Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Matt Scott Montgomery

Head Coach


Matt moved to Maine from the Virgin Islands with his wife, Jessica, in 1998. He started in the Aquatics Department as an Assistant Swim Coach and Instructor. After serving for several years as the Aquatic Director, Matt moved on to Membership and Marketing. He is in charge of helping spread the news of the Y to the community. He also coaches the DEFY Dolphins Swim Team and the Master’s Swim Program.
With DEFY since 1998.

Brian Townsend

Regional Aquatics Dir.


Brian grew up swimming and working at the Bath Area Family YMCA *(LRSC) where he first started coaching. In 1998, he started the Strippers swim team at the Casco Bay YMCA. He later went to the Cape Cod YMCA in 2000 where he helped rebuild the swim team program. Brian also Coached the Barnstable High School Swim Team from 2003-2005. In 2005, he took the position as Head Coach at the Wareham YMCA, (part of YMCA Southcoast) where he started the Riptides Swim Team. In 2009, he and his wife decided to move back to Maine where he became the Aquatics Director at the Casco Bay YMCA and coach of the Yarmouth High School and Middle School teams. in 2014 he and his wife decided to move to Blue Hill where he has worked as a self-employed carpenter and property manager for several estates in the area. Brian is also the Down East Family YMCA's Regional Aquatics Director.

Board of Directors

Peter Farragher



Jean wood

Associate Executive


Jessica Montgomery

Child Care Director