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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 Mrs. Silverman at 914-428-0702.

 

From left to right: Coach Don, Coach Amy, Coach Crawford. Mrs. Silverman,
 Coach Sarah & Coach Christopher

Coaching Staff

Gay Silverman

Head Coach

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Gay Silverman is the owner and head coach of the Silver Streaks which she and her husband, Alan, began in 1973.  Mrs. S has been motivating youngsters, at all levels of ability and performance, for 50 years.  With degrees in physiology and psychology, and years of teaching, she knows the body mechanics necessary for efficient swimming technique and can motivate and inspire youngsters to reach their full potential both in and out of the water.

Gay Silverman knows what it takes to be a champion.  Having competed on a National level herself, she knows what is required to perform at that level.  She and her husband coached Top 10 Nationally ranked swimmers as well as High School and College All Americans.  At the same time, she has also coached those who have not reached the Metropolitan Silver Championship level.

Each year, at the parents' meeting, Mrs. Silverman says: "If your child only gets swimming excellence from this program, we have failed."   Silver Streaks is so much more than just swimming.  Her view of the Club is that Silver Streaks is a team where unique individuals have come together, with mutual respect, and have strived to be the best that they can be;  a place where our coaches continue to help youngsters to believe in themselves and their own potential.

Sarah Yergeau

Assistant Coach

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Sarah Yergeau joined the Silver Streaks coaching staff in Fall 2012. Coach Sarah primarily works with the 12 and under age group swimmers. She is also responsible for the dry land training program with Coach Crawford. Sarah has formally coached for Willowbrook Swim and Tennis, as well as assisting with the BGNW Marlins’ 8 and under swimmers during her senior year of high school. She is a former Silver Streaks swimmer and swam for Union College, graduating in 2010, specializing in distance freestyle and breaststroke.

When not on the pool deck, Coach Sarah works as the Program and Policy Associate at Westchester Children's Association, a 100 year old children's advocacy organization working to improve the live's of Westchester's children by shaping policies and programs to meet their needs, and by keeping the well-being of Westchester's children at the top of the public agenda. 

Donald Wemer

Assistant Coach

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Donald Wemer is a long time Silver Streaks coach and Head Coach of the Hastings Town Pool Swim Team. He specializes in working on technique and turns with all Silver Streak swimmers.

In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Coach Don is an active member of the Hasting Fire Department.