Coaches Bio

Our Head Coach, Tina Cecala and the coaching staff are eager to meet with our returning swimmers. Tina’s goal is to create an all-inclusive program personally tailored to each swimmer's needs. They are committed to increasing communication and will schedule time to listen to parents' and swimmers' concerns. Their long range plans include a cooperative dryland and a year round swimming program that will allow swimmers to reach their maximum potential and achieve their best times. It is their goal to increase the number of swimmers qualifying for YMCA State Championships, YMCA Short Course Nationals and USA Swimming Championships to include the Sunkissed Invitational Jr./Sr. Championship Meet held in Charlotte, NC.

Coaching Staff

Tina Cecala

Head Coach

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 (11th Season)
**Senior 3 Practice Group Coach- Girls Team Coach
Head Swim Coach- Morris Plains Marlins (summer program-34 years- retired Summer 2016)
Girl’s Head Swim Coach- Watchung Hills Reg. H.S. (13 yrs.) Coaching Record: 140-21-2
Inducted into the Watchung Hills High School Hall of Fame for Teaching/Coaching-May 2013
Inducted into the New Jersey Interscholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame- Rutgers University
                                    YMCA Coach of the Year Nomination- 2018
          
  •  Selected by the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association toreceive the State Distinguished Service Award
  •  Nominated for Zone 1 Coach of the Year
  •  Daily Record “Team of the Year”- (3)
  •  Star Ledger Coach of the Year
  •  Courier News Coach of the Year
  •  Mid-State Conference Coaches Award
  •  5 NJSIAA State Championships
  •  3 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III Championships
  •  7 Mid-State Conference Championships
  •  8 Somerset County Championships
  •  3 Pirate Invitational Championships
  •  Coached several All-American swimmers
  •  Springfield College Swim Team- Division II Swimming
  •  Summit Area YMCA - 7 years; YMCA Nationals Swimmer
  •  Garden State Swim Club (AAU Swimming)- 5 years
  •  Morris Plains Community Pool (Summer Swimming) - 8 years  
  •  Physical Education Teacher(Retired-33 years)- Watchung Hills Regional High School
  • Grand Marshal- Morris Plains Memorial Day Parade- May 2017
    

Josh Wing

Assistant Head Coach

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Victor Hui

Assistant Coach

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 (6th Season)
 
•    Borough of Manhattan Community College Graduate:  Business Management
•    Swam for Livingston YMCA - 3 years
•    Swam for Summit YMCA - 2 years
•    Swam for Montclair YMCA - 4 years
•    Swam for Elite Swim team - 1 year
•    Swam for Livingston High School Swim Team
•    Former Swim Instructor and Coach for Livingston NYSC - 2 years
 
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Senior 1 + Sr. 2 Practice Groups/ Boys Team Coach

Asheley Annulysse

Assistant Coach

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4th Season- Practice Groups- Sr. 1/Sr. 2

GIRLS TEAM COACH

"Began swimming at the age of 4 and started competing at the age of 9 for the Jersey City Piranhas. From there, I moved to Bayonne's traveling club team, the Starfish along with the training with their summer team, the Clippers. I was part of the St. Dominic Academy swim team and was a captain during my fourth year.  I continue my love for swimming by continuing to practice and teach.  I have worked with a wide range of athletes and age groups.  My undergraduate degree was completed at the the University of Scranton with a B. S. in exercise science and a minor in strength and conditioning and sports nutrition."

Laurie Grodziak

Assistant Coach

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(2nd Season) - Practice Groups-  Preps, Sr. 1, Sr. 2

GIRLS TEAM COACH

Ed Galuska

Assistant Coach

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Brendan Hennessy

Assistant Coach

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1st Season- Practice Groups- Preps/Cadet 1/Cadet 2

BOYS TEAM COACH