Our Coaches

CRM Coaches and Staff

Sarah Kurchian - CRM Registrar:  If you have questions regarding joining our program, restarting or canceling your membership and automatic renewal, please contact Sarah.


Chris Schenck - Head Coach

sarahChris grew up in San Diego, CA and Chicago, IL.  In 2004, Chris became the YMCA National record holder in both the 800 and 1500 meter freestyle. Chris was an NCAA Division I athlete at North Carolina State University and Western Kentucky University, focusing on distance freestyle and butterfly events. He received his B.S. degree in Recreation Administration.  Chris began teaching lessons early on in his swim career and has coached age group teams in Illinois and Colorado. He moved to Boston to pursue a career in the sport he loves. 

At CRA, Chris is the Director of Special Programs and Adult Lessons. He has spearheaded the redevelopment of our Adult Programs and taught countless adults in our program with passion, strong goal setting, communication, and encouragement. For Masters, Chris has been an active participant at Blodgett lunchtime workouts for the past few years and looks forward to lending his expertise to the group. 

When he is not at the pool, Chris enjoys outdoor adventures, volunteering for the Special Olympics, and playing the drums.  Contact Chris at:


Abe Rogers - Assistant Coach

rogersA graduate and varsity swimmer of Colby College, 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 where he spent three and a half years with the 82nd Airborne Division. He earned a Masters Degree in Education with a Specialty in Physical Education and Coaching from BU in 2012. Abe returned from his second deployment to Afghanistan in 2011 and is currently serving in the Massachusetts National Guard.  In May 2015 Abe earned a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Boston College.  He works as an educator in Boston and Brookline Public Schools.


Scott McInerney - Assistant Coach

sarahA graduate and varsity swimmer of Oberlin College, Scott brings his DIII NCAA-level swimming experience to Cambridge Masters. After swimming with CMSC for only a year, he joined the coaching staff in the summer of 2010.  With almost 15 years of competitive swimming experience, he brings his sprint and butterfly expertise to the team, emphasizing the importance of technique in building stroke efficiency.  Outside of the pool, Scott works as a market research consultant in the Boston Metropolitan area.



Jamie Manion - Assistant Coach

sarahJamie is a Harvard grad from the class of 2011 where he was a member of the Harvard Swim Team and studied Economics and Psychology. Currently working at Fidelity Investments, he has been swimming competitively since the age of five, and he has taught swim lessons to both children and adults for the past seven years.




Kate Heafey - Assistant Coach

sarahKate (Inozemtseva) Heafey spent four seasons as an assistant coach with the Cleveland State swimming and diving program where she assisted her student-athletes in securing 13 conference titles (individual or relay races). Personally, she has more than 17 years of success at the international level and was an alternate for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. An Olympic Trial qualifier in 2000 and 2004, she participated at the Swimming World Cup in 2004 and 2005 and was a runner-up at the Russian National Championship in 2001 and 2002. Kate earned her Bachelor's of Science in marketing and her Master's of Education in Exercise Science in 2013, both at Fairmont State, where she won the conference championships in the 50 and 100 free in 2008 and still holds multiple school records. 

Kate and her husband are living in Somerville and enjoy making wine and playing golf in their spare time.



Stephanie Morawski - Director


The Director of Cambridge Masters Swim Club 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 head coach of her alma mater since 1996. Most recently, in 2016, Steph and her Crimson once again claimed the Ivy League Championship

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 CRM


 A valued partner to CMSC, Kevin Tyrrell was promoted to Head Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving in August 2013 after serving as 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.