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Head Coach, General Manager- Emily Lapier

Coach Emily fell in love with competitive swimming when she started at age nine. She swam competitively for the Southern Saratoga YMCA Swim Team through her years in school and continued competitive swimming at Plattsburgh State University, where she specialized in Backstroke and Free. Emily currently holds certifications in USA Swimming Foundations of Coaching Level 1 and 2, American Swimming Coaches' Association Level 2 and 3, Principles of YMCA Swimming. Emily is currently a 6th Grade Science Teacher at Camden Middle School. She enjoys working with swimmers of all abilities and ages and sharing her love for the sport

Assistant Coach- Kristin Hicks
Coach Kristin started swimming at age nine and continued swimming competitively on the local USA club team, the Clinton Cudas. Later after high school, she continued her swimming career for SUNY Cortland where she swam sprint freestyle events. Kristin currently holds certifications in USA Swimming Foundations of Coaching Level 1, Principles of YMCA Swimming, American Swimming Coaches' Association Level 2 and 3, a NYSPHAA Coaching Certificate and Teaching/Coaching Competitive Swimming Certificate through Fresno University. Kristin is currently a Reading Specialist at Otto Shortell Middle School. She began working at the YMCA in June 2010. Kristin has been praised for her enthusiastic approach to coaching where she continually shares her knowledge, encouragement, and love for the sport of swimming with our swimmers.
Assistant Coach- Melanie Feeney
Coach Melanie started swimming at age ten, commencing her competitive swimming career at LeMoyne College specializing in distance freestyle and distance IM. Melanie is a former Y National qualifier as well. Melanie brings great knowledge of skill development, specializing in developing stroke technique to our age group swimmers.  Melanie provides the base for future success of swimmers in the team program. Melanie currently holds certifications in YMCA Safety Training for Swim Coaches, Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming, and USA Swimming Foundations of Coaching Level 1. Melanie is also a reading teacher at Gansevoort Elementary School in Rome.
Assistant Coach- Olivia Caroli-Many of our swimmers have been fortunate enough to have either swam alongside Olivia or had Coach Olivia as a swim instructor in the past. Coach Olivia is a former Oneida Dolphin swimmer and brings great knowledge and experience to our team! Olivia specialized in butterfly while on the Dolphins and is a former Section III Boys Swimming qualifier and multi- NY State YMCA State Meet qualifier. Olivia is a senior at Utica College and is studying Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Healthcare Advocacy. Olivia also enjoys being outside and traveling.
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