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Erin E Shanahan
Assistant Coach - Pre-Senior
Erin began swimming at age 7 and swam D1 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where she was named team captain her senior year. After graduating in 2001, Erin became a high school teacher and started her coaching career. She has held assistant and lead group coaching positions at a number of swim clubs and high schools in the New England LSC. In 2014, Erin moved to Maine and became an invaluable member of the PPSC coaching team. She currently teaches high school English at Kennebunk High School.
Assistant Coach - Age Group II
Coach Lauren started swimming at the age of 5 with the YMCA of Lewiston Maine. She has always loved being near and in water and trained and competed with PPSC, the Portland YMCA, and her high school team, Deering. Earning her BS in Biology from USM, she worked many years in the field of pharmacy, but felt that something was missing. So, she went back to her first love of water and now works for the City of Portland Aquatics Division as the Aquatic Leader. Lauren and her husband, Travis live in Limington with their two dogs, Josie and Andre, along with three cats, Roger, Anna and Captain. They love hiking and living in the country.
Jennifer Marie Delmonte
Assistant Coach - Age Group I
Jen joined the Portland Porpoise coaching staff in the fall of 2000. She was head coach from 2005-2008 and now works with our Age Group 1 swimmers. A Level 1 certified swim coach, Jen feels that "it's important to encourage all children to learn to swim through competitive swimming". She shares her love of swimming with her 3 children, 2 of whom hold Maine Swimming (MSI) records.
Assistant Coach - Futures
Colleen helps coach our Futures group and is also the Aquatic Supervisor for the City of Portland. Her past coaching positions include: Head Coach of KVYMCA Stingrays (Augusta, ME); Assistant Coach for Seacoast Swim Club (Cumberland, ME); Co-Head Coach for TCST (Lewiston-Auburn, ME); Head Coach for West Roxbury/Roslindale YMCA (Greater Boston, MA); and Assistant Coach for Leatherstocking Swim Team (Utica, NY). Colleen's competitive swimming experience includes: Leatherstocking Swim Team as an age-grouper; St. Michael's College (VT) as a DII student; and continues to participate in Masters competitions as a member of Maine Masters Swim Club. Colleen lives in Lewiston with her husband and 2 youngs sons.
Jacob Alexander Morgan Powers
Assistant Coach - Senior I & II
Drylands Coach and Assistant Swim Coach
As a former PPSC and Deering High School swimmer, Jessica now helps coach our next generation of swimmers. She spent 13 years swimming competitively (for PTSC, Westbrook Seals and finally PPSC) and also swam collegiately at Plymouth State before returning home to USM. Jessica’s collegiate career was short lived due to shoulder injuries, but her love for swimming never died. Jessica began her coaching career with Coastal Maine Aquatics in the fall of 2015, where she worked with all levels of swimmers but primarily age group swimmers. Jessica recently graduated from USM with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. While finishing up her degree, she interned at a local strength and conditioning studio training high school athletes all over southern Maine. Jessica is very excited to share her knowledge of swimming as well as strength and conditioning with the PPSC team.
Erin Anne Gagnon
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