Meet the CRAM Coaches and Staff
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Scott Mc Inerney - Head Coach
Growing up in New Jersey, Coach Scott began swimming in 2001 upon entering high school, competing at both state and national levels in sprint freestyle and butterfly events. Scott attended Oberlin College (Division III) in Ohio and led the team in these events, swimming alongside elite swimmers at fellow schools like Kenyon College and Denison University, setting multiple school records in the process. After graduation, he moved to Boston to start his professional career, but continued to swim for the Charles River Aquatics Masters for a year before joining the coaching staff in 2010.
As a coach, Scott brought with him the experience of being a recent college swimmer, reminding swimmers of the importance of exercising proper technique when training to build speed and stroke efficiency. His time spent coaching the team has allowed him the ability to develop workouts to meet the differing needs of each individual swimmer to help best suit their abilities and personal goals. To this day, he continues to assist swimmers in identifying their strengths as well as areas of improvement among all levels (advanced or novice) to help promote growth and development while minimizing potentially injurious swimming behavior. After almost 9 years of assistant coaching for Charles River Aquatics Masters, Scott has developed strong relationships with countless swimmers on the team, earning their trust and learning nuances of each member's stroke, young and old. It was only fitting for him to assume the role of Head Coach in Spring 2019.
Outside the pool, Scott works in market research and consumer insights and understands the value of member feedback to create needed change, whether it be professionally or coaching on the pool deck. In his spare time, Scott enjoys spending time with his husband and dogs, traveling (local and abroad), exercising, cooking, and craft/DIY projects.
To ask questions or provide feedback about the team or workouts, email Scott directly at [email protected]com.
Alana Aubin - Assistant Coach
Coach Alana started swimming at the Boys and Girls Club of Taunton, MA when she was ten years old. After Taunton High School, she attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to pursue a B.S. in actuarial mathematics while competing in NCAA DIII swimming, finishing her collegiate swimming career with ten school records across sprint butterfly, freestyle, and relay events. Upon graduation, Alana worked as an assistant coach for the WPI varsity team and as the head coach of Worcester Area Masters. Upon receiving her M.S. in financial math from WPI in 2013, Alana moved to Boston and promptly joined Charles River Masters. Over the next few years, she coached for several age group teams in the area before becoming a regular CRM coach in 2017. She is an ASCA and USMS Level 2 certified coach. Besides coaching, Alana swims with CRM regularly, training for pool meets and open water marathon swims. She enjoys cross-training with weights, yoga, and running. Away from swimming, Alana works as a data analyst for a technology company and is an avid bicycle commuter and trombone player.
Ginger Howell - Assistant Coach
Coach Ginger is a swim instructor, coach, and professional triathlete. She has been working with Charles River Aquatics Masters since 2016. She always loved being in the water and started swimming competitively at age fifteen. She also got interested in marathon running, while attending Wellesley College. Shortly after graduating from Wellesley, one of her friends from the swim team told her, "You're a swimmer. You're a marathoner. Biking is the easy part. You should do an Ironman!" Not one to turn down a challenge, she went ahead and signed up! She is now a 7x Ironman finisher, including the Ironman World Championship in Kona in 2016 and 2017. She then earned her pro card in the summer of 2018 and is learning the ropes of racing professionally. Before she started teaching swimming, Ginger taught classes with a youth circus program for several years. She specialized in balance skills, such as stilt walking and wire walking, and aerial skills, including aerial fabrics and aerial hoop. She eventually left circus to focus on triathlon. She also works as a tour guide, leading running tours, and does motivational speaking.
Joanie Hudak - Assistant Coach
Coach Joanie grew up swimming on the North Shore and swam at Washington and Lee in Lexington, VA. After graduating she competed in open water swims and eventually began taking part in local road races. Soon after she started triathlons, taking on longer races, including her first ironman in 2017. Joanie recently started coaching CRAM in April of 2019 and continues to train and compete in triathlons and open water swims alongside may bother CRAM coaches and swimmers. Outside the pool, she enjoys travelling, brunch and spending time with her husband to be and cats.
Ken Kwa - Assistant Coach
Coach Ken grew up in Newton and didn’t take on swimming until sophomore year of HS. Attending Wheaton College in Norton, MA, Ken excelled in breaststroke and mid-distance freestyle on the varsity team. He first joined then-CMSC back in 1999 while attending the Harvard Extension School, swimming for competing for over 20 years before deciding to obtain his USMS Adult certification in swim instruction in 2013. Joining the coaching staff in April, 2019, Ken is a firm believer in technique improvement for all levels of swimming. When he isn’t at the pool, Ken enjoys surfing the coast, from Rye, NH down to Newport, RI.
Darien Mather - Assistant Coach
Coach Darien has been swimming since she was 4 years old, all the way through college at Cornell University. After completing her Masters in Public Health at George Washington University, she settled in Boston where she promptly joined CRAM as a swimmer, and assistant coach, soon thereafter. In addition to swimming, Darien works as an epidemiologist and enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, and arts and crafts.
Michaela Morris - Assistant Coach
Coach Michaela began swimming at the age of 6, competing on several teams throughout her childhood until through college at Simmons University in Boston, leading her team to win the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Championship for the first time in school history in 2018. Fresh off graduation, Michaela’s passion for swimming has only grown since joining CRAM. As a coach, she strives to promote a practice environment revolving around stroke mindfulness, creativity, and fun, believing that swimming should be a sport that stretches past a simple workout and into the realm of a nurturing and empowering outlet within a person’s life.
Abe Rogers - Assistant Coach
A graduate and varsity swimmer at Colby College, Coach Abe became a professional triathlete upon graduation and competed in the US Triathlon Olympic Trials. Abe was the Head Coach at Boston University Masters for over two years before enlisting in the Army with the 82nd Airborne Division. Abe had deployed twice to Afghanistan and currently serves in the Vermont National Guard. In addition to masters swimming, Abe has coached club, high school, college, and summer league. He has a Masters Degree in Education with a Specialty in Physical Education and Coaching from BU and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from BC. He works as an educator in Boston Public Schools, while competing in triathlon and the National Guard Biathlon program.
Stephanie Morawski - Director
The Director of Charles River Masters is also Harvard’s Head Coach of Women’s Swimming and Diving. One of the most decorated swimmers in the rich history of Harvard's storied program, Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92 has been the head coach of her alma mater since 1996. Steph and her Crimson team have claimed many Ivy League Championships over her outstanding career. Morawski complied a long list of accolades as a student-athlete before entering the coaching ranks. A former team captain, she is a two-time All-America selection, a three-time NCAA Championships qualifier, and two-time Olympic Trials qualifier. Morawski earned her undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard in 1992 and added a master's degree from Harvard's Graduate School of Education in 1999.
Kevin Tyrrell - Partner to CRA Masters
A valued partner to CRAM, Kevin Tyrrell was promoted to Head Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving in August 2013 after serving as an assistant coach since 2009. Tyrrell's second season at the helm saw Harvard post a 9-0 record in dual meets during the regular season, including a 7-0 mark against the Ivy League. At the Ivy League Championships, Harvard claimed second overall. Previously, Tyrrell, who has extensive international coaching experience, was the head coach of the U.S. Virgin Islands National Team from 2005-09 and led the team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A 1992 graduate of Lafayette College, Tyrrell was a two-time captain for the Leopards, leading the team to second place at the 1992 ECAC Championship. He earned a master’s degree in education from Boston University in 2002 and a master's in education from Harvard University in 2015.