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Coaches & Directors

 
 

Coaching Staff

Aaron E Workman

NLAC Head Coach, Senior Coach

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Aaron Workman 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 Pittsburgh. 

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 program(ECAC).

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 Macon. 

Jaime L Workman

Senior Coach

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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 club, ANSC.

Jaime is currently entering her 15th year in education as a sixth-grade teacher at Mt. Nittany Middle School.

 

Bradley E Gibble

Lead Age Group Coach

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Bradley is the coach of the junior group. This is his second year coaching for NLAC. He is currently attending Penn State to pursue a bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering.

Bradley joined Big Cat Aquatics (now NLAC) as a 6-year-old and swam with BCAT/NLAC until the end of his 15-year swimming career. HIs family moved to Paris for 6 months in 2009 where he swam for Lagardère Paris Racing. At French Nationals (ages 11-13), he placed top 8 in 3 events. Bradley has won high point awards at the Pitt Christmas Invite, summer and winter Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics. Since the start of NLAC, he has broken numerous team records. He broke a Pitt Christmas Invite meet record in the 4 IM. He qualified for Winter Junior Nationals in several events as a junior and senior in high school.

Bradley also swam for the State College Area High School team. He won 9 events at the PIAA district meets, broke 3 district meet records and qualified for PIAA States all four years. At states, he made finals in 6 events in his junior and senior years. He broke 3 team records on the high school team and was an Academic All-American. Bradley went on to swim at Columbia University for his freshman year. He won the C final in the 200 butterfly with a USA Swimming Winter Nationals cut at the Ivy League Championships. As a redshirt sophomore, Bradley swam for Penn State in the fall of 2016.

Bradley looks forward to continuing to bring his experience and knowledge to help the kids develop their skills and learn to love the sport that has given him so much.

 

Ally Yoder

L2BC/Novice/Novice Blue Coach

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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. 

Mike Laskowski

Novice/Novice Blue Coach

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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 coaching staff!

Megan Schuchert

Novice Coach

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Megan grew up in State College and started competitive swimming at the age of 12.  She swam at the University of Pittsburgh with her favorite events being breaststroke and IM.  She was an event scorer at the Big East Championships, a Big East Academic All-American all four years and a team captain her senior year.  She studied Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition at Pitt and also has a Master’s degree in Nutrition from Penn State.  She has been a Kinesiology Instructor at Penn State for the past 15 years. 

Her husband Joe, was a diver at the University of Pittsburgh and they have 3 kids with her oldest Brady swimming in the Junior Group at NLAC.  She is excited to be back into coaching as it has something she has done previously in State College and Pittsburgh.