Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
David White Head Coach

Coach David is one of the country’s youngest ASCA level 3 coaches, and is excited to return to his home state! David grew up in Flemington, NJ, where he swam for the Hunterdon County YMCA from ages 8 to 18. At one point he held over 20 team records, and was a multiple individual state-champion and YMCA National Top 16 swimmer. He also swam competitively for three years at Stony Brook University, where he earned a degree in Music focusing on vocal performance.

Coach David’s coaching career began at the age of 15 when he began to coach with the Flemington-Raritan Community Pool. After college, he coached part-time for two years with the Hunterdon County YMCA where he worked with all ages, but mainly with the senior group. David helped coach many YMCA Nationals qualifiers, and as interim head coach in the summer of 2014, he almost doubled the YMCA Nationals roster from 6 to 11 swimmers.

Beginning in the spring of 2015, Coach David began working as a full-time assistant coach for The FISH, a USA swim team in McLean, VA. While David was working with The FISH, the team earned USA Silver Medal Club awards for two straight years, an award reserved only for the best 100 teams in the country. David got to coach Olympic Trial qualifiers, as well as many Eastern Zone All-Stars and National Top 10 swimmers. David’s primary group was the beginner Age Group swimmers, and his group increased significantly over the two years he worked with them – he increased the amount of BB time standard swims from 9 to 131 in that time span, and the amount of A time standards from 5 to 19. Now David is proud to be the Head Coach for the JCC Bridgewater Tide, and to be able to pass all of his knowledge along to the swimmers, coaches, and parents he works with.

When David is not coaching, he likes to play one of his many instruments and write his own music. He is also an avid lover of food and enjoys cooking, especially with his wife, Colleen.

Kellyanne Tomasula Assistant Head Coach

Coach Kellyanne is ASCA Level 2 certified. She grew up in Sussex County NJ where she began her swimming career with the Lake Wallkill Swim Team at the age of 5 and then joined Aqua Gems Swim Team in Warwick, NY (Metro Swimming) at the age of 7.  She continued to swim with both teams until the age of 17.  Kellyanne swam for Vernon Township High School where she maintains multiple school records and county records.  Kellyanne was a two time NJ High School All-American in 2006 when she finished second at NJ Meet of Champions in both the 100 yard backstroke (56.83) and the 100 yard freestyle (51.51). Kellyanne earned Scholastic All-American more than once, competed in Jr Nationals in Orlando three years in a row, and made US Open and Sr National cuts.

Kellyanne attended Rider University on academic and swimming scholarships. At Rider University Kellyanne still holds the 100 yard backstroke team record (55.54 – Division 1 NCAA B Cut) and the 200 yard backstroke team record (1:59.60). Kellyanne competed in the US Open at Purdue University her freshman year.  Kellyanne won races at the MAAC conference meet and ECACs conference meet all four years.

After college Kellyanne continued to compete in Masters Swimming with the Colonial 1776.  Kellyanne was a three time All-American in the 100 yard backstroke (2012) and the 200 meter backstroke and 200 yard backstroke (2011). Kellyanne continues to hold records in Delaware Valley Masters Swimming in the 18-24 year olds: 100 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, and 100 IM.   Kellyanne also competed in many open water swimming events including 1 mile ocean swims, 1.5 mile lake swims, and a 2 mile lake swim.  She completed either as either first overall female or in the top three overall females in all of these races. 

Following Kellyanne’s completion of her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology she worked in several therapeutic and counseling settings full-time; however, she also began her club coaching career with the Sussex County YMCA in Hardyston, NJ. Kellyanne eventually transitioned to coach with her former club team, Aqua Gems Swimming.  During this time she continued to work full-time as a clinician, but realized that despite her love for counseling, her first passion was swimming. 

While coaching at her former teams Kellyanne primarily worked with 11 year olds and older Age Group Swimmers, in which the majority of her swimmers improved with their times and were able to progress to higher level meets. Kellyanne has a strong belief in ensuring proper technique and the importance of maintaining a positive attitude.  Kellyanne is excited to be able to be a part of the JCC Bridgewater TIDE team, to share her passion and experience with the swimmers and their families, and is excited to see what the coming years hold with this amazing group of swimmers!

When Kellyanne is not coaching she is spending time with her family in her lake community.  Kellyanne has a strong sense of community and is very family oriented.  

Kimberly DeMaio Assistant Coach - Gold and Silver

Coach Kim brings to the JCC Bridgewater TIDE more than 25 years of combined competitive swimming and coaching experience. She began her swimming career as a toddler at the Rahway YMCA, where she took swimming lessons and eventually joined their competitive team at the age of six. In her teen years, Coach Kim transferred to the Metuchen YMCA, where she swam competitively until she graduated high school. During her junior and senior years of high school, Coach Kim held the position of Team Captain for both her YMCA and High School teams.

Coach Kim began her career as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and assistant coach at the Metuchen YMCA in the spring of 1999.  In the fall of 2006, she transferred to the Woodbridge YMCA to serve as Aquatic Director. While at the Woodbridge YMCA, Coach Kim started a competitive swim team, which she joined into the Northern New Jersey YMCA Swim League in the fall of 2007.  Throughout her almost four-year tenure with the Woodbridge YMCA, Coach Kim along with her staff coaches, coached beginner level swimmers to excel to top sixteen rankings in the State of New Jersey.

After leaving the Woodbridge YMCA to pursue a career in teaching, Coach Kim joined the Somerset Valley YMCA coaching staff. There, she coached 12 and Under swimmers to top rankings in the State of New Jersey as well as the Eastern Zone. In the fall of 2011, Coach Kim joined the Hunterdon County YMCA coaching staff, where she coached 13 and Over State, Regional, and National level swimmers. After taking some time away from the sport, Coach Kim returned to swimming to work at Streamline Aquatics Club team in the fall of 2014. There, she coached swimmers of all ages and abilities, and worked behind the scenes to assist with team administration.

Kimberly graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Spanish in May 2005, and from Georgian Court University with a Master of Arts degree in Education in May 2012.

In her free time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband, Andrew, and their dog, Annie. She is also an avid shopper, and loves to cook.

Ana White Assistant Coach - TW, Bronze, Pre-Comp

Coach Ana is excited to start her coaching career with the Bridgewater Tide! Ana started swimming at the age of 5 for the Flemington-Raritan Community Pool, and began swimming for the Hunterdon County YMCA not long after. Throughout her swimming career, she has consistently been one of the top swimmers for her age group in the state, with multiple MVPs rewarded for her successes. She was a multi-event qualifer for YMCA nationals, starting when she was 15 years old. She broke one individual record while swimming for HCY, and still holds relay records. As a member of the Hunterdon Central Girls' swim team in 2014, she helped them win their first state championship for swimming, and along the way beating a high school team that had gone undefeated for four consecutive years (Westfield). Ana graduated from high school in 2016, and is currently at Raritan Valley Community College pursuing a degree in psychology.

In her spare time, Ana likes to volunteer and go on hikes. She is also an accomplished singer. Ana may or may not be the younger sister of Coach David.

Sarah Dennison Assistant Coach - Silver
Tatiana Garcia Assistant Coach - TW, Bronze
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