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Instructors

Meet Our Swim Instructors

Matthew Fralinger- Swim Lesson Coordinator

Matt has been with GPAC since 2005 when he swam for GPAC's club team under Owner and Head Coach Matt Sprang. He was a Sectional and Junior National qualifier while in high school and also swam for St. Augustine Prep as a 4 year varsity swimmer and NJ State qualifier.

He continued his swimming career at Loyola University Maryland where he was a multiple individual conference winner, conference record holder and team record holder. He served as team captain his senior year and led the greyhounds to their 3rd consecutive conference championship. He was voted most dedicated by his teammates junior and senior year. Matt returned over the summers and competed for GPAC where he was a Senior National and US Open qualifier.

He has been teaching swim lessons both in a group and private setting with many organizations since 2007. He became our Swim Lesson Coordinator and instructor in the summer of 2011.

Matt went back to school at Rowan University to earn a degree in civil engineering. In addition to being swim lesson coordinator, he works with his family's civil engineering firm, Fralinger Engineering, in Bridgeton, NJ as a project engineer.

 

Courtney Madden- Swim Instructor/Deck Supervisor

Courtney started competitive swimming when she was 9. Over the summers, she swam for Stratford swim club in the Tri-County League and continued her swimming in high school with Triton's swim team all four years.

Courtney has been a GPAC instructor since the Fall of 2012 and she has had many years of experience teaching swim lessons with various teams and organizations. She is currently enrolled at Rowan University.

 

Jacquelyn Haynal - Swim Instructor

Jacqui swam competitively through high school with Our Lady of Mercy Academy and was a varsity swimmer all 4 years. She went on to graduate from the Richard Stockton College. She has been involved with coaching since 2009 as a private lesson instructor and an age group coach with the Ocean City C-Cerpants. She has returned back to the Gloucester County area and started teaching swim lessons with GPAC in the Fall of 2014. Jacqui brings her knowledge and expertise to GPAC and is excited to be working with young swimmers.

 

Lauren Day - Swim Instructor

Lauren swam for GPAC’s club team under Owner and Head Coach Matt Sprang, Oakcrest High School, and finished her swimming career at Johns Hopkins University where she was part of the 2011-12 conference championship team. At GPAC, she was a Scholastic All American and Junior National Qualifier as well as a four-year varsity swimmer at Oakcrest High School and team captain her senior year. Lauren recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University and is continuing her studies at Rutgers-Camden in their accelerated nursing program. She has experience teaching swim lessons to students of all all ages and ability levels and is looking forward to sharing her passion for swimming with those new to the sport!

 

 

Haylee Dawson- Swim Instructor

Haylee's passion for swimming began at a very early age when she took swimming lessons at the age of three. She started competitively swimming and diving her sophomore year for Peachwood and Kingsway High School and has continued since. She is currently a senior at Kingsway Regional High school and takes advanced academic classes. She has life guarded at the Peachwood Pool Club as well as given swim lessons there. Haylee has given swim lessons to all ages of children and works with each child to become the best of their ability with compassion and encouragement. Not only is Haylee assisting children on the pool deck, but she also babysits for several families weekly. Working with children is her favorite hobby, she plans to go into pre-medicine to one day become a pediatrician in hopes of saving children's lives. Therefore teaching swim lessons is the perfect job for Haylee to have! 

 

Keirsten Carper- Swim Instructor

Kiersten started taking swim lessons at an early age. When she was in middle school she started swimming competitively for Nittany Lion Aquatic Club in State College, Pennsylvania. Kiersten was very involved in Special Olympic Swimming where she taught disabled kids how to swim. Kiersten is a Junior at Washington Township High School and plans to go to college for education.