P. Casey Coble
Head Coach, Senior Coach
Casey is an alumni of LAC
who has returned to coach the team. As Head Coach, he oversees the
entire LAC competitive swim program, working directly with the
Senior and Senior Prep training groups.
Casey took over as the Head
Coach of LAC in August of 2008. In the time he has been Head Coach
the team has broken over 80 team records including multiple relay
records. The LAC boys have won the Spring Sectional meet in
2015 and 2016, were runners up in 2017, and the girls have placed
in the top 5 3 different years. He has also coached a 3x PIAA state
record holder, swimmers who have won a combined 11 PIAA titles,
multiple individual and relay Sectional Champions, a USA Junior
National finalist, 8 USA Summer Junior National individual
qualifiers, 2 National Select Camp qualifiers, a Diversity Select
Camp qualifier, and a member of the USA Swimming National Youth
Team and Jr. Pan Pac team. In 2012 Casey was chosen to be an
assistant coach for the USA Swimming National Select Camp at the
Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Prior to becoming the Head
Coach Casey came back to LAC to coach under, then Head Coach,
Charlie Fry. Casey worked mostly with the Age Group A (now Senior
Prep) and the Age Group B (now Advanced Age Group and Age Group).
While coaching in this capacity he had swimmers place Top 16
nationally in their age group, broke multiple LAC club records, and
coached the 13-14 girls to winning Junior Olympics in
Before coaching at LAC,
Casey was the assistant coach for Durham Academy in Durham, NC from
As a swimmer at LAC, Casey
was a 3 time Jr National Champion, qualified and swam both the 200
and 400IM at the 2000 Olympic Trials and placed 20th in the 200IM
at the 2001 Summer Nationals. Casey still holds several LAC team
records. A graduate of North Carolina where he
Casey is ASCA Level
Coach Margaret is excited
to be coaching on deck again with LAC and Coach Casey. After taking
a year off to spend quality time with her family, Margaret is ready
to hop back in the saddle.
Coach Margaret began her
coaching career in Delaware County, Pa. coaching summer teams, as
well as at private high schools and colleges.
Upon graduation from
Widener University, where she also swam, Margaret joined the work
force as an Aquatic director at a local YMCA, special needs
instructor, and swim coach. After the move to Lancaster, Margaret
continued her coaching career at LAC as well as being an aide at
local private schools. Margaret and family currently live in
Manheim where she also teaches toddler and preschool
Margaret is a level 3 ASCA
Age Group Coach
Coach Amanda joined LAC in
September of 2015.
She started swimming when
she was 10 years old in a summer league in Coatesville, PA.
After her first season, she started winter swimming for a very
small club, Mary McNear's Cadet Swimmers (what do you mean you've
never heard of it?!), in West Chester, PA. Around the age of
14 she joined Suburban Swim Club and continued to swim there until
she graduated from high school. From there, she went to
Drexel University where she considers herself fortunate to be able
to on a scholarship for swimming.
Coach Amanda began her
coaching careerby teaching swim lessons to younger kids at the pool
she lifeguarded at as a teenager. During her senior year in
high school, she was an Assistant Coach for Wagontown Swim Club for
one season and then Coatesville Country Club for two seasons.
She continued to give private and small group lessons. Coach
Amanda loves coaching and is excited to be back in the saddle
again! Coach Amanda enjoys watching the kids accomplish their
goals, whether it's just being able to swim one lap without
stopping or getting a faster time. Most importantly, she
enjoys seeing the kids have fun in the process :)
Coach Amanda works full
time at Highmark as a financial analyst (numbers, numbers, numbers
all day long). She is married to a pretty awesome
guy named Chad who works for UPS. She has a daughter named
Natalie is 2 years old in December of 2015.
Advanced Age Group Coach
Coach Erin began swimming
at age 9 for Golden Meadows Swim team. After liking summer swimming
so much, she began to swim year round for Lancaster Aquatic Club.
Erin swam for LAC for nine years before swimming for two more years
at Lock Haven University. During her swimming career she was
awarded the LAC sportsmanship award as well as holding four high
school records. During college she was a PSAC qualifier in the 200
fly and 100 fly. Her favorite strokes are butterfly, backstroke, IM
and underwater kicking.
