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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 one of the board members.

Head Coaching Staff

Dan Roth - Head Coach, SVY Director of Competitive Aquatics

Andrea Marumoto - Head Age Group Coach, SVY Associate Director of Competitive Aquatics

Eric Horowitz - Head Senior Collegiate Coach

Rob Rynone - Head 13-14 Age Group Coach
 

Practice Group Coaches

YMCA National Team: Dan Roth

Senior III: Dan Roth 

Senior II:  Eric Horowitz

Senior I:   Ward Weiland

Senior Assistants: Randy Bugianesi, Frank Cuzzola, Paul Duffy, Oscar Gonzalez, Andrea Marumoto, Mike Pestorius, Rob Rynone, Danny Sanders, Zack Warner
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Gold III: Rob Rynone

Gold II:  Danny Sanders

Gold I:   Mary Guilfoyle

Gold Assistants: Frank Cuzzola, Oscar Gonzalez, Eric Horowitz, Andrea Maramuto, Adele Morgan, Mike Pestorius, Dan Roth, Zack Warner

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Silver III: Andrea Marumoto

Silver II:  Randy Bugianesi

Silver I:   Andrea Marumoto

Silver Assistants: Ed Cerbone, Kelly Durma, Matt Ellis, Katie Fallon, Danielle Harkins, Michaela Kornberg, Elizabeth Stoddard, Rachel Stoddard
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Bronze III: Andrea Marumoto

Bronze II:  Adele Morgan

Bronze I:   Adele Morgan

Bronze Assistants: Alyssa Barbario, Ed Cerbone, Kelly Durma, Katie Fallon, Danielle Harkins, Michaela Kornberg, Stephanie Petrosino, Elizabeth Stoddard, Rachel Stoddard
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Copper: Ellen Mulreed

Copper Assistants: Lori Foley, Michaela Kornberg, Mary Ellen Pestrichelli
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SVY Sand Sharks Pre-Team: Adele Morgan

Sand Sharks Assistants:  Kelly Durma, Danielle Harkins, Elizabeth Stoddard, Rachel Stoddard

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Board Members

Coaching Staff

Dan Roth

Director of Competitive Aquatics

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"Attitude + Effort = RESULTS"

Dan Roth joined the staff at SVY in August of 2011 and was promoted to Head Coach & Director of Competitive Aquatics in August of 2014.  Coach Dan is a Level 3 ASCA Certified Coach, and has 14 years of coaching experience at the club, high school, and summer league levels.  Under his leadership, SVY finished 1st Overall in the Combined Team score at the 2017 LC YMCA National Championships, and has earned three YMCA National top-3 team finishes in his five years at the helm.  During his tenure as Head Coach, SVY has also won four NJYMCA State Combined Team Championships, and has been recognized six times by USA Swimming as a Club Excellence Silver and Bronze medal program during Coach Dan’s tenure on the full-time coaching staff.

Individually, Coach Dan guided SVY's own Matt Fallon to the 18/Under National Championship in the 200 breaststroke at 2018 USA Winter Nationals.  SVY has also qualified individuals for USA Winter Junior Nationals for five consecutive seasons.  In total, Dan has coached one US Olympic Trials qualifier, six USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans, 26 individuals on the YMCA SWYMS National Top-10 List, and has also guided three individuals and three relays to YMCA National titles.  

Along with his duties at SVY, Coach Dan is extremely active within the competitive swimming community.  In 2016, he was elected by his peers to the YMCA National Coaches Association, and also serves/has served as a board member on both the NNJYMCA and NJ Swimming LSC Board of Directors.  He has twice been selected as a Zone Team Coach for NJ Swimming.

Coach Dan spent 2012-14 as the Head Age Group Coach for SVY.  SVY's age group program experienced unprecedented growth and success during Coach Dan's tenure,  breaking 49 SC/LC team records total and building the 12/Under LC program to over 100 swimmers in 2014.  SVY's age group program broke 16 out of 30 total team relay records, including one NJ Swimming record, in the 12/Under program under Coach Dan's tenure. 

