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          Last Updated: 01/30/18 @ 1:00 PM
             
GREENHEADS COACHES
The Greenheads Swim Team has top notch coaches! Our coaches work hard to ensure your athlete gets the most out of their practice and team experience!  For more information about Greenheads Swimming or to schedule a tryout, please contact us.
Robin
Taylor
Sari
Puzio Carroll
Dani
Humphrey Daniels
Brieanne
Lewis
Karen
Bown
Victoria
Dolceamore
Celeste
Bryzgornia
             
Jorge
Azcona
Tim
Daniels
Audrey
DelRe
Aliza
Haider
Samantha
Alberti
Cassandra
Franco
 

 

Robin Taylor - Team Founder & Director


Contact:

Phone: 609.266.7946

Email: rtaylor345@comcast.net

Background:

- 1977-86: Swim instructor at Toms River YMCA (now Ocean County YMCA) - duties included the following:

  1. Worked with 21+ (water safety program for special needs adults)
  2. Special needs instruction from various public & private schools
  3. Mommy & Me swim classes for infants (3months to 2.5 years)
  4. Swim technique instructor for ages 3-16
  5. 1-on-1 technique instruction for house swim team
  6. Trained & taught all CPR & First Aid courses to staff & the public
  7. Certified in all levels of Red Cross swimming instruction & YMCA Aquatic instruction up to Aquatic Director

- 1979-88: Was on all volunteer first aid squad - certs included CPR, CPR instruction, First Aid instruction, EMT, defensive driving & vehicle extradition & 1st Responder - Final training as a paramedic at Community Memorial Hospital (now Community Medical Center)

 

- 1999-Present: Began construction of the Brigantine Aquatic Center

  1. Swim lessons began in 2001 - have instructed over 5000 children & adults since then
  2. Founded the Brigantine Greenheads in 2002 (as a NJ nonprofit) and trained over 1000 swimmers with athletes on every High School team in Atlantic County (and several in Cape May County)
  3. Greenheads Swimmers have qualified for Junior Olympics every year since 2007 - and many qualified for regional Senior Champs, Eastern Zone Champs & USA Sectionals
  4. Greenheads are a Level 2 USA Club
  5. Level 3 USA Swim coach


Sari Puzio Carroll - Head Coach, Workout Planner for all Age Groups


Contact:

Phone: 609.287.5771

Email: sari821@live.com

Background:

- 1982-90: Ocean County YMCA Swimmer (under Jim Morris - current Head Coach

US Naval Academy Women's Team)

- 1990-94: Central Regional High School Swimmer (Charter Year)

- 1991-95: OC YMCA Swim Camp Instructor, Tiger Sharks 8U assistant coach

- 1995-96: Summer Aquatics Director at Camp Marcella (a NJ Federation for the Blind)

- 2001-03: Assistant coach for charter Greenheads Swim Team

- 2008-10: Greenheads 8U coach

- 2010-Present: Greenheads Head Coach, Workout Writer & Season Plan Developer

- 2016-Present: Absegami High School Men's & Women's assistant coach

Certifications:

- USA Swimming Coach (11 years)

- ASCA Lifetime Member & Level 4 Graduate

- ASCA Open Water Coach

- USA Swimming Open Water Coach

- American Red Cross Lifeguard Trainer & Water Safety Instructor

- Special Olympics of NJ Coach


Dani Humphrey Daniels - Assistant Coach (Gold, Platinum & Masters)


Swim Background:

- 1996-2009: Lakevale Estates (Northern VA Swim league) swimmer

- 1996-98: Nations Capital Swim Club (NCAP) Swimmer

NOTE: NCAP is the top swim club in the country!

- 1997-2004: York Swim Club Swimmer

- 2004-06: NCAP Swimmer

- 2006-09: Machine Aquatics Club

- 2005-09: James Madison High School Varsity Swimming

District, Regional & State qualifier all 4 years in sprint freestyle, butterfly & backstroke

- 2009-13: Sweet Briar College (NCAA D3) Varsity Swimming

ODAC Conference top 8 finalist all 4 years & current school record holder in sprint free & fly

Coaching Background:

- 2004-10: Lakevale Estates, Vienna VA (ages 4-18)

- 2010-15: Vienna Aquatic Club, Vienna VA (ages 4-18)

- 2013-15: Machine Aquatics Club, Vienna VA (Age group & Senior Level)

- 2015-16: San Clemente Aquatics Club, San Clemente CA (Age group & Senior National Level)

- 2017-Present: Greenheads Swimming (Gold, Platinum & US Masters Swim)

Certifications:

- USA Swimming Coach (4 years)

- ASCA Level 2

- American Red Cross Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor


Brieanne Lewis - Assistant Coach (Silver/Bronze group), Special Olympics of NJ Coach


Background:

- 2001-07: Charter member of Greenheads Swim team

- 2012-Present: Greenheads Swimming coach

Certifications:

