YMCA Andover/North Andover Swimming
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New England Swimming
Level 3Team Level

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Kelley O'Hara Associate Executive
Carlton Cronin Interim Head Coach

Carlton Cronin has an extensive connection within the sport of swimming in the Merrimack Valley. Carlton has participated in Y.M.C.A., Boys Club, A.A.U., N.E.P.S.S.A., and C.I.A.U. swimming. He occasionally competes as a U.S. Masters. He is U.S. Masters registered. 

Cronin is the current Head Coach of the Central Catholic High School Girls and Boys Swim Teams. Central Catholic has produced several girls and boys M.I.A.A. State Champions. The girls team produced Finalist Standing in 2014 and 2019. Recently, a team member earned M.I.A.A. Student Athlete of the Month honors.

Cronin was the Head Coach of the Haverhill Y.M.C.A. Swim Team. His teams won the District Championship, New England Championship, and had a 10th place finish at Y.M.C.A. National Championships. Cronin has developed many New England Top Ten swimmers. His swimmers have achieved Junior National, Senior National, US Open, and Olympic Trials time standards. Many of his swimmers continued their careers at Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3 colleges and universities. Cronin has developed High School and Y.M.C.A. All Americans.

Coaching Honors
NES Chair of Open Water and Distance Swimming
Head Coach of NES for Zone Championships
Assistant Coach of NES for Zone Championships
Merrimack Valley Conference Coach of the Year


Kaitlin Lyons Tornado, Age Group Elite, PreNat/Nat

Kaitlin has been involved in the sport of swimming as an age group swimmer competing on the Haverhill Y.M.C.A. Swim Team in Y.M.C.A. and USS competition. She swam on the Haverhill High School Girls Swim & Dive Team and on the Springfield College Women's Swim and Dive Team. Kaitlin earned a B.S. in Movement & Sports Studies and Psychology (double major) from Springfield College. She earned a M.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. 

Kaitlin is an assistant coach at Central Catholic High School for the Girls and Boys Teams. Her coaching background includes age group and masters coaching at Golden West Swim Club (Huntington Beach, Ca) and Irvine Novaquatics (Irvine, Ca). She is an American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 2 and Masters certified coach.

Kaitlin has competed in open water, U.S. Masters, sprint and international distance triathlons events, cycling, running, and Olympic Weightlifting.

Lucy Frey Lead Coach Tidal Wave

Lucy. began her competitive career at Cedardale then joined ANA Hurricanes. She attended Phillips Academy Andover were she was captain of the swim team her senior year. After swimming 10 years on the Hurricanes, she swam her college career for 4 years at Wheaton College (MA). Her events included the 500 freestyle, 1000 freestyle, 1650 freestyle, 200 backstroke and 200 butterfly. At Wheaton, she was an athletic mentor, and earned NEWMAC Academic All Conference 3 consecutive years. During her college years, Lucy maintained connections with the Hurricanes returning to coach during summer breaks. 

Lucy teaches 3rd grade in North Andover.

Lucy works with our younger swimmers in the Tidal Waves. This group is developing proper technique, endurance, and a love for swimming. Lucy continues her swimming career with the Masters team swimming with other Hurricanes alums on a weekly basis.

Melissa Gladhill Lead Coach PreNat/National

Melissa began her swimming career at the age of 7 at the Haverhill Y.M.C.A. Swim Team.  She is an accomplished backstroker, qualifying for Junior Nationals at the age of 13,  then swimming at the Division 1 University of New Hampshire.  During her career at UNH, she was ranked top 25 in the nation and qualified for the 2004 Olympic Trials. Melissa has been coaching for 10+ years, is a mom of 3, and a teacher at the North Andover Middle School.  

Julie Ehling Tidal Wave/ Tornado 2

Julie began her swimming career at age 14 at the North Suburban Y.M.C.A. She competed for Winchester High School, Seven Seas, Melrose Y.M.C.A. Portsmouth Swim Team and Lycoming College. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and Business Adminstration. Julie has a passion for swimming and enjoys sharing her love and enthusiam of the sport.

Marcia Misiorski Masters Coach

Marcia began coaching with the Hurricanes in 2017.  Prior to that, Marcia was an age group coach with New Wave Swim Club and a master's coach with ANA masters.  Marcia has a wealth of knowledge on the topics of swimming, dry land training and nutrition.  

Marcia coaches the masters team.

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