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Coaches and Boosters

PENGUINS COACHING STAFF AND BOOSTERS

The Team 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 Maggie Bushelman, 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 at [email protected]  

Coaching Staff

Maggie Bushelman

Head Swim Coach

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Maggie works with English Language Learners at KCSD.  She has coached for 10 years and is the assistant coach with both the Cincinnati Marlins, a USA club team, and Highlands High School

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. 

Abby Livingood

Assistant Dive Coach

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Abby is a graduate of Newport High School and is going into her senior year at Northern Kentucky University. She has been with the Penguins since the first year in 2012, first as an athlete and, since 2015, as an assistant dive coach.  After graduating from NKU, Abby plans to further her education in the law.

 

Mac Russell

Assistant Swim Coach

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priscilla brigitte caballero

Assistant Swim Coach

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Priscilla recently graduated from Highlands High School. She will be attending the University of Cincinnati this fall to major in Criminal Justice and Spanish. Although this is her first year coaching, Priscilla has been swimming competitively for over 12 years. This will be her 6th and final year of competing as a Penguin.

Board of Directors

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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