Head Senior Coach, Volunteer
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.