John Fedena - Head Coach

John began his coaching career with DST in 1996. He is a native of New Castle, Delaware, having graduated from William Penn High School. He was a four-year varsity swimmer for the University of Delaware Blue Hens, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education. John left DST to pursue his Masters degree in Exercise Science and Biomechanics at the University of Georgia.

John has coached several NCAA Division One All-Americans, served on several USA Swimming Select Camps throughout the country, and has coached 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 has served on the North Carolina LSC Board of Directors, and the USA Swimming Southern Zone Board as Age Group Chair. He was nominated as a finalist for the 2016 Age Group Coach of the Year by both ASCA and North Carolina Swimming.

More specifically, John has coached with four Gold Medal USA Swim Clubs and spent eight years coaching at the collegiate level. He has coached at 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.

John 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 National Age Group Records in the 400 Medley and 400 Free Relays. The club also earned a Junior National Team Championship.

Most recently, John served as the Head Age Group Coach at Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) in Manhattan, New York,  where multiple swimmers won top JO finishes and many were selected for USA Swimming Zone Select Camps.

 

 

Matthew Aungst - 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.

Brigid Brewster - Coach

Chris Burslem - Coach

Bryan Drysdale - Coach 

Derek Farrar - Coach 

Shirley Lawrenson - Coach 

Ellie Rogers - Coach

Kathy Drysdale - Team Administrator