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COACHING STAFF

We strive to maximize every swimmer's potential in a safe and encouraging environment.

THE COACHING STAFF MAKES ALL DECISIONS RELATED TO SWIMMING AND COACHING.
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS RELATED TO SWIMMING AND/OR COACHING.

"Our Coaching Staff has been involved in most aspects of this terrific sport most of our entire lives. We consistently support and guide each student-athlete to achieve his or her personal goals socially, academically, and athletically. Enthusiastically, through planned and organized practices, we properly develop and educate swimmers of all levels and abilities. Consistent discipline  and dedication are constantly encouraged. We promote swimmers to perfect the most efficient stroke mechanics (in all strokes), maximizing technical ability for starts and turns, and educating all swimmers in an understanding of training methodologies. We continue to ensure that each swimmer is participating in our great sport because they love the experience and discipline of training and competing. We provide a goal-oriented environment where swimmers are taught to be realistic, yet set challenging goals for meets and relate these goals to every practice. We encourage our swimmers, whatever their level of ability, to strive to become the best swimmers and people they can be. Each of our swimmers remain inspired to pursue excellence- both in and out of the pool. From teaching individuals how to swim, helping our remarkable swimmers to achieve lifetime best times, always educating and promoting dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment, to coaching swimmers to become top-level athletes as well as outstanding people- we take great pride in what we do. Swimming is a lifelong, lifesaving activity that has taken place for thousands of years throughout the world- we should continue to embrace and cherish it!" - Coach McNear

Our mission remains to consistently offer a quality year-round swim program to the entire community, which continues to be competitive locally, regionally, and nationally. We guide every individual swimmer to achieve proper growth and development – in and out of the pool.

The Coaching Staff is here to support the swimmers' needs. If questions are related to safety, development, goal setting, practices, meets, seasonal plans, and other swim-related needs, please feel free to contact the Director or any of our coaching staff. For all questions related to administration, such as dues or policy issues, please contact one of the Board Members.

Consistent year round attendance only with Lower Moreland Swimming
is vital to proper development, prevention of injury, and successful performance.
 
2020-2021 Coaching Staff
 
Director/Head Coach 
Primary Group(s): National, Senior, Black II (USAS & Head SAL Boys)
 
Assistant Coach 
Primary Group(s): Black I (USAS & Head SAL Girls)
 
Age Group Coach Alyse
Primary Group(s): Gold II (SAL Boys)
 
Age Group Coach Chris
Primary Group(s): Gold I, White
 
Age Group Coach Jess
Primary Group(s): Gold I  (USAS & SAL Girls)
 
Age Group Coach 
Primary Group(s): White (USAS & SAL Girls)
 
Age Group Coach 
Primary Group(s): White
 
Coach Horton
Volunteer Coach
 
 
 
 
Coaching Staff

Karney Cacciavillano McNear

Director/Head Coach, Head SAL- Boys

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PRIMARY TRAINING GROUPS- NATIONAL/SENIOR/BLACK II
Background:
With over twenty-five years of successful coaching experience, Coach Cacciavillano- McNear has helped swimmers of all levels and abilities to achieve both their athletic and academic goals. Coach has helped to produce qualifiers of Junior Olympics, Sectionals, Futures, Summer/Winter Junior Nationals, U.S. Open, Summer/Winter/Open Water Nationals, Junior Worlds, and numerous All-Americans.
Since taking over at Lower Moreland (LMOR), Coach McNear has helped to produce qualifiers of Junior Olympics, Age Group Zones, Senior Champs, PIAA States, Senior Zones, Sectionals,  Open Water Nationals,  TYR/Dolfin/NCSA Junior Nationals, Winter Champs, Futures, US Open, Scholastic All-Americans, Winter Juinor Nationals and Winter/Summer Nationals and guided Lower Moreland High School swimmers to become a top nationally ranked program, Team State Champions, Team State Runner-up, earn  All-American awards, I ndividual and Relay State titles, National Scholar Team Awards, numerous State finalists, All-State honors, and own numerous Team, Individual, and Relay District Championships. Coach McNear was named the 2018 National Federation of High School Coaches Association's State Coach of the Year and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association's High School Coach of the Year.
As the Director and Head Coach of Northwest Georgia Aquatics (NWGA) and Calhoun High School (CHS) Swim teams, his squad enjoyed rapid growth and achievement. Within the first year of starting the NWGA program and leading CHS, McNear guided a multitude of qualifiers of Sectionals and Georgia Senior and Age Group States, GHSAA States, as well as developed Georgia Summer Recreation League State Champions and finalists. 
During his time as  Director and Head Coach of Titan Aquatics (TA) and  Nova High School (NHS) Swim & Dive and Water Polo teams,  Coach McNear produced twelve All-Americans, fifteen National Scholar Team Awards, thirty-seven FHSAA state finalists, qualifiers and finalists for Junior World Championships, Sectionals, Zones, Senior Champs, and Junior Olympics. He also guided nationally ranked USMS swimmers and helped to improve the swimming careers of hundreds of swimmers. Coach McNear was the 2014 Broward County Coach of the Year.
Coach McNear has been involved in competitive swimming for over forty years and has been a part of USA Swimming since 1979. He began year-round swimming in 1974, then enjoyed a lengthy and successful swimming career becoming, most notably, a United States Olympic Trials qualifier, a full scholarship, All-Conference swimmer for West Virginia University, a two-time US National Champion, and a four-time All-American.
Outside of swimming, Cacciavillano- McNear is a certified teacher in Florida and Pennsylvania for fourteen years and remains a devoted and loving father of eleven year old twin boys and a nine year old girl.

