Coaches Gallery

Mary Gibson (Head Coach)

At age twelve Mary started swimming, qualifying for the 1972 Olympic Trials four years later.  Mary was the first woman in Connecticut to break 1:00 in the 100 fly. She went on to swim at Virginia Commonwealth University as a freshman and then transferred to the University of Connecticut as a sophomore. While at UConn she earned All American honors twice.  In 2010 she was inducted into the University of Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame.  After college she swam for the Pensacola Masters, where she met future husband, Kevin.  Mary coached summer league swimming for several years and the Upper Montgomery County Y Masters in the 1980s and then at the Curl Burke swim club, a USS swim team based in the Washington, DC area.

In 2013, Mary received the distinguished U.S. Masters Swimming Kerry O'Brien Coaching Award.

Mary's focus is on stroke technique as well as interval training for the team.  She welcomes new swimmers as well as triathletes who would like to improve their technique for open water competition.

Kara Erskine (Tuesday coach)

Kara Erskine is currently the head coach for the Easton High School and Miles River Yacht Club swim teams. In between coaching, she also works as swim instructor for the YMCA. Although she came to competitive swimming late in life, she has made up for lost time through hard work and dedication to her sport!  Her Tuesday morning workouts are designed to condition the swimmer while improving technique. Look for innovative sets that not only focus on the fundamentals of efficient swimming, but also strengthen the swimmer's cardiovascular system. 

Rebecca White (Friday coach)

Rebecca learned how to swim at the Talbot County YMCA - the very pool we swim in - in 1976. She has very fond childhood memories of swimming with TCY and the Miles River Yacht Club. When she moved to the western shore she continued with USA swimming and swam through her freshman year of college. She loves the sport and the people she meets through it. As the on-deck coach on Friday mornings, she concentrates on technique while providing shorter distance workouts. She’s a stickler for form and  uses drill and kick exercises to strengthen the balance of a swimmer’s stroke. In line with upcoming meets and competitions she will dedicate time to starts, turns and speed work.