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Instructors/Staff

BRIAN GREENE
Head instructor & CEO

Brian Greene has been involved in aquatics for more than 30 years in the state of New Jersey.  He has been involved in every aspect of swimming, from learn-to-swim programs to developing YMCA National Champions.  

He began his career at the Berkeley Heights Community Pool (BHCP) in 1982 as a learn-to-swim instructor and an assistant swim coach, and this eventually led to the head coaching  position at BHCP where the program grew from 38 swimmers to more than 250, and one of the top summer swimming teams in northern New Jersey.  This early experience led Brian to an assistant coaching position at the Summit YMCA Seals under legendary coach Hank Buntin.  His skills took him to the next level as head coach at West Essex YMCA, then Montclair YMCA.  During his years as head coach at the West Essex YMCA, in two years he built the program from 6 qualifiers at the YMCA State Championships to a team of 58 qualifiers.  At the Montclair YMCA, Brian was involved in the swimming careers of 4 YMCA National Champions, and 1 YMCA National winning relay.  He then moved on to the Somerset Valley YMCA, and was influential in the restructuring of the 12 & Under Age group program where they became YMCA State Champions all three years that he headed the program.

Starting Streamline Aquatics Club and owning his own company had been a dream of his for many years.  Brian is excited to share his passion and love of the sport of swimming with people of all ages and skills levels.

JT CAMPBELL -ASSISTANT COACH 

JT is native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where he swam for Richland High School and East Hills Swim Club. He also attended swim camp with former Olympic coach Doc Consilman. He swam and played water polo at Morris Harvey College making the All-Conference team.

He has taught swimming for over 40 years and worked at Hunterdon Developmental Center as Aquatics director for 30 years retiring in 2014. He coached at Hunterdon County YMCA for 15 years working with all levels and age groups and trained many state and national level swimmers.

JT is an ARC water safety instructor trainer and lifeguard instructor trainer and a PADI Dive master.

PAUL WARGO - ASSISTANT COACH

Paul Wargo joined our STAC team in the fall of 2015. Paul was a competitive swimmer from the age of 6 through his college years at Bloomsburg University. His aquatics career began at Roycefield Swim Club where he worked in many facets such as lifeguard, swim lessons instructor, coach and pool manager. After he was a member of the Bloomsburg University Men’s Swimming team, he spent a year as a volunteer coach for the team; furthering his instructor skills. For the past fifteen years Paul has coached for Voorhees High School as an assistant coach for 1 year and as head coach for 14 years. He coached swimmers of all levels at Voorhees from beginner to State qualifiers. His girl’s swim team was the Skylands Conference Champions/Raritan Division with an undefeated season in 2010. During his teaching days at Voorhees High School, he also coached for the Soccer and Track teams. Paul has recently accepted a teaching position at Bridgewater High School where he will be teaching Physics.  When not on the deck or in the classroom, you will find Paul spending time with his two sons and his wife.

ARTHUR SOYBEL - ASSISTANT COACH 

Arthur Soybel; originally from Kiev, Ukraine, began taking swimming lessons at the age of six. A perfectionist by nature, Arthur felt very comfortable in the water and knew right away that swimming was a sport for him. Through hard work and dedication, Arthur rapidly became a top ranking swimmer and earned a spot on the specialized swim team 'SPARTAK', and later the Ukrainian national team. Arthur was a long distance swimmer and a record holder in 800m freestyle and 200m butterfly. In early 90s, Arthur and his family moved to the United States. He began teaching swimming to his family and friends, the process eventually expended into New York Swim School; a company Arthur started after college. Throughout the years Arthur coached many swimmers and professional athletes, and developed a unique and proven effective method of teaching swimming, which tailors to an individual swimmer and streamlines the learning process. Today Arthur enjoys coaching for STAC, which he finds to be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience.

PAUL STRATIS - ASSISTANT COACH

 

Paul Stratis, coaching over 20 years, 17 in the YMCA's, spent the last 9 years at the Montclair YMCA (3 with BG) coaching the 13-14 and 10-12 age groups, 3 years with the West Essex YMCA coaching the Junior and Senior groups. He was Head Assistant Coach for 4 years at the Madison YMCA. Initially broke into Y coaching as the Dryland Coordinator and Silver II coach for Morris Center YMCA (Greater Morris Y) was Head Coach for his alma mater Watchung Hills Regional H.S. for the Boys and Girls teams 1997-99. Head Coach for Chatham H.S. 1999-2002 leading the Girls team to their first undefeated season (1999) and the Boys team to their first winning season (2002). Coached summer league team at Berkeley Swim Club for a total of 4 seasons. When not coaching Paul works as a realtor for Keller Williams Towne Square Realty. If you are looking to buy or sell your home contact him!

TIMOTHY DRY - ASSISTANT COACH

Timothy Dry has more than 30 years coaching experience and has taught swimming for more than 35 years.  Tim began teaching swimming at Girl Scout Camp Dewitt in 1981 where he quickly found he had a knack for helping swimmers understand how to swim more efficiently through the water.  After becoming an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and spending several more years teaching at camp, he began teaching at the YMCA.  While there he received his first coaching job at Roycefield Swim Club.  It was at Roycefield Tim fell in love with coaching and has been doing it ever since.  Tim has attended numerous USA and YMCA coaching clinics and has received instruction from top swimming coaches including Bill Boomer and David Marsh and continues to improve his knowledge of swimming every year.

Tim’s love of swimming came from his parents.  His parents loved the water and loved to sail.  As the oldest of 5 siblings, he was sent for swim lessons at the Y once he and his siblings outnumbered their parents.  Tim saw the signs for Y swim team and talked his mom into allowing him to tryout.  His mother still says if she knew what we were getting into, he never would have joined the swim team.  All of Tim’s siblings followed and swam competitively.  One of Tim’s sisters is the boys swim coach at Montgomery High School.  Tim founded the Hillsborough Hurricanes swim team in 1996.  In 1999 his first swimmer qualified for the YMCA National Short Course Championship meet.  Tim has coached swimmers between ages 5 – 94 during the more than 20,000 hours he has spent on a pool deck.

Tim is a lifelong resident of Branchburg, NJ where he currently resides with his wife and 2 teenage daughters.  He attended Somerville High School and Rutgers University.  During his limited free time Tim enjoys camping, sailing, photography, and computer programing.

KENNY PLATT - ASSISTANT COACH

Kenny Platt has been involved in aquatics in the state of New Jersey for thirty plus years.  Kenny got his start at the Berkeley Heights Community Pool as a swim instructor in 1980 and spent the next thirty years there involved in all aspects of aquatics including competitive diving, lesson programs, and swim team.  He spent some time coaching competitive swimming at the West Essex YMCA, Somerset Valley YMCA, and the Montclair YMCA.  Kenny has also held the position of Head Diving at Montclair State University and is currently heading up the New Providence Diving team.

During the day Kenny is an insurance underwriter and roots for his alma mater, Syracuse University......Go Orange!

Kenny is looking forward to working with BG and Karen at STAC to build a high quality program helping people develop their love of swimming.

KRISTI METCALFE - ASSISTANT COACH

Kristi started swimming when she was 8 years old for Cedar Hills Swim Club.  She also swam for Scarlet Aquatics up until college, in addition to Hillsborough High School as a distance swimmer.  She has been coaching Cedar Hill for 10 years, and she has also coached at the JCC for 4 years.  Previously known as Kristi Patane, she married over the summer of 2015, and is now known as Kristi Metcalfe!  This will be her second year coaching at STAC and she is excited to be back!