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Coaches & Important Contacts
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, Wendy Viney and Bart Simonson 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.

 

Coaching Staff

Daniel S Mascolo

Director of Competitive Swimming

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Primary Focus: National Group, Oversight of entire YSSC Program
 
Coach Dan returns for his second year as YSSC Head Coach. During his first year in South Carolina, YSSC saw tremendous growth in all facets of the program. Back-to-back overall runner up finishes at YMCA Nationals, improved finishes at all levels, the Women's team won the 2019 Short Course State Championships, and the 14/Under program finished 5th at the Age Group Sectional Championships, the teams highest finish since 2015. Along with increased team membership and participation in competitions.
 
Prior to joining the YSSC Coaching Staff Coach Dan had been the Associate Head Coach of the Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club from 2005-2018, along with being the Head Coach for the CT State Champion Cheshire High School Girl's Team from 2012-2017. Coach Dan has provided leadership to YMCA National Championship and Connecticut High School State Championship winning teams with CHS winning the 2017 State Championship and Cheshire YMCA Women winning the 2017 Long Course and 2018 Short Course YMCA National Championships.
 
Coach Dan was voted YMCA National Coach of the Meet in 2019, has twice been recognized as the Connecticut Age Group Coach of the Year, won the YMCA Character Champion Award, coached over 100 swimmers YMCA National Top 10 performances and multiple YMCA National Records. He lives in Moore, SC with his wife Cynthia and daughters, Mikaela (13) and Mackenzie (9).

Bart S Simonson

TOM Site Director

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 Primary Focus: TOM Junior 2, TOM Senior 2; Director of TOM Site
 
 
Coach Bart grew up in Sumter, SC where he swam with the Sumter YMCA Sonics Aquatics Team (SYSAT) for 12 years in the CYSL, High School, and USA Swimming leagues. After High School, he attended Winthrop University as a Phys. Ed major and began coaching with the WU Swim Club & Sumter YMCA Swim Team, eventually growing into an Age Group coaching position at the Upper Palmetto YMCA RAYS. During that time, he coached several swimmers to State Championship titles, Sectional Finalists, and YMCA National Cuts, as well as head coaching both the Northwestern & York Comprehensive High School Swim teams.
 
In September 2012, Coach Bart moved to the City of Spartanburg to help begin the Thomas E. Hannah site of YSSC in Downtown Spartanburg and be nearer to his college sweetheart, and now wife, Kayla. Beginning in 2014, Coach Bart was made Aquatics Director at the TOM, and then was named the Head Site Coach of YSSC at the TOM. Currently, he serves as the Site Director for YSSC at the Thomas E. Hannah YMCA.
 
While serving as a YMCA coach in both Rock Hill and Spartanburg, Coach Bart has been selected as an AG Southern Zones Championship coach for SC Swimming in 2011, 2012, and 2014.
 
At home, he and Kayla welcomed their daughter, Andrea, to the world in 2019 to join their other 'children': Two Aussies named Berkley & Aggie!
 

Eduardo Augusto Dos Santos

Head Senior Coach

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Primary Focus: Senior 1 and Junior 1
 
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. Here is a little bit of what the sport of swimming have provided to his life:
• Education:
æ MBA with concentration in Management, 2019(
æ American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) invited fellow, class of 2020.(
æ Graduated from Limestone College in 2017: Business Management, Business Marketing, and Sport Management(
• Experience as an athlete:
æ 15 years of experience as a competitive swimmer.(
æ 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier (in Brazil) – 200 IM(
æ 2012 SCM World Championship Trials (SCM) qualifier – 200 IM(
æ 2013: Started College career at Limestone (NCAA D2)(
æ 2014-2018: Team Captain for Limestone Men’s Swim Team(
• Coaching experience:
æ 2014-2018: Swim lessons to Gaffney HS swimmers(
æ 2015: Nike Swim Camp at Limestone College(
æ 2016-2018: Woody Creek Head Coach (SAIL)(
æ 2019: Member of the staff at Southern Zone Select Diversity Camp.(
æ 2017-Current: Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club. It is an honor to be part of this family, where we have a lot of fun swimming fast! GO CUKES!(

Dylan Jones

Head Age Group Coach

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Primary Focus: Blue & Yellow Groups, oversight of all color group
Dylan was born in Washington DC and grew up swimming and coaching in the surrounding area. Before joining YSSC he spent 4 years coaching at Machine Aquatics under Head Coach Dan Jacobs. At Machine, he was the lead age group coach at their Audrey Moore Site. Prior to his time at Machine, Dylan was a head site coach for Sea Devil Swimming. Along with coaching year round, Dylan spent 13 years as a head coach for several summer teams in the Northern Virginia Swim League. He also worked in Fairfax County Public Schools as a Special Eduacation Assistant.
Dylan graduated from James Madison University in 2005 with a BFA in Sculpture and was a member of the water polo team.