Erin began coaching by
volunteering for Golden Meadows swim team at the age of 15. When
she was 19 she began assistant coaching SECA swim team for two
summers and is now an assistant coach at Bent Creek swim team. Erin
has been teaching swim lessons for five years. Erin is very excited
to start coaching LAC saying: “I look forward to coaching at
LAC and hopes to be as great as Margaret and Casey were during my
years as a swimmer.”
Erin graduated in 2015 from
Lock Haven University with a degree in advertising and public
relations. She is currently enrolled at PA college of Health
Sciences where she hopes to get a masters degree in nursing to
pursue a career in cardiac rehabilitation. In her free time she
enjoys baking, going to the gym and spending time with her two
dogs, Harleigh and Willie.
Senior Prep Coach
My name is Aaron Eckman and
I am from the small town of New Holland. I started swimming when I
was 4 years old on the New Holland Dolphins swim team and have
never stopped to this day. I started swimming with LAC at 10 years
old in 2003 which was close to the same year our head coach Casey
Coble started assistant coaching. Freestyle is my favorite stroke
and I prefer to do distances more than a 200, along with an
occasional open water race. A race I will always remember would be
my first 1650 freestyle because at the end of that race, Casey came
up to me and said, “I hope you liked that event because you
get to swim it again at JO’s!” Ever since this moment,
I have enjoyed distance events and anything that would test my
endurance. When I’m not coaching, I am working at Well-Span
Ephrata Community Hospital as a night shift security officer. I
also enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outside,
and swimming on my own to keep up with the young swimmers on the
team. I recently graduated from Messiah College with a
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice while swimming on the
Messiah College swim team for 4 seasons. My favorite quote was on
the back of an old LAC t-shirt “Set your goals high and
don’t stop until you get there!”
Coach Katie began coaching when she was 14 on her summer swim
team. Since then, she has volunteer coached for Roslyn Swim Team,
led her own swim summer camp at Westtown School, and has given many
Coach Katie began her swim career at the age of 6 on Roslyn Swim
Team where she soon after fell in love with the sport. She quickly
joined the local swim club Golden Ram Aquatics in West Chester, PA.
She swam competitively through high school, setting many of the
school records. Coach Katie was recruited to swim for Loyola
University, but transferred to Franklin and Marshall
College after her freshman year, where she continued her swimming
career through her junior year.
Coach Katie will graduate from Franklin and Marshall college in
the spring of 2018 with a joint degree in Environmental Studies and
Anthropology. In her free time, Katie enjoys training for
triathlon, competing in races, cooking, and spending time outside.
Coach Hope is an LAC alumni
who is very excited to join the club again!
She graduated from Penn
Manor high school in 2009 and went off to Lycoming College where
she earned a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She also
swam for the warriors all 4 years and was part of their winning MAC
championship team in 2010. She primarily swam the 200 fly and 400
IM in college. She graduated in 2013 and went off to Lock Haven
University to receive her Masters in Health Science degree. Hope
has now returned to Lancaster where she works as a Physician
Assistant with Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.
When not working, Hope
enjoys football games, hiking, spending time with friends &
family and hanging out with her Portuguese water dog, Baloo (yes,
he loves to swim too!).
Coach Cat began swimming at the age of 5 with
Coatesville Country Club Summer Swim Team. After relocating to
Lancaster County, Cat and her brother, Todd, joined LAC in 2007
under Coach Casey Coble. Cat attended Conestoga Valley High School
where she was a co-captain in her junior and senior year, as well
as a three-time school record holder in the 100 fly, 200 IM, and
500 freestyle. Cat continued her academic and swimming career at
Ursinus College under Coach Mark Feinberg. While at Ursinus, Cat
studied Communications and Business Management, was a Resident
Advisor, and helped the Lady Bear’s capture 4 Centennial
Conference Championship titles and complete 4 undefeated seasons.
Her primary events included: 200 butterfly, 200 backstroke, 100
butterfly, and 400 IM.
When Cat is not on the pool deck, she enjoys
supporting her brother, Todd, a member of the Men’s Swim Team
at the U.S. Naval Academy, hanging with friends, going on runs, and
spending time with her two cats.
will be mostly assisting with the Age Group