Coach Matt began swimming competitively at the age of 7 and
continued through high school on the varsity boys swim team and
then on the Nazareth College swim team.
Prior to joining the Marlins in 2015, Matt worked as
Assistant Coach and Head Developmental Coach over
a 9 year period for the Irondequoit Gators Swim Club. He
also coached for East Irondequoit School
District's modified and boys junior varsity swim
teams. Additionally he also served as the Boys
Varsity Head Coach for West Irondequoit High
Head Age Group Coach
Coach Dave joined the Marlins Swimming program in the Fall
of 2008. He came to the Marlins with over 20 years of coaching
experience. Coach Dave holds many roles as the Head Age Group Coach
for Marlins, General Chair for the Genesee Valley Swim League
and committee member for Niagara BOD nominating committee.
Coach Dave has also been named to the Niagara Zone "All-Star"
coaching staff over a dozen times in his career.
Coach Dave brings great enthusiasm and motivation to his
coaching and a great rapport with swimmers of all ages. As an
athlete, Coach Dave swam for Irondequoit High School and Brockport
State College, where he received his degree in Physical Education.
Coach Zoe joined the Marlins coaching staff in May of 2015.
Zoe has experience coaching for the Rochester Rapids Swim Team as
well as the Liverpool Jets, where she was a team member for her
entire age group career. As a graduate of the University of
Rochester, Zoe was a top finisher for the Yellow Jackets,
specifically in the distance freestyle, I.M. and butterfly events.
Zoe was continuously named to the Liberty Leagues All-Academic team
for her performances in the classroom.
Zoe graduated from University of Rochester in May 2015 with a
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. She
currently works as a Chemical Engineer.
Kaitlyn Marie Buckwell
Coach Kaitie rejoins the Marlins as a coaching member.
Formerly, Kaitie was a Marlins swimmer for the duration of her
age group years (ages 8-18). She was a standout athlete for the
Marlins, still holding many records. During high school, Kaitie
competed for the Spencerport Rangers where she was a key player in
the team's success. Upon graduation she attended Division 1 Eastern
Michigan University where she studied Exercise Science. Kaitie
graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with Masters
degree in Sports Medicine
Currently, Kaitie is working at the University of Rochester
School of Nursing, as well as Innovative Wellness as a Sports
Medicine and Training Coach.
Kaitie primarily works with our developmental and age group
Coach Haili joined the Marlins coaching staff in the Fall of
2016. She works primarily with our newest team members as they join
the Marlins. Coach Haili swam competitively within the Niagara
District as an age group swimmer as well as for Hilton High
Haili is currently a full-time student at Buffalo State where
she is studying Hospitality Management.