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Coaching Staff and Board of Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Nicholas Ward

Head Coach

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Coach Ward comes to us with over five years of coaching and ten years of teaching experience. He is currently a special education teacher in the Baltimore County Public Schools and lives in Hanover, PA. Nick was an assistant coach for the Gettysburg Sharks, a YWCA team, and has also coached a variety of other sports at many different age and ability levels.  Nick has many years of swimming experience including at the collegiate level.  He swam at Penn State Altoona on the Division III NCAA team and then at Penn State University at the club level. Nick and his wife met while swimming at Penn State University and they have 4 children.

Natalie Wasicko

Assistant Coach

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Natalie Wasicko will be continuing with the Stingrays as an Assistant Coach and taking on a new roles as Swim Lesson Coordinator. This will be Coach Natalie’s third year as a Stingrays coach and she has been teaching lessons for the Stingrays since 2010.  Coach Natalie grew up swimming as a Stingray and currently swims for the Stevenson University Mustangs where she serves as a team captain and holds the 200 freestyle record.  She is currently studying biochemistry and forensic science with a minor focus on neurochemistry.

Alex Hanson

Assistant Coach

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Alex Hanson has participated in swimming as a swimmer or coach every year since age 6, and this summer marks his return to the Stingrays after a long time away from his career swimming for them for 8 years. After he finished swimming with the Stingrays, he was the assistant and head coach for the team each for 2 years, taught group and private swim lessons during that time, and then moved to the Y where he has been an assistant coach for the CCY Piranhas since 2008. That means this summer is Alex's 5th summer coaching the Stingrays after a long hiatus. With a day job being a software engineer for a technology consulting firm, Alex is looking forward to being outside again this summer and rejoining the fun that is summer swim team.

 

Wendy L Schneider

Assistant Coach

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"Wendy Schneider has been a member of the Stingrays swim team since age 8, and has worked in the lesson program for four summers. Wendy has also swam for the CCY Piranhas. She studies Health Policy and Administration at Penn State University, where she swims on the Penn State Club Swim team. This will be Wendy's first year on the team as an Assistant Coach, and she is excited for the new opportunities involved." 

Board of Directors

Morgan Muse

Team Rep

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Elizabeth Atherton

Treasurer

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Amy Bankard

Secretary

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Rebecca McPeak

Board Member

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