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.
PLEASE CONTACT COACH MCNEAR (KRMCNEAR@GMAIL.COM)
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 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.
2019-2020 Coaching Staff
Director/Head Coach McNear-
Primary Group(s): National, Senior, Black II (USAS & Head SAL Boys)
Assistant Coach Jake-
Primary Group(s): Black I & Gold II (USAS & Head SAL Girls)
Age Group Coach Alyse-
Primary Group(s): Gold I & Gold II (SAL Boys)
Age Group Coach Jess-
Primary Group(s): Gold I (USAS & SAL Girls)
Age Group Coach Elizabeth-
Primary Group(s): White & Gold II (USAS & SAL Girls)
Age Group Coach Marikate-
Primary Group(s): White (USAS & SAL Boys)
Jake Hollis Harner
Assistant Coach, Head SAL- Girls
Coach Jake has been swimming competitively since age 6, where attended and swam for St. Timothy’s and Torresdale swim club in the summers. He also graduated from Father Judge Catholic High School in 2012 while also swimming for Lower Moreland Lightning. Throughout high school Jake was a two-time captain of the swim team and two time state qualifier and two-time State Finalist in the 100 Breast. Jake continued his academic and athletic career at Bloomsburg University from 2012-2016 where he was a 2 time PSAC champion and 5 time All-American. Jake also qualified for and participated in the 2016 Olympic trials in the 100 breaststroke where he finished 31st our of 140 swimmers. Jake has come back to his roots at Lower Moreland, becoming our first-ever Summer National Qualifer and started his coaching career to offer his swimming education and experience as a coach and to provide the swimmers with an opportunity for success, ensuring each swimmer achieves his/her goals and overall potential.
Age Group Coach, SAL Boys
Age Group Coach, SAL- Girls
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,
Age Group Coach, SAL- Girls
Age Group Coach, SAL- Boys
Coach Lauren enters her first season with LMOR. Lauren graduated from Salisbury University where she had an incredible four-year career on the women’s basketball team, winning a conference championship and making an NCAA Division III Elite 8 appearance. Lauren graduated with a degree in exercise science and obtained her certification in personal training from ACSM. After graduation Lauren went on to represent the USA in the Maccabiah games over in Israel, where she won a gold medal! Since then Lauren has been involved in both personal training as well as group fitness, along with coaching youth basketball.
Coach Horton is a former Head Coach for Villanova University (four-time Big East Coach of the Year) and The University of Alabama.
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