USA Swimming Coaching Experience:
  • Lower Moreland Swimming (PA- MA) 
  • Nortwest Georgia Aquatics (GA- GA) 
  • Titan Aquatics (FL- FGC) 
  • Fort Lauderdale Aquatics (FL- FGC) 
  • Fort Lauderdale Swim Team (FL- FGC) 
  • Patriot Aquatics (FL- FL)
  • Cadet Swimmers (PA- MA)
High School Career Coaching Records (18 Years): 242-64-1 .788 [ 107-40-1 .723  (Girls Swim & Dive), 135-24 .849  (Boys Swim & Dive)]                       
 
Education:
  • M.Ed.- Frostburg State University (MD)
  • B.A.- West Virginia University
  • Also attended Louisiana State University & the University of New Mexico
  • High School- Downingtown (PA)
Certifications/Organizations:                                                          
  • Swim Coach- USA Swimming  (Since 1988)  
  • American Swimming Coaches Association - Level 4
  • National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association  
  • Water Safety Instructor,  Swim Coaches Safety Training, First Aid, AED, & CPR-   American Red Cross
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education - Professional Educator (Social Studies, 7-12)  
  • Florida Department of Education - Professional Educator (Social Science, 6-12)     
Military:
  • Veteran of Foreign Wars-  United States Navy

Jake Harner

Assistant Coach, Head SAL- Girls

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PRIMARY TRAINING GROUP- BLACK I

Jessica Rios

Age Group Coach, SAL- Girls

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PRIMARY TRAINING GROUP- GOLD I

Coach Jessica has competitively swam from the age of 6 years old all the way into her college years. She first started swimming for St Albert the Great and was a part of the first winning season, which is still continuing today. During the summer, she belonged to the Buselton Swim Club where she swam for them as well until the age of 18. In 1996 she joined the Lower Moreland. Jessica went to Archbishop Wood where she swam for all four years and was the team captain her senior year. Swimming was a real passion for her and she continued swimming competitively through her college career. Coach Jess went to Widener University where she swam until the end of her junior year, where she suffered a career ending injury to both of her shoulders. After graduating from Widener University in 2010, she became an assistant coach for Archbishop Wood for 3 years. Jessica is very excited to be back at her old stomping grounds and to help continue the success of Lower Moreland Swimming,

USA Swimming Coaching Experience:  1 year
            
Education:
  • B.A.- Widener University (PA)
  • High School- Archbishop Wood   (PA)
Certifications/Organizations:                                                            
  • Swim Coach- USA Swimming
  • Lifeguard,    Swim Coaches Safety Training, First Aid, AED, & CPR-  American Red Cross

Mary Harrington

Age Group Coach

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Coach Mary started her swimming career at Lower Moreland at the age of 5. Mary continued her swimming career for Jersey Wahoos and Tri Hampton YMCA and La Salle University. She was PIAA All-State for Nazareth Academy and a YMCA National Qualifier. Mary swam at La Salle University from 2015-2017. During her time at La Salle, she pursued her Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting. Mary currently works for PwC as a Core Assurance Associate. Mary coached at the Philadelphia Quartette Club and Lower Makefield Township.

Rachel Orso

Dive Coach

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Dive Coach
 
Rachel Orsi a proud wife and mother of 2 beautiful daughters ages 17 & 11. Coach Rachel runs a virtual health and wellness company, is a Reiki practitioner and is currently in school to be certified as a health and life coach. Rachel has a deep passion for animals and nature, which is where she finds her peace. Fitness is a huge part of her life and she believes that taking care of yourself not only physically but mentally is incredibly important. Self love is what she shows her divers. Both of Coach Rachel's daughters are accomplished divers for the past 10 years, which is where her passion for this sport started. During this time she has assisted dive coaches by judging consistently, supporting the divers both instructionally and emotionally, attending league meetings, paperwork including meet sheets and also training parents to judge. In the summer of 2019, Coach Rachel took over a summer league team as head dive coach and finished with a winning season. Having a good, respectful relationship with her divers is extremely important to her and is how she gets successful results.

Chuck Horton

Volunteer Coach

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VOLUNTEER COACH

Coach Horton is a former Head Coach for Villanova University (four-time Big East Coach of the Year) and The University of Alabama.

Board of Directors

Anna Ferker

President

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Kate Meehan

Treasurer

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Garyn Kobryn

SAL Boys Rep

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Noreen McIntyre

SAL Girls Rep

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