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Coaches and Boosters

PENGUINS COACHING STAFF AND BOOSTERS

The Team, including the Junior Penguins Swim Lessons Program, is organized by volunteer Boosters, which is a committee of The Newport Foundation, Inc., a Kentucky non-profit organization.  Team's coaching staff is highly skilled and strives to support the needs of all Penguins' athletes.  Questions pertaining to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other diving and/or swimming related needs, should be directed to Joey Svatba, head diving coach, or Darcey Murphy, head swimming coach.  Questions related to Team operations and administrative, such as equipment, scheduling, dues, safety, or policy issues, should be directed to the Boosters President and Team NKSL Delegate, Paige Ellerman at paigeellerman@hotmail.com.

Coaching Staff

Joey W Svatba

Head Dive Coach

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Joey is a data analyst at CEVA Logistics and an assistant diving coach at Tristate Diving, an AAU and year-round springboard diving program.  Joey has been coaching diving for a number of years and has coached other NKSL teams.  He lives in Erlanger, is married and is the father of three boys. 

Darcey Murphy

Head Swim Coach

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In spring 2016, I completed my freshman year at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where I am studying psychology. I am from Norwood, Ohio and have been an avid swimmer my whole life.  For the past ten years or so, I have swam competitively for the Norwood Barracudas, Purcell Marian High School, and Hydra. I also participate in club swimming at Miami.  Last winter, I served as an assistant coach at Hydra with Penguins’ head Swim Coach, Leslie Hamilton.  I look forward to continue developing as a swim coach at Newport this summer.

Arnd Rehfuss

Assistant Swim and Dive Coach

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Abby Livingood

Assistant Dive Coach

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Paul Maxwell

Assistant Swim Coach

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Lottie Shepherd

Assistant Swim Coach

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Boosters

Paige L Ellerman

Boosters President and NKSL Delegate

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Carolyn Bruns

Meet Operations Committee Chair

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Bill Kreutzjans

Administrative Committee Chair

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Jennifer A Hedger

NKSL delegate/meet volunteer coordinator

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Thomas Lorenz

Website and Communications Chair

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Adriana Cuervo Lehman

Events Committee Chair

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