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Trevor William Edmunds

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Trevor Edmunds joins the Northern York County YMCA after spending the previous 3 seasons as the lead assistant coach of the Greater Burlington YMCA Dynamo Swim Team and 2 seasons as the Head Coach of the Burlington Country Club Swim Team. Trevor swam for much of his life for both teams and went on to swim for the University of Vermont Club Swim Team and play water polo at UVM as well. He enjoys developing a passion for swimming with his athletes and focuses on race analysis and detailed stroke technique to improve his swimmers performance. Besides coaching, Trevor is an Instructor Trainer for the American Red Cross and teaches basic lifeguarding & CPR/First Aid classes and lifeguarding instructor level courses. He is currently an ASCA Level 2 coach and is working towards his Level 3 certification. Outside of the pool, Trevor enjoys going on hikes and swims with his 2.5 year old Wheaten Terrier, Nuala as well as rooting for any of the Boston professional sports teams.

Lynn Steward

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Coach Lynn heads into her third year with the coaching staff, working primarily with Group 3. Lynn also runs our Group 3 dryland program. Lynn has loved swimming and everything to do with the water since she was really young, and swam all though school. In high school Lynn was also on a synchronized swim team. Lynn started coaching tri-athletes 7 years ago, has been the assistant coach of Saco middle school for 5 years. Lynn has been teaching swim lessons since high school, and has helped out with the Manta Rays in the past with dryland conditioning. Presently, Lynn is a personal trainer at Quest Fitness and also works at the Michael Phelps skill center. Coach Lynn loves sharing her enthusiasm for the sport with the swimmers and seeing them improve and reach their goals. Lynn is a proud parent to 3 of our Manta Rays swimmers Chris, Elias, and Mary.

Leia Lowery

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Coach Leia Lowery heads into her 5th year of coaching the Manta Rays, working primarily with Groups 3 and 1. She started swimming competitively at an early age and swam through High school. She is a USA certified coach.  She believes that swimming builds all around character and sportsmanship.  It is important to her to teach swimmers not only to be better competitors, but better team-mates, and all around people.  The lessons of hard-work, diligence, teamwork, sacrifice and endurance are skills that can be applied anywhere in a swimmers life.  Teaching the kids to be well rounded and connect the lessons they learn in the pool to the rest of their life on land is key.  She is the proud parent to 3 of our Manta Ray swimmers Marshall, Caroline, and Henry.

Andy Gilbert

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Returning to the team for the 2016-2017 swim season, Coach Andy brings 7 years of coaching experience with him. Andy swam competitively for Biddeford High School, doing doubles with the Manta Rays for 3 seasons. Andy previously served as an assistant coach with the Manta Rays Swim Team for 4 seasons, and as Head Coach for 3 seasons. In the interim, Andy has been working on his fishing skills and at IDEXX Labs in Westbrook. Having coached the Manta Rays before, Andy is excited to be back on deck. Andy currently resides in Biddeford with his fiancé Kate.

Lia Langeveld

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Coach Lia heads into her 13th year coaching, primarily working with Groups 1 & 2.  Lia was the head coach at the Lima YMCA in Lima, Ohio for 3 years from 2004-2007.  During her time there, she had multiple YMCA Nationals & Zones qualifiers, a top 10 National 9-10 relay and a National Finalist in the 50 Breaststroke.
 
Lia moved to Maine in 2007 where she was the head coach of the Manta Rays from 2007-2011, with another National qualifier, multiple New England qualifiers and team records being broken.  During that time, the team grew from 45-120.  From 2011-2015, Lia was the head coach of the Portland Y Polar Bears. During her time there, the team grew steadily from 50-90, with State Champion relay & individual Y champions, New England qualifiers and a Zone qualifier.  
 
For the 2015-2016 season, Lia was an assistant coach for Portland while she focused on coaching CrossFit.  Lia is excited to be back coaching with the Manta Rays for this season. Outside of the pool, she can be found lifting weights, competing in Powerlifting competitions or reading.    

Bob Girard

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Coach Bob Girard heads into his 4th year coaching with the Manta Rays. Coach Bob grew up swimming and was the former head coach of Canoe City Swim club in Old Town, ME as well as the head swim coach at Kennebunk high school. His infectious positive attitude is on full display when he coaches and interacts with the kids.  Coach Bob heads up our Saturday Mentor Practices.

John Brady

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An active member of the Manta Ray swimming since 2003 when his daughters Katherine and Mariah joined the team.   His personal goal as a coach is to see the swimmers reach their individual and team goals, and exceed them, and to foster the  values of hard work and achievement: show up, honor your teammates with effort, and do things correctly.  He is our USA Parent Rep and can be found coaching at most of our USA meets.  Experience: 6th season as a volunteer coach beginning with the infamous "blue group“ ASCA Level 2 USA  and YMCA Coaching Certified. Registered US Maine Master swimmer and member of the "Manta Grays".

Parent Advisory Comittee (MRPAC)

Jenny Cowing

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John Brady

USA Swimming Parent Liason

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Bob Alling

Website Manager

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Swimmer Recognition

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Ann Burton

Assistant Coach (Parent)

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Nancy Leonard

Parent Rep, Seniors

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Leah Beane

Social Director

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Allison Maurer

Social Director

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Philanthropy Coordinator

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Splash-a-thon Coordinator

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