Coach Dan spent 2008 to 2011 as the head coach of the Hudson Valley Dolphins, a 150 swimmer USA program in upstate New York. During Dan's 3 year tenure with the Dolphins, his swimmers broke 114 SC 18/Under team records and he qualified individuals and relays for Short Course Senior Mets and Speedo Sectionals for the first time in team history. The Dolphins improved their USA Virtual Club Ranking by 1300 places during Dan's tenure.  Coach Dan also served as the Boys Head Swimming and Diving Coach at New Paltz High School. The team finished 2nd overall at the NY State Championships in 2010 and 10th overall in 2011. During his two years at New Paltz, records were broken in 10 out of 15 HS events, they had nine Automatic All-Americans, and earned an additional four All-American Considerations. In 2011, the boys achieved Scholar-Athlete Team status.

Coach Dan has been involved in the sport of swimming for over 25 years. He has proudly returned to his home state of New Jersey, where he swam for the Camden County YMCA (now the South Jersey Aquatic Club - SJAC), as well as for Cherry Hill East High School. While swimming in high school, he was part of a team that was a two time NJ State Champion in 2001 and 2002, and captained the team as a senior in 2004.

He swam collegiately for S.U.N.Y. - New Paltz, where he served as team captain for 2 years and earned a SUNYAC All-Academic Team selection. He also served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at NP as it's inaugural Co-President. He graduated in 2008 with a BA in Communications with a dual Public Relations/Journalism concentration.

Andrea Marumoto

Head Age Group Coach

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Andrea Marumoto joined the Somerset Valley YMCA coaching staff in the fall of 2011.  In June of 2015, Andrea was promoted to Head Age Group Coach and Associate Director of Competitive Aquatics.  Andrea has been coaching since the summer of 2005.  She has coached swimmers to the YMCA State, Junior Olympic, Zone and National level.  In addition, she has coached 6 NJ State record holding relays.  Andrea is involved in the swimming community and attends YMCA and NJ Swimming League and Technical Planning Committee meetings.  She has also been selected and coached the NJ Zone team over a dozen times in the past 12 years.

Andrea started her swimming career quite differently than most coaches.  She became heavily involved in her son’s swimming and swim team, Metuchen Edison YMCA (MEY).  She became an official then the official’s coordinator.   Andrea then became involved with the parent board and served on the board for many years.  Andrea became more and more involved in the swimming side, eventually leading to the Head Coach position for the Edison Community Pool Summer team and assistant and lead coaching at the winter team.  In 2011, Andrea moved to SVY and ran the Bridgewater Blue Dolphins and became an assistant coach for the 12/under groups.  In 2013, Andrea became a lead coach for the Bronze 3 practice group and later became the lead for the Silver 3 practice group.  Andrea enjoys working with the younger swimmers and getting them prepared for the next level. 

Andrea is a proud parent of a son and daughter.  Her son swam for SVY and attended NYU Stern School of Business.  He was a varsity swimmer for the 4 years he attended and currently resides in New York City.  Her daughter swam for SVY and currently attends and swims for Trinity College in Hartford, CT.   Andrea holds a degree in Computer Engineering for Stevens Institute of Technology.

Eric Horowitz

Lead Coach - Senior 2

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Eric Horowitz began his coaching career at Somerset Valley YMCA (SVY) in 2007 as an assistant coach for the Gold II practice group. While an assistant coach, he had the pleasure of coaching some of the best and brightest 13 - 14 year old swimmers, and up and coming 15 - 18 year old swimmers under the tutelage of Coach Rob Rynone. Coach Eric was an instrumental component in several successes seen by the 13 - 14 year olds during his tenure with Gold II. Team SVY won 4 consecutive 13 - 14 year old Age Group Titles, produced multiple individual champions and national qualifiers, and achieved two NJ Swimming LSC Relay Records. In the fall of 2010, Coach Eric will began his first stint as a lead coach with the Senior II practice group. He is a certified YMCA, USA Swimming and ASCA Level I coach.

