Coaches and Directors

Head Coach and Program Director: John Pearce

Coach John joined the EDGE coaching staff in 2019. He has over 10 years of coaching experience, including 5 years as a head coach in USA Paralympic and USA Swimming. Prior to arriving in Vermont, John spent time working as a volunteer Assistant Coach at the University of Hawaii, and stints as Head Coach in Arcata, CA and Conway, AR. During his career John has worked with Olympians, Olympic trials qualifiers, and coached a swimmer to 4 American Records. 

His coaching philosophy is centered around comfort in the water, having fun, and putting the long term goals of each individual first while systematically training athletes to handle National level work.

As a swimmer, John was a High school All-American, SEC champion, Div I All-American, Olympic Trial qualifier, and National Champion at Auburn University (1999). John earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History and loves to spend time outdoors paddling and with his family, Marica and Thomas.

Team Registrar/Assistant Coach: Kitty Frazier

Coach Kitty has been coaching at the EDGE Swim Club since 2012 where she has enjoyed getting to know so many swimmers and their families. She also has coached soccer, luge and Girls on the Run and enjoys coaching children of all ages.

 

Kitty believes that swimming is a great opportunity for all athletes to find a place to shine and to build confidence, friendships and skills to help them in all aspects of their lives.

 

As an athlete, she was a 10-year member of the USA National Luge Team, high school and collegiate soccer player, collegiate Track and Field member, and long-time runner. Currently she enjoys swimming with her EDGE Masters Swim colleagues.

 

Coach Kitty graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Geography and still enjoys living in Vermont with her family.

Masters Head Coach/Assistant Coach: Emily Mitchell

Safesport Coordinator/Assistant Coach: Charles P "Chad"

Assistant Coach: Kari Cuneo 

Coaching and teaching children are Kari's passions. She started coaching and teaching in Seattle,WA, while still in high school, at age 16. While at Roosevelt High School, Kari played 5 Varsity sports. Then, at the University of San Francisco, Kari lettered in 4 Varsity sports, and was inducted into the USF Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2005, she was honored (along with Bill Russell and Bill Cartwright), as a "Legend of the Hilltop"-one of USF's top 75 athlete's of all time. In addition to raising four children, Kari has continued to coach and teach. She has worked at the Edge since 2010.

Hobbies: Kari enjoys family activities such as skiing, going to church, and working in the garden. She is frequently found on the bike, running, swimming, and doing triathlons.

 
Assistant Coach: Mike Delaney

Assistant Coach: Noah Labich

Noah is new to coaching, but brings lots of competitive swimming experience. Noah is from Amherst, Massachusetts, and began his swimming career at age 10. Joining a competitive US team, the Bluefish, at 15, Noah earned two All-American qualifications and became a New England Senior champion by his senior year. Noah graduated from Amherst Regional High School in 2020, and plans to study and swim at Williams college in fall 2021 after a gap year in Burlington. Previously working as a counselor at an outdoor education summer camp, Noah has experience working with children through physically and mentally challenging situations.

His philosophy for great training focuses on the ability to give all out effort in any race, and to train details and technique heavily at all other times. When he is not swimming, Noah enjoys making music, mountain biking, and hiking.

Assistant Coach: Lindsay McNall

Lindsay has been coaching with the Edge Swim Club since the summer of 2014. A Colchester native, Lindsay grew up swimming for the Green Mountain Aquatics swim team and continued her career in the same pool swimming under Coach Eileen Hall at Saint Michael’s College. During her senior year of college she became the first NE10 Conference Swimmer of the Year, NE10 Scholar-Athlete Excellence Award winner, NCAA All-American and three-time NE10 All-Conference finisher. She graduated in 2017 earning her BA in Math & Philosophy. However, her real passion is swimming. Lindsay has experience working with all levels ranging from the younger, developmental age group all the way through competitive, national-level athletes. Lindsay believes that no matter your skill level the best way to be successful at swimming is to first develop a love and understanding for the water. In the summer Lindsay likes to spend her free time on Lake Champlain with friends and family or skiing in the mountains during the winter. If she’s not outside you can most likely find her taking a nap with her favorite cat, Fish.

Assistant Coach: Nick Whitcomb

Junior Assistant Coach: Eva Frazier

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Dave Meek 

Growing up in England I graduated university with a degree in Exercise Science and Sporting Injuries. I have been a Personal Trainer with the Edge for 20 Years. For swimmers maintaining good strength will help improve your performance and help prevent injuries.

Both my sons have been part of the Edge swim team for years and I have spent many weekends around New England supporting their swim activities. In my spare time I am a big Patriots fan and play Rugby with Burlington.

 


 

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