Meredith Locasto, Director of Aquatics

Meredith Locasto is a lifelong New Jersey native and an avid athlete. In her youth, she swam for the Randolph YMCA until her love for “dryland” sports took hold. She attended The College of New Jersey to earn her undergraduate degree in Education and Exercise Science. While at TCNJ she played for their women’s lacrosse team and led the Lions to four Final Four appearances, winning two NCAA Division III National Championships (2005 and 2006) and was named to both the All-American and Academic All-American teams in both her junior and senior years. Since her time at TCNJ, she has earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas.

Meredith joined the Peddie Aquatic Center in July 2020 after 11 years at the Morristown-Beard School, where she was a teacher, three-season coach, and the aquatics director for the school and day camp. Meredith has a background in small group lessons, having run her own backyard swimming program, and coaching at the high school level, as she was the head girls and boys swim coach for MBS. In her free time, she has fun competing in 5K races and enjoys dabbling in graphic design. Meredith can be reached at [email protected], or 609-944-7564.

Greg Wriede, Director of Competitive Swimming

Head Coach of the Peddie Varsity Swim Team and the Peddie Aquatic Association since 2001, Greg Wriede ’95 has led the Peddie Falcons to 7 Eastern Interscholastic Conference titles, a 46-13 dual meet record, and 7 Mid-Atlantic Prep League titles.

He has developed over 90 All Americans and coached 3 relay teams to National Prep School Records. In 2010, Wriede guided the Peddie School boys’ team to a 5th place finish in Swimming World Mythical Rankings, while the girls placed 10th for independent schools.

Named to the USA National Youth Team Coaching Staff, Wriede has produced qualifiers for Olympic Trials, World Championship Trials, U.S. Open, and Junior Nationals. In addition, his swimmers have placed in the Top 16 National Age Group rankings over 100 times while setting 60 New Jersey State records. Greg can be reached at [email protected] or 609-944-7547.

Corina Simms, Lesson Coordinator

Corina grew up in Ocean County, New Jersey where she swam for Ocean County YMCA Swim Team. Her love of the water began in her back yard swimming pool where she learned the water safety skills that continued throughout her life.  In high school, Corina became a certified lifeguard and she began teaching swimming lessons. In 1989, Corina graduated from Loyola University, and in 2007, she received her Personal Training Certification.  She has taught many types of fitness classes in and out of the pool but prefers aquatic fitness.   As a personal trainer, her focus has been on the benefits & rewards of aquatic physical training.  Teaching Water Safety is a high priority that Corina strives to share with people of all ages, especially children.

Corina joined the staff of Peddie Aquatics in the fall of 2012 as both a water exercise & swim lesson instructor. In the spring of 2015, Corina took her love for the water to the next level and became the "Lesson Coordinator" for the Peddie Swim School. She feels incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to share her passion with all  Peddie Swim School students and looks forward to a long future at the Peddie Pool. Corina can be reached at [email protected] or 609-944-7564.