HEAD COACH NICK CAVATARO has been at the helm of the Dolphins since 1977. The 2019 - 2020 season will be his 43rd year at the YWCA. Under his direction, the team has enjoyed tremendous success including three qualifying for the Olympic Trials for the 2016 Summer Rio Olympics, YWCA National Championships in 1982 (West Point), 1984 (Penn State) and 1985 (James Madison U.) and a dozen runner-up finishes, including in 2016.

Cavataro is an energetic organizer who is concerned with the needs and hopes of swimmers of all ages. He holds regularly scheduled meetings with team members and their parents. In addition to weekly email updates, Cavataro publishes a bi-annual newsletter.

A distance freestyle and butterfly swimmer at lona Prep, Manhattan College and with the Gotham Aquatic Association (USS), Cavataro was a three-time AlI-Metro Collegiate selection. In addition to the Dolphins, he is the Head Men’s and Women’s Coach and Director of Aquatics at lona College in New Rochelle, NY. Cavataro has had extensive experience working with youngsters, ages 5 - 18, as the Swim Coach at Westchester Country Club, where his summer teams have won eight Westchester League titles and another dozen top five finishes. Cavataro is a member of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA-Level 4); the College Swim Coaches Association and United States Swimming. He has participated in American and College Swim Coaches Associations World Clinics. He is married to the former Susan Follansbee, an exercise physiologist. The Cavataro’s have six children and reside in the Glenville section of Greenwich.