PAC Board Members and Coaches
Coaching Staff

Chris Bashaar

Summer Head Coach


Years with PAC: 3 coaching summer, 8 or 9 coaching winter
Swimming/Diving History: Swam for summer and winter PAC since elementary, PHS, and CBST at 15
Favorite stroke/dive/event: Butterfly

What does PAC mean to you: PAC is something that's been a part of my life for a very long time. Most of it, in fact. Even when I was a kid, I knew the effect that swimming in my area could have on me. It meant putting in the time, effort, and frustration that can come with swimming. But it also meant meeting new people, that sweet feeling of triumph when you beat a time, even if it's only by a millisecond. When I got older, I started to coach, mostly because of my dad but also because I knew I was attached to this community. And the people here accepted me with open arms. I got older, and wiser, and more confident, and a lot of my personal growth comes from swimming. I still consider PAC to be a major contributor to why I love working with kids, and why I want to teach. So honestly, my feelings about PAC are really just about paying it back; I want every single swimmer, parent, and coach to get the positive effects that I got and continue to feel the effects of. So PAC is my pride, a moral obligation, a hobby, and a joy bringer all in one. So, to paraphrase, PAC means a whole lot to me; it's just hard to put it into words. 
Goals for the summer: Get those time drops and have a blast! >G

Off the pool deck you like to: Cycle, fold origami, harass people about honeybees =
Favorite song: “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler >¸‍B
Favorite food: Sushi and Pulled Pork (not together)

We’re very excited to have Coach Chris back again this summer and look forward to all the new ideas he has for our Gator Gang!  =O<û =O<û =O<û

Jenna Anselmo

Girls Winter Head Coach, Summer Coach


Coach Jenna Anselmo has been coaching the Gators since 2010. She was an assistant coach for two years and has been the girls head coach since 2012. This year she has stepped into an even bigger role as Head Coach of the entire Pennridge Aquatic Club. 

Coach Jenna has been a Gator all her life. She started swimming for the summer PAC team in 1994 and fell in love with the sport. She would spend the rest of her career swimming for Pennridge in the summer and Souderton in the winter. She also was a four year varsity swimmer for the Pennridge High School. She excelled in breaststroke, backstroke, and the IM. 

In 2018, Jenna returned to her alma mater to be the head coach of the men’s swim team. And in 2019 began a new adventure by becoming the assistant coach for the women’s water polo team. While coaching the high school teams is a lot of fun and allows her to do the thing she loves most as a career, her heart belongs to the Gator Gang. 

When Jenna has a free moment away from the chlorine she loves spending time with her husband John and their pit-bull Apollo, reading, cooking and planning her next trip to Walt Disney World. 

There’s a quote that sums up Jenna’s coaching style: “The strongest people are not always the ones who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose”. It’s one of the core values that she strives to instill in all of her athletes along with finding the joy in everything you do! 

Lori Zimmerman

Summer & Winter Head Diving Coach


Coach Lori grew up as a PAC gator way back when...  She dove with PAC over the summer, Souderton Aquatic club over the winter and competed in US Diving meets as an independent athlete.  Pennridge HS started their first swimming and diving team just before she graduated high school.  "The team was so small that the divers sometimes had to participate in the relay races so that we could have two relay teams!  It wasn't pretty, but we got it done and had fun at the same time!"

Favorite Dive: Hmm, it now seems a life time ago...probably the back somersault layout, the front somersault full twist, and the reverse dive layout.  They were definitely not the most challenging dives on my list, but they were so fun and felt effortless!

Lori took a break from coaching as she pursued her career first as an athletic trainer for colleges in PA, ME and FL, and then eventually as a school psychologist.  In 2017, she returned to coaching as the head diving coach for the PAC summer program and then stayed on as the head diving coach for the winter program as well.  "It is so much fun being a part of the PAC program again!  I grew up with this club, and the sport of diving was a very important part of my life.  Now I have the amazing opportunity to give back to the sport and to the community.  Over these past few years with PAC, I have met some outstanding young athletes and families.  PAC truly is a family that works to help support, encourage and develop young people to be the best version of themselves.  I am very thankful to be able to be a part of PAC once again!"

