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Swim Coaches

 

Coaches’ Role
Our talented and experienced coaches are responsible for teaching strokes and techniques, designing daily practice sessions, making team assignments and keeping records of times, representing LMT at League meetings and sharing their love and enthusiasm for swimming. They are available after practice to discuss your child’s progress.


Anyone interested in coaching must email the Board President or Head Coach prior to April 1st. Coaches will be notified by May 1st.

 

2019 Coaching Staff 

Head Coach Swim Team:

 

Kathryn (Young) Mireles

A swimmer for LMT from age 8, Kathryn continued her swimming career at Tri-Hampton YMCA as well as Pennsbury High School. In College, Kathryn swam 4 years at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. After returning to the area, Coach Kathryn now coaches for Tri-Hampton YMCA and works for the Council Rock School District as a speech-language pathologist.

 

 

 


Swim Team Assistant Coaches:

Melanie Hoover 
Before coming to LMT, Coach Melanie coached for the Newtown Swim Club. Her coaching career began as she developed a true passion for the sport of swimming and working with children while she witnessed her now grown children enjoy and thrive in the sport.  Coach Melanie also coached for the Spirit Swim Team in Newtown and Tri-Hampton YMCA swim team.  Throughout the year you can find Melanie at the Washington Crossing Tennis Center where she is employed as the League Manager.

 


 

Gary Garretson

Coach Garretson is extremely excited for his third year coaching at LMT this summer. After swimming at The Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey for 3 years Coach Garretson swam at Division 3 national power Denison University in Granville, Ohio. While in college he continued to excel in the sprint freestyle events and developed into an NCAC conference 200 IM finalist.  After graduating from Denison he coached for two seasons at Bridgewater Raritan High School East in nearby Central New Jersey.  Currently, he teaches middle school math at William Penn Middle School and has been doing so for the past 14 years.  He is looking forward to passing his enthusiasm for the sport to your developing athletes.​



 

Katie Blemings

Coach Katie began swimming at Newtown Swim Club and then was fortunate enough to become a coach for NSC for five years. Katie swam at Notre Dame High School as well as at Catholic University and was captain of both teams. Katie coached at the NAC and now coaches for THY year-round. Katie also serves as an Assistant Coach at Notre Dame High School and works as a School Counselor at Robbinsville High School.


 

 

Kristina Halner

 Kristina began swimming at Lenape Valley Swim Club in Chalfont at the age of 8. From there she went on to swim at CBST, Archbishop Wood High School and Bloomsburg University. Kristina is currently the head coach of THY swim team. Kristina is very excited to be joining the coaching staff at LMT! 

 

 

                         

 

 

Bridget Perdoch

Coach Bridget is excited to be back at LMT this summer where she began her swimming career at age 5. After joining LMT, Bridget continued swimming competitively year round for Penn Aquatics. She was a 4-year varsity and district qualifier for Pennsbury High School and went on to continue her swim career at Kutztown University where she was a 4-year PSAC conference qualifier, specializing in breaststroke and distance free.  She earned her bachelor's degree in sports management at Kutztown and is currently continuing her education as a graduate student at Temple University, working on her master's in sport business. During the year, coach Bridget serves as an assistant coach at George School Aquatics.

 

Dan Lawton

Dan is excited to be back at LMT joining the coaching staff this summer! Dan just graduated from Rowan University where he swam on the Varsity team and was captain senior year. While at Rowan, Dan was an NCAA qualifier, achieved All American status, and received the 2019 Outstanding Senior award from the Metropolitan Conference. Dan began swimming at age 9 for LMT and Penn Aquatics. He swam for Pennsbury High School, making District and State Championships, and was a captain his senior year. Dan specializes in Backstroke and Sprint Freestyle and has experience as Head Coach of Penn Aquatics OVP last summer. Dan has always enjoyed the fun and friendly competition of summer swimming, and wants to share and pass on that experience with younger swimmers. He will be starting his full-time career in the fall as Audit Associate at RSM in Philadelphia.

