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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 one of the board members.
Coaching Staff

Ken Chandler

Head Coach

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I started as a parent at EAC in 1996 when my daughter joined the team.  I became an assistant coach the following year in 1997 as well as the EAC league rep.  I have been the head coach at EAC for approximately 10 years.

Favorite food:  a good Italian beef sandwich

Favorite color:  blue

The thing I like most about EAC:  watching the swimmers meet their goals and accomplishing techniques they were previously unable to perform

The program continues to be made up of a good group familes which helps make EAC a great program!

Heather Dougherty

assistant coach

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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. 

My favorites: 

  • 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. 

 

Alex Shubert

assistant coach

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  • 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 again.
  • 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 FUN!
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Angela Warner

assistant coach

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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. 

Isaac Greene

assistant coach

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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. 

Favorites..

  • 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!

 

Alison Kreider

assistant coach

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  • Coach Alison has been coaching since 1989!
  • Favorites:
    • 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 college
  • 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.
Board of Directors

Rob Cronin

President

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