Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Meredith Locasto Director of Aquatics

Meredith Locasto is a lifelong New Jersey native and 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 in 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.

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 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.

Heather Librizzi Aquatics Manager

Coach Heather Librizzi began coaching the Peddie Varsity team and the Peddie Aquatic Association’s, Senior Performance group in the fall of 2021. She came to PAA from NYC’s gold medal club Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) where she was the lead senior one coach for 4 years. The athletes from her group on AGUA qualified for meets ranging from Junior Olympic - Futures level of competition in her time there. AGUA has athletes that have gone on to become Olympic medalists, USA National team members and champions, and top 100 in the world ranked athletes. Prior to AGUA, she was coaching for Olympic Bronze medalist Bill Forrester at the Georgia Coastal Aquatic Club (GCAT) in Savannah Georgia. At GCAT she specialized in coaching middle and distance freestyle to the Gold Level 9-10 year old athletes who became ranked nationally. 

Heather graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A in Illustration in 2013. In her time Swimming for SCAD, she was the NAIA women’s National Champion in the 1650 Freestyle in 2012, a 3x All American from 2011-2013, a full ride scholarship and was the team captain her senior year. In her freshman year, she helped the SCAD Women’s team to win the 2010 NAIA National Championships. Heather attended Brookfield High School in Connecticut where she held school and state records in the 100 fly, and all relays from 2005-2009. Heather swam for the National Team on the WCYM Makos where she qualified for Nationals in the 100 and 200 fly, and the 500 free.

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