Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Nicole Cicalo-DeCaro Head Coach - Elite/ Elite Prep Group

Nicky has just celebrated her 20th year with the Bergen Barracudas!  She has been head coach for 11 of those years.  Nicky is an ASCA Level Three Coach.  She holds a Masters in Childhood Special Education and A Masters of Science in Recreation and Sports Management.  

Chris Hwang Elite/ Elite Prep Coach
Sunny Hwang Senior Group Coach
Ed Ruthberg Blue Group Coach

Blue Group Coach- over 35 years of coaching experience.  Ed has coached all ages and abilities.  Ed has coached Top 16 swimmers as well as Olympic Trial swimmers.  He has been with the Bergen Barracudas for 30 years and continues to motivate not only swimmers but his fellow coaches as well. 

Philip Umbrino Red Group Coach
Nicole Cicalo-DeCaro White and Precomp Coach

Nicky has just celebrated her 20th year with the Bergen Barracudas!  She has been head coach for 11 of those years.  Nicky is an ASCA Level Three Coach.  She holds a Masters in Childhood Special Education and A Masters of Science in Recreation and Sports Management.  

William Careccia Assistant Coach
Courtney Way Assistant Coach
Chris Farrell Assistant Coach

Chris has 10 years of coaching experience and over 20 years of swimming experience.  He was a Sectional qualifier and top in state.  Chris has coached ages ranging from 2 to 20 years old.

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