Meet our Coaches



Jay Scudder:


Nikki Hinsdale started coaching MSA in the fall of 2013. She swam while attending Kutztown University, graduating in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geography. While at Kutztown she taught lessons and swim clinics. She assisted the West Chester East Swim Team for two years and then decided to commit her time to MSA. Now she spends her days at Malvern Prep as the Aquatics Administrator and then coaches most evenings. For the past six summers she has been coaching Waterivew Swim team, where she first started summer swimming. Nikki recently finished her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and hopes to share some of her knowledge with the swimmers.

Mary Gillespie graduated from George Mason University as well as the GMU Honors College, with a bachelor’s degree in History. She swam for 14 years with her summer team in Maryland, 4 years for the high school, and 3 years with Rockville Montgomery Swim Club (RMSC). After graduating high school, she began coaching her old summer swim team for 4 years, 3 years as an assistant head coach, and the last year as a head coach. After moving to Pennsylvania in 2015, she began teaching lessons to kids and adults of all ages. and continued to coach with MSA for the past two years. 

Matt Jenkins started off as an assistant Coach at his Summer Swim Club West End during the summer of 2006. He continued coaching during the summers at Waterview Swim club from 2007 – 2010. Matt attended Widener University and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, concentration in Sports Management.  While at Widener he swam for four years. Prior to college he swam all four of High school at Downingtown West and swam for 15 years at Brandywine Coatesville YMCA. This will be Matt's third year at MSA


Xela O'Rourke:


Chris Fender: 


Julie Rockafellow: