Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact our swim office at DSTSwimOffice@gmail.com

Coaching Staff

Matt Aungst

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Coach Matt began swimming competitively as a sophomore in high school, with no experience in the sport.  After his senior year in high school, he attended the University of Delaware, where he swam for all four years. During his time swimming for UD, he began coaching, working mainly with 8 & under swimmers for Team Delaware.  Coach Matt continued coaching with Team Delaware after graduating, eventually running one of the practice locations. When Team Delaware became part of Delaware Swim Team, he came aboard, and has continued with DST in an ever-increasing role.

Kaitlyn Barry

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Coach Kaitlyn is excited to be back at DST for her second year as one of the assistant coaches at Pike Creek working with the Developmental and Age Group programs. She learned to swim when she was 5 years old at Oakwood Valley Swim Club, where she has been the Head Coach for the past three summers. Throughout her swimming career, she qualified for Junior Olympics, several Boys and Girls Club National meets, and Delaware High School States. She has been on the University of Delaware Club Swim Team since her freshman year and has qualified for the College Club National meet each year.

 

She is currently a senior Nutrition and Dietetics major at the University of Delaware. Outside of DST, she has an internship with the University of Delaware’s Sports Dietitian. After graduation, she hopes to obtain a Dietetic Internship to take the next step in becoming a Registered Dietitian. Ultimately, her goal is to become a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and work with athletes on all levels.

Scot Budde

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Coach Scot is beginning his 19th year as a professional coach.  With stops in Baltimore (The Gilman School and Mariner Swim Club), Northern Virginia (George Mason University and Mason Makos), Greensboro, NC (Greensboro College and STAR Aquatics), and now in the Mid-Atlantic (Suburban Seahawks Club and University of Delaware), Coach Scot has experience coaching a wide array of swimmers.  While coaching at Greensboro College, Scot was named Atlantic States Coach of the Year twice while coaching the Atlantic States and/or ODAC swimmer of the year three times. Along with coaching NCAA Swimming at the Division I and III levels as well as USS, Scot has coached summer league for twelve seasons and was head water polo coach at Gilman along with serving as the first head coach for the University of Maryland’s varsity water polo team.

 

Coach Scot swam at Cumberland Valley in District III and was a four-time All-American in swimming and a third-team All-American Water Polo player his senior year.  Scot swam at the University of Maryland, where he was captain twice, a member of the SAAC, qualified for ACC finals 9 of the 12 times he swam individual events, and held the Terrapins 1650 team record for four years.  After college, Scot participated in the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim six times, winning twice. Scot is married to Dr. Melissa Adams-Budde, a professor at West Chester University. They and their two sons live in the Avon Grove School District.

Chris Clift Burslem

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Cecily Connell

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Douglas Copper

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Coach Coop has been coaching for more than 25 years. "I've literally coached all levels of swimming from: Minis, Age group, Senior, YMCA, high school, college and summer club. I was a competitive swimmer for 15 years beginning as a mini and ending my career on the University of Delaware varsity team."

"I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of swimming. I love to teach and learn. I love the excitement from the athletes. I love sharing in their successes. And, most of all, I love to see them grow into great people as they progress through this sport."

"Swim coaching has been my primary endeavor for most of my life adult life. It's my true passion."

Shirley Lawrenson

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Neil McAneny

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Aidan Meese

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Pablo Marmolejo

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Pablo Marmolejo earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management in 2009 and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2011 from West Virginia University.  While at WVU, he was a three-time Big East Conference Champion in the 200 Butterfly, earning NCAA All-America status in 2006 and 2007. He was also an 11-year member of the Mexican National Team, where he was the national record holder in the 200 Butterfly and represented Mexico in the FINA World Championships, the Pan American Games, the FISU World University Games, the Central American Games and the Central American Championships.

Pablo’s coaching career began at his alma mater, WVU, where he served as a graduate assistant from 2009-2011. He was an assistant at the University of Delaware from 2012-2015 before taking over as the Head Coach and Program Director at the Delaware Swim Team. In that capacity Marmolejo has managed daily operations of the 350-member team, which earned Top-35 national rankings by the USA Swimming’s Club of Excellence Rating program three times. He coached swimmers to the USA National Junior Team, the USA Olympic Trials and the World Championship Trials. 13 of his swimmers qualified to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans, while he coached the DIAA Swimmers of the year twice and the PIAA Female Swimmer of the Meet twice.

