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Trevor William Edmunds

Head Coach

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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

Assistant Coach

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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.

Will York

Assistant Coach

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Coach Will joins the NYCY team for his second year. He brings four years of  coaching experience for both PTSC, and University of Maine Swim Club. He has been apart of the Maine swimming community for the past 19 years. Swimming for South Portland High School, PTSC, University of Maine Varsity Program, University of Maine Swim Club, and now Maine Masters. He previously served as the head coach for the University of Maine Swim Club for three years. Additionally he works at Scarborough High School. In his free time he enjoys running, swimming, and training for triathlons and running events. To this day he competes in open water and master events. Coach Will is excited to join the NYCY family.

Briana Lefebvre

Assistant Coach

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Briana Kells Lefebvre joins the team this year as a first-time assistant coach after volunteering in 2017.  Bri is very excited to share her love, passion, and knowledge for the sport with younger developing swimmers. 

Briana’s own swim career began at the age of 10 with the Westbrook Seals.  She went on to collect multiple USS club, high school, and state records during her time with the Seals and for Westbrook High School.  Her competitive swim career continued at the University of Rhode Island where she experienced continued success achieving numerous URI and Atlantic-10 Divisional records in the sprint freestyle events while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

Prior to returning to Maine in 2016, Briana was as a Pediatric Nurse at Hasbro Children’s Hospital (Providence, RI) for 16 years.  Today she runs a successful skin care consulting business from her home in Saco.  When not at the pool or working Briana enjoys staying fit, skiing, and golfing with family and friends.  Briana is also a proud Manta Ray Mother to Allison (12) and Anna (10). 

 

Christopher Manwaring

Assistant Coach

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Chris Manwaring joins the NYCY Manta Rays coaching staff after graduating from Colby-Sawyer College in 2018, with degrees in exercise science and psychology. Chris grew up competing for the Rockingham Area Swim Team, topping his current competitive aquatics career with swimming for the Colby-Sawyer Chargers, where he served as the men’s team captain for the past two years. His primary events are sprint freestyle and butterfly, although he has dabbled in the 200 yard butterfly. It is important to Chris to utilize evidence-based training practices that encourage the athletes to perform at their best both physically and mentally. Fostering a lifelong love of swimming and exercise are also traits Chris strives to instill in the athletes he works with. Outside of the pool, Chris enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, and fishing. 

Leia Lowery

Volunteer Coach

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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.

Bob Girard

Volunteer Coach

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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.

Board of Directors

Jenny Cowing

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Allison Maurer

Chairperson

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Ann Burton

Assistant Coach (Parent)

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Nancy Leonard

Spooky Woods Co-Chair

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Bruce Shields

Spooky Woods Co-Chair

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Rebecca Smart

Head Official

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Colleen Hartigan

Head Timer

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Ben Rocheleau

Team Photographer

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Bob Leonard

Meet Director

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Amanda Downing

Concessions Coordinator

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