Greenheads Swimming Coaches, Officials, and Volunteers

Here at Greenheads Swimming, we have a fantastic Coaching Staff! Many of our swim parents have stepped up to become USA Swimming Officials.


 

 
Robin Taylor 609.266.7946 robinswims54@gmail.com
Team Founder & Director    

1977 - 1986

Swim instructor at Toms River YMCA (now Ocean County YMCA):

  • Worked with 21+ (water safety program for special needs adults)
  • Special needs instruction from various public & private schools
  • Mommy & Me swim classes for infants (3months to 2.5 years)
  • Swim technique instructor for ages 3-16
  • One-on-One technique instruction for house swim team
  • Trained & taught all CPR & First Aid courses to staff & the public
  • Certified in all levels of Red Cross swimming instruction & YMCA Aquatic instruction up to Aquatic Director

1978 - 1988

Volunteer First Aid Squad

  • Certs included CPR, CPR instruction, First Aid instruction, EMT, defensive driving & vehicle extradition & 1st Responder
  • Final training as a paramedic at Community Memorial Hospital (now Community Medical Center)

1999 - Present

Brigantine Aquatic Center

  • Swim lessons began in 2001 - have instructed over 5000 children & adults since then
  • Founded the Brigantine Greenheads in 2002 (as a NJ nonprofit) and trained over 1000 swimmers with athletes on every High School team in Atlantic County (and several in Cape May County)
  • Greenheads Swimmers have qualified for Junior Olympics every year since 2007 - and many qualified for regional Senior Champs, Eastern Zone Champs & USA Sectionals
  • Greenheads are a Level 2 USA Club
  • Level 3 USA Swim coach

 
Sari Carroll 609.287.5771 sari821@live.com
Head Coach, Workout Planner for all Age Groups    

1982 - 1995

Ocean County YMCA

  • Age Group Swimmer for 8 years under Jim Morris, the current Head Coach US Naval Academy Women's Team.
  • OC YMCA Swim Camp Instructor for 4 years.
  • Tiger Sharks 8 & Under Assistant Coach for 4 years.

1990 - 1994

Central Regional High School Swimmer (Charter Year)

1995 - 1996

Camp Marcella Summer Aquatics Director (a NJ Federation for the Blind)

2001 - Present

Brigantine Aquatic Center

  • Greenheads Swimming Assistant Coach for 9 years; starting in 2001.
  • Head Deck Coach including season planning and workout development since 2010.
  • USA Swimming Coach since 2001.
  • ASCA Lifetime Member & Level 4 Graduate
  • ASCA Open Water Coach since XYZ.
  • USA Open Water Swimming Coach since XYZ.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Trainer & Water Safety Instructor since XYZ.
  • Special Olympics of NJ Coach since XYZ.

2016 - 2018

Absegami High School Men's & Women's Assistant Coach

2017 - Present

Whelan's Whales Director & Instructor

2019 - Present

Holy Spirit High School Men's & Women's Head Coach


 
Daniel "Dani" Humprey Daniels    
Assistant Coach (Platinum/Gold Groups and Masters)    

Swim Background:

- 1996-2009: Lakevale Estates (Northern VA Swim league) swimmer

- 1996-98: Nations Capital Swim Club (NCAP) Swimmer

NOTE: NCAP is the top swim club in the country!

- 1997-2004: York Swim Club Swimmer

- 2004-06: NCAP Swimmer

- 2006-09: Machine Aquatics Club

- 2005-09: James Madison High School Varsity Swimming

District, Regional & State qualifier all 4 years in sprint freestyle, butterfly & backstroke

- 2009-13: Sweet Briar College (NCAA D3) Varsity Swimming

ODAC Conference top 8 finalist all 4 years & current school record holder in sprint free & fly

Coaching Background:

- 2004-10: Lakevale Estates, Vienna VA (ages 4-18)

- 2010-15: Vienna Aquatic Club, Vienna VA (ages 4-18)

- 2013-15: Machine Aquatics Club, Vienna VA (Age group & Senior Level)

- 2015-16: San Clemente Aquatics Club, San Clemente CA (Age group & Senior National Level)

