Coaching Staff

Julie Meirs

Head Coach

Julie is the head coach of the Piranhas.  Julie started swimming at the age of 9 for Hamilton Y Aquatics Club.  Julie then attended and swam at The Peddie School from 8thgrade through high school.  Julie attended Hartwick College and became an All American Honorable Mention in the 200 fly.  She then transferred to Washington College where she was conference champ in the 100 and 200 fly.  Julie graduated from Washington College majoring in Business Management.  She then went on for her Masters from West Chester University in Sport and Athletic Administration.  Julie has coached at various local clubs and had taught swim lessons for 12 years before starting Piranha Swimming in 2006.  She is currently an ASCA level III coach.

Kip Hein

Head Coach

Coach Kip has been coaching USA Age group for 12 years.  Kip is a Level III ASCA certified coach, and was ASCA’s 2000 Age Group coach of the year.  Kip left Emmaus Aquatic Club where he was the Head Age Group Coach, Aquatic Director and supervised the SwimAmericaTM lesson program.  He has been the Middle Atlantic Zone Coach 6 times the last 3 being the Head Coach.  Kip was the Age Group Chair for Middle Atlantic Swimming for the past three years.   Kip swam for Central Bucks East High School in Bucks County PA and Club Swam with Team Foxcatcher, under coach Dick Shoulberg.  He attended Ohio University where he was the first freshman to make the conference team, and was two time recipient of the hardest worker award.  Kip transferred from Ohio University and graduated from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point where Kip was two-time defending champ in the 1650 free.