Senior A Coach
Denise Salvatore has been coaching at The Atlantic Club since
2010 with over 20 years experience coaching all levels of swimmers.
She began coaching shortly after college in North Jersey, coaching
for a club team as well as Mount Saint Dominic’s Academy.
Denise began her swimming career at age 10, continued in High
School and through college.
She attended Pepperdine University, Ca, where she studied
Exercise Science. During her career at Pepperdine University,
Malibu, CA, she qualified for PCSC conference championships in
100/200 Fly and 400 IM.
Denise has been Senior group coach for the past 8 years prior to
that she coached the junior group. Over the past years she has
coached numerous swimmers who qualified for Junior Olympics, Senior
Champs, Eastern Zone Champs, Eastern Sectionals, and Futures. A
majority of her athletes continued to swim at all divisions of
collegiate swimming. Denise also is a Master Instructor with NJ
SWIM. She is a ASCA Level 3 coach, Open Water Swim Certified. She
also maintains certifications in SPIN and Strength &
Conditioning. Formerly a Parisi Coach as well.
Her love for coaching and swimming is quite apparent in her
presence on deck.
Jennifer D Dettlinger
Senior B Coach
Jenn has had many years of coaching and developing swimmers at The
Atlantic Club. Prior to coaching consistently in 2006, Jenn was a
swim school director at the Atlantic Club. She has worked with all
levels of swimmers from infants to adults, and currently
coaches the Senior group.
Jenn grew up swimming in Connecticut, where her HS team
(Ridgefield) won their Class M state championships. She was also a
YMCA National and Junior National Qualifier. She attended the
University of Connecticut and was a two year captain of the
women’s team. She was a consistent finalist at the Big East
Championships and ECAC Championships in both the 100 and 200
Breaststroke, and the 200/400 IM. Jenn has never stopped swimming.
She continues to enjoy both pool and open water swimming in her
free time. Her goal is to spread her enthusiasm for swimming on to
her athletes. For a sport that is so demanding physically, you have
to love it!
Jenn has her BS in Dietetics from UConn, and MS in Nutrition
Science from Boston University. In addition to coaching, Jenn works
as a Registered Dietitian in Senior Living Facilites.
Michele has been coaching at TAC
since 2013. She primarily coaches the Prep group, but has been
involved with the Riptide Summer Rec team, as well as the Freshman
and Junior groups. Prior to coaching at TAC. Michele has experience
as an assistant coach, working with age group swimmers at the
Westfield YMCA (MA). Michele began swimming at the YMCA/YWCA and
USA club level in NJ, where in high school she achieved
All-American honors (100 back). She was a Junior National finalist
and Senior National qualifier in that event. At Providence College,
Michele was a New England champion (200, 500 freestyle) and a Big
East finalist. She held school records in the 200 back, 500/1000
freestyle as well as relays. Michele has a BS in Health Policy and
Management from Providence College (‘95) and an MS in
Occupational Therapy from Springfield College (‘00). She
currently works locally as an occupational therapist in the Wall
Public School District. Michele is dedicated to sharing her love
and knowledge of swimming with swimmers of all ages and abilities.
She continues to swim regularly both in the pool and open
water. Both of her children swim in the Senior
BA in Psychology from Brown University
Rosa currently works for Monmouth Cty Division of Social Services as a Social Worker
CPR, First Aid, Coaches Safety Training, Lifeguard Training, WSI,* ASCA Level 1
Rosa swam with AAU in NY City, was a swim meet official for 3 years, and has been a coach for over 30 + years,coaching age group as well as adults.
Rosa is currently the NJ Swimming Diversity Chairperson
Rosa teaches adults in her spare time
She continues to swim, and run to stay fit.
