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Bryan Fadel

Assistant Coach

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Bryan joined Velocity in 2015 and has coached in a variety of roles for 13 years, working with athletes at every age and skill level, from beginners to nationally-ranked competitors. As an age group coach, he has produced several Niagara LSC champions and Eastern Zone qualifiers. He also serves as the Assistant Boys Varsity Coach at Amherst High School.

 

During his athletic career, Bryan specialized in the individual medley, butterfly and breaststroke. He helped his high school win two division championships, was a member of several record-breaking relays, and was both a Sectional and State Championship qualifier. Bryan continued his success at the State University of New York at Oneonta, where he earned SUNYAC All-Academic honors, finished top-eight at the SUNYAC Championship each year and broke several school records. He also placed top-ten in his age group at the U.S. Masters Swimming National Championship.

Elizabeth Zucco

Assistant Coach

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Liz has been with Velocity Aquatics since 2015 and this is her fourth year as the Lead Ontario Coach. In this brief period of time she has produced an Eastern Zone qualifier and coached multiple Niagara champions and Championship qualifiers. Before moving to Buffalo, she was an Age Group Coach at Cleveland Elite Aquatics in Cleveland, Ohio (formally University Swim Club) and oversaw the swim lesson program. She has also served as both an Assistant Varsity Coach and Middle School Head Coach over the years. 

 

As an athlete, Liz was a captain and three-time MVP at Laurel School, where she was both a state qualifier and school record-holder. She went on to swim at The College of Wooster where she finished top-16 in the NCAC Championship all four years.

Flynn Burroughs

Director of Competitive Swimming

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Flynn founded Velocity Aquatics, LLC; Michael Phelps Swimming-NY in April of 2011. He then developed & directed the company until its sale in March of 2019. 

Prior to founding Velocity Aquatics, LLC; Flynn spent the previous 15 years as a national development club coach for USA Swimming; 13 of those years as a head coach. Over that span, he helped develop Niagara Swim League, Junior Olympic, and Eastern Zone Champions, as well as Niagara District Record Holders, National Top-16 individual performers, Speedo, JR National, and US Open Qualifiers.  Flynn also contributed to some of Section VI's premier High School Teams as either an Assistant or Head Coach. Many of his club swimmers represented their High School programs as members of the Section VI, NYS High School Championship team - including six NYS State Champions and six High School All-Americans.

Refreshed and ready to return, Flynn will serve as both the Lead SR & SR Prep Groups Coach and the Director of Competitive Swimming.

As the Director of Competitive Swimming, Flynn will provide services designed to assist the company’s efforts pertaining to the business management, growth & performance of the Competitive Swim Club. Flynn’s experience & expertise in these areas will serve as tremendous assets to the company.