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 swam for Towson and West Point respectively.  

Scott Williams

Assistant Coach

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Coach Scott is returning for his 18th season as an assistant coach at RY. He grew up swimming in Cheshire, CT, and competed for 17 years for the Copper Valley Club, Cheshire YMCA, Cheshire High School, and Boston College. Coach Scott was elected to be a captain for both his high school and college teams, and he has coached for over 30 years in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. He has also been the head coach for the Wyomissing Wahoos summer swim team since 2017. Coach Scott is a 5th grade teacher in the East Penn School District, and he has taught there for 25 years. He is looking forward to another fun-filled, memrable season of coaching at RY!

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.

Julie Hyatt

Assistant Coach

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Coach Juli started swimming at the age of 4 at her local summer pool in New Jersey.  Quickly turning to competitive swimming, she became part of the Wyckoff YMCA National Team when she was 15 years old.  She moved on to Pennsylvania swimming when she started her undergraduate studies at Albright College where was a breaststroker and a distance swimmer (and is still determined to swim the English Channel at some point in her life).  During her senior year of college, she became an assistant coach for the Exeter High School Swim Team and worked with the Eagles for two seasons.  Currently, she is in graduate school studying Early Childhood Education, also at Albright College, and is also a graduate assistant for the Albright Swim Team.  Coach Juli loves to teach swimming because watching a swimmer fall in love with the sport and have pride in their own improvements is truly priceless.  She can’t wait to become part of this amazing Reading Y family!

Katharine Anne Van Velsor-Fanning

Assistant Coach

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Coach Kate began swimming at the age of eight and hasn’t stopped. This is her first season coaching the Reading Y team and she is so excited! Coach Kate grew up in Berks County and competed at Wilson High School and the Reading Y (for a short time).  She was team captain of her HS swim team and her proudest achievement, even over being an All-American swimmer, was winning the sportsmanship award. Coach Kate also played water polo throughout and post HS.  She played on the HS team as one of the three girls and played several summers in summer league. After attending Rider University as a scholar athlete, she began her Masters swimming career and still finds peace and happiness while swimming the black line in any pool. She coached West Reading’s team for two summers while also managing the West Reading Pool where she met the love of her life, her husband, Wayne. While starting her teaching career, she had the opportunity to be assistant coach with Albright College's first swim team. After two seasons assisting for Albright College, she moved into coaching the club team at Albright, The Albright Aquatic Club. She continued her coaching career with AAC until she moved to California to start her married life. She never stopped looking for a pool and continued Masters swimming in sunny California. After moving back to Pennsylvania, she helped jump start the Masters swim program at Wilson High School and still participates with that group today. Most recently, she serves as a board member for the BCSA and she has managed the Wyomissing Pool for three summers.  Coach Kate also volunteers for the Wyomissing Wahoo swim team as Meet Coordinator for the Long Course Invitational. She brings a true love of swimming into this new position and looks forward to seeing the growth in each of the RY swimmers. Go Stingrays!

Jill Rudy

Assistant Coach

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Coach Jill was born and raised in Berks County and spent 14 years as an Adamstown Gator swimmer and an additional eight seasons on the pool deck at Adamstown coaching alongside Coach Kim. She was a three sport athlete (field hockey, swimming, and track) at Governor Mifflin High School and swam collegiately at Millersville University.  Jill's love of coaching didn’t stop with swimming, she also coached high school girls’ lacrosse for 15 years. She took the Exeter Girls Varsity High School team from a 0-7 record when she started her coaching tenure, to winning many county championships and qualifying for the PA state tournament.  Previously, Jill taught in the Science Department for 15 years at Exeter High School and is currently the Financial Controller at Maverick Brands in Reading, PA. Jill and her husband reside in Berks County with their two children who are part of the Adamstown Gators and the Reading YMCA swimming programs. Coach Jill is excited to share her knowledge and love of swimming with the members of the Reading YMCA swim team.