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Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
CJ Moser-Flatley Head Coach / Junior / Senior Coach

Originally from Canfield, CJ has a long history of swimming in the Youngstown area. She began swimming at Canfield Tennis and Swim Club at the age of 6 and during her age-group career swam for Warren Swim Club, Y-Neptune’s and the original Penguin Aquatic Club (PAC) which is now PS. CJ went to the University of South Florida on a swim scholarship and later transferred to YSU 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. Currently, she is part-time faculty at YSU in the Kinesiology and Sports Science Department.

As a coach she has worked at Boardman Swim Club under Terry O'Halloran (where she currently serves as Head Coach in the summer), was head coach at Firestone Area Swim Team, assistant coach at Canfield High School under Andrea Linelli, and Carson Tiger Sharks in Nevada. She has served as an assistant coach at Penguin Swimming since 2008. During her time at PS, she has coached many high school state finalists, was selected as a member of the Lake Erie Zones coaching staff and served as Lake Erie Zone Open Water team coach.

CJ lives in Boardman with her two children, Mikel and River. Mikel is a student at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah and is a member of the women’s swim team. River is a member of Penguin Swimming and swims for Boardman High School.

Daniel Bogen Senior 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.

Mark Brooks Senior Coach

From Boardman, Ohio, Mark began swimming at Applewood Swim Club at the age of 8.  He was a captain on the Boardman High School Swim Team and was an alternate for the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays at the 2008 State Championship Meet.  He then swam for Westminster College, where he was a 6-time President's Athletic Conference Champion in the 100 Backstroke (2010, 2011, 2012), 200 Backstroke (2012), 200 Freestyle Relay (2010), and 400 Medley Relay (2012).  He held the school record in the 400 Medley Relay.  He was a 3x Academic All-American and a 3x NCAA Championship Qualifier in the 100 Backstroke.  After graduating, Mark spent two years as an assistant coach for Wheeling Jesuit University Men's and Women's Swim programs, where the Men won two conference championships and the women won once.  He coached Westminster College for one season in 2014-2015 before joining Penguin Swimming from 2015-2019.  After a short hiatus, he is excited to be back coaching the senior group.

Mikel Flatley Junior Coach

Mikel grew up in New Springfield, Ohio. She began swimming at the age of 5 in Carson City, NV for the Carson Tiger Sharks. She began her area career with the YSL at Firestone Area Swim Team at age 6 and then the Boardman Tennis and Swim Club from age 9 to 18. Her USA Swimming career with Penguin Swimming began at 6 and she was there through age 19. She swam in high school originally for Springfield but swam her last 3 years at Boardman High School. Mikel was an AAC, NEAC, and Sectional champion several times. She qualified for the OHSAA State Meet her senior year for Boardman High School. Mikel is also the BHS record holder in the 50 free. Mikel attended Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, where she was a member of the women's swim team as a freshman. Mikel transferred home to YSU where her major is Early Education and she especially loves working with the 8 and unders. Mikel was a junior coach at BTSC since she was 12 and has served two summers as assistant coach. Mikel lives in Boardman with her mother, Coach CJ, and brother River.

Kelsey Calpin Advanced Developmental Coach

From Boardman, Ohio, Kelsey began swimming for Applewood Swim Club at the age of 5.  She also swam for the Y-Neptune’s.  Once on the Boardman High School swim team, she quickly found her passion for leadership and was the team captain as a senior.  She was a four-year letter winner, four-time sectional qualifier and three-time district qualifier.  She maintained perfect attendance all four years, never missing one practice or meet all while keeping a 4.0 GPA.  It is during those years her love of health and fitness led her down the path to obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Health and Physical Education. She is passionate about sharing her love of health and fitness with children.  She is in her 3rd year at Youngstown State University.  She currently is the assistant swim coach for Tippecanoe Country Club.   When she is not at school or exercising, she is most likely planning her next trip to Disney World.

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.

Board of Directors
Bill Amendol President
Amy Amendol Treasurer
Manu Sethi Secretary
Mark Zura Board Member
Natalie Korom Board Member
Mike Zoccali Board Member
Nick Mavrogianis Board Member
Lori Murphy Board Member