Coaches and 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. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact Chuck or Christie.

Coaching Staff

Charles J Batchelor

Head Coach, National Group, Attleboro


  • Chuck joined the Bluefish in September 2005. 
  • 2006 Head Coach of the USA Swimming's Men's National Select Camp in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center.
  • 2008 USA Swimming National Junior Team Head Coach to Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Guam.
  • 2009 USA Swimming Women's Assistant to coach to World Championship in Rome, Italy.
  • 2010 USA Swimming Women's Assistant coach to Pan Pacific Championships Irvine, California.
  • October 2011 Pan American Games Women's Head Coach.
  • 2012 New England Swimming Senior Coach of the year!

In his coaching career Batchelor has trained 1 Olympian, 52 National Qualifiers, 41 Olympic Trial Qualifiers, and had 10 swimmers rank in the top 100 in the world. He is committed to helping all of his swimmers get into the best colleges possible, guiding them through the process of selecting an institution and, if possible, receiving academic or athletic scholarships. Over seventy percent of Chuck’s student athletes have gone on to attend Ivy League institutions.

Christina C Batchelor

Head Coach, Cumberland/Attleboro


Christie Batchelor was awarded the New England Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year for 2010!

Christie joined the Bluefish in September 2005 as Age Group Head Coach, Swim School Program Director, Vice-President and Co-owner with her husband Chuck. Christie is a graduate of Kenyon College, Gambier Ohio, where she was a part of NCAA Championship teams.  Christie received her BA in Psychology, with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Christie has been coaching and instructing swim lessons for 16 years. Under her direction the Bluefish Swim School program has grown from 0 to 500 swimmers. In her coaching career she has worked with Regional, Age Group, & Zone Champions. Christie coaches at Wheaton College and Raynham Athletic Club facilities. She coaches the Bluefish Junior Team consisting of the following training groups: Goldfish, Mini and Junior 1 & Junior 2.

Nicholas Rice

Head Coach, Williston


Nick Rice is a certified Level 5 member of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) and was named a member of the Coaching Staff for the USA Swimming National Junior Team 2014-2017. Coach Nick was named the New England Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year for the 2014-15 seasons as well as being a recipient of the 2014 and 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award from the American Swimming Coaches Association. 

Nick lives in Chicopee, MA with his wife Kim, and daughter Evelyn.


Ryan E Yucka

Age Group and Senior Coach, Attleboro


Ryan Yucka comes to the Bluefish with 10+ years of coaching experience at YMCA's in Western Mass. He has coached every level of the sport and loves to work with all age groups. Recently, Ryan spent 7 years as head senior coach for the Greater Holyoke YMCA, who finished in 3rd place at the 2011 Y nationals, as well as Head coach at Holyoke Catholic High School. During his time in Holyoke, Ryan coached mostly sectional level swimmers, a few Jr. national and Senior national qualifiers as well as the teams first female Olympic Trial qualifier. Ryan graduated from Westfield State University and is a ASCA level 4 coach.

Plemin G Gillette

National Prep & AG Coach, Attleboro


Coach Greg comes back to ABF with vast experience as a Head Age Group and Head Coach of high performance athletes in the Southern California, Pacific Northwest, Illinois and New England LSC's.

Coach Greg has coached an Olympic swimmer, several Olympic trial qualifiers, U.S. National, Junior National and Sectional swimmers, as well as a number of Age Group record breakers. He's coached on a number of Zone's All-Star staffs, and was the Head Coach of the Pacific Northwest Team that won the Western Zone Meet in 2009, when he was named the 2009 ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year in the PNS LSC.

Coach Greg has served on the Board of Directors in both the Pacific Northwest and New England, where he served in both LSC's as the Coaches Representative, and was on the Age Group Committee's.

Coach Greg enjoys the challenge of finding ways to helping each individual athlete achieve their goals, and looks forward to working with each and every Bluefish Swim Club member.

