WSA Coaches


Wellesley Swimming Association has AMAZING and experienced coaches!  The coaching staff is committed to helping each swimmer better themselves both in and out of the pool.  It's a testament to the experience and culture that many of the coaches were also once WSA swimmers!


Amy Ryan

Head Coach (Coaching on WSA since 2000)

Amy started swimming competitively for when she was seven years old. She capped her swimming career at Hamilton College where she was a four year varsity letter winner, qualified for Division III Nationals both her junior and senior year and achieved All-American status her senior year.  

Amy has been working in the healthcare industry for many years and when she's not on the pool deck, she can be found working as a Compliance Analyst for US Family Health Plan in Brighton, MA.


Steve Nolan

Assistant Head Coach

Steve grew up in Norwood, where he started swimming competitively at age seven. He went to Xaverian Brothers High School, where he won sectional titles in swimming and state titles in track. He also swam in part during his time at Syracuse University before graduating with honors in biomedical engineering. In addition to coaching with WSA, Steve has coached various teams in Norwood, Sudbury and Needham.

Outside the pool, Steve is an engineer but would like to stop doing that as soon as possible. He also enjoys cat shirts, The Simpsons and snuggling with doggies.


Michael Eaton 

Michael was a member of WSA for 12 years and was given the WSA Lifetime Achievement award his senior year for his dedication and commitment to the team.  He was also deservedly known as the Stephen Spielberg of Taper God videos because of the amazing ones he created. 


Leah Byrnes

Leah swam on WSA for 9 years ('03-'12), and her varsity high school team for 4 years. She finished off her final season as co-captain of both WSA and the Dover-Sherborn high school team and  was awarded the Jim DeSimone Award her senior year on WSA.  


Will Supple
Will swam on WSA for 8 years and is a member of the well-known Supple family in Needham (he and his 3 siblings swam).  He graduated from BC and a very fun fact is that he was a top 75th finalist on American Idol!