Wendy Viney

Head Developmental Coach

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Primary Group: Green & Red, oversight of YSL programs

Wendy will be coaching the Green & Red groups. Wendy grew up in Greer where she developed a love for swimming, dancing, and cheering.  She swam for Rusty Brook Swim Team before graduating from Clemson University in Secondary Education(Mathematics).  Throughout the summers of college and her teaching position (Berea High School), Wendy worked at Foxcoft Pool in several capacities to include, lifeguard, manager, and swim team coach.  Finally, after nine summers, Wendy and husband, Jeff, moved to Florida and started a family.  Now, they are  in Greer and have two Cukes, Copeland and her daughter Gardner Anne. Her son, Cam is now a Freshman at Clemson University.  Wendy had coached YSL for several seasons as well leading the Age Group Dryland for 3 seasons. She worked with all of the color groups in the Cuke dryland program.  Wendy is thrilled to have joined the coaching team at the Y and looks forward to a great season with Green and Red!

 

 

 

Heather G Martin

Office Manager, Age Group Coach

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Primary Focus: Office Manager, Team Administrator
 
Heather is originally from Maryland, attended Clemson University and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  She has been a part of the team since her daughters joined in YSL.  Rebecca is currently in the National group and will be attending Denison University in the fall 2020.  Caroline is a freshman and is in Senior 1.  They live in Moore and are proud to be a part of both the YSSC and YMCA family.

Lindsay C Wilson

Group Coach

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Originally from Valencia, California, Coach Lindsay spent 9 years swimming for the Canyons Aquatics Club and 1 year for the Santa Barbara Swim Club. Lindsay enjoyed early success as an age grouper, qualifying for Junior Nationals at age 12 and competing in the 1992 Olympic Trials at age 15.  Stanford University and coach Richard Quick welcomed Lindsay to collegiate swimming in 1994. During her four years at Stanford, Lindsay became a 7 time All-American and 3 time NCAA champion. Lindsay was the Captain of the Stanford team that won the NCAA Championships her senior year. A Stanford Scholar-Athlete, Lindsay graduated in 1998 with a BA in Human Biology.  Lindsay made her final USA Swimming appearance at the 2000 Olympic Trials before retiring from competition.

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.

Kyle D Bradley

Lead Group Coach - MTY

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Primary Focus: Lead Coach for Junior 2, Orange, YSL
 

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.

Diego Menendez

Lead Group Coach - MTY

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Primary Focus: Senior 2 and Purple groups
 
Coach Diego joined the YSSC Coaching Staff in September 2019. Originally from Spain he graduated from Limestone College May of 2019. At Limestone, he majored in Exercise Science-Strength and Conditioning and was a member of the Limestone College Swimming team and competed at NCAA level for 3 years. He has been swimming for more than 15 years and feels that swimming is more than a sport. In the summer of 2019 he was the Head Coach for Woody Creek.

Johnna M Edwards

Lead Group Coach - TOM

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Primary Focus: TOM AG1, TOM AG2
 
Coach Johnna is a math teacher and swimming coach originally from Taylors, SC. She swam for Pebble Creek Country Club every summer for 12 years, she swam year-round for Team Greenville for five years, she swam for Wade Hampton High School for two years, and she has been coaching swimming in some capacity for 20 years.
 
In 2010 Coach Johnna moved to Columbia and started coaching and teaching at White Knoll High School and coaching with Palmetto Aquatics. After 8 years in the Columbia/Lexington area, she moved to Spartanburg in August, 2018, and began coaching and teaching for Spartanburg High School.  Currently she is the Head Varsity Swim Coach for SHS in addition to her role here at YSSC.

Sarah Parker

Lead YSL Coach

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Primary Focus - YSL 1 - MTY

Allison P Sweeney

Group Coach

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Primary Focus: YSL and Age Group 2
 
Originally from Watkinsville, GA, Coach Allie grew up swimming for multiple year round, summer league, and high school teams. She then attended Gardner-Webb University where she was part of the swim team and earned a degree in Sport Management. After college, Allie became the Head Age Group Coach at Athens Big Blue Aquatics from 2016-17. From 2017-19 Allie was an Assistant Coach at Summerville YMCA. There she assisted with all groups, and was the primary coach for the senior group. She was also the Head Swim Coach of Fort Dorchester High School in 2018. 
 
Coach Allie recently got married and moved to Spartanburg where she is also a Special Education Assistant in District 7. Allie is excited to be a part of the Sea Cuke family, and looks forward to an exciting season with YSL and AG2!

Ashlin M Wolfe

Group Coach

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Amy Penny

Dryland Coach

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Primary Group: Green / Red / Blue / Yellow - Dryland

Kerry Buchert

Dryland Coach

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Primary Group: MTY Site - Dryland