In addition to coaching here with the Swordfish, Coach Eric spent most of his age group career with SVY. He qualified for the long course YMCA National Team while a junior and senior in high school and contributed to the success of Team SVY achieving the NJ YMCA State Championship in 2006.

Coach Eric is a graduate of Hillsborough High School, Class of 2006. As a four year varsity letter winner swimming for Hillsborough High School, he helped his team win multiple sectional titles and a NJ High School Championship in his junior year.

Eric is a 2010 graduate from Rutgers University, School of Engineering, with a degree in bio-mechanics. He was honored with a first place award in the senior class design competition. He is extremely confident that he will take all of these experiences to guide our young swimmers both in and out of the water to new levels of success.

Ward Weiland

Lead Coach - Senior 1

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Rob Rynone

Head 13-14 Age Group Coach, Gold 3

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Rob Rynone joined the competitive swim team coaching staff of the Somerset Valley YMCA (SVY) in 2003.  He is a USA and YMCA certified coach. Rob has served as the Head 13/14 Age Group Coach at SVY since 2010 and is currently lead coach for the Gold III group. He was honored by the New Jersey LSC as Age Group Coach of the year in 2013.

As an SVY coach, Coach Rob’s 13/14 year old swimmers have achieved numerous individual and team goals. Among the many goals that swimmers have achieved under Rob's guidance are USA Junior National and YMCA National qualification, appearing on the USA and YMCA National Top 10 Lists, and qualifying for the Eastern Zone Select Camp. He has coached numerous YMCA State and Junior Olympic finalists and champions, as well as one YMCA National Champion (Matt Fallon- 400 IM- LC 2017).  Many of Rob's swimmers have broken records at the LSC level (current record holders- Boys 200 Medley Relay SCY and LCM/Girls 200 Free and 200 Medley Relay LCM/Matt Fallon 800 Free, 200 breast, and 400 IM LCM and 200 breast and 400 IM SCY/Grace Zhou 200 Fly SCY) (since broken- Girls 200 Free Relay LCM '11/Boys 200 Free Relay SCY '09 and '10/Boys 400 Medley Relay '07/Brad Zdroik 100 Free LCM/ Girls 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay and 400 Medley Relay SCY ‘18/M. Fallon 100 Breast LCM) and the YMCA State level (A. Ganihanova- 200 Back, C. Meisner- 500 Free, G. Zhou- 200 Fly, M. Fallon- 1000 Free, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 400 IM, B. Zdroik- 200 Fly and 200 IM) . In Coach Rob’s tenure at SVY, our 13-14 swimmers have won 13 age-group YMCA State Championships (Boys- 2005 and 2009, Girls 2013, 2014, 2018, and 2019, Boys and Girls- 2007, 2008, 2012, 2017). Every SVY 13/14 team record has been broken since Rob began his tenure as Head 13/14 Age Group Coach.

Rob takes a great deal of pride in his swimmers' continued success in the senior groups and at the college level and has been proud to see 4 of his former swimmers participate at Olympic Trials. He also enjoys seeing former swimmers achieve successes outside the pool as he believes strongly that the lessons the sport of swimming teaches can be applied to many areas of life.

As a coach, Rob's goal is to provide his swimmers with the training and skills necessary for them to excel as 13/14 year old swimmers, as well as in the future, in a fun and challenging environment. He also believes that his job as a coach is to help each swimmer reach his or her individual potential by providing them with the tools to reach their goals both in and out of the pool.

As a college swimmer, he was a four-year varsity letterman at the College of New Jersey. He was one of the top distance swimmers on a team and finished 8th at the NCAA Division III National Meet his senior year, a team that also won three straight Metropolitan Conference Championships.

Coach Rob graduated Cum Laude from the College of New Jersey with a Bachelors Degree in History and a Masters Degree in Teaching. He currently works as a history teacher in the Livingston School District. 

