Coaches

Coaching Staff
Todd Conrad Interim Head Coach
Email:   [email protected]
 

Coach Todd is in his first year with UMLY

Entering his 20th year of coaching, Coach Todd has seen success in swimming at all levels throughout his career.  While in California, Coach Todd swam for the University California, Irvine.  After graduating with a graduate degree in Education, Coach Todd spent 14 years as the Head Coach of the Coto Coyotes, before taking the General Manager position at the Mission Viejo Nadadores. There he worked with Olympic Coach Mark Schubert and during this time was recognized as the 2018 Orange County Register's Swim Coach of the Year. After a successful stint with the Nadadores, Coach Todd went on to coach and manage operations at the Fullerton Aquatic Sports Team. 

Throughout his club swimming career he concurrently served as the Aquatics Director and girl’s swim coach, going 27 and 1 with 6 consecutive league championships, taking a previously unranked team into a top 15 national spot. 

In addition to his various coaching assignments, Coach Todd was also the Head Coach of Southern California Swimming’s All-Stars teams, served as the Orange County Age Group Chair and currently serves as the Finance Chair on an LSC Board. 

Coach Todd is passionate about helping athletes grow and succeed not only in the water, but out of the water too!

James Krull Lead Coach Age Groups 1 Blue

Dr. James (Jamie) Krull can only be described as a lynchpin of the UMLY swim team and the greater YMCA community. Despite being an active physician, Coach Jamie has found the time to volunteer decades of service to the Upper Main Line YMCA. He was recognized at the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Meet as the YMCA National Coach of the Year.

Anna Neuman Lead Coach Mini 1 & Mini 2
 
 
Galen Gennaria Lead Coach Senior 3 & Age Group 1 Red
Galen is in his 4th year of coaching at UMLY.

As an avid swimmer himself, Galen greatly appreciates the dedication and determination that is required for success in competitive swimming. He enjoys coaching every level of swimmer and helping them to achieve their full potential in and out of the pool. He leads the Senior 3 and Age Group 1 Red groups, and is the lead coach of the Boy’s B team during the winter season. Galen places great emphasis upon fostering a positive training environment for individual and team success. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.

Andrew Seaton Lead Age Group 2 Coach, Team Admin
Coach Andrew is in his 6th year coaching at UMLY
 
Growing-up on the Main Line, Andrew attended Radnor High School where he was a four year varsity letter winner, team captain, and an Academic All-American.  After high school, Andrew attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. There he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Mathematics and the History and the Criticism of Art and Visual Culture. While competing in the pool for Bates, Andrew notched 7 All-Time Top-20 college performances in both the Breaststroke and Individual Medley events, as well as one pool record. Following his sophomore year of college, Andrew began training with the UMLY swimming program under Coach Glenn Neufeld.
 
After completing his undergraduate education, Andrew returned to the area and began working as a volunteer assistant coach at UMLY. That Fall, he accepted a job as an Assistant Swim Coach for Villanova University. While at Villanova, Andrew assisted primarily with the Stroke and IM training group and organized Men's Recruiting for the program. In two seasons with Villanova, Andrew was a part of 2 Women's Big East Championships and 2 Big East Women's Coaching Staff's of the Year. Additionally, he helped coach athletes to 26 NCAA Division I B-Cut performances, 37 new school records, 1 Big East Conference Record, and 2 Big East Swimmer's of the Year Awards. In addition to his collegiate experience, Andrew has also worked alongside several prominent NCAA and USA Swimming coaches at the Total Performance Swim Camps at Kenyon College.

Now in his 6th year at UMLY, Andrew serves as the Age Group 2 Lead Coach, an Assistant Coach for the Senior groups, the Boys A Team Lead Coach, and has also taken on the role of Team Administrator when needed.
 
