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Coaches & Directors
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Coaching Staff

Mitchell Zackowski

Head Coach

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Debbi Cancro

Head Girls Coach

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Sean Hodgins

Head Boys Coach

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Coaching Experience:
PVAC Guppy Coach (Beginner Swimmers)- 2009-2012
Perkiomen Valley High School Summer Program Coach- 2017
Skippack Summer Swim Team- 2018
Perkiomen Valley High School Cross Country Coach- Current (First Year)
Perkiomen Valley High School Indoor Track Distance Coach- This Winter
Perkiomen Valley High School Outdoor Track Distance Coach- This Spring

Personal: Attended Perkiomen Valley from Kindergarten to graduation. Just recently graduated from Bloomsburg University in the spring of 2018 with my Masters in Education, Bachelors in History, and a minor in Political Science. I am qualified to be a Secondary Education (7-12) Social Studies Teacher. I am currently a substitute teacher at Perk Valley, Spring-Ford, Methacton, and other schools in the area. I swam with PVAC from 2001-2013, Skippack Swim Team 2002-2012, and the High School Swim Team for all four years from 2009-2013.

Achievements: I was part of the Perkiomen Valley High School Swim Team that won three PAC-10 and Chest-Mont Champions from 2010-2013. I qualified for States in swimming as well as in Cross Country during my high school career. Still a member of the 200 Medley Relay team that holds the Pool Record at Perkiomen Valley. I ran Division II Cross Country at Bloomsburg University for one year.

Philosophy of Coaching: I believe it is important to build personal relationships with our athletes to generate success.
 

Becky Strawbridge

Assistant Coach

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Coaching Experience: Becky has been involved with teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding, since 2008 both at Perkiomen Valley and Upper Perkiomen Valley. She was one of the assistant coaches for the Upper Perkiomen Valley Summer Swim team in 2009 and 2010.

Personal: Becky is a 2014 graduate of Albright College where she studied Sociology. Prior to Albright, Becky was a graduate of Perkiomen Valley in 2010. Becky swam on the high school team for 4 years, played water polo her senior year, and was a member of PVAC. She began her swimming career at age 11 on the Upper Perkiomen swim team, going on to be a captain/coach her junior and senior year of high school.

Achievements: Becky received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree at Albright College and currently works in King of Prussia as a travel consultant at Liberty Travel. She was captain of the Perkiomen Valley High School Team her senior year, as well as captain of the Upper Perkiomen summer swim team her junior/senior year.

Philosophy of Coaching: “Encourage my swimmers to work with me. I think that a partnership will ensure that we both reach the best possible versions of ourselves as swimmers, coaches, and people. If I can get one swimmer to look back and say, “wow – swimming taught me so much about life and made me who I am today”, my job is fulfilled. My three pillars to helping athletes achieve swimming success are: Technique, Setting Goals, and Growth”.

Tom Hayes

Assistant Coach

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Ian Jackson

Assistant Coach

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Andrew Derrick

Assistant Coach

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Heather Valentino

Dive Coach

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Alex Julias

Assistant Dive Coach

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Evan Brzoska

Assistant Dive Coach

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Board of Directors

Duane Gutshall

President

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Lauren Bruzek

Co-Vice President

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Rebecca McElwee

C0-Vice President

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Maria Van Buren

C0-Vice President

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Pamela Sills

Webmaster

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Patti Fiore

Secretary

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Kristy Crothers

Diving Representative

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Jennifer Gutshall

USA Representative

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Kathleen Stengel

Treasurer

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Frank Giordani

SAL Girls Representative

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Divya Hemanth

SAL Boys Representative

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