NDAC COACHES

NDAC's dedicated Coaches are committed to providing a high-quality competitive swimming experience which allows ALL of our athletes to develop to their maximum potential and ability.

NDAC Coaches have decades of combined experience training young swimmers while instilling the values of hard work, self-discipline, dedication, sportsmanship and team pride.

As certified USA Swimming Coaches and members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, NDAC Coaches have completed the most comprehensive education, training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States.

Please contact your Coach with all swimming-related questions regarding practices, workouts, meets, goal setting, cut times etc.
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NDAC Head Coach
Group 4 Coach

Kevin Storrs

Kevin Storrs, NDAC's founding Head Coach, has been involved with the sport of swimming since childhood. He started assisting with swim lessons at the Dutchess County YMCA at the age of 13 and has not been far from the water or pool since.

Coach Storrs’ first swim coaching job was as Head Coach of the Dutchess Devilfish at the Y in Poughkeepsie (1981-1985). From there, he moved on to the Marist Swim Club as Age Group Coach and Assistant Senior Coach (1986-1994).

Through the combined efforts and vision of Coach Storrs, the dedication of a cadre of local swim parents and the cooperation of Bard College, NDAC was born in the summer of 1994.

For the past 25 seasons, NDAC has steadily progressed to become one of the premier 'small market' clubs in Metropolitan Swimming. Coach Storrs and NDAC have regularly qualified and sent swimmers to the region’s most prestigious meets including Junior Olympics, Senior Metropolitan Championships, Speedo Sectional Championships, NCSA Junior Nationals and USA Junior Nationals.

Coach Storrs was Metropolitan Swimming’s Senior Coach of the Year in 2010. As an ASCA Level 4 Coach, he is constantly working to adapt the NDAC program to the latest trends and science emerging to improve our sport.

Besides Coach Storrs’ passion for competitive swimming and NDAC, he also works as an AP Social Studies teacher, runs the Red Hook community pool in the summer and is involved with local efforts to promote the sport.

NDAC is at its core a swimming family dedicated to old school YMCA values, focusing on not only the physical development of our swimmers but also the mental and emotional sides of the student athlete.

Coach Storrs lives in Red Hook with his wife Deb, daughter Mackenzie and Doodle the spoiled Pujon.

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NDAC Coach
Group 2 / Pre-Team

Jane O'Connor

Coach Jane has coached for NDAC since 2012.

Coach Jane has been a lifeguard, swim coach and swim instructor for 40 years and has managed pools and run multiple swim programs here in the Hudson Valley and in California.

Jane is the head coach for the Rhinebeck Manta Rays summer swim team. She also coaches the Bard Swim Club and gives private swim instruction and triathlon training to adult swimmers. She has coached the Rhinebeck Varsity Swim Team, Red Hook Sea Raiders and Special Olympics.

Coach Jane has taught more kids to swim than she could possibly count and has inspired many local swimmers to take up competitive swimming.

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NDAC Coach
Group 3

Jenna Tocco

NDAC is very pleased to welcome Jenna Tocco as Group 3 Coach this season!

Coach Jenna started her swimming career as a member of the Kerhonkson Barracuda summer swim team at the age of 6.  She became a year-round USA Swimming swimmer at age 8 for the Kingston Hurricanes where she swam competitively until she graduated high school. 

Coach Jenna attended Division I Stony Brook University on Long Island where unfortunately her competitive swimming career came to a halt due to necessary renovations to the natatorium that made it impossible for her to compete in a college meet.  She still attended every practice at 7am and prepared for Division I competition. She graduated in 2016 with a degree in Environmental Design, Policy and Planning with a minor in Sustainability Studies. 

Coach Jenna currently coaches Division III Men's and Women's Swimming at Bard College and spends her summers as an Assistant Coach for her hometown Kerhonkson Barracudas.

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NDAC Coach
Group 3

Nate Britt

Coach Nate is an NDAC alumn! Nate swam with NDAC from 2009 (age 9) until 2016. He returned to NDAC as a Coach in 2017 and co-coached Group 1 for the 2017-18 season. In Spring 2019 Nate returned to NDAC as an Assistant Coach for NDAC Pre-Team. During our 2019-20 season Nate will be working with NDAC's Group 3 swimmers.

Nate's goals in coaching NDAC's youngest Pre-Team swimmers are to instruct proper swim technique while teaching new swimmers to be part of a team, love swimming and have fun! His goals for Group 3 swimmers include having fun and working hard while creating a strong sense of team.

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NDAC Coach
Group 1

Brooke Tibbetts

NDAC is very happy to welcome Brooke Tibbetts as our Group 1 Coach this season!

Coach Brooke's photo and bio coming soon.

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NDAC Junior Coach
Group 1 / Pre-Team

Eli Staubi

Coach Eli started swimming on NDAC Pre-Team at age 5! He swam with NDAC until 2016. Eli still swims for the Sea Raiders summer swim team.

Coach Eli became a certified Junior Coach for Group 1 during the 2018-19 season. In Spring 2019 he coached NDAC's Pre-Team swimmers. Coach Eli is also a certified lifeguard and works at the Red Hook Pool as both a lifeguard and swim instructor every summer.

Coach Eli is an avid soccer player and has been playing on intramural and travel soccer teams since age 5. He currently plays travel soccer for the Red Hook Tornados. Eli also volunteer coaches an U8 Red Hook IM soccer team and has been a certified soccer referee since 2014. Coach Eli is a Junior at Red Hook High School.


NDAC Junior Coach
Pre-Team

Mackenzie Storrs

 This will be Coach Mackenzie's 12th season swimming for NDAC. She joined NDAC at age 5 as part of the original NDAC Pre-Team with Coach Catherine. She is very excited to now be a coach for NDAC's newest Pre-Team swimmers! Mackenzie has also been swimming for the Sea Raiders summer team since age 4 and she coached the 2019 Sea Raiders Pre-Team. Mackenzie has lifeguarded and taught swim lessons at the Red Hook Pool for the past 3 seasons and prior to that she was a volunteer swim instructor for 2 years.

When not swimming in the pool, Coach Mackenzie loves going to the beach. She plays Lacrosse for Red Hook High School where she is a Senior. Mackenzie plans to study Physical Therapy in college.


NDAC Junior Coach
Pre-Team

Seamus Hally

Coach Seamus is a current NDAC swimmer who has been swimming for NDAC since 2011. Seamus is a certified lifeguard at the Red Hook Pool where he has also been on the Sea Raiders summer team since 2011 and has volunteered teaching swim lessons since 2017.

Coach Seamus' personal accomplishments as a swimmer include qualifying for Senior Mets, Junior Olympics and Eastern Zones Championships.

Coach Seamus loves sharing his enthusiasm for the sport of swimming and encouraging younger swimmers (especially his sister Maddy who is 8 and also swims for NDAC and Sea Raiders). When not in the pool, Seamus enjoys basketball and snowboarding. Seamus is a Junior at Red Hook High School.