Dan joined the team as Head Coach in
Dan is a Level 4 American Swimming Coaches
Association (ASCA)-certified coach. Dan also has worked as the head
coach at the Mill Pond Branch at the South Shore YMCA, and several
high schools on the South Shore. He was head coach of the
Southeast/Coastal Team, which came in second at the 2006 Bay State
A Massachusetts-certified general science
teacher for grades 6-12, Dan earned his B.S. degree in human
physiology in 1996 from Boston University, where he also was an
instructor in the Department of Physical Education. Before making
coaching his career, he taught high school science for 7
Dan's cell phone number:
Carlton Welch Cronin
Seniors/ Masters Coach
Carlton has had a long and illustrious career as a coach in the Merrimack Valley. He coached at the Haverhill YMCA before founding the Haverhill Youth Swim Team and the New England Barracudas. His swimmers hold New England YMCA and USA records in many age groups and many have gone on to swim at division 1 Colleges and Universities. Carlton is a long time member of the Merrimack Valley YMCA and currently coaches the Senior 1 and Senior 2 groups.
Paul E Bimmler
Paul was a Hurricane swimmer from 2000-2009.
He graduated from Fairfield University in 2013 with a degree in History and completed his Master's degree in Education in 2014.
He coached for Fairfield University Swim Team as a volunteer in 2014.
Paul swam at NCAA Division 1 Fairfield University from 2009-2013 serving as Captain in 2013.
His accolades include: two-time Massachusetts State Champion and Swimmer of the Year in 2009, USA Swimming Junior Nationals qualifier, three-time USA Swimming Academic All-American and YMCA All-American.
Melissa Lague Gladhill
Melissa began her swimming career at the Haverhill YMCA swimming under coach Carlton Cronin. She is an accomplished backstroker, qualifying for Junior Nationals at the age of 13 and then swimming at the University of Connecticut and the University of New Hampshire. She has been coaching for 8 years and is also a teacher at St. Augustine's school in Andover. Melissa coaches the senior group.
Amy L Brown
Amy has over 15 years experience coaching some of the best age
group swimmers in New England. She coached with the New
England Barracudas before taking some time off to focus on her
teaching carreer. Now that she is with the Hurricanes, coach
Amy has been focusing on developing our 14 and under group.
She will be working with the rest of the staff to bring our
younger swimmers to the next level of competition. Amy is
also a teacher with the Lawrence public schools.
Kristin Mallery Murray
Kristin began coaching with the Hurricanes in 2017. She
coaches the Senior groups and helps out with bronze and Junior 3 as
well. Kristin has coached high school, college, masters, YMCA
and USA swimming groups. Kristin was a division I swimmer at
UNH and is still active in the master's ranks.
Marcia began coaching with the Hurricanes in 2017. Prior
to that, Marcia was an age group coach with New Wave Swim Club and
a master's coach with ANA masters. Marcia has a wealth of
knowledge on the topics of swimming, dry land training and
Marcia coaches dry land for the Junior groups and coaches the