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The following coaches can be reached by e-mail through this website.

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches listed below. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please hit the contact us link to the left.

For a list of our full coaching staff, click Misc Info and then Full Coaching Staff or click here

Coaching Staff

Bruce J Brockschmidt

Head Coach Junior A1

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Chris Gaffney

Assistant Senior Coach

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George Breen

Assistant Coach of Junior A

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Chris Waggoner

Head Coach Mini A

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Chris has been coaching at Jersey Wahoos since 1993. He is currently the head coach of Mini A and Assistant coach of Junior A. Chris was also the Middle Atlantic Zone All Star Team Head Coach for four years in 1998-2001. He also served as the Middle Atlantic Age Group Chairman from 1998-2001. Most recently, he served as the 10/under Zone Team manager in 2015 and Long Course Zone Coach during the summers of 2015 and 2017. He is a 1996 graduate of Temple University and 2007 graduate of Rider University, where he received his Master’s degree in Special Education. He is a 1st grade inclusion teacher in the Pemberton Township School District. Chris and his wife, Gwen, have three children, Allie, Maddie, and Gabe. When not on the pool deck, Chris enjoys fishing, bike riding, drinking Starbucks coffee, and driving to Disney World.

Amanda Martin

Junior Silver Head Coach

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Amanda coached at Wahoos from the late 80’s through the 90’s working primarily with the 8 and under groups (Mini A and TC II). She came back in the late 2011 to help assist with the swim team prep groups. This is her second year as head coach of the Sterling Jr AB2 group. Amanda is currently working on attaining her ASCA (American Coaches Swimming Association) Level 1 and Level 2 certifications. Amanda’s main philosophy as a coach is to teach the fundamentals and mechanics of swimming early so that coaches don’t have to correct a bad stroke later on in a swimmer’s career. The main emphasis of the Jr AB2 group is mechanics first so that speed and endurance have a foundation to build upon when the swimmer becomes bigger and stronger. Amanda swam at Wahoos under Hugh Merkle and was a high school All-American. She swam at Southern Illinois University becoming a 13 time Division 1 All-American and Olympic Trials qualifier.

Richard Henderson

Junior Gold Head Coach

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