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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact Coach Jon

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Jon P Siegel

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Jon returned to the Madison YMCA Mariners in October 2013 following a nine and a half year stint with the Montclair YMCA Dolphins. Previous to Montclair, Jon spent eight years as Head Coach at the Madison Area YMCA and three years at the West Essex YMCA.  He was also an Assistant Coach at the Summit  Y for one season. Jon has coached in the Northern NJ area for the last 25 Plus years between the Livingston Aquajets, Berkeley Heights Streamliners, Minisink Manta Rays and Morristown Beard  High School. Jon is an ASCA Level 5 Swim Coach, is currently YMCA Of The USA Swim Coach Faculty and serves on the New Jersey YMCA Swim League Executive Committee. He has sat on theNew Jersey Swimming Board of Directors as both Junior and Senior Coaches Represpetative and on the USA  Swimming National Communications Committee. Jon has been the Head Coach of the NJ Swimming All Star Zone Team in 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2008 and has been an assistant coach at Zones in 2000 and 2003. Jon also coached USA  Swimming's Eastern Zone Select Camp in 2006. Jon has coached athletes to Olympic Trials and an alumni to the olympics.

Nicole R Coxson

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Nicole Coxson joined the Mariners coaching staff in 2009. She is a level 2 ASCA certified coach. Nicole swam year-round for the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn,PA. as well as many years of summer swimming while growing up in Maryland and Pennsylvania. She has two children, the younger of which has been a Mariner swimmer since kindergarten. 

Thomas K Long

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Kenneth J Platt

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Kenny Platt has been involved in aquatics in the state of New Jersey for thirty plus years.  Kenny got his start at the Berkeley Heights Community Pool as a swim instructor in 1980 and spent the next thirty years there involved in all aspects of aquatics including competitive diving, lesson programs, and swim team.  He spent some time coaching competitive swimming at the West Essex YMCA, Somerset Valley YMCA, and the Montclair YMCA.  Kenny has also held the position of Head Diving at Montclair State University and is currently heading up the New Providence Diving team.

During the day Kenny is an insurance underwriter and roots for his alma mater, Syracuse University......Go Orange!

Taylor Zilinek

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Thomas M McNally

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Tom swam competitively from age 6 through college.  He swam for the Union Elks, Union Boys Club, Cranford Comets, Seton Hall Prep and Seton Hall University. Tom works full time underwriting surety bonds and has served the Mariners in a volunteer coach capacity since 2011.  He has been happily married to Cathi since 1990, and they have three children; Luke, Terence and, Claire.  His son Terence swam for the Mariners for several years.

Jodie Bachman

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Trish Campbell

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Katherine Anna Hay

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Daniel Castellanos

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Coach Dan has been with the Mariners since 2008.  Through unique insight and understanding, Coach Dan uses technical training to further understand his swimmers potentials.  Coach Dan has swam his entire life starting with the Ridgewood Y.  He was on the Ridgewood High School Swim Team and was the first Y Nationals qualifier at the Wyckoff Y.  In college he competed on the Rutgers Men's Swim Team.  When the Men's Team was cut, he became a Trainer for the Women's Team in order to continue training and sharing knowledge.  Coach Dan was also the Founder and coach of the Rutgers Club Swim Team.

He enjoys gardening and cooking, especially BBQ!  And can be found on the slopes in either his longboard or snowboard, depending on the season!

Brittany Abuhoff

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Sarah Bennett

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Melanie Anne Gaffey

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Charles James Hilgendorff

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Board of Directors

Davin Clark

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Jeanne Lukasavage

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Rob Latorre

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