Sara Smith joined the Marlins as a developmental coach in the
2012 season. With her she brought over 10 years of competitive
swimming experience as an athlete. Prior to coaching with the
Marlins she was working as a swim lesson instructor at her
almamater, Nazareth College, where she worked primarily with ages
Saras background in swimming comes from being a competitive
athlete in the Niagara LSC from the time she was 8 through her
collegiate career. As an age group swimmer, Sara was a top
qualifier at LSC championship meets, selected to Zone All-Star
teams, Speedo Sectional qualifier and held many places in the LSCs
top-10. After high school, Sara went on to compete for the Nazareth
College Golden Flyers where she was a strong competitor. In her
first year she placed in the top 12 at Empire 8 Conference Meet
going on to place in the top 10 her remaining years.
Saras coaching resume includes coaching multiple athletes to
top-10 finishes at the LSC level, 2 LSC Champions, multiple LSC
Zone-All Star Qualifiers, 3 Section V Champions, 5 NYS Qualifiers
and over 3 dozen Marlin team records broken by athletes she has
trained. Additionally, Sara was named the Assistant Coach of the
United States Deaf Swim Team at the 2014 Deaf World Championship
meet, Assistant Coach for Niagara LSC at Eastern Zone
Age Group Championships from spring 2014-summer 2015, Head
Coach for Niagara LSC at Eastern Zone Age Group Championships
spring and summer 2016 and Varsity Girls and Boys Swim Coach at
Spencerport High School from 2015-2017. Currently, she also serves
as Men's and Women's Head Swimming Coach at Roberts Wesleyan
College in Chili, NY.
Sara currently represents Niagara LSC as the Age Group Vice
Chair and Secretary on the Niagara LSC Board of Directors.
Sara graduated from Nazareth College in 2011 with a Bachelors of
Science in Business Administration and from St. John Fisher College
in 2013 with her Masters in Business Administration. Outside of the
pool, she owns and operates a 100% minority-owned construction
business in Rochester, NY and is the managing director for a
Not-for-Profit educational business in Henrietta, NY.
Head Age Group Coach
Dave Muratore 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.
Assistant Age Group Coach
Matt Muratore joined the Marlins in the fall of 2015. Matt has experience coaching for the Irondequoit Gators, where he was an Assistant Coach/Head Developmental Coach for 9 years. In his time with the Gators, Matt worked primarily to educate swimmers on proper technique and has had success in growing age group swimmers to a strong competitive level. Matt also has experience coaching modified, JV and Varsity programs in the Irondequoit school districts.
Matt graduated from Nazareth College with a Bachelors of Arts in History. During his time at Nazareth he was a competitor on the Nazareth College Men’s Swim Team. Matt lives in Irondequoit with his wife and two kids.
Assistant Age Group Coach
Austin Nau is a recent graduate from SUNY Oswego and a returning Marlin. Austin was a swimmer at Spencerport High School and competed with the Marlins during his age group and high school years. In college he competed at SUNY Oswego where he was a 3-time SUNYAC All-Academic team member and captain his senior year. Austin specialized in sprint freestyle during his swimming career.
Austin will be working with our age group athletes at the Level 3 and Level 4 groups most often.
Zoe McCauley joined the Marlins 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 recent 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 Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering. She will be continuing her education at the UR as she works towards a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering.
Haili joined the Marlin coaching staff in the fall of 2016. She
works primarely 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 H.S. through her high
Haili is currently a full time student at Buffalo State where
she is studying Hospitality Management.
Lauren Malbouf rejoins the Marlins as our learn to swim
instructor and assistant at the developmental level. Lauren was a
Marlin athlete from 2011 to 2013 as an age group athlete. She was a
great contributor to the Marlins then and we look forward to having
her back with us to help teach and eduate our younger
Kaitlyn Marie Buckwell
Developmental/Age Group Assistant Coach
Kaitie Buckwell rejoins the
Marlins as a coaching member. Formerly, Kaitie was a Marlin athlete
for the duration of her age group years (ages 8-18). She was a
standout athlete for the Marlins, still holding many records.
During highschool, Kaitie competed for the Spencerport Rangers
where she was a key player in the teams success. Upon graduation
she attended Division 1 Eastern Michigan University where she
studied Excercise Science. Graduating in 2015 she went on to study
Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh where she recently
received her Masters from.
Currently Kaitie is working at
both the University of Rochester School of Nursing and at
Innovative Wellness as a Sports Medicane and Training
Kaitie will be working with
our developmental and age group athletes.