Morgan Cooper

Head Age Group Coach Williston Site


Morgan is very excited to return to Bluefish as the Head Age Group Coach. Morgan returns with a vast wealth of experience having coached at a variety of different levels from Lessons to College. Morgan was most recently with WPI college program where she went after finishing her Masters Degree at Smith College in Exercise Science and Sports Studies while there she also worked as an assistant coach for the Smith Swim Team. Before Smith, Morgan coached US Swimming at Patriot Swim Club in Acton, MA. During this time, she also worked at the Thoreau Club in Concord, MA where she coached recreational swim team, taught group and private swim lessons, established and coached Thoreau Masters, and managed the summer group lessons. She also spent two seasons as the boys and girls assistant swimming coach at Bedford High School. 

Morgan received her bachelors degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she was a four year swimmer and outdoor track athlete. A swimming captain for two years, Morgan currently holds school records in the 50 yard breaststroke and the 400 and 800 freestyle relays. As a track athlete, Morgan is a part of the 4x200m relay and Sprint Medley relay school records. Also, she currently holds the 4th all time best 400m time at Umass Dartmouth. Morgan graduated from UMass Dartmouth magna cum laude in 2013.
Morgan is passionate about health and fitness and is looking forward to sharing her passions with members of the Bluefish Swim Club.

Garrett L Clark

Age Group Coach, Raynham


Garrett has been coaching USA swimming for the past 10 seasons.  He is formerly the head coach of Jersey Storm Swimming and Radnor Aquatic Club. He is excited to be part of such a deep, experienced Bluefish staff as well as making contributions to an already excellent club.

On the pool deck Garrett has a been fortunate to work with many sectionals, Jr. Nationals, state champions and an Olympic Gold medalist.  He believes the value of swimming is the application of the skill set acquired (Goal setting, team culture, sacrifice, etc) to the sport and all aspects of life.

Garrett graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in 2009.  He is currently finishing up his masters in Special Education at Endicott University.  Garrett resides in Dighton with his wife,two daughters and son.

Megan Abella-Bowen

Assistant Age Group Coach, Raynham


Meghan Abella-Bowen joined Bluefish in 2007 as a part-time assistant age group coach at the Raynham location. Meghan picked up swimming in 2001 when she joined the Masters program at Raynham Athletic Club run by Christie. In 2004 she joined the Bluefish team as a part-time swim instructor at the RAC location before moving into to her current coaching position. Meghan is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University - Pomona where she played division II soccer. Meghan enjoys working with young people and has coached youth soccer and basketball programs in Texas and Kansas. Meghan works full-time as a Director of a National Science Foundation grant at Bristol Community College and resides in Taunton, MA. with her husband.

Madison A Thomson

Assistant Age Group Coach, Attleboro


Kim P Bray

Mini/Goldfish Coach, Attleboro


Kim Bray, Part-time Wheaton and Raynham, Mini Bluefish Coach!

Has a Bachelor's Degree in French from Dickinson College and a Master's in French Literature from Tufts University.  She grew up swimming for the South Shore Strypers and then swam for Dickinson College.  She has been both middle and high school French teacher for 5 years before she choose to stay home with her three children.  She was the head coach of Sudbury Swim Team, a recreational town team that numbered approx. 100 kids, for 3 years.  She has been coaching Norton HS since 2006.

Colleen M Cuneo

Mini/Golfish Coach, Raynham


Colleen began swimming on a team at the age of 10, and swimming has been a large part of her life ever since. She was always involved with at least one team all the way into college. She began swimming at HAY Lightening Swim Team and moved on to Tsunami Swim Team years later. Colleen also helped build the Mansfield High School Swim Team and was named captain her senior year. She also spent a summer coaching the Finberg Flyers, out of the Attleboro YMCA, as well. Colleen believes swimming is a great sport for all ages, it builds a great community and helps with both team spirit and sportsmanship as well as individual growth. She is happy to share my knowledge and interests in the sport with the kids. Colleen has spent the last four years working with Bluefish as swim lesson instructor. Colleen is excited to join the Raynham coaching staff! 

Jessica L Dorney

Mini/Goldfish Coach, Cumberland


Jessica Dorney started swimming competitively at age 9 for the Kent County YMCA. She then continued>
Board of Directors

Darlene Dusseault

Swim School Program Manager


Carla Grube

Bluefish Bookkeeper


Heidi Stapleton

CHS/AHS Swim Lesson Coordinator