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Richboro Swim Club is extremely fortunate to have the finest and most experienced cadre of summer swim club coaches in the entire area. Our coaches all have a sincere interest in seeing each of our current swimmers learn and enjoy competitive swimming in our nurturing summer atmosphere.

                                    

Diane Rauchut, a former high school All-American at Centennial High School, who went on to a successful swimming career at East Stroudsburg University. Diane serves on the excutive board of Lower Bucks Swim League as Coaches representative. She is entering her 43rd season as swim coach at Richboro.​

 

Anthony Powell began his swim career at the young age of six, participating in the Middle Atlantic Swim Division of USA Swimming.   He excelled in the freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly events and earned top three finishes in each event at Junior Olympics from the time he was nine.  From then until his senior year of high school he also swam for the renowned PDR National Team where he qualified for US Nationals throughout his high school career. Upon graduating from Roman Catholic High School, Coach Anthony received a swimming scholarship to Clarion University.

Coach Anthony discovered his love for teaching others how to swim while showing his oldest son at the age of three. Since then he has become a USA Certified Swim Coach while also starting Northeast Swimming Club (NSC) in 2016. In building NSC, he hopes to give children in Northeast Philadelphia and surrounding areas the chance to swim at a high level while building confidence, strong work ethic and sportsmanship.  In the brief first three years of NSC, he has developed several Junior Olympians including one repeat champion and a top 2 Eastern Zones finisher, and many of his swimmers have placed in the top 8 of their respective events at these and other regional meets.  Under his coaching, a few NSC swimmers are ranked at the top in the country within their age groups. Through these accomplishments, NSC is now recognized as one of the most competitive programs in the Middle Atlantic Region.

Coach Anthony’s goal is to take NSC to the National level by continuing to develop talented, hard-working, and confident swimmers who excel both in and out of the pool.  Anyone who has seen his passion and enthusiasm on deck knows how committed he is to his swimmers, the team and the sport overall.  His loud whistle and “shoot shoot!” cheer during breaststroke events have earned him a well-known presence.

The Richboro family is proud to have Coach Anthony for a second year as a leader in the pool and in character.
 

Terri McKendry will again be coaching our team this year. Terri swam for Richboro for 10 seasons, was a standout at Mt. St. Joseph   Academy and Fairfield University. Terri coached Richboro Swim Team for many year prior to her brief hiatus as she raised her 5 children. Even during that time, she was never far away from the pool. Her experience also includes serving as assistant coach at Gwynedd Mercy Academy. Terri also serves as swim team administrator as well as meet director for the Richboro Aquapentathlon.

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Tom Yaegel achieved tremendous success in the pool at each level of competition beginning with his summers spent competing for the Richboro Swim Team (where he still holds numerous league, team and pool records) through his collegiate career. Along the way he achieved Top-16 National Age group times in multiple events, was named an All-American in High-School 3 times swimming for former Richboro Coach Frank Lichtner and was a 2-time 1st Team All Atlantic-10 team member in College at La Salle University.   Tom trained with U.S. National team coach Richard Shoulberg and multiple Conference Coach of the Year winner, John Lyons at La Salle University. Through countless hours with those coaching staffs his approach to training, stroke technique, racing strategy and preparation has been shaped by some of the best minds and he is eager to share his knowledge with the next generation of swimmer. Tom spent his first year following college graduation with La Salle University’s staff and has been actively involved in age group swimming ever since.  

 

Emily Shaya  is Head Diving Coach this year at Richboro.  Emily has been a diver for Richboro Swim and Dive Team and the Council Rock Swim and Dive Club for 12 seasons.  She also dove for USA teams for 7 years.  Emily is a lifeguard at Richboro and spent 3 years as assistant diving coach here before becoming head coach in 2019.  She is currently a sopomore at Liberty University.