I've been coaching for 20 years starting at the Lebanon YMCA,
Robesonia, Conestoga Valley, Milton A Hershey, and EAC.
My favorite thing about coacking is pushing swimmers to be
better than they thought they could be.
- Color ~ Blue
- Food ~ Cookies
- Holiday ~ National Cookie Day
- Stroke ~ Backstroke
A piece of advice i want the swimmers to have: If your
dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough.
I have enjoyed coaching off and on for over the past 20
years. I have coached at the Lancaster YMCA, EAC (a long time
ago), Etown High School (w/coach Alex) and then have come full
circle back to EAC. I am a mother to two amazing chidren,
Juliana and Cole and wife to an amazing husband, Greg. I have
worked at Etown High School for 20 years as first a Spanish teacher
and now a school counselor.
My favorite thing about coaching is connecting with the
kids. I love watching them grow as swimmers, meet goals
and just enjoy the sport overall.
- Color ~ Green
- Food ~ Tostadas
- Holiday ~ Thanksgiving
- Stroke ~ Breaststroke
A piece of advise i would give to our swimmers woul be to
practice with a purpose and how you want to compete in a
race. Swim hard every day, don't get sloppy with your stroke,
finish hard to the wall every time. Pracitcing with bad
habits means racing with bad habits.
I have been coaching for 7 years and this is my first season
coaching with EAC. I grew up swimming for EAC and am
excited to be back to coach with the program!
- Mount Joy Swim Team, 7 years (2011 - Present)
- Lancaster Catholic High School, 3 Year (2014-2017)
- Also coached high school football for 4 years
The greatest reward that i find in coaching is seeing swimmers
have fun and being successful in their endeavors. I also
enjoy seeing the camaraderie built amoung swimmers as friends,
family, and teammates.
My favorite: Color - Orange; Food - BBQ Ribs; Holiday -
Thanksgiving... A day filled with family, food, and
football!! Swim stroke - Breaststroke (and a big fan of any
Advice for swimmers: "If my mind can conceive it, and my heart
can believe it, then I can achieve it." Set goals, truly believe in
yourself, and have fun during the process of woring to achieve what
- In the modern era, I have been coaching for four weeks.
Although in a former life I did coach Willowood in 1994 (ish-) and
teh EAHS team for a number of years in the late 1990's. I am
a proud alum of EAC!
- My favorite thing about coacking is watching kids improve in
both technique and times. And working with Kelly Gillette
- My favorite;
- color is purple
- food is Old Bay Crabs
- holiday is Halloween
- stoke is breast stoke (but I loved swimming the IM and
buterrefly is by far the prettiest stroke when swum correctly!
- My piece of advice to swimmers is: Set goal. You will get
out of swimming what you put into it. And most importantly HAVE
I started coaching a summer swim team at the age of 16 for four
years in MD. Then when I started teachng I coached a high
school team in MD for 2 years and then I also coached Etown High
School Swim Team for 7 years.
My favorite thing about coaching is when the swimmers improve
throughout the year. I also like giving back to the sport
that gave and added so my to my childhood.
Favorite color ~ Purple
Favorite food ~ Italian
Favorite Holiday ~ Christmas
Favorite Stroke ~ Breaststroke
Advice for swimmers: Set goals for yourself and remember that
finding success is not always a blue ribbon.
This is my first year coaching, but I grew up swimming with EAC
and have know Coach Ken, Isaac, and Alison my whole life!
So far my favorite part is being able to share the bits and
pieces about swimming that i have learned over the years.
- color - purple
- holiday - July 4th
- food - homemade mac & cheese
- stroke - butterfly (I am sure coach Ken is saying " I told you
Advice to swimmers.. Enjoy this time and don't take every race
too seriously! Celebrate both small successes and failures,
everything provides a learning opportunity.
I have been coaching for 10+ years. I first coached swim
lessons for the Y, Willowood (summer), and helped with the LV
Otters (winter) during college. I then helped the AC Otters
immediately after college after moving back to Elizabethtown area
where I came back to EAC (with a break after the two little ones
came along). My favorite thing about coaching is being around
the excitement of the sport, swimmers who love working hard and
seeing them stick with it.
- Color - orange
- food - pizza
- holiday - Thanksgiving (lots of food!)
- swim stroke - butterfly
Piece of advice~ you will always swim your best when you're
having fun! Swimming can be a tough sport mentally, so always
talk with peer and coaches for advise. Swimming is a rare
sport in the health benefits and life skills you learn so be proud
of the sport!
- Coach Alison has been coaching since 1989!
- Color: Green
- Food: Steak/PB Cups
- Holiday: National Sticky Bun Day & Thanksgiving Day (to
spend time with all of her family)
- Stroke: Backstroke
- Favorite thing about coaching: watching the swimmers improve
over the season, and seeing what they do after they leave EAC/enter
- Piece of advice to swimmers: Trust in your ability and do your
best every time. Know you will have bad days, but it’s how
you overcome them that will make you better.