SJAC Head Coach / Director of
Coach/ Silver Head
Pete brings a strong swimming
background to our team. He was a four year college swimmer and
record-holder at the University of Delaware where he earned a
Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education. Entering
his 13th season as Head Coach of SJAC, Pete has coached swimmers at
all levels, from beginning swimmers to those at the Olympic level.
Pete has coached the Delaware Otters, Barclay Farms Swim
Club, Deerbrook Swim Club and has been a guest coach and speaker
for USA swimming camps. Pete is currently level 4 ASCA certified
and has coached numerous Top 16 and All-American swimmers.
Aquatic Therapy/Exercise Physiologist, A.T.R.I.C
Platinum Assistant Coach
Tyler grew up
swimming in South Jersey, first at Riverdel Swim Club and later at
Wahoos and Delran High School. While in college,
he developed a love of coaching and aquatics.
Tyler graduated from West Virginia University, earning
his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology with a
minor in Aquatic Therapy. During his time at WVU,
Tyler had the opportunity to intern with Head Coach Vic Riggs
and the West Virginia University Division 1 swim team. For 7 years,
he coached in the Tri-County Swim League, starting at Riverdel Swim
Club, then Old Orchard Swim Club, and most recently at Tenby Chase
Swim Club where he was the Head Coach for 4 seasons.
the SJAC/NL Aquatics family in 2016, Tyler has taken on the roles
of Director of Aquatic Therapy and Aquatics Director and had
the opportunity to coach Silver, Gold Select, Senior, and
now Platinum. He has also taken
advantage of every opportunity SJAC has provided to learn from and
coach alongside Olympic coaches and swimmers at the Fitter Faster,
Mid-Atlantic Elite, and Eastern State Swim Clinics. Tyler is a
level 3 ASCA swim coach, and is currently purusing his level
Chris comes with many years of
across all levels of the sport of swimming.
He grew up in the South Jersey area and went on to swim
at Southern Illinois University where he earned his Bachelor's
Degree in Physical Education Teacher Education with a minor in
Coaching. After earning his Bachelor's Degree, he stayed on at
SIU as th Graduate-Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach while
he earned his Masters of Science Degree in Kinesiology, with a
specialization in Sport Psychology and Exercise
Chris had the opportunity to Coach and Teach in
Phuket, Thailand. He was the Head Age Group Coach at
Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club and then went on to be the
Assistant High Performance Swim Coach & Head Strength
and Conditioning Coach for the British International School in
Phuket. During this time, Chris's athletes brought in more
than 60 National Records across 7 countries, had athletes
participate in the Youth Olympic Games, Southeast Asian Games,
World Championships and the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. He is an
ASCA (USA) Level 4 as well as an ASCTA (Australia) Silver
Level Swim Coach.
Chris will be the Head Coach for the Platinum B Group and
teaches Health and Physical Education in the Camden City School
Jacquie is in her fifth year
with SJAC and the Platinum group. She formerly swam for CCY from
age 14-18 under Pete Holcroft and Greg Barone. She swam for
Stratford Swim Club from age 8-16 then for Larchmont Swim Club for
her last 2 years. In high school Jacquie was a national finalist at
YMCA nationals, All State, and team captain at Eastern High School.
Jacquie was the first and only female swimmer to have her swim suit
retired at Eastern. In college Jacquie swam 1 year at Indiana
University in the Big Ten Conference under Ray Looze. She swam 3
years at Rutgers University where she was the team captain, MVP,
Big East finalist, and NCAA qualifier. Jacquie graduated from
Rutgers as a Psychology and Biology major with aspirations to
become a Physician Assistant.
Joe Kuder grew up swimming since
the age of 7 at Sunnybrook Swim Club in Moorestown NJ. While
on the Moorestown High School Swim Team he lead the team as a
Captian for 2 years and was a 4 year Varisty Swimmer. He also
swam for BCY where he lead the team as a Captain for 2 Years.
After graduating high school, Joe went on to Swim for 4 years
at Lycoming College where he was a Captain his Junior and Senior
Year. While in College, Joe was an assistant coach at
Sunnybrook Swim Club for 3 years. Joe Graduated Lycoming
College with Honors with a Bachelor's degree in Business
Administration with Concentrations in Marketing and
Gold Assistant Coach
Bronze Assistant Coach
Kait started swimming at Downs Farm Swim Club. When she was eight,
she began swimming under Coach Pete Holcroft at CCY, later becoming
SJAC until she was 18 years old. She also swam for four years at
Bishop Eustace Prep. Kait went onto study Elementary Education and
Special Education at Loyola University Maryland. While at Loyola,
she also swam as a Lady H2ound, becoming a four-year varsity
swimmer and holding the team record in the 200 yard butterfly. Kait
now works as an early childhood special education teacher at the
Delaware Autism Program.
Gold Head Coach
Gold Select Assistant Coach
RT brings a strong understanding and commitment to the SJAC philosophy, having past experience as a national swimmer and coach under Pete Holcroft. He takes pride in your swimmers success in and out of the pool. He has experience coaching all group levels at SJAC during his tenure. He currently teaches health and physical education at Delran Intermediate School in Delran, New Jersey.
RT graduated from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education. He was a four-year varsity swimmer, multiple All-Conference award winner and a quad captain his senior year. He served two years as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and also represented TCNJ his senior year as the school representative for the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
He has coached all levels of swimming ranging from beginners to National qualifiers. Other coaching experiences prior to SJAC have included Tri-County swimming and USA Swimming. He served as an assistant coach at Barclay Farm Swim Club under Pete Holcroft and Express Swimming, located in Princeton, NJ, as a head age group coach.
For over a decade RT has been the Head Coach at Haddon Glen Swim Club located in Haddon Heights, NJ. RT has taken Haddon Glen from 100 swimmers to over 250 total swimmers along with three division championships and multiple Tri-County champions.