Danny Sanders

Lead Coach - Gold II

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Danny Sanders joined SVY when he was 8 years old and continued through high school, when he was also a member of the SVY national team. He is an alumni of Hillsborough High School (and the HHS swim team) and graduated this past May from Franklin & Marshall College, where he swam four years on the team. He achieved one of his top swimming goals this past year when he became an All-American swimmer as part of the F&M College 200 free relay team at D3 NCAA Championships in Greensboro, NC.

 

When Coach Danny wasn’t in the pool, he was on the deck where he spent three summers coaching the Coppermine Cudas in Bridgewater.  It was a great experience where he learned a lot about coaching swimmers ranging in age from 5 to 18. Danny spent this past summer as an SVY Gold and Senior group assistant coach.

Mary Guilfoyle

Lead Coach - Gold 1

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Randy Bugianesi

Lead Coach - Silver 2

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Adele Morgan

Bronze I, Bronze II

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Adele Morgan has been coaching at the Somerset Valley YMCA (SVY) since June 1998 and led the 8 and under practice group for 9 of those years. In September 2009, Coach Adele Began coaching the Silver I practice group. Outside of coaching for SVY, she is the assistant coach for the Hillsborough High School Boys and Girls swimming program which she coached from 2004 - 2008, and currently since 2010.  She is a YMCA and USA Swimming certified coach (Level II), and a WSI (Water Safety Instructor).

 

In addition to being a competitive swim team coach, she has been teaching swim lessons, water aerobics and a wide variety of fitness classes at the Hillsborough YMCA since 1999.  Since the spring of 2000, her Running 101 classes have helped over 250 participants begin a running program and many have gone on to run 5K's, 10K's and some have even participated in marathons. She founded the Hillsborough Hop 5K in 2001, which attracts over 500 runners each spring.
 

Health and fitness are Adele's #1 priorities in life, second only to her husband, Michael, and boys, Ryan and Evan. Her goal as a coach is to help young children develop a love for the sport of swimming as well as an appreciation for taking care of themselves. She also hopes that she'll get the parents (who aren't already) of her swimmers focused on their health as they will see how it improves the quality of their life.

When Coach Adele was a toddler, her mother threw her in the pool and it wasn't until the age of 10 that Adele began swimming competitively for the Clifton Boy's Club. In later years, she swam for the Phoenix and Montclair Aquatic Clubs. During high school, she swam for Clifton High School (C.H.S.). In October 2003, she was inducted into the C.H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame. Beginning in her senior year of high school, Coach Adele began teaching lessons and coaching a summer swim team at the Montclair Beach Club, which she continued to do throughout her college years.

Prior to moving to Hillsborough and having her first child, Coach Adele was a 5th grade teacher in Waldwick, NJ during the school year and the Waterfront Director at Camp Veritans (North Jersey YMHA) in Wayne, NJ during the summers. She also taught and coached swimming at the YMHA during the school year.

After leaving competitive swimming, Coach Adele continued to teach and coach swimming but focused on running and amateur triathlons for herself. She has competed in numerous road races ranging from 5Ks to marathons, along with a variety of adventure races, triathlons and team running events. In 2004, she qualified for the Boston Marathon and successfully ran it in April of 2006, eight months after having brain surgery (cranial decompression surgery for a condition called "Chiari" - ask her about it and she'll show you the scar!). Her last marathon (#7) was in April 2008 in Zurich, Switzerland. As of now, marathons are taking a back burner to her family, but being physically fit is always a #1 priority.

She holds a BA in English from Springfield College as well as a post-graduate degree in education from William Paterson University.

Ellen Marie Mulreed

Lead Coach - Copper

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Alyssa Barberio

Assistant - Bronze

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Alyssa started swimming at the age of 7. Through her swimming career she has swum for Cedar Hill summer team, the Hillsborough Hurricanes, Hillsborough High School, Scarlet Aquatic Club, and University of Maryland club swim team. Alyssa also played rec softball for 12 years.

