Welcome to Penguin Swimming!

Coaching Staff
Mark Brooks Head Coach

Mark Brooks will begin his first season as the Head Coach of Penguins Swimming this fall.  Mark began swimming in Boardman for Applewood Swim and Tennis CLub at the age of 8.  He was a four year member of the Boardman High School Swim Team, and swam at the collegiate level for Westminster College.  While at Westminster, Mark was a four year letter winner, Six time PAC Champion (3x 100 Backstroke, 1x 200 Backstroke, 1x 200 Freestyle Relay, 1x 400 Medley Relay), a four time NCAA Championships qualifier (3x 100 Backstroke, 1x 400 Medley Relay), and a three time Academic All-American.  After graduating in 2012 with a degree in History and Secondary Education, he moved on to coach two seasons at Wheeling Jesuit University and one season at Westminster College.  During his three years of Collegiate coaching, he helped win 4 conference championships (3x Appalachian Swimming Conference, 1x President's Athletic Conference).  He currently works for the Boardman Local School District at Boardman Center Middle School.

Brian Stahl Junior Coach

Coach Brian Stahl is entering his third year as the Junior Coach for the Penguin Swim Club.  Brian was the Interim Head Coach during the 2015 long course season. Being in competitive swimming for 17 years, Brian was a part of Trumbull County YMCA Team (TCY), Firestone Area Swim Team (FAST), and Penguin Swimming. During his career he was on the Lake Erie Zone Team and Ohio Quad Team (2008). While representing Western Reserve High School, he was a multiple Swimmer of the Meet winner, and a State Qualifier for the 100 yard freestyle (2011). Brian is currently attending Youngstown State University. 

Carla Moser-Flatley Advanced Developmental Coach

Originally from Canfield,Ohio, CJ has a long history of swimming in the Youngstown area. She began swimming at the age of 6 and during her age-group career she swam for Warren Swim Club, Youngstown Y-Neptune’s and Penguin Swimming. She was a state qualifier all 4 years of high school at Canfield and held every team record. She went to University of South Florida on a swim scholarship and later transferred to Youngstown State where she swam and ran cross country. At YSU she received her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and she has worked in various aspects of the wellness field since graduating. She currently works for YSU as part–time faculty for Exercise Science department.

She has coached swimming for over 20 years has worked with Moon Aqua Club (PA), Penguin Swimming, Boardman Swim Club , Boardman High School, Canfield High School, Carson Tiger Sharks (NV) . CJ was Zone coach for Lake Erie several years at the Central Zone swim meet. CJ lives in New Springfield, Ohio with her husband Mike and two children, Mikel (14) and River (13), both swimmers.

Ryan Hart Developmental Coach

My name is Ryan Hart! I am a 2005 graduate of Boardman High School and a 2009 graduate of Youngstown State University.  I am currently in my seventh year of teaching; specifically, I teach ninth and tenth grade English at Lordstown High School. 

During my high school years, I swam for both the high school team and for Penguin Swimming.  Since graduating from high school, I spent the past ten years lifeguarding at Northside Pool in Youngstown, Youngstown State University, and the YMCA.  I also spent seven summers working at Villa Maria Teresa Daycare, where I taught swim lessons to children ranging in ages between 3-13 years old. 

In my spare time, I love to read, work out on an elliptical,  volunteer with my junior high youth group, and, of course, swim. I am incredibly excited to begin coaching Penguin Swimming.  I love working with younger kids and look forward to having some fun, while teaching them the fundamentals of the strokes.

Daniel Bogen Assistant Coach

From Canfield, Ohio, Daniel began swimming for the Canfield Swim Club at the age of 10. As a Penguin swimmer, he was a High Point Winner and competed as a member of both the Lake Erie Zone Team and the OH/LE Quad Team, was a sectional qualifier, and a USA Swimming Scholastic All American. Daniel was also the captain of the Canfield High School Men’s Swim Team. There, he was a WKBN Student Athlete of the Week, 3x NEAC champion, 15x AAC Champion, and state qualifier in the 50 Freestyle (2014), 100 freestyle (2012-2014) 200 Freestyle (2012, 2013), 200 Freestyle Relay (2012-2014), and 400 Freestyle Relay (2012-2014). In 2013 and 2014 he led Canfield’s 200 Freestyle Relays to two state runner-up finishes and was a Finalist in the 50 Freestyle (2014). Daniel competed as a member of the Westminster College Men’s Swimming & Diving Team where he helped the team to 4 consecutive titles for the first time in program history. At Westminster, he a 4 time ALL-PAC Team Selection, 4x PAC Champion (200, 400, 800 Freestyle Relays), School & Pool Record Holder. In the classroom, Daniel was a member of both the Westminster College Dean’s List and PAC Academic Honor Roll every semester. In 2018, he was named the Westminster College Dr. Darwin W. Huey Scholar-Athlete of the Year for having the highest cumulative GPA among student-athletes. Daniel graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and is pursuing his master’s degree in chemical engineering at YSU. After growing up a Penguin Swimmer, Daniel is extremely excited to return to the team as a coach.

Board of Directors
Bill Amendol President
Amy Amendol Treasurer
Manu Sethi Secretary
Mark Zura Board Member
Natalie Korom Board Member
Bill Price Board Member
Mindy Morrow Board Member
Mike Zoccali Board Member
Eric Buckingham Board Member
Kara Burnett Board Member