Coaches & 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 PAC Officers or YMCA Management.

Coaching Staff

Kimberly Evans

Head Coach

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A Stingray swimmer for 13 years, Coach Kim was a member of the RY National Team and represented her non-pool school Cocalico at High School Districts and States.  She attended Bloomsburg University where she earned a BS in Special Education, became a 12-time All American, 5-time PSAC Champion, record holder, team captain and most recently a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame.  While teaching Special Education at Cocalico for 6 years she earned her Master’s Degree from Millersville University in Elementary Education and acquired over 20 years of coaching experience with various teams including Cocalico High School, Ugly Duckling, Five Star, Woodridge Summer Swim Club and her current summer team the Adamstown Gators.  Kim can be found on deck at almost any time but mainly coaches the Gold group. Coach Kim’s children Olivia and Sidney are currently swimming for Towson and West Point respectively.  

Scott Williams

Assistant Coach

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Coach Scott will be coaching the Bronze and Silver groups.  He has coached in Connecticut and PA.  In Connecticut, he coached four seasons for the Copper Valley Swim Club and five years at the Cheshire YMCA.  When Scott moved to Reading in 1992, he helped coach at Ugly Duckling and then became the head coach for Wyomissing Area High School for 2 seasons.  Coach Scott grew up swimming in Cheshire, CT.  He was a member of the YMCA team and competed at Nationals.  He also swam for Cheshire High School and helped lead them to two State Championships as well as being elected team captain his senior year.  As a 4-year member of the Boston College swim team, Scott contributed to their winning tradition in the freestyle and butterfly events.  Coach Scott has a Master’s Degree in Education and teaches 5th grade in Emmaus School District.  He resides in Wyomissing Hills with his wife Betsy (a former stingray) and their daughters Ellie and Annie.

Kelly Skiptunas

Assistant Coach

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Coach Kelly started swimming at the age of 9 in St. Petersburg, FLA.  She was a sprint freestyler holding school records in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle, as well as, the Florida state record in the 13-14 50 meter Freestyle. Kelly competed in high school state meets and was a member of a winning relay for Junior Nationals her senior year.  Kelly swam for Florida State University and has coached the Adamstown Gator summer team for 4 seasons.  Coach Kelly has two children, Katie and Charlie.  Coach Kelly will be coaching the Gold and Silver groups this season.

Adam Kurtz

Assistant Coach

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Coach Adam can be seen helping with just about all the practice groups.  He graduated from  Albright College where he holds the 200 fly record 1:55.79, was former 100 fly record holder 51.89 and swam to 7 individual championship titles along with 3 consecutive team championships. Adam has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology and currently works as a BHRS Administrator of PA Counseling services.  Adam swam for RY for 10 years and was a member of the National Team.  He also represented his non-pool school of Hamburg at Districts and States

Jen Woods

Assistant Coach

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Coach Jen Woods started swimming at the age of 9. After participating in a Reading Y Spring Clinic at the age 10, she became an official Stingray for 8 years representing at Championships and Districts. Jen also swam for Governor Mifflin High School, representing at Championships and Districts, Kutztown University and Ken Grill and Crestwood Summer Swim Teams. Her favorite events were 200 IM and 100 backstroke, along with distance freestyle events. After Jen finished competing in college, she continued her love of the sport by teaching swimming and stroke development at local swim programs. Jen received a B.A. from Kutztown University and is now the Developmental Disabilities Eligibility Manager for Berks County working for Service, Access and Management, Inc. Jen, her husband, and 2 children, live in Sinking Spring. Her daughter is a current RY Team Member, and her son is a past Team Member.

 

Gabriella Johnson

Assistant Coach

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Coach Gabbie Johnson  was a member of the Reading YMCA swim team for 5 years as well as Governor Mifflin high school representing at both districts and states.  She graduated in May of 2020 from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing and minor in coaching.  At Shippensburg, Coach Gabbie was a part of both the Women’s Volleyball team and Swim team.  She was a two-time PSAC Champ in the 100yd and 200yd breaststroke and qualified for NCAA’s her junior and senior year, earning Academic All-American Honors.  In April 2020 she was named Shippensburg University Female Athlete of the year and has been nominated for NCAA Woman of the year award.  Currently, Coach Gabbie is a graduate assistant in academics and compliance while pursuing her masters degree in Sports Management at Millersville University