Coaches & Directors

TAC Riptide Swim Team
"Inspire and develop life skills through perseverance in the sport of swimming"


Coaching Staff

Head Coach Stephanie Crofton

Swim Team Head Coach


BS in Business Admin: Marketing & Management majors, Clarion University

CPR * First Aid * Coaches Safety Training * Lifeguard Training * ASCA Level 4 * US Triathlon Level 1

WSI Certified * Safe Sport Certified * USA Swimming Life Time Member
Current volunteer member of USA Swimming Convention Education Committee
Assistant manager of USA Eastern Zones Select Camp 2009, Buffalo, NY and 2012/2013 Baltimore MD
Manager of NJ Swimming Zone Team, Short course & Long course
Coach 1999 Arete Swim Camp, Rutgers University
Co-Race Director KickOff Triathlon for women, May 2010, Tuckerton, NJ
Master Instructor Gruenberg Method of teaching those with a fear of the water
8-Time All American in College * 2-Time National Team Member in college

Has been coaching for over 30 yrs, age group as well as master swimmers & triathletes
4 Time Ironman Finisher (Lake Placid 2000/Florida 2001-2002/NJ NY 2014)
4 time age group place SOS (Survival of the Shawngunks)


Denise Salvatore

Senior A Coach


Jennifer D Dettlinger

Senior B Coach


BS in Dietetics from University of Connecticut

MS in Nutrition Science from Boston University

  • Jenn is in her 8th year coaching at The Atlantic Club  
  • As a member of the Ridgefield (CT) they were Class M state championship team in Junior & Senior years
  • Swimming at University of CT, she specialized in 100/200 breaststroke as well as 200/400Im events
  • Captain of university team both junior & senior years.
  • Finalist in both breaststroke events at Big East Championships
  • UConn women’s team were ECAC Champions  Assistant at the University of Connecticut Swim Camp
  • Assistant Coach for Weston Water Wizards swim club team
  • Marlboro Memorial Middle school – 7th grade science teacher
  • Swim School Director for the Atlantic Club
  • ASCA Level 1 * CPR 8  First Aid * Lifeguard training

Barbara Berg

Assistant Soph Coach / Masters Coach


Lois Marie Nealon

Assistant Coach Freshman


Michele Cleveland

Prep Coach


Michele is in her 3rd year as a coach with The Riptide Swim Team
BS in Health Policy & Management from Providence College
MS in Occupational Therapy from Springfield College
1991 US Swimming National Qualifier in the 100 Backstroke
Providence College - record holder in the 200 Backstroke, 500 Freestyle & 1000 Freestyle
New England Collegiate champion in the 200 backstroke, 200 freestyle & 500 freestyle
Big East Finalist in the 200/500 freestyle & 100/200 backstroke
Assistant Swim Coach, Westfield YMCA, Westfield, MA
Currently works as an occupational therapist inthe Wall Township School District.
CPR, First Aid, Coaches Safety Training, Lifeguard Training & ASCA Level 1
Enjoys masters swimming, running and sharing her love of swimming with swimmers of all levels

Kim Marie Evans

Assistant Prep Coach