Lisa has been coaching the Newtown Torpedoes since 2008.
Lisa's swimming experience started here in Newtown, where she
swam for the Fairfield Area Swim Team. She swam for Newtown High
school and was elected captain her senior year. Lisa is
a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Ct. where she swam for
the Women's Varsity team and was elected captain her senior year.
She has a BS in Biology from Trinity and an MS in Nutrition from
North Carolina State University.
Lisa began coaching during summer breaks from college.
Lisa's coaching experience started at Rock Ridge Country Club for 2
years. She coached the Newtown Torpedoes summer team for 1
year. She spent one year in Alexandria, Virginia
coaching the Chinquapin Wahoos. In Raleigh, North Carolina
she spent 2 years as Assistant 10 and under
coaching with the Raleigh Swimming Association.
Lisa has been the Assistant Coach for the Newtown High School
girls swim team since 2014.
Lisa lives in Newtown, where she and her husband David raise
their three children Rick, Matthew and Sam.
Lester is a Connecticut native. He began swimming
competitively at the age of eleven at the Boys Club in Greenwich,
CT. where he swam for four years. Lester then went on
to swim for the Greenwich High School Cardinals. While there,
he helped the team win both the State Class LL Championships and
State Open Championships three consecutive years in a row.
Senior year he was elected Tri- Captain and was selected to the
Class LL All-State team. Lester also enjoyed playing Water
Polo all three years of High School.
Lester’s collegiate career was spent at Iona College in
New Rochelle NY. There, he swam NCAA division one. He
was elected Co-Captain his senior year and was instrumental in
leading the Iona Gaels to two Conference Championships. Also
during his senior year, Lester set new school records in the 100
and 200-yard breaststroke along with setting two other records
swimming the breaststroke leg in both the 200 and 400-yard Medley
Relays. He also set a new MAAC conference record in the
200-yard breaststroke in his final championship swim meet. In
his final season, he was voted one of the teams two Most Valuable
Since graduating College in 1992, Lester has continued his
involvement with swimming. He has volunteered to help coach
swim teams in Stuart, Florida and Vicenza, Italy, working with kids
ages 6 through 17 to improve their stroke techniques and
efficiency. Lester also taught private lessons for children
from toddler to 14 years in Stamford and Greenwich, CT. He
has continued swimming personally with various masters’
programs, his primarily goal being fitness and staying connected
with the sport he loves.