We are here to support your needs. The YSSC Coaching Staff brings well over 100 years of combined coaching experience to the program! If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches.
Dan Mascolo, Eduardo Dos Santos, Dylan Jones, and Wendy Viney are Full Time coaches for the YSSC Fightin' Sea Cukes. For any questions no matter what group you are in they are available by email or at their home YMCA's (MTY) 864-433-9623 (TOM) 864-585-0306.
Eduardo Augusto Dos Santos
Head Senior Coach
Coach Eduardo was born and raised in Brazil, where he started his swimming career. In 2013, he had a fantastic opportunity to move to the USA to pursue a college education at Limestone College. There, he competed as a Student-Athlete for the Men’s Swim Team. He currently lives in Shelby, NC with his wife, Kirstie Dos Santos, and their three dogs, Scruffy, Bella, and Chloe.
Here is a little bit of what the sport of swimming has provided to his life:
2017-Current: Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club
2021 South Carolina Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year
1 YMCA National Age Group Record
8 South Carolina State Records
4 Individual Athletes at USA Swimming Top 25 National Age Group Performances
3 Relays at USA Swimming Top 10 National Age Group Performances
2 USAS Winter Junior Qualifiers
117 Athletes at Y-USA Swimming Top10 National Age Group Performances
28 South Carolina Individual South Carolina Swimming State Titles
2021-Current: South Carolina Swimming LSC
2021: Elected to serve as the Age Group Vice Chair for the Board of Directors of the LSC
2021 Coach at the Southern Zone Championship
2021 Coach at the Development Select Camp
2019: Member of the staff at Southern Zone Select Diversity Camp.
2016-2018: Woody Creek Head Coach (SAIL)
2015: Camp Counselor at Nike Swim Camp at Limestone College
2014-2018: Swim lessons to Gaffney HS swimmers
MBA with concentration in Management, 2019
Completed ASCA Level 4 - Leadership School, 2019
American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) invited Fellow, class of 2019.
Graduated from Limestone College in 2017: Business Management, Business Marketing, and Sport Management
Experience as an athlete:
15 years of experience as a competitive swimmer.
2012 Olympic Trials qualifier (in Brazil) – 200 IM
2012 SCM World Championship Trials (SCM) qualifier – 200 IM
2013 Started College career at Limestone (NCAA D2)
2014-2018: Team Captain for Limestone Men’s Swim Team
Head Age Group Coach
Primary Focus: Blue, Yellow and oversight of all color groups
ASCA Level 3 Coach
Ed Cullen originally hails from Wilton, Connecticut, but he and his wife have been living in the Charlotte area since 2016. He is entering his 15th year of coaching and has coached for Ridgefield Aquatic Club, the Greenwich YMCA, YMCA of the NorthShore, Crimson Aquatics, SwimMAC Carolina and YMCA of Upper Palmetto. He is an ASCA certified Level 3 coach and working on his Level 4. Ed has served on Junior National Select Camp coaching staffs.
Along with being around pools he also has a passion for open water swimming. As a young adult, he swam multiple events on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. He has coached multiple Open Water National qualifiers as well.
Coach Ed has worked with a variety of ages and ability levels throughout his career including current Olympian Kieran Smith as an age group swimmer. He hopes to instill his athletes a respect for hard work and discipline in the water. He sums up his philosophy as a quote from Vince Lombardi that says, “Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” You will often hear Coach Ed saying “Honor your teammates and yourself with your effort.”
Two fun facts about Coach Ed is that he also met his spouse at the Y in Massachusetts. Coach Ed has also a outside niche for Professional Wrestling.
Head Developmental Coach
Heather G Martin
Office Manager, Age Group Coach
Kyle D Bradley
Lead Group Coach
Coach Kyle joined the YSSC coaching staff in September 2018. He graduated from Shannon Forest Christian school in 2014 and from Gardner Webb University in 2018 with a BS in Sport Management.
Coach Kyle has lived in Greenville since 2001. He swam for Foxcroft in the Greenville SAIL league for 14 years and began coaching at the same club in 2013. He has been the head coach at Foxcroft since 2014. In 2017 and 2018, Kyle worked for Gardner Webb’s NCAA swim program under then head coach Mike Simpson for his Junior and Senior coaching internships. He was also president of the Student Honors Association his Senior year at Gardner Webb.
Johnna M Freestone
Lead Group Coach
Lindsay C Wilson
Lindsay began her coaching career at Stanford University, working with women’s team from 2000-2002. In 2002, Coach Lindsay became the assistant coach for the Dartmouth Women’s Swimming team where she coached for two seasons. In 2004, coach Lindsay began working with the “elite” level at the Coppell Family YMCA. Lindsay joined the YSSC coaching staff in 2012 as is ecstatic to contribute wherever and whenever she can!
Coach Lindsay is married to Geoffrey Wilson and has four children, Lucas (14), Camrynn (13), Charley (9), Parker (6), and three crazy labrador retrievers. Coach Lindsay still loves to swim.
Cassie D Bergman
Lead Group Coach
Lead Group Coach
Primary Focus: Dryland for Green, Red, Blue, Yellow
Primary Focus: Dryland for Junior 1, Senior 1 and National Groups