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Coaching Staff :

 

 

Jason Brennan - Head Coach (WA) / Director of Aquatics (Westtown School)

 

 

Jason became the Head Coach of Westtown Aquatic Club in the fall of 2009 and Aquatic Director at Westtown School in the spring of 2010. While at Westtown, Jason has coached Junior National qualifiers, Senior National qualifiers, Junior Olympic qualifiers, and numerous Middle Atlantic and USA Swimming Top-10 ranked swimmers. While at the helm, Jason and his coaching staff have been able to increase participation at both the local and national level. Recently, WA swimmers have represented the team at the national level and been present on the USA swimming Top 100 all-time list.

Prior to Westtown, Jason was the Head Assistant Age-Group coach at Suburban Swim Center. While there, Jason coached numerous Middle Atlantic and USA Swimming Top-10 ranked swimmers. He also oversaw the strength and conditioning program and the senior level swimmers.

While at West Chester University, Jason swam for their team and served as team captain his senior year. He was a multiple all-American in both breaststroke events, 400 I.M. and the 200 & 400 Medley Relay. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from West Chester University.                                   

Andrea Venditta - Head Assistant Coach:

Prior to coming to Westtown, Andrea was the assistant swim coach for the Greater Johnstown YMCA. While at GJY, Andrea coached the 5-8 and 9-14 age groups as well as the High School kids. Before that Andrea was a swim coach for the Northampton (KIDS) Swim Club. At Northampton, Andrea taught swim lessons for kids ages 2-8 as well as coached the age-group kids and middle school team.

Andrea swam for EMAC and at Saint Francis University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing/Communications.

She currently works at a publishing company in Malvern as a product manager and is a part-time student in the Master's Program  in Human Resources Management at West Chester University.

Jessica Sabedra – Assistant Coach

Jess has been coaching with Westtown Aquatic Club for 13 seasons. Assisting with only the Senior Gold group, Jess brings a plethora of experience from her four years as a collegiate swimmer with Drexel University and as an age-group swimmer with Upper MainLine YMCA.

Patrick Collins – Assistant Coach

Pat starts his 9th season coaching with the Aquatic Club. Prior to Westtown, Pat was an All-American backstroker at West Chester University. There, Pat also sharpened his coaching tools while assisting at the university swim lessons program.

Pat’s experience as an age-group swimmer (Pottstown YMCA) and collegiate swimming experience (West Chester University) has been pivotal in guiding our senior level athletes to a higher level.

Jodi Pucci – Assistant Coach

I swam from when I was 6-18 at Wedgewood Swim Club in West Chester, at the West Chester Y- plus lots of clinics and spring warm-ups at Suburban and Radnor High school. I also was a 4 year varsity swimmer at Shippensburg University.

After college, I taught preschool full time, and taught swimming as part of the summer camp program. I arrived at Westtown School as the assistant high school swim coach, then picked up coaching the middle school team, and about a year later became the aquatic director. In that position I taught lower school swim lessons, was the head coach of the middle and upper school swim team, taught life guarding, and start coaching with Westtown Aquatic Piranhas. I was also the head coach at Waterview Swim team for several years.

After becoming a mom (of two), I switched over the part time coaching at Westtown as the head middle school coach.

Dave Montgomery - Assistant Coach

Dave starts his 8th season with the Aquatic Club. Prior to helping on deck, Dave was an accomplished swimmer at the University of Pittsburgh where we was a four-year varsity athlete.

He began his swimming career at Suburban Seahawks Club, and later with JCC Sailfish.

After collegiate swimming, Dave participated in USA Swimming Masters competition and is the 2014 long course masters champion in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. 

Will Murphy – Assistant Coach

Will, who currently works in the Institutional Investor Group at Vanguard, brings a variety of aquatic experience to WAC. He's previously made an impact as the Head Swim Coach at the Rocky Run YMCA, Head Age Group Coach at the Ocean County YMCA, and Advanced Aquatics Director at the Northeast Family YMCA. 

Will has experience in coaching swimmers of all ages for improvements in training, technique, and character. He's guided swimmers to USA Swimming National Top 10 Age Group Rankings, Eastern Zone Championships, and YMCA Nationals, among other local and regional championships. Will worked with Olympic and NCAA-qualifying swimmers while on staff with the University of Florida D1 Swimming & Diving Team, during a period in which the Gator men's team won 2 SEC Championships.

Lauren and Amanda Miller - Junior Assistant Coaches

Amanda and Lauren Miller are current WA swimmers and will be helping assist the Developmental group.