Head Senior Coach
John has been coaching swimming for over 40 years. Hea has
coached all ages, levels and abilities. He has coached an American
Record Holder, two USA Olympians, and 38 USA Olympic-trial
qualifiers spanning 1988-2016. John's swimmers have been selected
to compete internationally at Pan-Pacific Championships,
Pan-American Championships, World University Games, World Junior
Championships, and NCSA All-Star teams. He has coached National and
Junior National Champions and had swimmers achieve NCAA Division 1
All-American status. He has helped countless swimmers into Power 5
Conference schools and has watched them grow into World Class
John is a lifetime member of USA Swimming. He is a
lifetime member of ASCA and is a Level 5 Coach. He is the current
president of NCSA board of directors. He has been involved in
Middle Atlantic Swimming on the Board/Committee level for over 30
years; he is currently the Travel Chair.
John and his wife have 5 children and enjoy spending time with
family and friends.
Head Age Group Coach
Bob has more than thirty five years of coaching experience at
every level. His background includes coaching novice swimmers
through to Olympic Trial qualifiers, and all levels in
between. Coach Bob has trained swimmers at all levels of
intensity, from the introduction and experience of competitive
swimming in the summer club environment to preparing competitive
athletes in high school swimming onto guiding elite level athletes
to national level competition. He is particularly adept at
balancing the intensity level with fun to insure the continuation
of the swimmers in the sport.
High School swimmers under Coach Bob's guidance have earned 9 NJ
State High School Team Champions, 20 SJ State Division Titles, and
multiple Individual High School State Champion titles. In addition,
he has been recognized as the NJ State High School Coach of the
Year (Newark Star Ledger, 2010) and NJ Scholastic Intercollegiate
Athletic Association Coach of the Year (2008). In addition to club
and high school swim, Coach Bob has over 15 years of coaching in
the Tri-County, with teams earning four division titles and
individual athletes earning Swimmer of the Year.
Coach Cantwell has an extensive competitive swimming background
and has been coaching for the last 15 years. He’s
experienced success at all levels of coaching, from age group
through collegiate and has worked with numerous Jr National, Sr
National and Olympic Trial qualifiers, along with NCAA
finalists. Most recently, his coaching interests have
gravitated towards stroke technique and mechanics. For the
past 5 years, he’s been working exclusively with swimmers on
an individual basis, looking to optimize swimmers’ strokes,
starts and turns from a technical standpoint. Coach Cantwell
has a passion for targeting and correcting deficiencies within
swimmer’s stroke to help them become better athletes.
As an athlete, Coach Cantwell was a 2-time NJ State Champion, a
Jr National Champion, a 4-time Sr National finalist and Olympic
Trials qualifier in 2000 and 2004. In college, Coach Cantwell
was part of 4 SEC Championship teams and 1 NCAA Championship team.
Academically, Coach Cantwell received his B.A. from Auburn
University and also holds an M.S. from New York University.
Coach Cantwell currently resides in Cherry Hill with his wife
Tracy and daughters Cameron and Taylor.
Barb Hockl Carroll
Barb Hockl Carroll has been coaching swimming for forty
years. She has coached swimmers of all ages with various
levels and abilities. She has coached both summer league and
USA club teams and has had great success where ever she has
coached. Barb likes working with age group swimmers, her strengths
are getting her swimmers to love the sport and getting them to
improve to the next level. Barb started her swimming career at age
11 years old with a summer league background, then progressed
quickly to USA club swimming through her high school years until
she earned a swimming scholarship to the University of Delaware,
where she closed her career as a conference champion in the 50
freestyle. Barb has achieved many team records over her career and
still holds team records from her beginning summer team.
Barb is a teacher for the Maple Shade School District. She has
taught various grade over the past thirty-four years of her career.
Currently she loves teaching her virtual kindergarten class! Barb
is married to John and they have five wonderful children-including
Coach Christie! Barb enjoys being with her family and friends.
Christie grew up in a swim family and started
competing at a young age. She swam for Cherokee High School and
then went on to Rowan University where she swam all four years,
made Deans list, and graduated with degrees in Elementary Education
and Math/ Science. She currently works in Mt. Ephraim as a 5th
grade teacher. Christie spends her summers
coaching Cherry Valley in Cherry Hill where she is the head
Her career thus far has been working with developmental and mini
swimmers where she enjoys helping swimmers on their mechanics and
seeing them succeed by dropping time and achieving A level time
standards. Christie is a certified USA swim