Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
John Scaldini Head Coach

Coach John gew up just over the border in Lewisboro,New York Swimming at John Jay High school and USS for the New Canaan YMCA and Boys & Girls club of Mnt. Kisco Marlins. John attended Principia College in Elsah, IL swimming for their D3 NCAA program as a Freshman and Sophmore. In 2005 John moved to Sacramento CA for four years where he was the Head Coach for a 200 swimmer Rec level team that also participated Unnattached in the local USA LSC.

Shortly after getting married in 2008 John returned home to the East Coast for a brief stint coaching the Senior program for Weston Swimming. In 2009 John took over as Asst. Age Group coach & Head 8 & Under Coach at the Westport YMCA. After two and a half fantastic years at the Westport YMCA John returned to Weston Swimming to take over as Head Age Group Coach. 

Starting in 2012 John also joined the coaching staff for the CT Zone Team participating for the past 5 seasons (10trips) and as Head Coach for 5 trips. Coach John now sits on the CTSwim Board of Directors as the CT Zone Coordinator. John is also an assistant swim coach at the Newfield Swim & Tennis Club in Stamford and just enjoyed his 25 consecutive year of summer swimming as a swimmer or coach starting at the age of 9.

John and his Wife Denise live in Milford with their cats Jonah & Tux.

Chris Riles Senior Coach

Chris has coached swimming since 1973.  He formed the Weston Swim Club and also coached both the boy and girl swim teams at Weston High School.  During his tenure at Weston, Chris's teams captured 11 Boys State Championships and 7 Girls State Championships.  He was named National High School Coach of the Year in 1986 and 1991.  Chris was also Connecticut High School Coach of the Year in 1985, 1987, 1992 and 1996.  

For the past 11 years, Chris has coached both age group and senior swimmers at the New Canaan YMCA.  His age group teams have consistently placed in the top 10 at Connecticut Age Groups and were New England YMCA champions. He has coached numerous All State, All American, Junior Olympic, Senior National and Olympic Trial Qualifiers both at Weston and New Canaan.  

Chris also spent one year (1989) as the top assistant to Ernie Maglischo at Cal State Bakersfield.  Coach Maglischo is known to be the top stroke technique coach in the world.  Cal State Bakersfield won the NCAA National Championship that year. 

Brandon Barone Assistant Coach
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