Dan Walker

Boys Winter Head Coach, Summer Coach


Years with PAC: 4 coaching summer, 6 coaching winter, 20+ overall
Swimming/Diving History: Swam for summer PAC for 11years, winter NPAC for 9years, PHS swim team for 4years
Favorite stroke/dive/event: Backstroke and/or 50 freestyle

What does PAC mean to you: First and foremost we are a family and have been a supportive community for the past 20 years. Swimmers grow up to be coaches and are on deck to have fun, listen, and teach the same way they learned as baby gators. It’s a program that nurtures athletes of all different abilities, helping them reach their personal goals. I’ve been apart of the team for as long as I can remember and it has definitely shaped the person I am today.
Goals for the summer: Gator chomp some of our competition! And have a little fun with new creative practices! =

Off the pool deck you like to: Exercise (mostly out of the water now >u), take trips with friends, and hangout with family
Favorite song: Alligator Crocodile...
Favorite food: Pizza  and/or buffalo chicken anything
Favorite movie: The Goonies
Favorite quote: “You missed it... GO” -former PAC coach Hayden Sandt

No one else rocks the Gator suit like our Coach Dan does!  =  We are so excited to have him back on deck again this summer!

Ian Livengood

Summer Assistant Coach


Position on PAC: Leader of the 8&U (aka assistant swim coach)
Years with PAC: 3 baby!
Swimming History: Swam for PAC for 12 short years and 4 shorter years for Pennridge High School.
Favorite Stoke: backstroke

What Does PAC Mean To You: PAC has always defined my summer, and I wouldn't have it any other way! It has given me my closest friends and the opportunity to coach, and that’s more than I could ever ask for. 
Goals For The Summer: turn the team into a bunch of beasts! 

Off The Pool Deck I Like To: When I’m not on the pool deck I like to go thrifting and hang out with my friends.
Favorite Song: “Brandy, You’re a Fine Girl”
Favorite Movie: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood 
Favorite Food: The Perk’s fish tacos  <.
Favorite Quote: “Jenna put whatever you want here, I can’t think of a quote”  >#

We are so lucky to get The King of the Baby Gators back again this summer! Since he could not think of a quote, leave a comment with one that you think suits our Coach Ian!  =

Rachel Keyser

Summer Assistant Coach


Position: Assistant Swim Coach, 1st year!
Years w PAC: 10 years
Swimming History: Swam for PAC for 10 years, my 6th year playing Water Polo (I played throughout high school and I play at the University of Pittsburgh), and I swam on the Pennridge High School Team
Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke, Fav Event: 100 breaststroke (a true Coach Jenna Protege  =)

What PAC means to me: PAC gave me some of my bestest friends in life. I have never been apart of a group quite like this one, where I can consider everyone on the team family. PAC has given me confidence, laughs and determination in life and I am excited to continue being a part of giving that to my gators 
Goals for the Summer: Have a fun summer with all my PAC kids and avoid that farmers tan those coaching shirts are going to give me hahah!  =v

Off the Pool Deck I like to: Hang out with friends, go to the beach, eat a lot of buffalo wings and watch my fav summer show big brother!
Fav song: Sunflower by Post Malone  <;
Fav food: Buffalo wings with extra chunky blue cheese =
Fav movie: Grown Ups
Fav quote: Me: “Ian what did you do in the Pitt Talent Show?” Coach Ian: “I juggled and sang ‘I just can’t wait to be King’.”  >

We are SO excited to have Rachel join the PAC staff this summer! She is going to bring the FUN but she will also keep these Gators moving! Let’s see if she can steal the Selfie Queen title away from another certain coach.... >3 >#

Julian Arteaga

Summer Assistant Coach


Position: assistant swim coach, 1st summer coaching
Years with PAC/Swimming: about 12 I think
Favorite event: 100 free or if we talkin summer you know I do fly too <Ê‍B

Goals For The Summer: coaching and breaking 50 seconds in 100 free and going sub minute in 100 fly  >/
What Does PAC Mean To You: PAC is kind of my place to relax and train with my friends in a less competitive environment. Its kind of like a family in that it’s more about how we can make the team better as a whole rather than just focusing on your own events, so honestly it’s just a lot of fun.

Off deck I like to: work out, play video games, hang with friends, or social distance  <Ë‍B >=‍B
Favorite song: Let’s groove by earth, wind, and fire =z
Favorite food: chicken Fajitas  <[
Favorite movie: Jim Carrey’s The Mask  >#
Quote: “Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can”

Julian will be one of our practice coaches for the younger swimmers, as he will be working towards his own swimming goals during the meets. I know there are quite a few of the Littles who will be VERY happy to have Coach Julian back on deck this summer.  =