Alyssa graduated from University of Maryland with a BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a minor in Astronomy. She has been coaching with SVY since 2009 and with the Hillsborough Hurricanes since 2010.

Ed Cerbone

Assistant - Bronze

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Frank A Cuzzola

Assistant - Senior, Gold

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Frank joined the Somerset Valley YMCA in the Fall of 2013 as an assistant to Coach Dan for the 12 and under team, as well as assisting with various groups when needed.  Since the Fall of 2014, Frank has coached Senior 1.  Under his direction, Senior 1 has consistently improved by adding more swimmers to SVY’s Silver, State and National Teams.  These swimmers have gone on to final at the State and National level, as well as compete collegiately post SVY.  Frank has also previously coached at the Coppermine Swim Club while in high school and college.  

As an SVY Alum class of 2009, Frank is no stranger to the program.  Coach Frank swam under former head coach Matt Donovan and Coach Rob Rynone and was a Short Course and Long Course YMCA National Qualifier. Highlights from his career on SVY include being a part of two Men’s Team State Championships, an individual NJYMCA State Championship title in the 50 Yard Freestyle, Consolation Finalist for the 50 Yard Freestyle at Short Course Nationals, Consolation and Championship finalist on many National Relays, and was a part of several Team Relay Records.

Coach Frank is also a Bridgewater-Raritan High School graduate, Class of 2009.  He was a four year varsity letter winner, and contributed to BR's first swimming state championship in 2006 as well as undefeated County and Conference titles those four years.

Frank went on to Lehigh University where he graduated with a degree in Business Information Systems in 2013.  While at Lehigh, he also competed on their Division I swim program and was actively involved in Lehigh Athletics Leadership Academy programs, such as Student Athlete Mentors.  In college, Frank qualified for the 2012 US Senior Nationals in the 100 freestyle and was a 2013 Patriot League champion as part of the 200 Freestyle Relay.

Off of the pool deck Frank works in IT for American International Group and enjoys going to CrossFit.

Coach Frank hopes to use these experiences to help mentor his athletes both in and out of the pool.

“The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.”

– Eddie Reese

Paul Duffy

Assistant - Senior

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Kelly Durma

Assistant - Sand Sharks, Bronze, Silver

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Kelly Durma joined the coaching staff in the spring of 2015 as a proud SVY Alumni. She is a USA Certified swim coach.  Kelly graduated from Bridgewater-Raritan High School in 2010 and swam at SVY under former head coach Matt Donovan as well as current coaches Rob Rynone and Eric Horowitz. Kelly continued to swim in college and graduated from New Paltz in 2014 with a degree in Criminology. After leaving competitive swimming, she pursued Crossfit as well as Bodybuilding.  Away from the pool, she is employed as an Investigator for the State of New Jersey.

Lori Foley

Assistant - Copper

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Oscar Gonzalez

Assistant - Senior

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Danielle Harkins

Assistant - Sand Sharks, Bronze, Silver

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Danielle started swimming when she was 7 years old for a Lake League in Northern New Jersey. At the age of 11 she decided to swim during the winter season and joined West Morris YMCA. Danielle swam throughout her high school years for both the Y and high school team. During her high school career, she was fortunate to be able to attend Y Nationals for four consecutive years.

After graduation, Danielle received an Athletic/Academic Scholarship to attend Manhattan College and compete in both Cross Country and Spring Track. Because her scholarship did not include Indoor Track, she was also able to swim in college. Her Athletic successes include breaking, and still holding, the school Cross Country record, being MAAC Conference Champion in Cross Country and the 100M Freestyle in the same calendar year, and breaking 12 college swimming records (9 individual and 3 relay records).  Danielle was also the first female swimmer to be inducted into the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

Danielle majored in Biology and her academic successes include NCAA Division I Academic All American for both Cross Country and Swimming, being inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Tri Beta honor societies, and being nominated for valedictorian of her class.