Senior Head Coach
Mike is a long time South Jersey swimmer. His career began at
Willowdale (Tri-County) where he started as an 8-under. He
continued swimming though high school with the Platinum group and
Cherry Hill East. He finished his swimming career with a strong 4
years at Rowan University, swimming under coach Brad Bowser.
While at Rowan, Mike received Academic All-American, and
All-American HM honors after competing at NCAAs his Junior and
Senior year. He held 5 school records at the time of graduation
where he graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering.
Along with coaching the Senior group, he works for the Navy in
the propulsion machinery department where he spends his time
“fixing ships”. In addition, he is currently pursuing a
masters in mechanical engineering from Johns Hopkins
University’s online professional engineers’ program.
Mike has spent many years in the pool and on
deck coaching/giving lessons and uses his knowledge of
competitive swimming to develop practices aimed at developing all
areas of a diverse swimmer. A true motivator, he uses modern
coaching techniques to refine strokes of the individual swimmer
with the goal of achieving their full performance potential.
Assistant Senior Coach
Assistant Silver II & Gold II
Alex swam for Larchmont Swim Club in Mt Laurel for 12 Years.
He continued to swim at Rider University where he began pursuing a
degree in communications. He serves as an assistant coach at
Larchmont Swim Club in the summer and works with many group such as Gold 2 & 3
and Silver 2. He is also a Platinum groupveteran and has an
exceptional coaching ability.
Gold Assistant Coach
Reggie has been coaching for SJAC since 2013. He was a swimmer for 12 years. He swam at West Chester University of PA where, along with being men’s team captain his senior year, he was a two-time national champion, 22-time All American, two-time All American Honorable Mention, three-time PSAC Swimmer of the Year, and PSAC Rookie of the year. Reggie started coaching in 2007 at Germantown Academy Aquatic Club, under head coach Richard Shoulberg. While with GAAC, Reggie was an assistant coach with the high school as well as the age group program. He helped lead various stroke and turn clinics and gave private swim lessons. Along with being a coach at SJAC he has also been the head coach in the summer at Wexford Leas Swim Club since 2014. Reggie is a teacher and is currently teaching first grade in Salem City School District.
Drew has been swimming
competitively, or around the pool, ever since he was 6 years old.
He graduated from Germantown Academy where he was a national
age group record holder, All-American and currently holds multiple
school and pool records. He went on to swim for four years at
the University of South Carolina where he was a conference
champion, broke multiple school records, earned All-American
honors, was ranked in the top 100 in the world and qualified for
Olympic Trials. He is honored to be coaching and part of the
Assitant Silver Coach
Head Silver II & Gold II Coach
Stephanie grew up swimming for Pomona Swim Club
and Cinnaminson High School. While at Cinnaminson she
earned the Unsung Heroine Award. Stephanie continued her
swimming career at Kutztown University where she earned her
bachlores degree in Sports Managment with minors in Business
and Advertising. While at Kutztown she was nominatied to the
Student Athlete Advisory Commitee, the National Society of
Leadership and Success and competed in 3
consecutive PSAC Championships. Stephanie currently works
for NL Aquatic Center as the Director of Marketing and
Kristin began swimming when she was 5 years old in Virginia.
She competed at the national level holding many age group
records. She went on to swim for JMU where she was a
conference champion. Kristin Graduated from JMU with degrees
in Public Relations, Psychology, and Early Childhood Education.
She taught 1st grade in Virginia then moved to New
Jersey where she began teaching 2nd grade and coached Tavistock
Hills Swim Team. She then started a family of her own and stayed
home to raise her 4 children before just recently going back to
teaching 2nd grade.
Senior II Coach
Lisa grew up down in Vineland swimming for the YMCA in the
summer and the Mighty Marlins in the winter. She has been swimming
since she was 7. Lisa was a 4-year varsity letter swimmer for
Vineland High School, where she graduated in 2015. She was also a
member of the National Honor Society and an NJSIAA Academic All
American. Lisa went on to Temple University, to study
Kinesiology, and swam on the club swim team each year. She was a
member of the Temple National Team in 2016 and 2017. She graduates
with her Bachelor’s degree in May 2019. Lisa intends to
pursue a physical therapy assistant degree upon leaving Temple.
Since 2016, she has been an instructor for the SJAC swim school She
is excited to join the SJAC coaching staff!
Assistant Silver II & Gold II
Anna began swimming in Philadelphia with the CYO at the age of
5. She swam for Neshaminey High School and for Millersville
University. She continues to be an active swimmer with the Master
Swim program at NL Aquitices. Her degrees in Education and
psychology help her to coach kids and Adults of all levels and
ability. She has coached with competitive and non-competitive teams
but her goal is always to share the joy and benefits of this
Assistant Silver Coach
Assistant Bronze Coach
Assistant Silver II and Gold II Coach
grew up in Cherry Hill swimming for Kingston Estates Swim Club for
11 years and Haddontowne Swim Club for two years. She swam for
Pheasant Run and the YMCA Hurricanes for six years and SJAC for
four years after that. Kailey goes to Rowan University and swims on
the club team. She has multiple records and has qualified for
nationals for her club team. In school, Kailey is studying Human
Services to become a social worker. For the past four summers
Kailey has been the Head Assistant Coach at Haddontowne Swim Club.
Kailey is also the Head Coach of SJAC’s Special Olympic Swim
Team and has been working with the team since the first season in
Chris Howie has been the head swim coach at Fox Hollow since
2007. He swam 4 years for Kutztown University where he
graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in history. During
the winter, Chris was the head swim coach of Cherry Hill Aquatic,
and was a satellite coach for TWAC under Nancy Pegues.
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