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
Head Age Group Coach

Coach Dave has been with the Condors since 2017. He moved to NY from his hometown of Joliet, IL where he swam for 6 years and coached for 18 years with the Joliet YMCA Jets Swim Team. As the Director of Competitive Swimming with the JETS, Dave oversaw continual growth in program numbers, expansion to 4 practice sites, and continual improvement in performance and ranking at the state and national level. He has coached numerous state champions and YMCA National finalists in addition to USA Junior National qualifiers. Dave's leadership also extended through his work with the Illinois YMCA state committee and YMCA National Committee.

Dave graduated Lewis University in 2004 with a Major in Mathematics and Minor in Secondary Education. While at Lewis, he served as the Undergraduate Assistant Swim Coach for two seasons. Dave is a Life-Plus member of the American Swimming Coaches Association, Level 3 certified.

Dave has a strong passion for preparing kids for success by teaching the right technique, mindset and practice habits. He believes that success rests upon a foundation of strong relationships and self-confidence. He is most proud of the success his athletes' experience, in and out of the pool, well beyond the time they spend with him.

Age Group Coach
Nevill Kishinevskiy

Nevill Kishinevskiy

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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 an age group coach, Meet Director, and Admin Official for the Condors.

Senior Coach
Steve Sokolow

Steve Sokolow

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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.

Age Group Coach
Bobby Trenczer

Bobby Trenczer

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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.