Welcome to the LMT Swim & Dive Team
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Photos from the swim meets are posted under 2022 photos on the website.
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Coaches’ Role
Our talented and experienced coaches are responsible for teaching strokes and techniques, designing daily practice sessions, making team assignments and keeping records of times, representing LMT at League meetings and sharing their love and enthusiasm for swimming. They are available after practice to discuss your child’s progress.

Anyone interested in coaching must email the Board President or Head Coach prior to April 1st. Coaches will be notified by May 1st.


2022 Coaching Staff 

Head Coach Swim Team:


Kathryn Mireles

A swimmer for LMT from age 8, Kathryn continued her swimming career at Tri-Hampton YMCA as well as Pennsbury High School. In College, Kathryn swam 4 years at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. After returning to the area, Coach Kathryn now works as a speech-language pathologist. 




Swim Team Assistant Coaches:

Melanie Hoover 
Before coming to LMT, Coach Melanie coached for the Newtown Swim Club. Her coaching career began as she developed a true passion for the sport of swimming and working with children while she witnessed her now grown children enjoy and thrive in the sport.  Coach Melanie also coached for the Spirit Swim Team in Newtown and Tri-Hampton YMCA swim team.  Throughout the year you can find Melanie at the Washington Crossing Tennis Center where she is employed as the League Manager.




Gary Garretson

Coach Garretson is extremely excited for his fourth year coaching at LMT this summer. After swimming at The Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey for 3 years Coach Garretson swam at Division 3 national power Denison University in Granville, Ohio. While in college he continued to excel in the sprint freestyle events and developed into an NCAC conference 200 IM finalist.  After graduating from Denison he coached for two seasons at Bridgewater Raritan High School East in nearby Central New Jersey.  Currently, he teaches middle school math at William Penn Middle School and has been doing so for the past 14 years.  He is looking forward to passing his enthusiasm for the sport to your developing athletes.​


Katie Carosella

Coach Katie is thrilled to be back to LMT for another exciting season of summer swimming. Coach Katie began swimming at Newtown Swim Club and then was fortunate enough to become a coach for NSC for five years. Katie swam at Notre Dame High School as well as at Catholic University and was captain of both teams. Coach Katie currently serves as the Head Coach for the Men's & Women's Swim Teams at Council Rock HS South while previously coaching at Notre Dame High School, Newtown Swim Club, and THY. Coach Katie works as a School Counselor at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, PA.

Maria Spitzer 
Maria is looking forward to her second year coaching at LMT!  She swam for Pennsbury High School as well as The College of New Jersey.  At TCNJ, Maria received the New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Conference Award and qualified for the NJAC All-Conference Team in 2012.  She also earned the TCNJ Scholar Athlete Award.  
Maria is a math teacher at Hamilton High School West and the head swim coach of the girls' high school varsity team. 


Tim Groth

Coach Tim is excited to return for his seventh summer as a coach at LMT.  In addition to twelve summers at LMT, Tim swam for Penn Aquatics, Tri-Hampton YMCA, and Notre Dame High School. Tim has additional coaching experience at the NAC and at Council Rock South. He graduated from James Madison University in 2020, where he swam for the club team. He is entering his second year as JMU's Graduate Assistant for Aquatics & Safety while studying in their Master of Sport and Recreation Leadership program. This summer, he is also the Facility Operations Intern at Princeton University's Campus Recreation department.


Bridget Perdoch

Coach Bridget is excited to be back this summer at LMT! She started swimming for LMT at the age of 6, and continued her swimming career at Penn Aquatics and Pennsbury High School. In College, Bridget swam 4 years at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and was a 4-year conference qualifier. Coach Bridget is finishing up her BSN program at Holy Family University and will begin her nursing career this summer as a Cardiovascular RN at Jefferson



Meghan Scheffey
This is Coach Meghan's first year at LMT! Meghan began swimming competitively at 5 years old as a swimmer on the Richboro Swim Club's Swim Team. She is a rising junior at Clemson University studying economics.
Ariel Spektor
Ariel is looking forward to his first year coaching at LMT. He swam competitively for 15 years and recently graduated from USC where he competed for the Trojans and received a degree in economics.
Coach Meghan began swimming competitively at 5 years old as a swimmer on the Richboro Swim Club's Swim Team. She is a rising junior at Clemson University studying economics.Attachments area