John Fedena - Program Director and Head Coach

Coach John was named Head Coach in July 2021. He brings over 27 years of coaching experience from all over the country. Currently, John serves on the Middle Atlantic LSC Senior Committee and was named a coach for the 2022 Tri-State Cup All Star Team. He was very honored to be selected as the Head Manager for the USA Swimming Western Zone Select Camp in San Diego in June 2022.

Coaching Career -

John's first coaching job was with DST from 1996 to 1998! 

John has coached multiple NCAA Division One All-Americans, served on USA Swimming Select Camps throughout the country, and countless swimmers who have achieved Sectional, Futures, Junior National, National, and Olympic Trials standards.

He is an ASCA Level 4 coach and has extensive experience with dryland and strength conditioning with swimmers of all ages. He was a member of the North Carolina LSC Board of Directors and the USA Swimming Southern Zone as the Age Group Chair. 

In 2016, John was a nominee for National Age Group Coach of the Year by ASCA. John has coached with four Gold Medal USA Swimming Clubs and has spent eight years coaching at the collegiate level.

His coaching stops include Florida State University, New Mexico State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Georgia, where the woman’s team won two national championships. He spent five years as a division lead coach with SwimMAC Carolina, a club that has produced multiple Olympians. While in Charlotte, the 11-12 boys broke two (2) National Age Group Records in the 400 Medley and 400 Free Relays. The club also earned a Junior National Team Championship. 

Prior to coming to DST, John served as the Head Age Group Coach at Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) in Manhattan, New York. Multiple swimmers John worked with were top JO finishers and USA Swimming Zone Select Camps participants.

Personal -

He is a native of New Castle, Delaware, learning to swim at the Western YMCA, racing with the Penn Acres Swim Club in the Suburban Swim League, and graduating from William Penn High School. He was a four-year varsity swimmer for the University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education and a minor in Coaching Science. In 2001, he completed a Masters degree in Exercise Science and Biomechanics at the University of Georgia.

 

Matthew Aungst - Assistant Head Coach

Coach Matt began swimming competitively as a sophomore in high school, with no experience in the sport.  After his senior year in high school, he attended the University of Delaware, where he swam for all four years. During his time swimming for UD, he began coaching, working mainly with 8 & under swimmers for Team Delaware.  Coach Matt continued coaching with Team Delaware after graduating, eventually running one of the practice locations. When Team Delaware became part of Delaware Swim Team, he came aboard, and has continued with DST ever since, in an ever-increasing role. Matt has worked with swimmers of all levels, and has been a primary coach for almost every practice group on the team.  His versatility has allowed him to help swimmers of all skill levels, and has helped him move swimmers into new, more-challenging practice groups.

Chris Burslem - Coach

Brigid Brewster - Coach

Shirley Lawrenson - Coach

Brian Drysdale - Coach

Dylan Palma - Coach

Meghan Waldron - Coach

Cheryl Berry - Coach

Hannah Schnell - Coach

Kathy Drysdale - Administrator