Coaches & Directors

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 one of the board members.


 

Coaching Staff

Miles Cava

Head Coach

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Coach Miles began coaching with Tigers in the Fall of 2010 as the AG3 coach. In the Fall of 2011 he became the Senior Group Coach and in the Fall of 2014 he became the new Head Coach of Tiger Aquatics.

In his time at PTAC, the team has grown signifincantly in membership.  He has coached countless New Jersey Junior Olympic finalists, including state champions.  He has also coached many North East Zone/Sectional qualifers and finalists.  Over the past two years coach Cava has led>finishes in the country for his age, and this past season he led two swimmers to the USA Swimming SC Junior National Meet.

Miles Cava grew up swimming in the Princeton area for the Eastern Express Swim team where he achieved Top 16 status as an age group swimmer. He would then go>
Cava started his coaching career with the Community Park PASDA team as the 13 and over coach from 2004-2006. Throughout college and from 2009-2010, Cava gained multiple years of experience as an age group coach at the Whitewaters Swimming Team. After Graduation, Coach Miles has worked as the volunteer assistant for the Princeton University Mens Team. Cava has also worked as the Head Coach for the Princeton Area Masters group since 2012.

Carolina Juvenal

Assistant Head Coach and AG3 Coach

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Coach Carolina, an ASCA Level 2 coach, has been>
Coach Carolina swam competitively for 15 years with Santa Cecilia University in Brazil. Carolina immigrated to the United States in 2005 to continue her education. She has extensive experience with various age group training and great skill in evaluating and monitoring the development of young swimmers. Coach Carolina's focus with Tigers Aquatics is to teach proper technique while providing a positive environment for her swimmers that allows them to reach their maximum potential and help them grow as individuals.

Coach Carolina is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Coach Carolina has a son named Logan.

Evelyn P Cava

Age Group 1 and 2 Coach

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Katlyn Andrews

Varsity Group Coach

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Coach Katlyn joined the Tigers in the Spring of 2016 as a coach for the Varsity group. Katlyn began her swimming career at the age of 11 with Lawrenceville Swimming Association (LSA) and Lawrence Lightning. After her time at Lawrence Lightning, she swam for the Notre Dame High School swim team where she was a 4-year letter winner and team captain. After high school, Katlyn continued her swimming career at Rider University where she specialized in sprint freestyle events, highlighted by a second place finish in the 50 free at the 2013 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships.

Katlyn started her coaching career in 2008 with the LSA. After two-years with her former summer team, she spent the next four years as an assistant coach with Lawrence Lightning.

Katlyn now works as a Senior Consultant for Baker Tilly’s Risk and Internal Audit Consulting practice, based in Philadelphia, PA. She currently resides in Lawrenceville, NJ with her dog, Scooby.

Lovette Leonhard

AG3 Assistant Coach

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Coach Lovette joined PTAC on the Fall/Winter  2017-2018 Season as an Assistant coach for AG3. She began her swimming career competing for Scarlet Aquatic Club. Lovette then went on to swim for Rider University, where she served as the Women's Team Captain her senior year. During her four years at Rider, Lovette was a Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference top 3 finisher in the 500 free, 1,000 free, and 1,650 free. She was also a team record holder in the 1,650 free and 800 free relay. Lovette continues to swim as a member of the Princeton Area Masters during the summers and began competing in triathlons this past year.

Jocelyn Yuen

Assistant Coach

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Tiffany Olszuk

AG1 and AG2 Assistant Coach

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Coach Tiffany joined the Tigers in May 2017. Prior to PTAC, Tiffany was the head coach of the Princeton Family YMCA Pirates Swim Team for four seasons.  In addition to her experience as a head swim coach, Tiffany has extensive experience teaching private lessons with swimmers of all ages and has worked for local fitness and wellness centers and renowned swim camps. Tiffany grew up in the Princeton area and swam for various local competitive swim teams from age 11 through high school (and met Miles and Evelyn along the way). Tiffany graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2012, where she received her degree in psychology and competed for the Owls in swimming and field hockey. Tiffany currently works for Mathematica Policy Research and is also pursuing her master’s degree in Public Health. She often swam distance freestyle and butterfly events and learned to love a good endurance challenge. She is currently taking those skills to the road to train for half marathons. Tiffany looks forward to continuing to work with PTAC swimmers and share her passion for swimming, fitness, and wellness! 

Derek Cox

Assistant Coach AG 1 & 2 and Varsity

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From: Atlanta, Georgia
Years Swimming: 16
Accomplishments: Member of Princeton University Swimming and Diving Team, 2016 Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 200 Butterfly, US Open Qualifier in 100 and 200 Butterfly, Winter Nationals qualifier across 6 different events, Summer Juniors qualifier across 6 different events, Winter Juniors qualifier across 12 different events, 7 time Georgia High School State Champion, Two-Time Georgia High School State Record holder, Two-Time Dynamo Swim Club Team Record Holder.

Cassidy Hubert

Assistant Coach AG 1 & 2

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Maya Naphade

Assistant Coach AG 1 & 2

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Brendan Blood

Assistant Coach AG 3 & Varsity

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