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TWST COACHING STAFF
Coaching Staff

Becky Sapio

Head Coach

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With a personal competitive swim background, Becky brings years of experience and expertise to the TWST coaching staff.  Becky began her swimming career with the Stingrays where she was a three time Zone Qualifier, later moving to STAR where she was a seven time Junior National Qualifier.  After high school, Becky continued as a Division 1 swimmer for four years at St. Bonaventure.  During this time, St. Bonaventure’s women were 4 time Atlantic-10 Champions with Becky being an A-10 champ in nine events.  She was a nine time champ at Easterns and during her senior year the team won the Eastern Intercollegiate Championships.  Becky also held nine school records during her college career and was named SBU Female Athlete of the Year her senior year.  She was inducted into the Sacred Heart Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002 and the St. Bonaventure University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006 for her accomplishments in swimming.  This experience allows Becky to share her expertise with every swimmer, encouraging them to be much more confident and better prepared during their own swimming careers.. 

Becky has been coaching with TWST since 2009 and coaches because she loves teaching young swimmers while helping them develop as competitors and people.  In 2012, she was chosen as the 11-12 Girls Eastern Zone Coach for the Niagara Zone Team.  She has been serving on the Niagara Swimming LSC Board as the Junior and Senior Coaches Rep in 2014-2016.  She was awarded the Niagara Swimming 2016-17 Senior Coach of the Year.

Becky and her husband Jake are raising their three children in Orchard Park, two of which attend Orchard Park Central Schools and swim for TWST.   Their oldest child is attending and swimming for Division 1 University at Buffalo.

  

Bob Nowicki

Assistant Coach

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Bob has been coaching with TWST since 2010.  Growing up in Depew, Bob still holds Depew High School’s record for the 500 Freestyle, which he broke during his junior year.  While on the Buffalo State Swimming and Diving team, Bob was recognized as the most improved Men’s swimmer during his freshman year.  Bob also served as Fireman's Park Pool Manager in for five years.  

With his swimming career completed, he coaches because he would like to pass on his experience to help younger swimmers. Bob is the lead coach of our White & Silver Teams and has done a phenomenal job running various groups in the past.  He is a valuable asset to our TWST Coaching Staff and is managing our Swim-A-Thon, lifeguard scheduling and runs our TWST Banquet.  He will continue to assist in coaching our Junior Team.  He will also begin his third season as the Orchard Park Girls High School team assistant coach.

Drew Rossi

Assistant Coach

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Drew has been coaching since 2005 at both Hickory Hill Swim Club and at Hamburg Swim Club.  He swam for many years at Willow Bend (summer) and Hamburg Swim Club since 1997.  He represented Hamburg High School as an ECIC, Sectional and State qualifier.  Drew continued his swimming at Division I school, Niagara University for 2 years, and was a MAAC All Academic. He graduated from Canisus College where he completed his Elementary Education degree.  This year he will be teaching 5th Grade in the Hamburg School District.

Drew has been part of the TWST Coaching staff since 2013 and has proven to be valuable asset to our team.  He will be our Blue Team leader and will continue to assist in coaching our Senior Team.  Drew will also be  our new Volunteer Coordinator.  His competitive nature spreads to his swimmers and his fit with the coaching staff is remarkable. The swimmers feel his energy and enjoy his enthusiasm.

Kyle Edward Myers

Assistant Coach

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Kyle is an Orchard Park High School graduate, was a member of the OPHS Boys Swim team for 4 years and was a TWST swimmer for 5 years.  He has been coaching with TWST since 2014.  He was lead coach of our White Team during our 2015-16 season before he left for college.  He also began as Head Swim Coach at Eagle Ridge Swim team during the summer of 2016.  Kyle is currently attending the University at Buffalo but will return to coaching with us for the 2018-19 season one day a week.  He has been a valuable member of our coaching staff over the past 5 years and we are happy to have him back.

Jessica Evans

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Jessica Has been coaching with TWST since 2014. Jessica grew up in Hamburg and then attended SUNY Cortland where she achieved her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and a Master's Degree in Health Education. During her time there, Jessica was a member of SUNY Cortland's Women's Swimming and Diving team for 4 years where she was part of several record setting relays and twice qualified for NCAA Division III Nationals. Jessica has been the assistant coach for the Hamburg Girls Varsity Swim and Dive Team since 2014 and in 2016 was given the Head Coach position.  In addition to coaching, she will be teaching in the Hamburg school district beginning in the fall.  She has been Head Swim Coach and Pool Manager at Willow Bend Summer club from 2012-2015.

At TWST, she will coaching Dryland to our Junior & Senior team athletes as well as working with our younger levels.  She loves hiking, recycling, dancing, watermelon and her favorite color is purple :)

 

Gregory Byrne

Assistant Coach

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Gregg is from Monroe, NY and began his competitive swimming career at the age of 9 with the Monroe-Woodbury Marlins. He later moved to the NY Sharks Swim Club during his sophomore year of HS where he achieved NCSA Junior National cuts in the 400 IM, 200 IM, 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, 200 Fly, and 500 Freestyle.  He was a six year HS swimmer and qualified for the NYS meet Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years finishing Top 16 in individual events and Top 8 in relay events. He went on to swim competitively for St. Bonaventure University Men’s Swimming and Diving Team, finishing Top 16 in individual events all 4 years, including two Top 8 finishes in the 400 IM his Freshman and Senior year. He was also a member of the SBU Men’s Swimming & Diving 2013 and 2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship teams.  Gregg was an Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll Student Athlete during his Junior and Senior years, and was a member of the St. Bonaventure SAAC his sophomore-senior year.
During his years as a club and college swimmer, he had the opportunity to attend training camps at the University of Texas, Ultimate Swim Camps run by Olympian Josh Davis, and most recently during an internship at UT he got the opportunity to train with Longhorn Aquatics National Team.  Gregg believes he will bring a diverse mindset on training and is eager to share his experiences as a competitive swimmer, who was lucky enough to train under multiple elite-level coaches, while applying that knowledge to coaching.
Gregg is now attending the University at Buffalo for his Master Degree is Psychology.  During the summer of 2016, he was a coach for NY Sharks Aquatics and had LCM Zone Qualifiers and a USA Swimming Top 50 6-year-old swimmer.   Gregg became  a valued member of the TWST coaching staff  in September of 2016 and we are excited for him to be coaching all levels of our program .   Hi s recent exposure to competition gives our swimmers the opportunity to work with someone who has 'been there' and understands the ups and downs of competitive swimming.