Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Christopher Barker Head Coach

Coach Chris graduated from Panther Creek High School with the awesome Class of 2020!! He swam year-round for New Wave Swim Team for 10 years, and he also swam for the Cary Park Sea Dragons for 4 years from ages 9-13. His favorite strokes to swim are butterfly and freestyle, but he loves teaching all strokes. Chris was so excited to coach for the Cary Park Sea Dragons for the last 3 years because that was one of his goals ever since he started swimming with the team. Coach Chris is finishing his freshman year at Rollins College in Florida, and he is excited to come back as the new Head Coach of CPSD! He aims to continue the success Cary Park has had along with sharing the love he has for swimming! Go Sea Dragons!

Ronna Reedstrom Assistant Coach

Coach Ronna brings well over 25 years of swim team development and coaching experience to the Cary Park Sea Dragons. Over that time frame, Ronna has coached and instructed swimmers across all age groups on USA Swimming sanctioned clubs, competitive summer league teams, and high schools in Indiana and North Carolina.

She is well versed in all aspects of team development and brings a special focus on the skills critical to a swimmer's advancement. In younger swimmers, she works on technique, building confidence in their abilities, and instills enthusiasm for the sport. All of Coach Ronna's swimmers develop a love of the water and a camaraderie with their teammates - making swimming a fun and rewarding aspect of their lives!
 

 

Camden Smith Assistant Coach

Coach Camden returns for his third year as an Assistant Coach with the Sea Dragons! He was the 2018 Sea Dragon of the Year and has been a Sea Dragon for 7 years. Coach Camden is a rising senior at Green Level High School, as well as an Eagle Scout with Boys Scouts of America. Not only that, he is the founder of a delivery shoe shine business.

Katie Tucker Assistant Coach

Coach Katie T. is a rising Senior at Green Level High School and was the captian of the Green Level Dance Team of the 2019-2020 school year. She has been a swimmer on the Cary Park Swim Team for 7 years and was an Assistant Coach the last 2 years.  She has loved swimming with and coaching the Sea Dragons. She has been a dance teacher assistant at Starpath Dance Academy for 6 years, and a member of the National Charity League since 2015. Looking forward to the 2021 season!! 

Meaghan Rees Assistant Coach

Coach Meaghan is a rising senior at Green Level High School and is very excited for her second season as a coach. She has been swimming for the team for 10 years. She is the captain for the Green Level Color Guard and a member of the National Charity League. She is excited to return as a coach this season, lets make this the best one yet!

Olivia Honaker Assistant Coach

Coach Olivia has been swimming for Cary Park since she was 7 years old and cannot wait to continue with this team as an assistant coach! She graduated in 2020 from Panther Creek High School as a Summa Cum Laude, completed her Girl Scout Gold Award, and was in the National Honors Society. Olivia is currently attending the University of North Carolina at Asheville, is majoring in Biology on the pre-medical track. Olivia swam with TAC Titans in high school and previously swam with RSA. Her favorite strokes are back and free. She is thrilled to have the ability to continue the legacy of the Cary Park Sea Dragons as an Assistant Coach this summer and is looking forward to an amazing season! Go Sea Dragons!

Natalie Jeanette (Kenney) Coaching Intern

Coach Natalie has been a Cary Park Sea Dragon for 12 years and also swims year-round with TAC Titans. She returns to  Cary Park this year as a Coaching Intern after several years as a  Jr. Coach and Jr. Coach Captain. Natalie has also volunteered for organizations like Miracle League and the Special Olympics and has taught swim lessons for family friends. She is a rising Junior at Green Level High School.

Allie Mewshaw Coaching Intern

Coach Allie joins us this season as a coaching intern. She has enjoyed working as a Jr. Coach Captain and Jr. Coach the previous three seasons, and she has been a member of the Cary Park Sea Dragons since she was little. Coach Allie has also swum with YOTA and NEW WAVE swimming teams in the past, and she is a member of the Green Level High School Swim & Dive Team. She is a rising sophomore at Green Level, and is an avid percussionist with the Green Level Marching Band and Indoor Percussion Ensemble. Coach Allie is looking forward to another exciting season at Cary Park!

Cynthia Nagle Board Member - President
This is Cynthia's second season as the CPSD BOD Presisent, and she is super excited for the season to get underway! Cynthia brings a wealth of experience as a swimmer and swim instructor to the team, and she is eager to share her love of swimming with age group swimmers. A competitive swimmer since the age of 8, Cynthia swam with Suburban Seahalks Club in PA, as well as in high school and at the collegiate level for Mount Holyoke College (Div. III). Her favorite stroke is breaststroke, and she continues to swim competively as a Masters Swimmer. After college, Cynthia was a volunteer Assistant Coach at Mount Holyoke College (Div. III) for one season, and she was a swim instructor with Atlantis Swim School in 2005. Cynthia holds current Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR/AED, and First-Aid Certifications and is certified as a Summer League Swim Coach by the American Swim Coaches Association. Cynthia was previously a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise and is a former member of the American Nutrition Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association. Cynthia graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2007 with a PhD in Nutrition. She currently works at Duke University as a Scientific Program Manager & Team Lead for the Duke Human Vaccine Institute.
Gloria Garver Board - Secretary
Ali Cornwell Board Member - Treasurer
Sunil Bhatnagar Board - VP Meets
Carolina Carrasco Board Member - Meets Associate
Mallory Vaccaro Board - VP Social Events

Social Committee 2018

Han Su Board - VP Fundraising
Maia Sisk Board - VP Volunteers
Dorothy Hoimes Board - Volunteers Associate
Lesley Hobbs TSA Representative
Mac Moore TSA Representative
Board of Directors
Cynthia Nagle Board - President
Gloria Garver Board - Secretary
Mallory Vaccaro Board - VP - Social Activities
Sunil Bhatnagar Board - VP - Meets
Carolina Carrasco Board - Meets Associate
Han Su Board - VP - Fundraising
Ali Cornwell Board - Treasurer
Maia Sisk Board - VP Volunteers
Dorothy Hoimes Board - Volunteers Associate
Lesley Hobbs TSA Representative
Mac Moore TSA Representitive