In 2018 Coach Marmolejo accepted the Swimming and Diving Head Coach position at the University of Delaware and will remain as the Program Director of DST. Coach Marmolejo and his wife, Kelyn, have a newborn son, Diego, and reside in New Castle County.

Cindy Millison

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Cindy Millison has been coaching for the Delaware Swim Team since 1999. She has also coached and instructed for YMCA of Delaware and Maryland Programs and for summer league teams in the Suburban Swim League (SSL), the North Brandywine Swim League (NBSL) and the DELMARVA League (DSA). Coach Cindy has been USA Swimming Certified since 1996 and holds National Certification and Accreditation as an Interscholastic Coach with National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). She is an active member of the PA High School Swim Coaches Assoc. (PHSSCA) and the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Assoc. (NISCA). As Head Coach for Charter School of Wilmington (2012-2016), she led the girls team to 3 State Championships and 1 State Runner-Up Title, and the boys team to 3 State Runner-Up Titles and 1 State Championship Title (2016). She is currently the Head Coach at Kennett High School, PA.

Cindy is a proud native of Burnsville, NC. She earned a dual BA in German Language and Music from Furman University. Upon graduation she was commissioned to the US Army and proudly served consecutive overseas active duty tours as an Airborne-Certified operations, administration, and maintenance and logistics officer. She has four adult children and currently resides in Bear, DE with her husband Keith and two dogs, Rosie and Prada.

Zachary Nerwinski

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Coach Zach has been swimming since he was nine years old when he swam in the summer with the Tatnall Torpedoes Swim Team. He was a four-year letter winner and all-state swimmer for the Tatnall High School swim team and was a member of the Delaware Swim Team his junior and senior years. At Tatnall, Zach was also a member of the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams.  He went on to swim at the University of Delaware for both the varsity team and the club team during his undergraduate and graduate years. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering.

Zach's coaching career began at his Tatnall Torpedoes Swim Team where he was an assistant coach for two years and the head coach for four years. Zach began coaching for the Delaware Swim Team in 2012 where he worked with the Developmental and Age Group swimmers. He currently coaches the Junior National group, and has been with that group since 2016.  When he is not at the pool, Zach also works for a transportation engineering firm. 

Angela Pruss

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Angela started late in the sport of swimming when she was 13 years old.  She swam for her high school team, and for the Schenectady-Saratoga Swim Club.  In 1998, Angela earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY where she swam competitively for four years.  During her sophomore year in college, Angela began her coaching career at the Southern Saratoga County YMCA with the age group program.  After graduating from St.Rose, Angela quickly realized how much she enjoyed working with children and moved to Delaware to attend the University of Delaware where she earned her Masters Degree in Education/School Counseling and became a School Counselor.  Her time in grad school is the only short hiatus that she has taken from coaching since 1996.  After graduating from UD in 2001, Angela served as the Head Coach at the Western YMCA for three years before coming to DST.  In 2006, Angela moved to the Kennett Area YMCA eventually taking over the program until 2013 when she returned to the Delaware Swim Team.  In addition to coaching for these programs, Angela also has coached many seasons in the Suburban Swim League for both YMCA's, Three Little Bakers, and Oakwood Valley over the last 15 years.

Jacqueline Stevenson

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Jen A Townsend

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Coach Jen has always been around the water and has been a competitive swimmer for 14 years. She joined the Westtown Aquatics Program when she was 10 and competed there until she graduated from Unionville High School. While at Unionville, she swam on the varsity swim team all 4 years and was named a co-captain of the girls team her senior year. In college, she joined the University of Delaware Club Swim Team and has been a member of the Nationals Team for 4 years, holding team records in the IM and sprint freestyle events. In the summer, Jen works as a member of the Long Beach Township Beach Patrol and has competed as a swimmer in multiple lifeguarding tournaments. 

Jen began her coaching career for the St. Francis Sharks Summer Swim Team on Long Beach Island, NJ. She is currently finishing up her Marketing and Sport Management degree at UD. This will be Jen’s second year at DST and she is excited to be at Pike Creek with the Age Group and Developmental swimmers.