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Matt Vogel

Head Coach

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 Coach Vogel has been a USA swim coach for 38 years and is currently at Level 4 in the American Swim Coaches Association. He enjoyed a 16 year competitive swimming career, which included 2 Olympic gold medals, 1 NCAA Div I championship, 2 SEC championships, 7 YMCA National titles and was a member of the 1978 National Championship Tennessee Volunteers. He is the kind of coach that enjoys being in the moment on pool deck whether it be at practice or a meet. Coach Matt is responsible for overseeing the entire program and working directly with Senior I and II and Age Group I-II

 Matt and his wife Michelle, have 5 grown children, 3 who live in Maine, a daughter who lives in Dallas and a son who lives in Charleston, S.C.

Chris Brunette

Assistant Coach

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Chris Brunette has been a member of CMA's coaching staff since 1993 and has been coaching competitive swimmers since 1989. From 1989 to 1991, Chris coached with the Bull's Eye Swim Team in South Portland. From 1991 - 1993, Chris coached with Fast Aquatics in Idaho. In 1994 and 2000, Chris was chosen as an Assistant Coach with the MSI Winter Zone Team. At CMA, Chris is primarily responsible for the development of athletes in the Swim School and the Great White Groups.  Chris has extensive experience working with children ages 13 and under. With 6 years as an American Red Cross swim instructor and over 22 years as a competitive coach, Chris has exhibited a strong and successful foundation in teaching swimming skills. ASCA Level 2 certified, Chris is presently working on Level 3. Chris is a Graduate of the University of Maine with a B.A. in Sociology.

Todd Larlee

Assistant Coach

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Todd has been in the sport of open water swimming and triathlon for over ten years. Prior to moving back to Maine in the beginning of 2015, Todd was coaching and swimming with Gerry Rodrigues and Tower 26 in Los Angeles as well as coaching youth and junior swimmers & triathletes. Todd brings knowledge and an ability to challenge athletes to be the best athlete possible. His goal is to make each and every workout challenging and fun.  Originally from the Auburn area, Todd is enjoying being part of the Maine community again with his wife Heather and two dogs Ciana & Maverick.

Geoff M Hadam

Assistant Coach

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Coach Geoff previously swam for Nautilus from 1986-1991 and once it merged into CMA, he continued swimming with the team until 1998. Qualified at multiple national level meets, including: Junior Nationals and the US Open in backstroke and IM. Previously coached at both Deering HS ('09-'10) and CMA ('12-'14). Geoff is certified ASCA Level 2. He graduated from Purdue University and the University of Maine School of Law. He's occasionally seen at Masters swim meets; however, he still refuses to swim in anything but a pool!

Jessica Blake

Assistant Coach

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