Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Mary Mitchell Head Coach

Mary began swimming competitively at age six for the Manchester Swim Team. She played water polo for the University of New Hampshire and continues to swim and compete in open water swimming events.  Mary is a certified ASCA level I and level II swim coach and is also a certified elementary education teacher.She has been teaching swimming for over 20 years and has been coaching for Portsmouth Swim Team since 2003. Mary's three children are current and former swimmers for PST.

Sue McNamara Head Coach

Sue began swimming competitively as a sixth grader. She did not have a positive experience with a coach on a swim team and therefore lost interest. She participated in other sports throughout school. After moving to Australia in 1986 she joined a masters program and started swimming competitively with masters, open swimming, as well as competing in triathalons. "Since then, I have never stopped swimming! Coaching became an interest for me because I want to nurture swimmers to love the sport and be the best they can be". Sue began coaching for PST in 2006 and is a ASCA level 2 certified coach.

Vadim Rumeyker Coach
Before coming to PST, Vadim was head coach of the Exeter Swim Team for 18 years.  Previously,  he was the Head of the Special Sports School for the City of Kiev, Ukraine, where his swimmers (ages 7 - 18) competed on a national level. Before that, he was head coach of the Ukraine Sports Club where for 20 years he taught the very best competitive swimmers in the country - including several champions and record holders of Ukraine and the former Soviet Union. On several occasions Vadim won the competition for "The Best Coach of Ukraine".  He holds a Bachelors degree in Physical Education and has more than 30 years of coaching and teaching experience including: individualized training in swimming fundamentals, styles, and techniques administering strength conditioning programs and classroom lecturing.  Other accomplishments include Vadim coaching 4 swimmers that have national cut times:  Izzy Reis, Kira Syrazyn, Linnea Lemerise, and Connar Paterson. 
Natalie Gould Coach
Hadleigh Weber Coach

Hadleigh swam for Exeter Swim Team (now SOLO Aquatics) for eight years. She continues to swim for Great Bay Masters. In 2018 Hadleigh competed in the Ironman triathlon in Old Orchard beach, Maine, and has competed in other triathlons as well. She is also a competitive obstacle course racer, winning both the North American and World championships in 2017 and 2018. She is currently attending the University of New Hampshire for her undergraduate degree in History (Class of 2023) and her Masters degree in Secondary Education (Class of 2023). She is an Exeter High School graduate (Class of 2019) and has been coaching PST since 2019.

Robina Mitchell Coach

Robina began swimming on summer teams when she was five. She joined PST when she was nine and continued swimming for the team until she graduated from Portsmouth High School in 2009. She was a captain of both PST and the PHS swim team. She is also a lifeguard and swim instructor.

Robina went on to swim for two years at the University of Puget Sound before transferring to UNH in the Fall of 2011. Her sister currently swims for PST and her mother also coaches.

Board of Directors
Ben Lannon Board Member/President
Jamie Green Board Member/Vice President
Jim Olin Board Member/Treasurer
Sharon Knorr Board Member/Secretary
Liane Phillips Board Member
Tina Wilkinson Board Member
Zachary Gregg Board Member