Coaching Staff

The Condors are proud of our highly experienced and knowledgeable staff, whose passion and enthusiasm shines at every practice. Our coaches work hard to develop confidence, nurture impactful relationships, and teach the right technique, mindset and leadership skills that will make each swimmer successful. Learn more about our coaches below!

Head Coach

Coach Jim has been with the Condors since 2009, previously serving as the Head Age Group Coach and Head Site Coach at Westchester Community College. Jim became Head Coach of the Condors in 2012. Prior to joining the Condors, Jim was the Head Coach for 8 years at Penn Trafford Aqua Club in his home town of Harrison City, PA.

Accomplishments:
  • 2017 Metro Senior Coach of the Year
  • 2011 Metro Age Group Coach of the Year
  • 2008 Allegheny Mountain Age Group Coach of the Year
  • Coached swimmers to qualify for Olympic Trials, Nationals, Junior Nationals, Sectionals, Zone meets
  • Coached multiple swimmers ranked Top 10 nationally for their age group, along with LSC record holders
  • Guided swimmers to qualify for the Eastern Zone Select Camp, National Diversity Select Camp and National Select Camp
  • Selected for multiple Zone team staffs in Metro and Allegheny Mountain LSC's
  • 2008 Head Zone Coach for Allegheny Mountain
  • ASCA Level 4 certified coach
Age Group Coach - Team Admin
Nevill Kishinevskiy

Nevill Kishinevskiy

 

Coach Nevill has been part of Condors since 2005. He swam for 4 years on the team, and in 2009 began working for Condors as a lifeguard and swim instructor where he gained a passion for teaching kids how to swim. He also swam for the Clarkstown Swim Team throughout high school. In late 2016, Nevill was brought on as an assistant coach for Pre-Team, Future Stars, Bronze and Junior Varsity. He finds joy in seeing the kids he taught in lessons make their way up through the ranks of the swim team. He graduated Stony Brook University with a B.S. in Mathematics and currently works as the team Meet Director, Admin Official, and is lead coach of the Future Stars and Junior Varsity groups. While not working at Condors, Nevill is working for Suffern Central School District as IT Support.

Team Administrator
Mary F

Mary Fleckenstein

Mary began her swimming career in Poughkeepsie, NY while growing up as an age group swimmer. She has not looked back.

Mary coached for various clubs in Maryland and New York for over 30 years before retiring from coaching in 2020. She has been a swimming administrator for over 20 years, serving in various positions on the Maryland and Metro LSC boards. Most recently, Mary was the Administrative Manager for Metro running the day-to-day operations for the LSC. She is also the Secretary/Treasurer for the Eastern Zone.

Due to her dedication, Mary has been awarded the Eastern Zone Volunteer Service Award and named a USA Swimming Life Member for her work in the swimming community.

She recently moved back to Maryland to be closer to her grandkids. She is also coaching for her daughter's team, Bayside Aquatics, a couple of days a week!

Mary looks forward to working with Condors and helping where she can.

Age Group Coach
Roger Ridenour

Roger Ridenour

 

Coach Roger was the Head Women’s Swimming Coach at the University of Wisconsin for 3 years, where he had a 17-4 record (.810) in the Big Ten and finished in the Top 20 at the NCAA Championships. Roger was recommended by Doc James Counsilman (Indiana University) to become a full time coach for Bergen Barracudas (1982-2007) in Mahwah, NJ. He has been involved in New Jersey Swimming for 30 years. Coach Roger is an ASCA Level 4 coach. He is a firm believer in John Wooden's (UCLA Basketball Coach) quotation: "Show me a great coach and I will show you a great teacher!" As a swimmer, Roger was an Indiana High School State Champion and Record Holder (100 and 200 Free) while earning All-American from Kokomo, Indiana.

