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Coaches & Directors

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Coaching Staff

Ed Maynard

Head Coach/President of WWSC

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Swimming/Water Polo Experience:
Swimming/Water Polo Experience: Coach Ed began swimming at the age of 4 under his coach and father as a charter member of the White Water Swim Club. Throughout 14 years of club swimming, Coach Ed held numerous club records while qualifying Junior Olympics and Eastern Zone Championships. During his high school years, he was named to the NFL All Star Team, a member of the NFL Champion and school/city record holding Medley Relay, and Section Six finalist for two years. During his senior year, Ed qualified Empire State Games Open Water Polo Team where he won Western Region's first ever medal in the sport. After high school graduation, Coach Ed attended Bowling Green State University where he played for 4 more years and was the leading scorer in the Mid American Conference in 1993.

Coaching Experience:
Ed has been coaching swimming since in the summer of 1990 as an assistant coach for WWSC with the Novice and Intermediate groups along side his dad, the late Coach Paul Maynard. Since the passing of his father in April 2002, Ed has taken up the reins as head coach and president of the club. His techniques and methodologies has already produced numerous Junior Olympic Champions, High School State qualifiers, Niagara Frontier League Champions, ESG medalists, All-Americans, and Junior National Qualifiers. He has attended several American Swim Coaches Association and National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association clinics and workshops to further his knowledge in swimming while creating innovative new ways to teach the sport of swimming to the youth of today. Outside of club swimming, Ed also coaches the boys and girls swim teams at Niagara Falls High School with the 2002-2003 season being his first year as Varsity coach. Outside of swimming, Ed has also coached Empire State Games' Western Region Scholastic Water Polo Team where his teams have taken home 5 medals in 6 years with an unprecedented "3-peat" in 1995, 1996, and 1997.

Megan Grabek

Head Learn to Swim Coach

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Level 1-3 (NYS Certified Special Education Teacher)

Jim Stypa

Assistant Coach - Levels 4-6

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Bryan Collins

Assistant Coach - Levels 4-6

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Level 4-6 (NYS Certified English Teacher)

Irene Barry

Assistant Coach - Levels 4-5

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Level 1-4 (Pursuing Bachelors Degree)

Emily A Sliwowski

Assistant Learn to Swim Coach

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Erin E Sliwowski

Assistant Learn to Swim Coach

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Ashley V Cheff

Assistant Coach Learn to Swim

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Leah M Mathews

Assistant Coach - Levels 4-6

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