Coaches and Volunteers

Please use this page to let us know if you have a question or concern about your swimmer. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, your first contact should always be your child’s primary coach.

If your question is about the "dry" side of our sport, equipment, car pools, directions to a meet or similar question, please scroll below for one of our "Key Volunteers".

We have Liasons listed for the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Emerald and Ruby groups.  If you are in another group and have a dry side question, please don't hesitate to contact any one of the "Key Volunteers" listed.

Just click a name to email a coach or volunteer.

Coaching Staff

Dan Reilly

Head Coach

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Dan joined the team as Head Coach in September 2006.

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 years.

Dan's cell phone number: (978)802-0048

Carlton Welch Cronin

Seniors/ Masters Coach

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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

Assistant Coach

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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

Assistant Coach

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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

Assistant Coach

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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 Misiorski

Assistant Coach

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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 nutrition.  

Marcia coaches dry land for the Junior groups and coaches the master's team.

Diana Lauren Bauer

Assistant Coach

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Diana 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 specialists.

Lucy C Frey

Assistant Coach

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Lucy began 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.  

Kaitlin Lyons

Assistant Coach

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Kaitlin 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.

Kaitlin coached age group and masters with Irvine Novaquatics. She is an American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 2 and masters certified coach.

Kaitlin coaches all ages and levels with the Hurricanes.

Tony Sakakeeny

Assistant Coach

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Tony has 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.”  

Throughout his career as a swimmer, Tony spent a lot of teaching others how to swim as well.

Tony worked 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. 

Fun Facts: 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

Assistant Coach

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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 McMahon

Assistant Coach

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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

Assistant Coach

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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.

 

Key Volunteers

Amanda Hemp

President and Gold Liason

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Natalie Giles

Vice President and Silver Liason

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Debbie Marcella

Secretary and Bronze Liason

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Jessica Musumarra

Ruby and Emerald Liason

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Eugenia Gillan

Administrative Assistant

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