Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Lori Paszko Email




Lori has been involved in coaching for a number of years and has been part of New England
Swimming since she was a swimmer growing up in Haverhill, MA. She has been a coach for the Cedardale
Swim Team for the past 13 summers. Lori worked full-time as an assistant coach for the senior program and
head coach of the 12 and under program at Merrimack Valley Pirates/ Magnus Aquatic Group/ Crimson
Aquatics since September 2002 after graduating from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. During her time at that
program, Lori's swimming philosophies and training design was an instrumental part in winning twelve New
England 12 and Under Championships and two New England 14 and Under Championships. She has also
served as assistant coach for the Andover High School Girls Swim Team in 2008 and 2009, in which they won
their tenth MIAA State Championship. In our first year as Phoenix Swimming, her proudest moments were
having the entire team qualify for Regionals, placing 8th at 12 and Under Championships, and bringing 40
swimmers to 14 and Under Championships and finishing 4th in all of New England. Lori is a Level II
American Swim Coaches Association certified coach and is also Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid and Water Safety
Instructor certified. With this experience and through continuously seeking knowledge to provide the best
training techniques and drills to her swimmers, Lori is excited by the challenges and new expectations of our
2011-2012 season. She will be responsible for the seasonal training plans and will have involvement with all
swimmers. We are Phoenix Swimming!
Matt Williams Email, Phone


In our inaugural season, Matt's role, coaching philosophy, and “voice” as a coach became much more developed and defined. Through experiences of coaching all levels, assisting with the structure and progression of the seasonal plans and team development, attending the National Diversity Camp Coaches Program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, and being selected as a Zones Championships coach for the 2011 Long Course New England team, Matt grew both personally and professionally. Matt is currently a member of the New England Swimming Age Group Committee.  His confidence, knowledge, humor, and charisma are all vital aspects of this team. However, most important to the team's success is Matt's commitment to each of the swimmers both in and out of the pool.
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