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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 our head coaches Sue McNamara and Mary Mitchell or your practice group's primary coach. 

Coaching Staff

Mary T Mitchell

Head Coach

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Mary began swimming competitively at age six for the Manchester Swim Team. She played water polo for the University of New Hampshire and continues to swim and compete in open water swimming events.  Mary is a certified ASCA level I and level II swim coach and is also a certified elementary education teacher.She has been teaching swimming for over 20 years and has been coaching for Portsmouth Swim Team since 2003. Mary's three children are current and former swimmers for PST.

Sue McNamara

Head Coach

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Sue began swimming competitively as a sixth grader. She did not have a positive experience with a coach on a swim team and therefore lost interest. She participated in other sports throughout school. After moving to Australia in 1986 she joined a masters program and started swimming competitively with masters, open swimming, as well as competing in triathalons. "Since then, I have never stopped swimming! Coaching became an interest for me because I want to nurture swimmers to love the sport and be the best they can be". Sue began coaching for PST in 2006 and is a ASCA level 2 certified coach.

Vadim Rumeyker

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Before coming to PST, Vadim was head coach of the Exeter Swim Team for 18 years.  Previously,  he was the Head of the Special Sports School for the City of Kiev, Ukraine, where his swimmers (ages 7 - 18) competed on a national level. Before that, he was head coach of the Ukraine Sports Club where for 20 years he taught the very best competitive swimmers in the country - including several champions and record holders of Ukraine and the former Soviet Union. On several occasions Vadim won the competition for "The Best Coach of Ukraine".  He holds a Bachelors degree in Physical Education and has more than 30 years of coaching and teaching experience including: individualized training in swimming fundamentals, styles, and techniques administering strength conditioning programs and classroom lecturing.  Other accomplishments include Vadim coaching 4 swimmers that have national cut times:  Izzy Reis, Kira Syrazyn, Linnea Lemerise, and Connar Paterson. 
 
 

Robina Mitchell

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Robina began swimming on summer teams when she was five. She joined PST when she was nine and continued swimming for the team until she graduated from Portsmouth High School in 2009. She was a captain of both PST and the PHS swim team. She is also a lifeguard and swim instructor.

Robina went on to swim for two years at the University of Puget Sound before transferring to UNH in the Fall of 2011. Her sister currently swims for PST and her mother also coaches.

Lexy VanBinsbergen

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Natalie Gould

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Board of Directors

Ben Lannon

Board Member/President

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Shay Cassily

Board Member

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Mike Bailey

Board Member

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Chad Luce

Board Member/Treasurer

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Brett Zola

Board Member

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George Venci

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Jamie Green

Board Member

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