Coaches & Directors
Coaching Staff

Lisa Irving

Head Coach


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 Frost

Assistant Coach


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 Swimmers.

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.