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Wolverine Coaching Staff

Wolverines Coaching Staff

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.


Head Coach Carle' Fierro !

2015-2018 - USA Swimming Season - She has coached Over 100 National Age Group Rankings Including 12 Number 1 National Age Group Rankings !

Coach Carle' was one of 13 Women in the United States Invited by USA Swimming to attend the USA Swimming Women's Leadership and National Team Coaches Summit.

Her Swimmers Have Set 110 Metropolitan Swimming Age Group Swimming Records !

Her Swimmers Have Set 7 USA Swimming National Age Group Records!

She is the ony coach in Westchester County Who Had an Age Group Swimmer Ranked Top 100 in the World for 2016 & 2017 !

Published, America Swim Coaches Association !

NY State Certified Swim Coach (1984-present), 2002-2003 & 2008-2009 Boys High School Swimming “Journal News Boys High School Swimming Coach of the Year” !

2008-2009, 2013-2014, 2015-2016 Metropolitan Swimming “Age Group Coach of the Year”


Westchester Aquatic Club is Proud to Announce that Our Senior Team Will Be Cooperatively Coached by Senior Coach Don Wagner &  Assistant Senior Coach Michael Gavrilchin

 

Senior Coach Don Wagner
 
Cooperative
Head Senior Coach
 
 

A former University of Nebraska swimmer, Coach Wagner served as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona and University  Southern California to former USA national team head coach and general manager Mark Schubert.  

Coach Wagner later became the head coach at Texas A&M and the University of Alabama.  Before going to USC, Coach Wagner served as the head coach of Fullerton Aquatics Sports Team (FAST), where he coached 4 times Olympic gold medalist and Olympic Hall of Famer Janet Evans to her world record in the 800-meter freestyle.  

He is an  ASCA Level 5 coach whose accomplishments include:

  • Olympic Coach at Sydney 2000
  • 6 time US National Team Coach
  • Assistant Coach for the Pan Pacific (1989 & 1991) and Goodwill Games Teams (1990)
  • Head Coach for the World University Games (1995)
 
Michael Gavrilchin
 
Cooperative
Assistant Senior Coach

Coach Michael has been coaching for the past ten years in the New York area. In that time he’s had numerous swimmers achieve National top ten rankings in their age group. His swimmers have qualified for Junior Olympics, Zones, Sectionals and Junior Nationals in the past few years.
     Michael’s philosophy is all about inspiring and motivating swimmers to achieve to their full potential. He focuses on the development of athlete’s technical, mental and physical capabilities and he believes that the personal characteristics of an athlete are as important as winning.  So the emphasis is the importance of learning responsibility, leadership, discipline, hard work, determination, resiliency, strong work ethic and respect for all.
   Michael's personal athletic experience is; 2014 FINA World Masters Championship 4th Place in 100-meter fly, 2012 U.S. Nationals Qualifier, 2011 NCAA Division 3 Championship finalist in 100 Fly, 2011 Eastern College Athletic Conference Champion in 100 Fly, 2006 FINA World Cup Qualifier, 2004 Olympic Trials Qualifier in the Republic of Moldova.
     Coaching swimming and staying fit are the most important part of his daily routine. Coach Michael is also pursuing his degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science. He is an ASCA Level 4 certified coach.


Head Coach

Carle Fierro

Head Coach

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U.S. Swimming Certified Coach (1984-Present)

2015-2018 - USA Swimming Season - She has coached Over 100 National Age Group Rankings Including 12 Number 1 National Age Group Rankings !

Coach Carle' was one of 13 Women in the United States Invited by USA Swimming to attend the USA Swimming Women's Leadership and National Team Coaches Summit.

Her Swimmers Have Set 110 Metropolitan Swimming Age Group Swimming Records !

Her Swimmers Have Set 7 USA Swimming National Age Group Records!

She is the ony coach in Westchester County Who Had an Age Group Swimmer Ranked Top 100 in the World for 2016 & 2017 !

Published, America Swim Coaches Association !

NY State Certified Swim Coach (1984-present), 2002-2003 & 2008-2009 Boys High School Swimming “Journal News Boys High School Swimming Coach of the Year” !

2008-2009, 2013-2014, 2015-2016 Metropolitan Swimming “Age Group Coach of the Year”



Current Performances – The Proof is in the Performance !

 

2016, 2017 & 2018  “National Age Group Coach of the Year Finalist”

Coach Carle' Has Been Appointed to USA Swimming House Of Delegates 2018 !


National Age Group Coach of the Year !





Certifications:

*         American Red Cross WSI  (1980-present)

*         American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor  (1980-present)

*         American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Training Instructor  (1980-present)

*        American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor  (1980-present)

*         2008-2009 Presidential “Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers”

*         Published, America Swim Coaches Association.

 



 

Kip Fierro

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Chris M Driwinga

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