- American Red Cross Lifeguard

- American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (babies through adults)

- USA Swimming Level 2 Coach (4 years)

- Graduate ASCA Stroke School

- Aqua Kirga Water Yoga Instructor

- Special Olympics of NJ Coach


Karen Bown - Team Manager, Assistant Coach, Meet Director, USA Swimming Official


Contact:

Phone: 609.432.5218 (no calls after 8PM)

Email: bghentries@gmail.com -or- usas.meetdirector@gmail.com

Background:

1983-89: Millville Marlins swimmer (Millville YMCA)

2011-Present: Avid runner (5K, 10K, 10Mi, Half Marathon & 1 Full Marathon)

2014-Present: Team Manager Greenheads Swimming

2015-Present: Middle Atlantic Swim Meet Director & Administrative Official,

USAS Stroke & Turn Official

2016-Present: Middle Atlantic Swimming Operational Risk Director providing

Meet Director, Administrative Official and Safety Director services to teams

throughout South Jersey

2017-Present: Part time Swim Coach & USA Masters Swimmer

Certifications:

- Middle Atlantic Swimming Meet Director, AO and Operational Risk Director

- USA Swimming Stroke & Turn Official


Victoria Dolceamore - Assistant Coach (Gold, Platinum, Open Water)


Background:

- Originally from Atlantic City, swam for MRA in Linwood from age 8-18

- First female lifeguard in Longport - represented the beach patrol in lifeguard races

- Participated in the Harry Yates Swim at age 12

- Encouraged by her coach (the Honorable Jim Whelan), she found a lifelong love of open water swimming

- Swam for Peddie School and Mainland Regional

- Swam one year at Tulane University (team was disbanded after her Freshman season)

- In 1991, swam the 22.5 mile "Around the Island" swim as a solo amature athlete representing Atlantic City (swam again in 1999 as part of a relay)

- In 1992, while attending USC graduate school, swam for the SC Aquatic Masters Swim Team & swam many open water races & triathlons over the next 20 years

- 2017: Joined Greenheads Swimming working with the Gold & Platinum swimmers (specializing in endurance training)

- December 2017: Competed in the 2017 Morocco Swim Trek placing 17th in the women's overall

- Summer 2018: Swimming in a relay across the English Channel (as a scouting event to later swim solo)


Celeste Bryzgornia - Assistant Coach (Green, Purple, POD)


Background:

- Swimming since age 3 (and never stopped!)

- Age 6-12: Age Group Swimmer - Springfield Sharks/New Haven Swim Club

Coached by Dr Yorzyk (1956 Gold Medalist at Melbourne games)

- Teen years: Camp Sun n Fun Water Safety Instructor

- Cathedral High School

- Varsity Swim (States 3 years, National Select team 2 years)

- Varsity springboard diving team (Regionals)

- Sprinfield College Junior team (Platform & 10 meter dive)

- 1981-83: Providence College club swim team organizer & assistant coach

- Instituted "Learn to Swim" program at Providence

- 1982-83: Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor, Varsity Athletic Board Chair

- Adult years: US Masters swimmer in Columbia MD, Berea OH, Houston TX, Vorhees, NJ

- Parent booster for Wahoos Swim Club & Holy Spirit High School Swim Team

- 2004-06 & 2016-Present: Greenheads Swimming Assistant Coach & Instructor

Certifications:

- American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

- ARC Lifeguard & CPR

 


Jorge Azcona - Assistant Coach (Bronze & Silver)


Tim Daniels - Assistant Coach (Bronze & Silver)


Audrey DelRe - Assistant Coach (Green, Purple, POD, Swim Lessons)


Aliza Haider - Assistant Coach (Green, Purple, POD, Swim Lessons)


Background:

- 10 Year veteran of Greenheads Swimming

- Junior Olympic & Senior Championship Qualifier

- Captain of Atlantic City High School swim team Junior & Senior Year

- Dual sport athlete (swim & crew)

- Graduating first in her class (ACHS)

- Quest Bridge Scholarship recipient (full 4 years to Princeton University)


Samantha Alberti - Assistant Coach (POD, Swim Lessons)


Background:

- 8 years as a Greenheads Swimmer

- American Red Cross Lifeguard for 3 years

- 2 years as a Water Safety Instructor


Cassandra Franco - Assistant Coach (POD, Swim Lessons)


Background:

- 8 years as a Greenheads Swimmer

- American Red Cross Lifeguard for 3 years

- 2 years as a Water Safety Instructor


 

Dry land training provided by Brigantine Physical Therapy & Fitness

Officials:

Jigar Patel - USA Swim Stroke & Turn Official

Jason Bailey - USA Swim Stroke & Turn Official

Karen Bown - USA Swim Meet Director & Administrative Official

 

NOTE: Parents interested in becoming a USA Swim official, please see the New Jersey Swimming Officials page for more detail