Swim and Dive Coaches
Chris Brookover, Head Swim Coach
Chris is entering his fifth year as the Head Coach of the Old Orchard Otters Swim Team. Chris brings over 30 years of swimming knowledge to Old Orchard and has a strong background in coaching swimmers at all levels. Chris’s focus on fundamentals and stroke mechanics helped the Otters improve and was a driving force behind Old Orchard’s top 3 finishes in each of the 2014-2018 Cherry Bowl Championships, the 2017 “B” Division Championship, and the Otter’s 4th place finish the 2017 Tri-County Championships.
In addition to Old Orchard, Chris is the Advanced Program Director for Competitive Swimming and Head Coach of the Mt. Laurel YMCA Phoenix Swim Team. In college, Chris was an accomplished swimmer at the University of Wyoming. He eventually went on to coach as an assistant at the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University. Chris and his wife Maria are longtime members of Old Orchard. Chris has served on the Old Orchard Board of Trustees and the Executive Board of the Tri-County Swimming Pool Association, including two years as president. Chris and Maria are proud parents of an OO Otter, and two Otter Alumni.
Michael Langmuir, Assistant Swim Coach
Michael is a former Old Orchard Otter, and a four-year varsity swimmer for the Cherry Hill East Boy’s Swim Team. Michael looked forward to summer swim each year because of the close friendships the swimmers and their families have with each other.
In his senior year, Michael was recognized for his team leadership role, sharing the honor of receiving the Sean Killion Award with Alex Monari and Kayla Gagnon. In is his work as a life guard and learn-to-swim instructor at OOSC, Michael realized how important helping other people is to him. He is looking forward to working with Old Orchard swimmers to help them to improve their technique by understanding swim stroke mechanics. He is currently attending La Salle University where he is studying to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
Nicole Harms, Assistant Swim Coach
Nicole started swimming when she was 7 years old at the Old Orchard Swim Club.
Her love for swim blossomed over the years as she began club swimming at Pheasant Run Swim Club. She eventually found her place at The YMCA of Burlington and Camden County. Nicole successfully qualified for YMCA Nationals in the 100 breaststroke during her last two years of high school. Nicole swam in many Chery Bowls and Multiple Tri-County Events culminating in a second place finish in the 50 Breaststroke her senior year. She swam all four years at Cherry Hill High School East and continues her swimming career in college.
Garret Kerr, Head Dive Coach
Garrett has been diving for OOSC for 8 years and last year finished 2nd in the South Jersey Dive Association Championship meet for the 16-18 Junior Olympic division. Garrett is presently a Senior at Cherry Hill High School East and next Fall will be competing on the Rowan University Dive Team.