You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

- Zig Ziglar

Head Coach

Guy Tanguay – From age 9 to 18, Guy swam for the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club, and for Shea High School, both in Pawtucket, RI. Guy began his coaching career at the East Side YMCA (Providence, RI) in 1988, while earning a BA in Computer Science (1992) from Rhode Island College (Providence, RI). Guy moved to PA in 1993, and coached for Navy Swim Club (Mechanicsburg), Central Penn Aquatic Club (Harrisburg), Mechanicsburg Swim Club, West Shore YMCA (Camp Hill), and Camp Hill High School before arriving home with Elite Performance Aquatic Club in 2012. In 2016, Coach was named PIAA Coach of the Year. Guy has coached at all levels of age group swimming from novice through senior level swimmers.“I coach to give back to the sport which gave me more than I could ever repay.” 

LuAnn Hetherington  Growing up in the small town of Wellsboro PA, there were no swim teams, however that did not keep Coach Lu out of the water.  She spent every summer in the local pool or in the Atlantic Ocean.  She began coaching at EPAC in 1997. Lu was the head coach of EPAC from 1997-2016.  Lu has coached all levels of age group swimming, masters and is currently the head coach of Susquehanna Township High School.  She is a member of USA swimming, ASCA, and NISCA.  Lu and her husband, Fran, live in Harrisburg.  “I coach because I love the sport and the swimmers.  It is truly amazing to watch a child develop into an accomplished swimmer and young adult and know that you touched that life.”

Kirsten Kenyon – A native of the Harrisburg-area, Kirsten has coached for over a decade for teams in the Mid-Penn Swim League and the Central Pennsylvania Aquatic League, and has volunteered as a coach for the Susquehanna Township High School swim team.  She also helps coordinate the EPAC Mini-Team lessons.  A competitive swimmer since the age of 6, Kirsten was a four-year District-III High School qualifier at Central Dauphin East High School. She continued swimming at Juniata College, serving as team captain for three years and was the team record holder in both the 100 and 200 back.  She continues to compete regularly with her masters swimming team. Her main joys as a coach are helping swimmers achieve their potential both in and out of the pool, and sharing her enthusiasm and love for the sport to the next generation of swimmers. 
Kenneth Turner – Ken was a competitive swimmer from the age of 6 through 22.  During my swimming career, I swam on numerous swim teams from my summer team for 12 years, YMCA 10 years, including competing in YMCA Short & Long Course Nationals and USA Swimming, Haverford High School 4 years and Shippensburg University from 1990-1994.  I have 2 years prior coaching experience before coming to EPAC where I started coaching in 2012.  I currently have my USA Swimming Coaching Certification.
Kendall Cline – Kendall began her swimming experience at age 5 with the EPAC mini team.  As an 8 and under swimmer, she set the 100 BR record and the mile record for the aquatic swim team.  She began coaching the mini team for EPAC at age 12.  She trained under Head Coach Dawn Lamarca and followed her to the Halifax Swim Club in the summer season and the Northern Dauphin YMCA in the winter season for two years (1999-2000).  She continued her swimming career at the East Pennsboro High School, where she was nominated as the team co-captain her junior year and the team captain her senior year and trained under Head Coach Douglas Hoffer.  She favored the 500 FR, 200 IM and 100 BR events. After graduating college from Millersville University as a double major in psychology and art, she continued her coaching experience in August 2009 with her former swim team, EPAC, and continues to participate in their mini team program.  
Irene Hawkins - Coach Irene started swimming competitively at age 13 and swam for the Coronado Swim Association and Point Loma High School (Southern California), as well as the Curl-Burke Swim Club and Mclean High School (Northern Virginia). She went on as a sprint freestyler (50, 100 and 200 free) to swim for Colgate University (Division I, Patriot League). Irene began coaching at Tuckahoe Recreation Club (Northern Virginia), and also at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base (Georgia), before being the head coach at the Mclean Swim and Racquet Club (Northern Virginia). Irene coached for the Shippensburg Aquatic Club for 8 years before joining the EPAC family. When not poolside, Irene is teaching Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College, or with her family enjoying the outdoors! Coach Irene loves the fantastic feeling that swimming brings to the mind and body, and enjoys encouraging others in her love of the sport!
Pam was a standout swimmer at Shippensburg University, where she earned All-American honors, was a part of four school-record relays, and helped Ship finish 8th at NCAAs in 1993.   She showed great dedication and perseverance, missing part of her sophomore year due to service in the 1st Gulf War, yet returning to excel at NCAAs as a Junior. Her remarkable story was featured in Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine in 1992. In 2009 Pam was inducted into the Shippensburg University Athletic Hall of Fame. Pam retired last year from the Pennsylvania Air National Guard (193rd SOW) after serving over 25 years. 
Jesus 2 Jesus Rodriguez – Coach Jesus has been swimming since he was 7 years old.  Born in Puerto Rico, he is thankful for the swimming scholarship that provided him with a college education. Coach Jesus moved to Harrisburg in 2010 where he lives with his wife and three children: Jesus , Jayden and Jesiris.   Jesus A has Down Syndrome which is what prompted his family to move to the United States.   Coach Jesus has been coaching all levels of swimming for 12 years. In his free time, he likes to travel, bike, exercise at the gym and spend time with his two families, the one at home and the one at EPAC.)