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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 (10th Season)
**Senior 3 Practice Group 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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 (5th 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 years
•    Swam for Livingston High School Swim Team
•    Former Swim Instructor and Coach for Livingston NYSC - 2 years
 
Victor.hui@hotmail.com
Senior 1 + Sr. 2 Practice Groups/ Boys Team Coach

Andre Casanova

Assistant Coach

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(4th Season)- Practice Groups: Cadet 1 + Cadet 2

Asheley Annulysse

Assistant Coach

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(3rd Season)

Asheley started swimming at the age of 4 but began swimming competitively a the age of 8. She swam for Bayonne Starfish and Clippers for most of her adolescence. She was Captain of her High School swim team, St. Dominic Academy Blue Devils. Though stepping away from swimming during her college career she participated in other sports. She studied Kinesiology, Strength and Conditioning and Nutrition at the University of Scranton. Currently, she works as a manager for a Physical Therapy company and still loves to swim on her own time.

Alanna Van Steyn

Assistant Coach

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(5th Season)- Practice Group- Preps

Laurie Grodziak

Assistant Coach

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(1st Season) - Practice Group- Sr. 1

Ed Galuska

Assistant Coach

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