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OJR Aquatics Club Board is here to support our families and community.

Questions related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs? Contact one of your coaches. 

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Coaching Staff

Michelle Fisher

Head Swim Coach

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Coach Michelle started swimming when she was six years old. She swam at Reading YMCA, Amity Aquatics Club, and West Chester University. She has coached at the Phoenixville YMCA, Upper Merion Aquatics Club, and has been the head swim coach of the OJR Aquatics Club Team since 2017. Coach Michelle's favorite stroke is breaststroke and her favorite event is the IM.

Bob Schweitzer

Head Dive Coach

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Coach Bob swam and dove for the Pottstown YMCA, OJR High School, and Kutztown State College. He has been the head dive coach for the OJR Aquatics Club Team since 1995. Bob is also a certified swimming and diving official. His favorite dives are the reverse dive and any kind of twisting summersaults.

Bob Fisher

Assistant Head Swim Coach

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Coach Bob started swimming when he was eight years old. He swam for Sunnybrook pool, Pottstown YMCA, The Hill School, and competed in Masters Swimming. He has coached at the Phoenixville YMCA, Upper Perk Aquatics Club, and has been coaching for the OJR Aquatics Club since 2017. Coach Bob's favorite stroke is butterfly and his favorite event is the 100 fly.

Marty Zackowski

Assistant Head Swim Coach

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Coach Marty started swimming when he was six years old. He swam at the Pottstown YMCA,  Sunnybrook Swim Team, Tigersharks, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has coached for Tigersharks and the Pottstown YMCA. Coach Marty was a distance swimmer in college. His favorite stroke is Butterfly and his favorite event is the 1000 Freestyle.

Bridget Winn

Swim Coach

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Meghan McCullough

Swim Coach

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Coach Meghan is in her third season coaching with OJR. Fun Fact, the very first team that Meghan started swimming with was the OJR Age Group team when she was 6 years old. Meghan swam for 12 years including her time with OJR Age Group, Pottstown YMCA, Hillside and OJR High School.  Her favorite stroke was freestyle, and her favorite events were 50 free and 500 free.

Ashley Milone

Swim Coach

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Coach Ashley has 4 children, Jocelyn 10, Colton 8, Lucy 5, Eva 3, and is married to Tony.  Swimming has been a huge part of her life.  Starting at age 5, Ashley continued with swimming through college graduating from Bloomsburg University.  After receiving her teaching degree she went on to educate children ages 6 weeks to 12 years age.  Having her own children and a degree in education has driven her towards coaching.  Coach Ashley has coached at Pottstown YMCA the past 4 years. Her son, Colton, started swimming 2 years ago and shares her enthusiasm for the sport.  Ashley looks forward to coaching this year for OJR and continuing her participation in the sport of swimming.

Kate Wark

Swim Coach

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Coach Kate is extremely excited to be joining the coaching staff this year. She is fortunate enough to have many exciting things happening over the next few months. Kate will be starting a new position as a School Counselor for the Octorara School District, she's getting married in November, and she gets to start working with all of our OJRAC swimmers!!  Kate started her competitive swimming career at the young age of four and continued year round until she graduated college. Like many swimmers, Kate couldn’t stay away from the pool and spent her summers lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons. She absolutely loves the sport and is forever thankful for the lifelong friendships she gained from it.  Coach Kate is looking forward to a great season of getting to know everyone and helping each swimmer reach their goals in the pool!

Lauren Schubert

Swim Coach

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Coach Lauren started swimming competitively at the age of 6. She swam through high school and 3 years of college at Millersville University.  Lauren started coaching at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped. She loves the environment, teaching the swimmers and seeing them grow and improve in the sport. She has coached for different teams in the area and is excited to be back at OJR. Lauren's favorite stroke is backstroke.

Nick Cassa

Swim Coach

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Coach Nick started swimming competitively when he was twelve. Nick swam at the Pottstown YMCA and is an OJR Aquatics Club alumni!  Nick's favorite stroke is breaststroke and his favorite event is the 200 IM.

Ava M Lasmanis

Junior Swim Coach

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Coach Ava is a sophomore at Owen J. Roberts High School. She started swimming at age 9, and is a recent alumni of the Owen J. Roberts Aquatics Club team. She is excited to be returning to the OJRAC family as a junior coach this year, primarily working with the pre-teamers. She can’t wait to make this an awesome season full of growth and progress for everyone.

Amy Demberger

Swim Coach

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Coach Amy is very excited to be joining the OJR team this winter! She has been swimming since she was 5 years old.  Amy has been coaching at Pottstown Y for the last three years and this summer was an assistant coach for the Amity Blue Marlins swim team.  Amy has a 13 year old son who used to swim ... he’s what brought her to coaching at Pottstown while he was swimming there.  Now he does Football and wrestling. Amy really enjoyed coaching swimming, so she stayed with it after her son stopped swimming.

Jessica Wieber

Swim Coach

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Board of Directors

Deb Suessmuth

President

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Jocelyn Spieth

Vice President

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Susan Wood

Treasurer

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Beth Davison

Secretary

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Nicole Czarnecki

Member at Large (Food Court Coordinator)

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Lauren Schnell

Member at Large (Apparel Coordinator)

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Julie Spencer

Member at Large (USA Swim Coordinator)

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Holly Kreider

Member at Large (Volunteer Coordinator)

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Bob Brobst

Member at Large (Records Coordinator)

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