Her main motivation in life is “Making a difference"
Kim Marie Evans
Assistant Prep Coach
Kim has worked here at TAC along side of Coach Michele with the
Prep kids for 4 years. As a graduate from Trenton State
College with a Bachelores in Elementary Education and Health and
Physical Education, Kim was an avid runner and a member of the
Track and Field Team all 4 years. She was a Health and
Physical Ed teacher at Jackson Twp for 3 years and an instructor at
Devlin Gymnastics for 8 years. She has participated in
numerous marathons such as Boston, Philadelphia and the Jersey
Shore, as well as the Lake Geneva Musselman 1/2 Ironman. She
was the winner of the Inaugural Manasquan Turkey Trot. Kim
raised 2 of her 4 children inside the Pool Bubble at TAC, and can't
get enough of it! She has a passion for fitness and health
and loves teaching the Prep group swimmers.
Andrew has been coaching at The Atlantic Club since 2018. He has
experience in teaching swim lessons, coaching competitive swimming,
and instructing junior lifeguards of all ages for over eight years.
Andrew began his swimming career at age 10 on a local summer team,
and continued through the USS Club, high school, and at the college
He attended Montclair State University, where he studied Psychology
and Child Advocacy. Andrew was a member of the men’s swimming
and diving team at Montclair State University, where he was a
consistent finalist at the Metropolitan Conference Championship in
the 200 Butterfly. Andrew has also competed in many lifeguard
tournaments and open water races; finishing Top 10 in the St. Croix
Andrew holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from
Monmouth University and currently works as a School Social
Worker/Counselor with the Long Branch School District.
Kiaranina Fernandez Liwag
Kiara started coaching when she was 16 for her local summer
recreation team and has been coaching ever since! She is so excited
to coach her first year for The Atlantic Club! Kiara began swimming
competitively when she was 7 years old on the Freehold Sharks
Summer Swim Team and joined her first winter team at the Woodbridge
YMCA when she was 8. At 9, she found her home at the Freehold
YMCA's winter swim team, known today as FOBY. Kiara swam all
throughout her time at Marlboro High School and was awarded the
title of MVP her junior year. She was named captain her junior and
senior year. She then continued her swimming career at Ramapo
College of New Jersey. Kiara was a top competitor in the
Metropolitan Conference and she finaled in both the 100 Backstroke
and 200 Backstroke at championships her junior year. Kiara recently
graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Art studying Visual
> Kiara's favorite color is purple and favorite animals are sea
turtles. She has a dog named Nala and loves everything Disney and
Marvel. Kiara (or Kiwi, whichever you want to call her) has a great
passion for swimming and can never stay away from the pool for very
long. She is so excited for the season and cannot wait to meet
everyone! Go Riptide!
Jan has been coaching at TAC Riptide for the last three years. He
generally coaches the Juniors but occasionally hops into other
practices. He was awarded the prestigious
Most Improved Swimmer
for Colts Neck High School were he swam for four years,
two as captain. Jan studied Geosciences at UNCW, and began working
as a geophysicist shortly after that for several years before
beginning his current endeavor into the field of teaching. He
currently teaches Middle and High School Sciences at an alternative
school in Tinton Falls for students with various challenges. Jan is
currently in Grad School, working towards his Masters Degree in
Earth Science and Education. Throughout his teaching career Jan has
also been involved in the coaching of a variety of sports and grade
levels. Jan spends his summers working as a lifeguard in Spring
Lake and has made this an important part of his life.
Kendal was a
Business/Economics Major from Lafayette College. She spent
her first year out of college working on Wall St for a
Government Securities firm, followed by almost 15 years in
Pharmaceutical Sales. Her high school team, North Penn in
Lansdale, PA; in the years she was there, the team was ranked
5th in the nation. She was a District and State
Qualifier in the 500yd Freestyle, recipiant of Most Improved
Swimmer her Sophomore year, and a Captain her Senior year and
awarded the "Good Athlete Today, Better Citizen Tomorrow"
Sportsmanship Award from the school. She swam all four years at
Lafayette College, a Division 1 school and was a 3 time ECAC
qualifier in the 1650yd Freestyle. Her junior year she
studied abroad in London, England; so she did not complete that
season. She received the Most Improved Swimmer her Freshman
year and was a Captain her Senior year. She currently has 2
swimmers on the Swim Team.
For questions regarding the Swim
Team, please contact Kendal