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Heather Dougherty

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. 

 

Kelly Gillette

Coach

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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. 

My Favorites: 

  • 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. 

Andrew Foltz

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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!

Coaching Experience: 

  • 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 relays)

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 you desire. 

Alex Shubert

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

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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. 

Aimee Stehman

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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. 

Favorites:

  • color - purple
  • holiday - July 4th 
  • food - homemade mac & cheese
  • stroke - butterfly (I am sure coach Ken is saying " I told you so"

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. 

Isaac Greene

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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

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

Cindy Keener

President

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