Mark Brooks will begin his first season as the Head Coach of Penguins Swimming this fall. Mark began swimming in Boardman for Applewood Swim and Tennis CLub at the age of 8. He was a four year member of the Boardman High School Swim Team, and swam at the collegiate level for Westminster College. While at Westminster, Mark was a four year letter winner, Six time PAC Champion (3x 100 Backstroke, 1x 200 Backstroke, 1x 200 Freestyle Relay, 1x 400 Medley Relay), a four time NCAA Championships qualifier (3x 100 Backstroke, 1x 400 Medley Relay), and a three time Academic All-American. After graduating in 2012 with a degree in History and Secondary Education, he moved on to coach two seasons at Wheeling Jesuit University and one season at Westminster College. During his three years of Collegiate coaching, he helped win 4 conference championships (3x Appalachian Swimming Conference, 1x President's Athletic Conference). He currently works for the Boardman Local School District at Boardman Center Middle School.
Coach Brian Stahl is entering his third year as the Junior Coach for the Penguin Swim Club. Brian was the Interim Head Coach during the 2015 long course season. Being in competitive swimming for 17 years, Brian was a part of Trumbull County YMCA Team (TCY), Firestone Area Swim Team (FAST), and Penguin Swimming. During his career he was on the Lake Erie Zone Team and Ohio Quad Team (2008). While representing Western Reserve High School, he was a multiple Swimmer of the Meet winner, and a State Qualifier for the 100 yard freestyle (2011). Brian is currently attending Youngstown State University.
Carla J Moser-Flatley
Advanced Developmental Coach
Originally from Canfield,Ohio, CJ has a long history of swimming in the Youngstown area. She began swimming at the age of 6 and during her age-group career she swam for Warren Swim Club, Youngstown Y-Neptune’s and Penguin Swimming. She was a state qualifier all 4 years of high school at Canfield and held every team record. She went to University of South Florida on a swim scholarship and later transferred to Youngstown State where she swam and ran cross country. At YSU she received her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and she has worked in various aspects of the wellness field since graduating. She currently works for YSU as part–time faculty for Exercise Science department.
She has coached swimming for over 20 years has worked with Moon Aqua Club (PA), Penguin Swimming, Boardman Swim Club , Boardman High School, Canfield High School, Carson Tiger Sharks (NV) . CJ was Zone coach for Lake Erie several years at the Central Zone swim meet. CJ lives in New Springfield, Ohio with her husband Mike and two children, Mikel (14) and River (13), both swimmers.
My name is Ryan Hart! I am a 2005 graduate of Boardman High School and a 2009 graduate of Youngstown State University. I am currently in my seventh year of teaching; specifically, I teach ninth and tenth grade English at Lordstown High School.
During my high school years, I swam for both the high school team and for Penguin Swimming. Since graduating from high school, I spent the past ten years lifeguarding at Northside Pool in Youngstown, Youngstown State University, and the YMCA. I also spent seven summers working at Villa Maria Teresa Daycare, where I taught swim lessons to children ranging in ages between 3-13 years old.
In my spare time, I love to read, work out on an elliptical, volunteer with my junior high youth group, and, of course, swim. I am incredibly excited to begin coaching Penguin Swimming. I love working with younger kids and look forward to having some fun, while teaching them the fundamentals of the strokes.