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Head Coach:

Suzi Boccanfuso

Contact information is sboccanfuso@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org or 207-856-9600 x 214.

2016-2017 Stripers YMCA Coaches

Coach Suzi grew up in Maine and swam for the Univeristy of Maine, where she recieved her degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education.  Prior to college Suzi primarly swam for the Portland Porpoises with Phil Baker as the head coach. Further, Suzi coached the Bartlett High School Swim Team from 2001-2005 in Alaska, as well as the Masters Team at the Anchorage Community YMCA from 2001-2004.

Suzi and her family moved back to Maine in 2015, where she previoulsy worked at the Casco Bay YMCA as an assistant coach/lifeguard/ swim instructor/ water aerobics instructor.

 

 

Coaching Staff

Thomas Green

Assistant Coach

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2013 Maine Swimming Assistant Coach of the Year!!!!!!!!!

Tom Green was born and raised in Connecticut and swam for the Westport/Weston Y Water Rats from the age of six until the age of eighteen. After graduating from Staples High School in Westport, CT he was accepted to the Old Dominion University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation.

Coach Tom has over twenty-five years of coaching experience. During this time he has been the head coach with the Sailfish Swim Team at the Penobscot Bay Y and Brunswick High School. In 2003, while coaching in Brunswick, he was named Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference girls' coach of the year. He was a member of the Pine Tree Swim Club coaching staff at the Portland Y before coming to the Casco Bay Y.

While having his teaching degree and certification, Tom has been looking for a full time teaching position. In the mean time Tom has had several Ed Tech positions and long term subbing positions in area schools. Tom is also the summer camp director in Falmouth. If you see him around be sure to say hi! 

Patti Drew

Assistant Coach

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At the age of 10 Patti (Seiders) Drew started her swimming career off with the Boothbay YMCA Dolphins. In her junior year of high school at Lincoln Academy she was the Maine State High School 100 Butterfly Champion! She went on to swim for 4 years at the University of Maine in Orono. The following year she was an assistant coach for the women’s team at the University of Maine at Orono.

The next year Patti started her successful age group coaching career as an assistant for Seacoast Swim Club in Cumberland. She was an assistant there for 8 years. At this point she took a position working for Fluid Mechanics Inc. for a year and a half in New Jersey.

At this point the Head Coach position at Seacoast was open which she applied for and was offered the position. She remained the head coach there for 11 years, until her son Spencer was born. During her 11 years at Seacoast the team placed in the top 6 out of 20 teams at the Maine Swimming Winter Championships 7 times. In one of those years the boys team placed in the top 3. The team also won the 8 and under championships 2 years and placed second in another. About 30 swimmers went on to represent Maine Swimming at the Eastern Zone Championship Meet and had 3 sectional qualifiers. In 2005 Patti was named the Maine Swimming Coach of the Year!

Patti had known the Head Coach at the Casco Bay YMCA, Dan St.Pierre, for many years. When Spencer was old enough to get into the pool Patti and Spencer joined he Casco Bay YMCA as members. Seeing the value of the knowledge that Patti possessed Head Coach Dan St.Pierre offered Patti an opportunity to still coach while focusing on starting her family. Starting in the fall of 2010 Patti became an assistant coach for the Casco Bay YMCA Swim Team primarily working with the swimmers 11 and older. Patti’s second child Chelsea was born in the fall of 2011. We are looking forward to having her around for many years to come!