P. Casey Coble
Head Coach, Senior Coach

Casey is an alumnus of LAC who has returned to coach the team. As Head Coach, he oversees the entire LAC competitive swim program, working directly with the Senior and Senior Prep training groups. Casey came on as an assistant at LAC in 2005 before being named the Head Coach in 2008. As an assistant coach, Casey helped LAC develop its Age Group swimmers into successful Senior level swimmers. His swimmers broke multiple team records, qualified for the Eastern Zone All-Star teams, were Junior Olympic Champions, and placed top 16 in the country. Also, in the summer of 2007, Casey helped coach the 13-14 girls to a team championship at Junior Olympics.

In the time since Casey has taken over as the Head Coach of LAC, the team has broken over 70 team records including multiple relay records. LAC boys have won Sectionals twice and finished top 5 four times. LAC girls finished top 5 three different times. He has also coached a 4x PIAA state record-breaker, 4 PIAA champions, and LAC swimmer have won 11 PIAA titles. He coached multiple individual Sectional Champions and relay Championships, a USA Summer Junior National finalist, 8 individual USA Summer Junior National qualifiers, 2 National Select Camp qualifiers, a USA Swimming Diversity Select Camp qualifier, a member of the USA Swimming National Youth Team and Jr. Pan Pac team, and 2 Olympic Trial qualifiers. Casey served as an assistant coach for the 2012 USA Swimming National Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Casey is currently the Middle Atlantic coaches has also served as the MA coaches rep from 2010-2013.

Before coaching at LAC, Casey was the assistant coach for Durham Academy in Durham, NC from 2004-2005.

As a swimmer at LAC, Casey was a 3 time Jr National Champion, qualified and swam both the 200 and 400IM at the 2000 Olympic Trials and placed 20th in the 200IM at the 2001 Summer Nationals. Casey still holds several LAC team records. A graduate of North Carolina where he attended on a swimming scholarship, Casey was a 6 time ACC individual finalist and 5 time ACC individual Consolation finalist. His 200IM time ranked 10th fastest all-time in UNC swimming history upon graduation.

Margaret Kieffer
Coach/Director of Staff Development

Margaret is excited for another season with LAC. Margaret hails from Delaware County where she attended Cardinal O'Hara High School and Widener University. Having swum at both the high school and collegiate levels, Margaret decided to share her love of swimming and has now coached for over 20 years. She has coached all levels of swimming from lessons through college. Margaret loves learning and sharing about swimming with everyone, and can't wait to share it with you. 

Scott Troy
Assistant Coach

Scott was an All-American swimmer and Water Polo player at Wilson High School.  He went on to become a Division I All-American at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Scott was a member of 4 straight Atlantic Coast Conference team titles and won 3 individual ACC titles in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events.  He is still the Berks County High School record holder in the 100 breast (56.55) and is a member of the Wilson High School Athletic Hall of Fame, the Berks County Aquatic Hall of Fame, and the UNC Swimming and Diving Circle of Champions for his athletic accomplishments.  After college, Scott came back to the area and coached one season Trident Swim Club and 2 years as the Head Coach of the Boys and Girls Water Polo teams at Governor Mifflin High School.  He then spent 4 years as the co-head coach of the Reading YMCA while he was a 4th-grade teacher in the Wilson School District.  Scott took a break from coaching to help raise his children but has spent the last 6 years as the head coach of the Governor Mifflin Age Group Swimming and Diving team.  Scott formed the Governor Mifflin Aquatic Club in 2016 and coached several Middle Atlantic Junior Olympic champions while he was directing the program.  Scott and his wife Sarah have 3 boys in the LAC program, William (13), Jacob (11), and Ryan (10) and currently reside in Berks County in the Governor Mifflin School District.

Hope Weber
Assistant Coach

Coach Hope is a Lancaster Aquatic Club alumnus who is returning to the novice group for her 2nd year! 

She graduated from Penn Manor high school in 2009 and went off to Lycoming College where she earned a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She also swam for the warriors all 4 years and was part of their winning MAC championship team in 2010. She primarily swam the 200 fly and 400 IM in college. She graduated in 2013 and went off to Lock Haven University to receive her Masters in Health Science degree. Hope has now returned to Lancaster where she works as a Physician Assistant with Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.

When not working, Hope enjoys football games, spending time with friends & family and hanging out with her Portuguese water dog, Baloo (yes, he loves to swim too!). 

Cat Wilson
Assistant Coach

Coach Cat is a Lancaster Aquatic Club alumnus who swam under Coach Casey Coble and is returning for her 3rd season with the Age Group.

A 2013 graduate from Conestoga Valley High School high, Cat was a two-time captain of the team as well as the record holder in the 100 butterfly, 200 IM, and 500 freestyle. Cat continued her swimming career at Ursinus College where she was apart of the 4-time Centennial Conference Champions (2013-2017). She earned a degree in Media and Communication, as well as Business Management. 

 

Alianna Ovalle
Assistant Coach

Coach Alianna (Allie) is a LAC alumnus who is excited to be coaching Novice for her first full season at LAC. Before coaching for LAC she taught 3 years of swim lessons to kids ages 3-15 and also was a lifeguard for 4 years. Alianna graduated from Warwick High School in 2017 and swam for the Warwick Warriors for 1 year after spending 4 years with LAC. When she swam for LAC Alianna's most frequent and favorite events were the 100 Fly, 50 Free, and 500 Free. Alianna attended a gap year program for her first year in college and spent another at Lancaster Bible College.

Presently, Alianna is working two other part-time jobs as a barista at Cafe Chocolate and a saleswoman at Sam's Auto. She is also pursuing building a business for herself in social media advertising. In her free time, Alianna loves to read, write, draw, and swim along with spending a lot of time with her friends and family.