What does Coach Andrew enjoy most about coaching?
“Helping individuals to find success in the pool, while simultaneously working with them to foster positive personal growth and great teamwork!”
Kristina Halner Lead Age Group 3 Coach

Kristina graduated from Bloomsburg University in May 2016 with a degree in Elementary Education (Pk-4). Since graduating, she has been actively subbing in the Central Bucks and North Penn School Distrcits. Kristina's first experience as Boy's Head Coach was for the SAL team South West Aquatics Club. While coaching at SWAC, she was also apart of the coaching staff at the Central Bucks Family YMCA (Doylestown). In April 2018, Kristina became the Director of Competitive Aquatics for the YMCA of Bucks County (Tri-Hampton YMCA) where she led the Senior, Age Group and Pre Age Group levels through their 11-month season. Kristina is excited to be joining the UMLY team!

Heather Burns Coach Age Group 1 Blue

This is Heather's 4th year coaching with UMLY

College:   1993 B.S. Elementary Education Miami University Oxford, OH

                 2000 M. S. Educational Counseling Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT

Swimming/Coaching experience:      At age 8 Coach Heather started summer swim league after she passed all the levels of swim lessons. The swim instructor suggested she try out for the swim team. She cried behind the blocks before her first race. Her dad turned to her and said, “Just try it once, and you will never have to do it again”. She was hooked after her first swimming race!

At age 11 she started year round swimming for Radnor Aquatic Club and then for Suburban Swim Club. She moved to Clearwater, FL at age 15 and continued age group swimming with West Florida Lightning Aquatics. After high school she swam for Miami University.

Heather moved to Fairfield County, CT after graduating college. She began to swim competitively for a Master’s swim program at the Westport/Weston Y. Knowing her education background, the aquatics director asked her to work as a swim instructor at the Y. In the mornings she instructed campers and in the afternoons she taught private lessons in backyard pools. She also taught private swim lessons for 14 years. While she was teaching fourth grade in Weston, CT, she was asked to be the assistant swim coach at Weston High School. Periodically, she would coach an age group session at the Westport Y, while attending grad school and teaching full time. In 1997 Heather met her husband Eric at the Westport Y through the master’s swim team.

In 2009 Heather and Eric relocated to the Philly area. It was during that time that their children Brendan and Delaney started swimming for UMLY. Heather still swims frequently at UMLY. Every year for their anniversary Heather and Eric choose a different open water swim to compete in to celebrate their love of swimming!

Currently, Heather is a college counselor at Delaware County Community College.

What does Heather like about coaching?:    Swimming is about getting a swimmer from point A to point B in the quickest and most efficient way possible. The joy of coaching comes from teaching a swimmer the life lessons that are learned, while pursuing that endeavor.

Cathi Dallot Coach Minis
Philip Munger Coach Age Groups 2 & 3 and Varsity 

Coach Phil grew up in the area, swimming for UMLY on and off as a kid while attending local T/E schools, graduating from Conestoga in 2005. He attended and swam at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and graduated with a degree in History in 2009. After graduating, Phil worked in local T/E schools for a year before going to get his Master's degree in teaching from Towson University in 2012. While in Maryland, Phil headed the Age Group program for local club team Cardinal Gold Aquatics (CGA). Upon returning to Pennsylvania in 2013, Phil began coaching with the Age Group teams, headed up the Girls B team, and in the summers coaches the Varsity team at club called Martin's Dam. Phil has loved his past seven years with UMLY and looks forward to many more.

Jenna Walmer Age Group Coach

Coach Jenna grew up in Lancaster County and started swimming at 7 years old. After spending 10 years club swimming, she attended Bridgewater College and continued her swimming career there. During her collegiate swim career, she was a member of three record-breaking relays, including one that placed 3rd at conference championships. Jenna graduated in May 2019 with a B.A. in Global Studies. She is continuing her education at West Chester University for two M.a. degrees: Holocaust and Genocide Studies and General Psychology. 

Danielle Zimmerman Coach Age Group 1