Dan joined the team as Head Coach in
Dan is a Level 4 American Swimming Coaches
Association (ASCA)-certified coach.
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.
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
Diana Lauren Bauer
started coaching for Hurricanes in spring of 2017. She started her
swimming career at the age of 8 swimming for sereral teams in the
Merrimack Valley. She attends North Shore Community College
studying Graphic Design. She recently got back into the pool
training with the Masters team and LOVES IT. She coaches all ages
and abilities with the Hurricanes and is one of our dryland
Lucy C Frey
her swim career at the age 7 on the ANA Hurricanes team. After
swimming for 10 years at the Y she moved on to her distance
swimming college career for 4 years at Wheaton College (MA). Now,
Lucy has returned to teach in the Andover/North Andover area. She
coaches all ages, but particularly works with the teams younger
swimmers, developing their love for swimming.
started swimming with the Haverhill YMCA Swim Team with Coach
Carlton Cronin. She swam at Springfield College earning a B.S. in
Movement and Sport Science and Psychology. She earned an M.S. in
Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton.
coached age group and masters with Irvine Novaquatics. She is an
American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 2 and masters
coaches all ages and levels with the Hurricanes.
had a knack for swimming his whole life. He started out his
swimming career here at the YMCA. He continued to be in the top of
his field in NE swimming until his family relocated to Kansas in
1997 where he swam at the Wichita Swim Club. After spending a year
at Wichita State University, he decided to move back home and swim
Division 3 at Salem State for 3 years.
“Swimming in the
Midwest was a great experience. I swam a 200 breast in the
same heat as Seth van Neerden who was the US recordholder at the
time. At 16 I was no slouch but he almost lapped me. Seeing
that level of swimming first hand was unique experience, and turned
me on to stroke mechanics and why something as simple as proper
streamlining is so important.”
his career as a swimmer, Tony spent a lot of teaching others how to
swim as well.
as a volunteer swim instructor while swimming for ANA, and
during his 4 years in Wichita, Tony taught swim lessons at the swim
club, had his own private lesson practice and was the head coach of
a developing country club team for 3 years. Throughout
college and after, he was the assistant coach at Central Catholic
High School, the head Coach of the Peabody High School swim team,
and head coach of the Salem Y swim team (YNS). Tony also
helped Coach Dan on his first year at ANA. Tony rejoined the ANA
YMCA coaching team as a volunteer again in 2017 when his son Sam
joined the Hurricanes.
Best events were 200/400IM, and 100 Breast. Favorite Workouts:
400IM “Add On”, 100 x100’s @1:10. Favorite
parts of coaching: Seeing a swimmers face light up when whatever
you are working on “clicks”.
Theresa N Faller
Theresa has been a Hurricane since she was ten years old.
She began coaching while she was still in high school and has
been a regular member of the coaching staff every summer.
Teri swam for Bowdoin College and is currently in graduate
school earning her master's degree. Teri coaches all levels
of Hurricane swimming and has helped to shape the careers of many
of our future stars.
Dana is an ASCA level 3 coach. She swam with the Hurricanes for ten years, where she was a Top Ten athlete and YMCA Nationals qualifier. She attended Skidmore College and spent her summers swimming with the Hurricanes. After graduating from Skidmore, she moved to Washington DC, where she coached with the Retriever Aquatic Club in Baltimore. She moved back home to Massachusetts in 2009, and has been coaching with the Hurricanes ever since.
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.