Aaron E Workman
NLAC Head Coach, Senior Coach
Aaron Workman an ASCA Level 4
coach and is our Lead Senior Coach. He has extensive
experience coaching at the college and club levels. Has
developed and coached, 4 Olympians from 3 different countries.
Multiple USA, Canadian, German, Irish, Hungarian, South African
National Team members, numerous All-Americans, and Olympic Trial
qualifiers during his time as a coach with the University of North
Carolina, Penn State University, the University of
Pittsburgh, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and Team
2019-2020: Helped to coach,
develop and grow NLAC, while having swimmers qualify for the Middle
Atlantic Swimming Junior Olympics, Speedo Sectionals, Speedo
Futures and the 2020-21 USA swimming Olympic Trials. Coached
National High School Record Holder in the 50 free Matt Brownstead
(19.24). Had 4 swimmers sign and declare to compete at 3 different
Division I swimming programs (ACC,Big Ten,MAC) and 1 Division III
A four-year letterman at the
University of Kentucky, Workman earned All-America accolades four
times, was named to the academic All-SEC performer during each of
his seasons on campus and was an academic All-America pick in 2001.
The freestyle sprinter helped Kentucky to four consecutive top-20
finishes at the NCAA Championships, including a 17th place finish
in 2001 when he earned All-America honors in four relay events.
Workman also competed in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Workman absolutely loves the
sport of swimming. It has been a part of his life
since joining a team at 4 years old. He hopes to
help athletes appreciate the opportunities that the sport of
swimming can bring to their lives and help them create a roadmap to
achieve their goals.
Workman earned his Bachelor of
Science degree in broadcasting from Kentucky in 2001. He is married
to former Kentucky All-American swimmer Jaime Siegele. The couple
resides in State College, Pa. with their two children, Molly and
Jaime L Workman
The 2019-2020 season will begin
Jaime’s 4th year coaching for NLAC.
Having spent most summer days at
the pool, Jaime started her swimming career at her neighborhood
summer pool with her sisters at the age of seven. Her USA Swimming
career began at age 10 when she started training with Allegheny
North Swim Club in Pittsburgh, where she competed at Zone, Junior
and Senior National meets. Jaime later swam for North Allegheny
High School where she was a school and state record holder. She was
part of three consecutive state championship teams, numerous relay
state championships and an individual state champion in the 50
Free. After high school she attended the University of
Kentucky, majoring in Elementary Education, where she was a 3 time
All-American, 4 time Academic All-American and school record
holder. She also competed in the 2000 Olympic Team Trials.
After college, Jaime moved to
Columbus, Ohio to start her teaching career in the Olentangy Local
School District. There she was an assistant swim coach for
Olentangy High School for one year and then head coach of the
Liberty High School boys team for 2 years. Upon returning to
Pittsburgh, Jaime coached swimmers from ages 4-14 back at her home
Jaime is currently entering her
15th year in education as a sixth-grade teacher at Mt. Nittany
L2BC/Novice/Novice Blue Coach
Ally is the coach of the Novice
and Novice Blue groups. This is her first year of coaching for
NLAC. She is currently a sophomore attending Penn State University
with a major in meteorology.
Ally has been swimming since the
age of seven. She swam for Lower Paxton Aquatic Club and
Heatherfield Swim Team for 12 seasons and made it to the highest
championship meet each season. She swam for Central Dauphin High
School where she made AAA Districts three times and was captain
senior year. She currently swims for the Penn State Club Swim team
and competed in Nationals at Ohio State last year.
Ally has coached Heatherfield Swim
Team for four years and also teaches private swim lessons during
the summer. Swimming has always been a big part of her life and she
is excited to bring her passion to NLAC.
Novice/Novice Blue Coach
Mike grew up outside of
Seattle, Washington and started swimming at the age of six and
continued through college. He was a breaststroker from the very
beginning. He swam for Penn State where he was a four year letter
winner, a point scorer at Big Tens, and a member of the 1999 Big
Ten Championship team.
Mike has stayed on the
East Coast since coming to Penn State and has lived in State
College for twelve years. He has two sons that swim for NLAC and
works as a school counselor at Gray's Woods Elementary. He has
coached youth sports for several years, and has finally decided to
give his main sport a shot. He's very excited to be part of the
Novice/Novice Blue Coach
Hurst loves the sport of swimming. Matt has coached all three
NCAA divisions, USA swim teams, YMCA, and summer league. His
favorite part of the sport is watching athletes achieve their goals
and grow as people through their athletic experiences. "I'm
excited for the opportunity to give back to our sport and help our
athletes develop a love for the water."