- 2017-Present: Greenheads Swimming (Gold, Platinum & US Masters Swim)

Certifications:

USA Swimming Coach (4 years)

ASCA Level 2

American Red Cross Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor


Brieanne "Brie" Lewis    
Assistant Coach (Silver/Bronze group), Special Olympics of NJ Coach    

2001 - Present

Brigantine Aquatic Center

  • Charter Member of the Greenheads Swim Team for 7 years.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard since 2012.
  • Greenheads Swimming Coach since 2012.
  • Aqua Kriya Yoga Instructor since 2014.
  • USA Swimming Coach - Level 2 since 2016.
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (infants to adults) since 2017.
  • Special Olympics of NJ Coach since 2018.
  • Greenheads Master Swimmer since 2018.

2017 - Present

Whelan's Whales Instructor

2019 - Present

Holy Spirit High School Men's & Women's Assistant Coach


 
Karen Bown 609.432.5218 bghentries@gmail.com
Team Manager, Assistant Coach, Meet Director, Operational Risk Director, USA Swimming Official (Admin and Stroke & Turn)    

1980 - Present

Swimmer & Runner

  • Swim Lessons at Millville, NJ YMCA, then age group swimmer for six years for the Millville Marlins Swim Team.
  • Recreational swimmer at the University of Southern Mississippi for 3 years.
  • Avid runner (5K, 10K, 10Mi, Half Marathon & 1 Full Marathon) since 2011.
  • Masters Swimmer since 2017.

2014 - Present

Brigantine Aquatic Center


Thien Le    
Assistant Coach (Gold and Silver)    

2002 - Present

Brigantine Aquatic Center

  • Member of the Greenheads Swim Team for 2 years.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard since 2019.
  • Greenheads Swimming Coach since 2019.
  • USA Swimming Coach since 2019.

 
Celeste Bryz-Gornia    
Assistant Coach (Green, Purple, and POD), Swim Lessons    

Background:

- Swimming since age 3 (and never stopped!)

- Age 6-12: Age Group Swimmer - Springfield Sharks/New Haven Swim Club

Coached by Dr Yorzyk (1956 Gold Medalist at Melbourne games)

- Teen years: Camp Sun n Fun Water Safety Instructor

- Cathedral High School

- Varsity Swim (States 3 years, National Select team 2 years)

- Varsity springboard diving team (Regionals)

- Sprinfield College Junior team (Platform & 10 meter dive)

- 1981-83: Providence College club swim team organizer & assistant coach

- Instituted "Learn to Swim" program at Providence

- 1982-83: Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor, Varsity Athletic Board Chair

- Adult years: US Masters swimmer in Columbia MD, Berea OH, Houston TX, Vorhees, NJ

- Parent booster for Wahoos Swim Club & Holy Spirit High School Swim Team

- 2004-06 & 2016-Present: Greenheads Swimming Assistant Coach & Instructor

Certifications:

- American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

- ARC Lifeguard & CPR


 
Samantha "Sammie" Alberti    
Assistant Coach (Purple and POD), Swim Lessons    

2008 - Present

Brigantine Aquatic Center

  • Member of the Greenheads Swim Team for 10 years.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard since 2016.
  • Greenheads Swimming Coach since 2016.
  • Water Safety Instructor since 2017.
  • USA Swimming Coach since 2018.
  • Special Olympics of NJ Coach since 2018.

 
Cassandra "Cass" Franco    
Assistant Coach (POD), Swim Lessons    

2008 - Present

Brigantine Aquatic Center

  • Member of the Greenheads Swim Team for 10 years.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard since 2016.
  • Water Safety Instructor since 2017.

 
John Sahl   GreenheadsVideo@gmail.com
Greenhead's videography & multimedia    

 
Jigar Patel    
USA Swimming Stroke & Turn Official (Since 2016)    

 
Justin Peticolas    
USA Swimming Stroke & Turn Official (Since 2019)    

NOTE: Parents interested in becoming a USA Swim official, please see the New Jersey Swimming Officials page for more detail

Dry land training provided by Brigantine Physical Therapy & Fitness

      Last Updated: March 29, 2020 @ 2:42 PM