Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Jeff Mead Head Coach YMCA Mudcats

Jeff Mead, Head Coach Columbia YMCA Swim Club
NorthWest Family YMCA, Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
Senior Group


Karen Cattaneo Head Site Coach Jeep Rogers

Karen Cattaneo, Site Coach
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA



Coach Karen grew up in southeast Houston, Texas and began her swimming career at age 8. She swam competitively for Space City Aquatic Team through high school and then attended Southern Illinois University. Karen finished out her career, swimming all 4 years and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She went on to earn a Masters of Business Administration, prior to moving to Columbia, SC in 2005.
Karen began her coaching career in November, 2007 at the YMCA Columbia Swim Club. She enjoys working with kids of all ages and skill levels, but works primarily with the Junior and Senior level swimmers. She took over as head site coach in 2013 (Jeep Rogers YMCA) and has helped the location grow from less than 100 swimmers to nearly 200 swimmers for the past 3 seasons. 
She enjoys hiking, swimming, biking and spending time with family, in Columbia and Texas. 


Alejandro Barin Assistant Coach Jeep Rogers

Alex Barin, Assistant Coach
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
Junior Group

Christian Mowles Assistant Coach NorthWest-Junior Group
Stephanie Williams Assistant Coach NorthWest-Gold Group

Stephanie Williams, Assistant Coach

Media and Communications Manager
NorthWest Family YMCA
Gold Group

Meredith Shirk Assistant Coach NorthWest-Silver Group
Elizabeth Struble Assistant Coach NorthWest-Silver Group
McCready Hunter Assistant Coach Jeep Rogers
Abbey Morris Assistant Coach NorthWest-Bronze Group
Isaac Badillo Assistant Coach Jeep Rogers

Isaac Badillo, Assistant Coach
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA


Suzanne Halloran Assistant Coach NorthWest-Dry Land
Joshua Whitney Assistant Coach Jeep Rogers-Dry Land
Tim Horan Assistant Coach Northwest - Senior
Board of Directors