 

 

Rachel Samson

Rachel first started swimming for the Newtown Swim Team at the age of 6. She also swam for Eastern Express Swimming and Council Rock High School North where she was captain her senior year. Rachel was a PIAA District and State qualifier. She recently completed her  Sophomore year as a student athlete at Arcadia University studying Healthcare Administration. Her main events are the 200 free, 200 IM, and 400 IM. 

 
 
 

Hannah Maslow

Hannah started her swim career at age 10. She swam for Tri Hampton YMCA and is a 2017 graduate of Pennsbury High School, where she swam for the high school team. Hannah recently completed her sophmore year at Penn State University.--

 

 

 

 

Cate Kosko 

Cate Kokso has been swimming for 11 years, starting on the LMT summer swim team, then swimming year round for the Pennsbury Aquatic Club. In high school she swam for the Tri-Hampton YMCA swim team and was a four year varsity letter winner for the Pennsbury High School swim team. She graduated from Pennsbury High School in 2018 and is currently enrolled at Gettysburg College where she is also on the swim team.  

 

 

 

 

Swimmer Coaches
 

Miles Borowsky

Miles has been swimming competitively since the age of 6. Throughout middle and high school, he swam for the Tri-Hampton YMCA swim team where he was a State and National Qualifier. A recent graduate of Pennsbury High School where he was a four year varsity letter winner for the swim team, Miles will be attending Nashville's Vanderbilt University this fall. This summer marks Miles' 12th year at LMT and 4th year as a coach.
 
 
 
 
 

Jacqueline Rounsival

Jacqueline has been swimming since she was nine years old. This summer will be her fifth year on the LMT swim team. She has been a part of Council Rock North High School’s swim team for the past four years and is also on the George School Aquatics Swim Team. This fall she will be attending Bucknell University where she will continue to swim. 
 
 
 
 
 

Brooke Garretson

Brooke starting her swimming career on the LMT swim team when she was 5 years old. She started swimming year round at the age of 8 on Penn Aquatics, and at 11 moved to the Tri Hampton YMCA, where she is currently swimming. Brooke is a rising senior at Pennsbury High School where she has competed on the varsity swim team for the past three years. 

 

 

 

Dominic Edwards

Dominic has been competitively swimming since he was 6 as a member of Spirit Swimming and Tri-Hampton YMCA. He is a high school state qualifier as a member of Council Rock North, specializing in freestyle and IM. He has been swimming on LMT for 5 years and will be a junior this fall. 

 


 

 

Will Deitch

Will has been competitively swimming since he was 6 years old. He has been at Tri Hampton YMCA for the past 9 years where he is a National Qualifier. Will also attends Pennsbury High School where he is a three time Pennsylvania State Swimming Championships qualifier. Will is currently a rising senior at Pennsbury High School. 

 

 

 

 

 

*Swimmer coaches must
1. have been a member of LMT Swim team for at least 2 seasons. 

2. must have demonstrated their desire to participate and interact with their team members in the past.
3. should have attended a large majority of practices, meets and team events.
4. should have demonstrated their positive attitude on deck, in the pool and throughout the community

 

Candidates must email Board President no later than April 1st with the following information:
1. Why you wish to be a coach
2. What experience you have that would make you a good coach
3. What is your availability from the start of the season through the end of the season
Candidates may be asked to provide letters of recommendation including 
one from a academic standpoint (i.e. teacher) and one from a community standpoint (i.e. club advisor, NHS, church/synagogue leader, etc).

No coaching positions will be guaranteed to anyone


*Paid swimmer coaches must be members of the swim/dive team AND either:

1.    rising High School Seniors (or recent grads)
or
2.    rising High School Juniors IF they have previously been a volunteer coach the previous summer

 
 

Swimmer Coaches - Volunteers

 

 

Volunteer swimmer coaches must be members of the swim team AND no younger than a rising high school sophomore.
No coaching positions will be guaranteed to anyone