Kathryn Scheuer - UDAC Director, Girls’ SAL Head Coach

Kathryn began her swimming career at Manorlu Swim Club and soon after joined Abington Dolphins and then Lower Moreland Aquatic Club. As a member of the Upper Dublin High School women’s team, Kathryn helped lead the team to two consecutive District One Championship and PIAA State Championship titles. Individually, Kathryn was a district and state qualifier all four years of her high school swimming career. After high school, Kathryn continued swimming at La Salle University. After a career ending  injury, Kathryn moved from the role of swimmer to the role of assistant coach at La Salle. While in this position, she helped lead the women’s team to their first ever NCAA qualifying swimmer. After graduation, Kathryn continued her coaching career at Hawk Hill Swim Team, eventually becaming the owner, program director, and head coach. Additionally, Kathryn coached Merion Mercy Academy for 10 seasons, and Waldron Mercy Academy for five years.

Kathryn joined UDAC as the head SAL girls’ coach and Director of Aquatics in 2008. Kathryn has worked with swimmers of varying levels, including Junior Olympic qualifiers, District Champions, State Champions, Senior National and Junior National qualifiers, as well as Olympic Trial qualifiers.  Kathryn has been a member of the Middle Atlantic Swimming Board of Directors, in various capacities, since 2012, and is currently a member of the USA Swimming Convention Education Committee, a national committee appointment. In 2014, Kathryn was named the Mid-Atlantic Volunteer of the Year, and in 2016 USA Swimming awarded Kathryn a Lifetime Membership.

 

Kathryn graduated from LaSalle University, where she majored in Criminal Justice and Political Science.  


Brandon Pierce - Interim Head Coach, Boys’ SAL Head Coach

 

Brandon was a competitive swimmer in high school in Blue Ash, Ohio. Brandon was a high school All-American and a six-time YMCA Nationals qualifier.  Brandon continued his swimming career at Rider University and helped lead the team to a MAAC conference championship. He set several Rider team and pool records along the way.  While at Rider, he qualified and participated in USA Swimming Senior Nationals and achieved top-ten standing in men’s team results. While in college Brandon worked as an assistant coach for the Lawrenceville Lightning Swim Team and was the head swim coach at the Miami Hills Swim & Tennis Club in Milford, Ohio.

 

Before joining the UDAC coaching staff in 2010, Brandon was the Aquatic Director at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., where he was responsible for the University's aquatic facilities operations, staffing and programming.  During his tenure at Stevens, he was also the Head Age Group/USA Swimming coach of the Stevens Sharks Swim Team, where he led the club’s first swimmers to compete in Eastern Zone Age Group and Supersectional Championships. Brandon is also the assistant coach for Upper Dublin High School Boy's Swim team and head swim coach at Maple Manor Swim Club.

 

Marianne Miller - Pre-team Head Coach

Marianne has been the head coach UDAC’s pre-team since 1993.  Marianne’s competitive swimming experience started when she was 7 years old on the Lansdale Swim Team and continued through high school and into college. She attended East Stroudsburg State College, majoring in elementary education. Her certifications include CPR, AED, Coaches Safety, first aid, and Marianne is a USA coach. In addition to coaching pre-team, Marianne teaches swim lessons to both children and adults

Marianne approaches the pre-team with the goal of sharing her love of swimming with every swimmer she meets.

 

 

 

 

Judy Morrissy - Swim Coach

Judy swam competitively from the age of 7 at Maple Manor Swim Club, and she began swimming at UDAC from the first year it was established in the 60's. Judy was also a member of the Upper Dublin High School women’s team and was a part of the very first PIAA State Championship  Meet held for girls in the 70’s. Judy currently hold a degree is in Health and Physical Fitness

Judy’s previous coaching experience includes the following: head girls’ coach of Centennial Aquatic Club, head boys’ coach at Abington Aquatic Club, and head girls of coach UDAC. Judy also has experience in the position of Aquatic Director of UDAC. Since 1990, Judy has been a member of the  Fort Washington Swim Club coaching staff. She returned to the UDAC coaching staff in 2015.

 


Vikye Swanson - Swim Coach

Vikye started her swimming competitively at age 3 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. She continued her swimming career in college while attending William Smith College. In college, Vikye was the Division III Champion in the 50 and 100 backstroke. Currently, she continues to swim and compete at the masters USMS level holding national and world records.  

Vikye began coaching at age 17 for Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Vikye has been the head coach of the Fort Washington Sharks since 1990, and the head coach of Central Bucks High School West since 1991. She joined the UDAC staff in 2016 and brings years of coaching experience to the club.

Additionally, Vikye is a French (and German) teacher at Central Bucks High School East.

 

Diana Peng-Morris- PreTeam Coach

Diana is from Long Island and started swimming  competitively at the Y and LIAC through high school. She continued onto swim collegiately at Fairfield University while earning her bachelors degree in Biology. She is a Physician Assistant and has a masters degree in health sciences.  She has 3 little swimmers of her own that she taught before it was realized that competitive swimming was also in their future. She loves the sport of swimming and hope to pass that along to all the kids. 

 
I believe that fostering proper technique/foundation and developing a passion for the sport is the basis for swim success. 

 

Kaitlyn Pro - Swim Coach

 

Kaitlyn started swimming at age 5 at Fort Washington Swim Club. While in high school, Kaitlyn swam on the Upper Dublin Girls Varsity swim team specializing in breaststroke and IM.

In the fall of 2018, Kaitlyn started attending Rosemont College to earn a degree in Early Education and Special Education.

 

Kaitlyn began coaching in 2016 as a volunteer coach at Fort Washington swim club. In 2017 Kaitlyn joined the UDAC staff as a junior swim coach and is now an assistant PreTeam coach.

 

 

 

Todd Michael - Head SAL Diving Coach

Todd started diving at age 4 and was a Michigan State High School Champion. He is currently ranked among the to p five in the world of High Diving. Todd is also head diving coach at TNT Diving. His divers have qualified and medaled in PIAA District and State Championships, USA Diving East National Championships and AAU National Championships. Todd also volunteers in exhibitions to benefit the NCAA.

 

In 2015 Todd was named the head diving coach of Villanova University. While coaching Villanova's diving team, in 2017 Todd was named BIG EAST Women’s Diving Coach of the Year, and in 2018 Todd was named the BIG EAST Men's Diving Coach of the year.

Todd joined the UDAC coaching staff in 2017.

 

 

Dan Fleck - Water Polo Coach

Dan began his water polo career at La Salle High School. In college, Dan continued to play water polo at NCAA Division I Iona College. He served as the men's team captain in both his junior and senior years.  Additionally, Dan was named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Scholar Athlete Team during all four years of his NCAA career.

Dan began coaching water polo with UDAC in summer 2017 by heading the summer clinic program.