. Coach Colleen also swam for the Ridgefield Aquatic Club and Brookfield Makos during her high school years, placing in the Top 16 for the 200 backstroke and 100 freestyle. She also went on to compete at the Division 1 level in college, swimming with the University of Maine Black Bears. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and is currently pursuing her certification and degree in nursing. In her spare time, Coach Colleen enjoys teaching swim lessons, traveling, and spending time with family.

Heidi Langan

Dryland Coach

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 Heidi Langan is in her second season with Pisces as the the Dry Land Specialist. Heidi is very familiar with swimming as she is a the Head Triathlon Coach for Race4Chase and trains children in and out of the pool all summer. She an AFFA certified Group Fitness/Personal Training coach and RRCA certified distance running coach. In addition to her position here, Coach Heidi is the owner and founder of H4Fitness where she has trained hundreds of adults and children skills such as   Endurance, Strength Training, Speed & Agility and Balance…and to develop a lifelong love of running & a healthy and fit lifestyle. She is the St. Josephs Girls Cross Country Head Coach and assistant Indoor & Outdoor Track Coach and Head Coach at OrangeTheoryFitness. Coach Heidi brings a wealth of fitness knowledge and experience to the Pisces, and she hopes to add a passion of health and wellness to the children.

Board of Directors

Michael Redgate

President

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Tom Racicot

Vice President

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Michele Nevins

Treasurer

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Todd Kehley

Social Chair

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Marc Kosak

Team Store

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Bill Strickland

Head Coach

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Christine Kennedy

Registration and Website

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Juliet Dale

Board Member

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