New Hartford Aquatics Swimming Coaching Staff

Scott Wanner - Head Coach

​​Scott was named the Head Coach of New Hartford Aquatics in September of 2016. Having coached for NHA since 2012, Scott is also the day-to-day coach for our Senior Group. Scott is a graduate of New Hartford High School and an alumni of New Hartford Aquatics. He has been a Water Safety Instructor with the Town of New Hartford for 10 years, and most recently was the Pool Director for the Town of New Hartford Parks and Recreation Department. Scott was a 4-year swimmer and captain for the Utica College Pioneers, and a member of two record-breaking relays. After graduating from Utica College, with a Bachelors in History, Adolescent Education, and Special Education, he was hired as the Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the Utica College Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Team under Head Coach Erin Knight. After the completion of his Masters Degree in Inclusive Education, Scott began his teaching career as a Special Education Teacher at Sherburne-Earlville High School in the Fall of 2015. Scott is currently a Special Education Teacher at Holland Patent Middle School as well as the Assistant Swim Coach of the New Hartford Girls Varsity Swim Team. 


Jeremy Rose - Assistant Coach

Jeremy has been a coach for New Hartford Aquatics since 2014, and was named the Assistant Coach for New Hartford in September of 2017. He is the day-to-day coach of our Junior Group. A graduate of New Hartford, and an alumni of New Hartford Aquatics, Jeremy swam for the Potsdam Bears, graduating from Potsdam in 2014 with a Bachelors in Computer Science. While in Potsdam, Jeremy was a learn-to-swim instructor and a coach for the Northern Tribs Swim Club. After moving back to the Mohawk Valley, he joined the coaching staff at New Hartford Aquatics. Jeremy is currently a software developer at New York Central Mutual. 



Erin Knight - Red Group

Erin began coaching for New Hartford Aquatics in 2002. She rejoined the staff in the Fall of 2019 after 10 years. Erin brings with her over 20 years of coaching experience at the varsity, age-group and collegiate levels. 





Braylin Sheppard - Blue Group


Alyson Baribault - White Group

Alyson joined our staff in the Spring of 2017. Aly is one of the coaches of the Blue Group. From Plantsville, Connecticut, a graduate of Utica College and a member of 3 record-breaking relays, Alyson has a Bachelors in Psychology and Elementary Education. She is currently completing her Masters Degree in Special Education at Utica College. 




We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact Head Coach Scott Wanner at [email protected]