After college, Danielle worked as a Senior Research Technician for National Starch and Chemical Company and was a co-inventor on 4 patents. Currently, Danielle has been coaching at SVY for 15 years, teaches preschool at the Hillsborough YMCA, and works with the YMCA’s Youth Running Group.  She has three active children all of whom have, at one point, swum for SVY.  Danielle’s passion is working with beginner athletes to develop a life long love for sports.

Mary Ellen Pestrichelli Dwane

Assistant - Copper

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Coach Mary Ellen was a member of the SVY Swim Team family from age 8 to age 18 then for the University of Texas Longhorns / Longhorn Aquatics.  Many extremely fond memories and lifelong friendships were made during those 10 years with SVY.

While competing at Texas, the Longhorns placed 1st overall at the NCAA Division 1 National Championships her Freshman year, 2nd place her Sophomore year, and 3rd her Junior year.  Her Senior year, serving as Co-Team Captain, the team placed 2nd overall behind Stanford.

Some additional accomplishments include:

  • Phillips 66 US Swimming Senior National Championship Finalist
  • NCAA Division 1 National Championship Consolation Finalist
  • 1989 Junior National East Champion
  • 1990 NJSIAA High School Meet of Champions Winner
  • YMCA National Championships multiple finalist including a member of two 1st place relays and the member of the 1990 Women’s National Championship Team

Currently, Mary Ellen works for an insurance company locally and mostly enjoys being a mom to her son Will and daughter Katie.

Mary Ellen is an Assistant Coach with the 8 & Under Copper practice group.

Mike John Pestorius

Assistant - Gold

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Coach Mike Pestorius started swimming competitively in Charleston, South Carolina as a nine year old. As the son of a career military officer, he swam with clubs in South Carolina, Rhode Island, California and Pennsylvania.  At the varsity level, Mike was a HS All-American and a multiple finalist at Junior Nationals at the club level.  Mike attended the U.S. Naval Academy where he was a four year letterman and held multiple school records.  Mike spent seven years in the Navy as a helicopter pilot.    

Mike has been coaching for seven years and has been coaching Gold 2 at SVY since the 2016 LC season. Mike's three children all swam for Bridgewater-Raritan HS and his son, Riley, is a current member of the Senior 3 group at SVY.  Mike works in the Sales Operations department for Sanofi pharmaceuticals.

Elizabeth Stoddard

Assistant - Sand Sharks, Bronze, Silver

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Elizabeth Stoddard started coaching in 2011 as an assistant for the Hillsborough Hurricanes summer team and an assistant to some of the 12/under groups on SVY.  She is now the lead coach of Bronze 1 and also helps out with other ages/groups on the team.  In 2013, she became the head coach of the Hurricanes. While Elizabeth was never a swimmer herself, she has been involved in the SVY swim team as a volunteer since 2004 and has been a fan of swimming for years.
 
In addition to coaching, Elizabeth has been a middle school math teacher since 2009.

Rachel Stoddard

Assistant - Sand Sharks, Bronze, Silver

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Rachel Stoddard began coaching for SVY in 2015 with the Hillsborough Hurricanes.  She returned to coaching for SVY in September 2017 and assists with most of the 12/under groups. 

Rachel swam for SVY for 11 years and swam on the SVY National team for 5 years.  Her favorite memories include swimming breaststroke on the SVY relays. Rachel went on to swim BIG 10 at Rutgers University where she currently holds the breaststroke records and medley relay records.  She represented Rutgers at the 2016 Olympic Trials in breaststroke. She graduated with a Psychology degree in 2017.

Rachel looks forward to sharing her love of competition with the younger SVY swimmers.

Michaela Kornberg

Assistant - Copper, Bronze, Silver

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Michaela Kornberg used to swim on SVY when she was younger. She joined the coaching staff in 2018 with Cooper swim group  and the Blue Dolphins summer swim team. In addition to her own swimming experience, Michaela was the assistant and eventually the head coach for Lenape Swim Team. She swam for Montgomery high school from 2007-2011 with her main events being 200 IM and 100 backstroke. She is a social worker working for Integrity House in her life away from swimming.