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Coaching Staff
 
LANCASTER LIGHTNING COACHING STAFF
 
HEAD COACH: Gwyn Atkinson
 
HEAD AGE GROUP COACH: Becca Laufer
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coaching Staff

Gwyn M Atkinson

Head Coach

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COACHING DSC SINCE: 1996
 
COACHING CERTIFICATIONS
Safety Training for Swim Coaches
CPR / First Aid
ASCA Certified Level 1 & 2
ASCA Certified Stroke Technician
SwimAmerica Lancaster Program Director
 
COACHING EXPERIENCE
Diplomat Swim Club, 1996–PRESENT
Mountville Swim Team, 1993–2014
Franklin & Marshall College, 1990-1992
Lancaster Country Club, 1989-1991
Flourtown Swim Club, 1980-1984
 
SWIMMING EXPERIENCE
Millersville University, 1981-1985
Upper Dublin High School, 1978-1981
Upper Dublin Aquatic Club, 1976-1981
 
HIGHLIGHTS OF SWIM EXPERIENCE
Team Coach, 2007 Middle Atlantic Zone All-Star Team
Team Captain, high school and college team
 
FUN FACT ABOUT ME
I love the beach!

Becca Laufer

Head Age Group Coach

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COACHING DSC SINCE: 2013
 
COACHING CERTIFICATIONS
LIfeguarding
First Aid / CPR / AED
 
COACHING EXPERIENCE
Diplomat Swim Club, 2013-PRESENT
Mountville Swim Team, 2005-2010
Marauder Aquatic Club, 2008-2012
 
SWIMMING EXPERIENCE
F&M College Masters, 2012- PRESENT
Millersville University, 2007-2010
Trident Swim Club, 1998-2004
Mountville Swim Team, 1995-2006
 
HIGHLIGHTS OF SWIM EXPERIENCE
District and State Qualifier
PSAC Qualifier
 
FUN FACT ABOUT ME
During the day I work at accounting firm Simon Lever llp. My cat’s name is also Simon.

Thomas Malloy

Assistant Coach

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COACHING DSC SINCE:  2015
 
COACHING CERTIFICATIONS
LIfeguarding
First Aid / CPR / AED
USS Foundations of Coaching 101
 
COACHING EXPERIENCE
Diplomat Swim Club, 2015–PRESENT
Bloomsburg University, 2014–2015
 
SWIMMING EXPERIENCE
Bloomsburg University, 2010-2015
Lancaster Catholic High School, 2006-2010
Trident/Diplomat Swim Club, 2005-2010
Locust Heights Swim Team, 2000-2010
 
HIGHLIGHTS OF SWIM EXPERIENCE
PIAA State Meets
PSAC Championship Meets
 
FUN FACT ABOUT ME
I pole-vaulted in high school.

Kirsten Heimbach

Assistant Coach

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COACHING DSC SINCE: 2014
 
COACHING CERTIFICATIONS
Lifeguarding
First Aid / CPR / AED
 
COACHING EXPERIENCE
Diplomat Swim Club, 2014-PRESENT
Muhlenberg High School, 2013-2014
 
SWIMMING EXPERIENCE
Hempfield Swimming & Diving Team, 2005-2009
Trident Swim Club, 1999-2009
Muhlenberg Swim Club, 1998-1999
 
HIGHLIGHTS OF SWIM EXPERIENCE
Senior Champs
Holiday Classic
 
FUN FACT ABOUT ME
I love art and crafting! I do calligraphy, photography, drawing, as well as many home DIY projects.

Missy Corrigan

Assistant Coach

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COACHING DSC SINCE: 2010
 
COACHING CERTIFICATIONS
First Aid / CPR / AED
USS Coaches Safety Training
 
COACHING EXPERIENCE
Diplomat Swim Club, 2010-PRESENT
Landisville Swim Team, 2008- PRESENT
Lancaster Family YMCA, 1994-1996
Conestoga Swim Team, 1989-1996
 
FUN FACT ABOUT ME
I teach third grade at Carter and MacRae Elementary School in Lancaster City and have been there since 1992!  I also coach Girls On The Run at my school!

Tiffany Farmer

Assistant Coach

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COACHING DSC SINCE: 2014
 
COACHING CERTIFICATIONS
Lifeguarding
First Aid / CPR / AED
ASCA Coaching Experience
 
COACHING EXPERIENCE
Diplomat Swim Club, 2014-PRESENT
Hempfield Stingrays Swim Team, 2000- PRESENT
 
SWIMMING EXPERIENCE
Bloomsburg University, 1997-1999
Central Bucks East High School, 1994-1997
Central Bucks Aquatic Club, 1990-1997
Fanny Chapman Swim Club, 1987-1997
 
HIGHLIGHTS OF SWIM EXPERIENCE
PSAC Qualifier
High School Hall of Fame 2013
State Qualifier
 
FUN FACT ABOUT ME
I completed the Spartan Trifecta in 2015.

Breann Martinez

Assistant Coach

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