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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 board members.

Coaching Staff

Jim Knapp

Head Coach

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Catherine Burke

Age Group Coach

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Cathy has been an assistant coach for the Dolphins since the 2011-2012 season. She also swam competitively on the Dolphins swim team from ages 8 through her senior year of high school and was co-captain of the team in her senior year. Cathy’s specialties were the 200 free and the 100 fly. She is still on the record board for the 13-14 girls medley relay set in 1983. Cathy has 2 daughters who swim for the team.

Cathy is a CPA that works in Providence, RI for United Natural Foods as the Director of Internal Audit.

Eric Hultgren

Age Group Coach

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Eric is an avid swimmer who swam competitively, starting in a Y program at age 5 through a collegiate division III program.  He swam  IM, distance freestyle and breaststroke.  After college, Eric swam in a few Masters programs and coached water polo at several universities concluding with being the head coach of Connecticut College Men’s and Women’s water polo program. Eric reluctantly left Connecticut College when his first child was born as he already worked full time at Electric Boat.  Eric came back to coaching in 2013 when his children decided that they would like to swim.  He has 3 children on the team.  Eric is an avid swimmer and is always looking for victims people to practice with. 

Thomas Weissmuller

Age Group Coach

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