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We are here to support your swimming needs.

If you have questions related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, or other "in-the-water" related concerns, please contact one of the coaches.

For all questions related to administrative concerns (such as dues, safety, or policy issues) please contact one of the board members.

 

MEET THE COACHES

BAT has a long tradition of talented and well-trained coaches. Each member of our staff is carefully chosen for their love of the sport and education and bringing out the best in each swimmer. Our aim is to develop the capability of each swimmer to be self-determining--both in and out of the pool--when it comes to pursuing their own goals and contributing uniquely to something larger than themselves.

Coaching Staff

Bobby Yribarren

Head Coach

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Coach Bobby spent the first half of his coaching career in central and northern California making two stops in Texas before deciding to brave the New England winters. He believes in putting the FUN in fundamentals and training the right energy systems at the right times--quality over quantity. He takes the long view when it comes to student-athlete development and wholeheartedly believes in the power of sport as a vehicle for transformation. 

Coach Bobby has developed:

  • one Southern Zone Select Camp Athlete
  • one national top 10 age grouper
  • Far Westerns finalists
  • TAGs finalists and champions (Texas Age Groups)
  • Junior National qualifiers
  • Senior National qualifiers
  • Olympic Trial qualifiers 
  • one women's D-1 NCAA qualifier (200/500/1650 Freestyle)

With an extensive background in exercise science and sports psychology, Bobby completed his Masters of Arts in Communication at University of the Pacific. When he's not on deck, he enjoys going on long runs and takes particular delight in hearing others say "Oh, this is vegan?"

Nathan Barton

Assistant Age Group Coach

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Nathan Barton comes to BAT after 5 years at the Boys and Girls Club Watertown. He has worked with swimmers of all ages and takes special pride in working with those with learning disabilities.

 

Coach Nathan learned how to scuba dive at age 10 and became PADI certified shortly thereafter. Having been on 70+ dives in oceans across the world, it is this fascination with water that led to his love of competitive swimming. Joining the Minuteman High School swim with no formal training, Nathan applied himself and developed into a competitive swimmer and leader on the team—serving as captain of the team during his senior year season.

 

Coach Nathan loves giving back and celebrating success alongside his swimmers. He believes in the power of the Individual Medley and consistent effort.

 

He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Education.

Amy Sheinhait

Assistant Age Group Coach

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Amy comes to BAT with a fierce love of the sport and a passion for education.

 

She started swimming competitively at 6 years old and began coaching at age 15. Amy was a record holder and 3-time Bay State Conference All-Star as a member of the Framingham High School Girls’ Varsity Swimming & Diving Team. Following graduation from high school, Amy attended Brandeis University to study computer science.

 

While at Brandeis, she was a 4 year member of the swimming and diving team. Amy specialized in the sprint freestyle and backstroke events-- graduating with multiple university records and all-conference awards. She also returned to her former club team, Metrowest Aquatic Club, as a coach in 2015, where she worked with multiple New England Silvers and Age Group Championship qualifiers--of all ages.
 

By day, Amy also works as a software engineer.

 

"To recognize that the greatest error is not to have tried and failed, but that in trying, we did not give it our best effort” - Gene Kranz

Kim Dargon

Yoga Instructor / Assistant Coach

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Kim Dargon is  a Holistic Wellness Educator, Yoga Teacher, Avid Oiler, massage therapist, reflexologist, mom of three and lifelong wellness seeker! She is also the  founder of the Oil Collaborative.  As a severe asthmatic Kim found natural solutions to support her asthma, reduce medication, manage stress ,and live a toxin free healthy lifestyle! 

She brings a wealth of anatomical knowledge to BAT. Her yoga sessions will focus on stability, strength, balanace, and recovery--particularly when it comes to developing awareness around shoulders, hips, core, and ankles--in order to center each athlete in the present moment.

Kim believes proper technique and smiles go long a long way--on the mat, in the pool, and in life.