Frank started coaching
back in college as a student athlete and instantly found success.
With his first YMCA team, he managed to coach several regional
qualifiers in the first season, eventually increasing
that number year on year. Upon graduation from Providence College,
he moved to Santa Monica where his credentials earned him the head
coaching position at a very prominent YMCA. For two years he took
the reigns and shaped the team into a dominant force within
California YMCA swimming. It was this success that, after enrolling
in law school in Virginia Beach, enabled him to sign on as the head
coach at the Greenbrier YMCA.
It was slow going at
first, the team having only forty or so kids, but eventually the
program grew considerably over the course of his time at Greenbrier
and Frank has had the privilege of seeing the team go from its
local YMCA league to swimming on a national level. Under his
tutelage the program has seen several age group, regional, zones,
open water, and national level qualifiers.
Frank is a coach in
good standing with ASCA, YMCA National, and USA
Virginia Swimming. He is delighted to be returning
for a sixth season as the head coach of the Greenbrier CYAT
Senior/National Group Coach
During college, Eric
started coaching for various summer clubs in the Cincinnati area.
Among those, he coached at North Hills Swim Club for four years
where he was the Head Coach the last year in 1998. The following
year, Eric moved to Gainesville, Florida, where he started coaching
year-round. He coached for North Central Florida YMCA, and helped
the program grow from 35 swimmers to 120 in just four years. During
that time, the team also grew to a team of 40 Junior Olympic (age
group) qualifiers, 17 Y National qualifiers, and 2 Senior national
Qualifiers. While coaching for the Y, Eric also served as head
coach for Eastside High School for four years. With a team of about
30 swimmers, Eric lead 12-16 swimmers to the high school state
championships each year.
In 2003, Eric moved back
to Cincinnati where he was hired as Head Age Group Coach for the
Cincinnati Marlins for 2 years. During that time, the Marlins won 3
Age Group State Championships, and qualified several swimmers to
the Junior Olympic Team. Additionally, Eric served as an assistant
coach at St. Xavier High School for one year, helping the team win
a State Championship. The following year Eric served as head coach
for Wyoming High School.
In 2006 Eric moved to
Chesapeake, Virginia, where, for the past four summers, he and his
wife have coached for Larkspur Swim Club in the VBSL. During those
seasons Larkspur has won two Divisional Championships and helped
the team grow from 85 to 136 swimmers in four seasons. Eric also
served as a head coach with his wife for Nansemond River High
School during the 2007-2008 school year. Eric is currently starting
his fourth year as a sixth-grade English teacher at John Yeates
Middle School in Suffolk.
He is in his
second season with CYAT.
Head Age Group Coach
Coach Meredith has always been on or around a pool deck for most
of her life. Having begun swimming at the age of eight with the
Durham Dolphins in North Carolina, she progressed through the
ranks, earning herself a swimming scholarship to the University of
Kentucky. While there she took down seven individual team records
and was part of relay teams that tore down another four records.
That success earned her the SEC All-Academic, Most Valuable
Swimmer award in her senior year propelling her to the Mission Bay
Senior National Team under the reigns of the legendary Olympic
Coach Mark Schubert.
After graduation, she accepted the position as the Assistant
Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Swim Team at Swarthmore
College in Pennsylvania. There, she was instrumental in coaching
several national level athletes. This success earned her the Head
Coaching position of the Limestone Family YMCA when she moved back
to Maysville, Kentucky. Eventually, all this experience found its
way to the South Hampton Roads region where she became the Level 3
coach for Tide Swim Team.
She is currently entering her fifth season with CYAT.