Senior Coach
Steve Sokolow

Steve Sokolow

 

Coach Steve competed on the swimming and water polo teams at Horace Mann School. He continued his water polo career at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was voted Most Inspirational Player by his teammates, and played water polo for several clubs in Philadelphia and New York. Steve has been a member of U.S. Masters Swimming for many years and has competed in Masters meets around the U.S. and in several foreign countries. He also is a mentor to the current University of Pennsylvania men's and women's water polo teams. Steve's favorite coach was Coach Don Galluzi's brother, Lenny. Steve is retired after a 38 year legal career and is excited to be part of the Condors program.

Senior Coach
Don Galluzi

Don Galluzi

 

Coach Don

Age Group Coach
Bobby Trenczer

Bobby Trenczer

 

Bobby Trenczer was a swimmer for Condors since its inception and still holds three team records. After swimming for Coach Bob Carlucci for 14 years, Bobby swam at West Point and MIT where he graduated in 1997. When he returned to NY, he immediately began coaching at Condors. He coached the Senior team and the Gold team. In that time, Bobby trained swimmers who attended Junior and Senior Nationals, won at Zone Championships, and set numerous team records. Bobby is excited to be back coaching at Condors and proud to have his sons, Zachary and Quincy, on the team.

Age Group Coach
Matthew Kishinevsky

Matt Kishinevsky

Coach Matt joined Condors in 2006 and was an active member of the swim team. During his time as a swimmer he broke multiple individual team records and was a member of a Metro record relay team. He went on to work as a swim instructor and where he taught many of the current swimmers on the team. He was also a part of the Clarkstown High School Boys swim team for 6 years where he was a captain his junior and senior years. He is a part of the currently standing 200 Medley relay for Clarkstown. He earned multiple MVP awards, Section 1 All League Champion for '13-'14 and '14-'15, and Winter Athlete of the Season Award for '14-'15. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a B.S. in Psychology with an interest in Neuropsychology. He is the lead coach of the Bronze and Senior Varsity groups. He also assists with the Future Stars, Senior 1, and Technique and Fitness groups.

Age Group Coach
Lauren Sweet

Lauren Sweet

Coach Lauren is a new addition but has been part of the Condors family since 2001. She began competing at 6 and went on to swim on the 2012 Zone Team and the 2013 Speedo Champions Series in Christiansburg, VA among other meets. Lauren started swimming on the Clarkstown HS Team in 7th grade went to her first state championships in 8th grade, was a part of the 200 Free Relay that finished 2nd in NYS with an All- American Consideration time, and still holds the record from 2011. She continued to swim for Condors until leaving for Rider University, where she swam collegiately.

Lauren worked with Rider ResLife as an RA and worked in the athletic department as a photographer. She graduated from Rider University in May 2019 with a bachelor’s of science in Biology, with a Psychology minor. In August 2019 Lauren became an NYS EMT and worked through the pandemic until November 2020.

Lauren has found joy in returning to the pool and draws inspiration for her coaching style from Coach Jim and Coach John Edwards. She is excited to help shape the next generation of Condors.

Lauren is the lead coach of the Silver group and assists with Bronze and Gold as well.

Age Group Coach
Erica Marlin

Erika Marlin

Erika Marlin started her swimming career at the Lionville YMCA in Pennsylvania at age 5. She moved over to the Golden Ram Aquatics (GRA) USA Swimming team when she was 10, where she stayed until high school graduation. She held the 15-18 year-old 100 breast record at GRA for 3 years, as well as held the record at her high school for the same event for 6 years. She was a 3-time All-American swimmer in high school. She started coaching, teaching swim lessons, and lifeguarding in 2014.

After high school, she competed for Penn State University for 4 years from 2017-2021. She was a 4-time All-Big Ten Athlete and was a co-captain her senior year. During the summers in college, she coached a summer club in Malvern, PA, the Penn State summer clinic, and the Villanova summer clinic. She graduated in 2021 with a BS in Biology with a Genetics concentration and a business minor. She is currently working at Pfizer in the Vaccine Development Program and is an assistant coach for the Silver, Gold, and Gold Elite groups. She has two younger sisters, one a junior on the Penn State swim team, and another who will be a freshman on the team this upcoming school year.