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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 Lisa Losh, our aquatics director.

Coaching Staff

Kelly Donlevy

Head Coach

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Our head coach has been a devoted swimmer since she was 10 years old. She had a very successful career as a USS swimmer on Long Island, followed by a spot on The University of Maryland women’s team. These days, Kelly is still in the water, competing in triathlons every summer. She believes young swimmers should love the sport in order to be successful and tries to focus on the positives of every swim, be it at practice or a meet.

Kathy Forrestal

Assistant Coach

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Kathy is a longtime member of the Barracuda staff and remembers just about every Barracuda who has gone through our water in the past 10 years or so. Kathy can find a way to connect in a positive way with every swimmer and create strong athlete/coach connections. Kathy was a swimmer at Drew University, specializing in breaststroke and is now an avid hiker.

Nicole Mulligan

Junior Development Coach

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Bio: Nicole joined the CIY Barracudas coaching staff after completing 5 years as a successful member of the team. Nicole competed at YMCA Nationals twice as a member of our successful women’s relay teams, and is currently studying at Adelphi University. Nicole has made a positive impact in our Mini-Cudas and Cudas programs with her ability to present challenging workouts while still focusing on stroke development

Karl Pepe

Assistant Coach

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Karl is another Barracuda alum having been a member of our team during his early years as a competitive swimmer. Karl has made an immediate impact on the team with his challenging workouts for our younger swimmers but also enjoys challenging the older swimmers to reach their full potential.