ASCA Fellows

The Fellows is a mentorship program aimed at developing future (off deck) coach-leaders of our sport. The program is centered on the completion of a project done in the year between World Clinics, with the projects designed to advance the swimming body of knowledge. This work is guided/assisted by a mentor.

Applications for the Fellows is typically down in February-mid March. Individuals interested in applying should email Matt Hooper for more information.

2015 ASCA Fellows

Topics (2): Promoting College Teams (Domestic); and Development of WSA (International)

Justin Andrade
Florida Institute of Technology, FL
Stefan Bill
Piedmont Swim Team, CA
Rae Colley
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, GA
Kevin Hennessy
Coast Guard Blue Dolphins, VA
Kelsey Ida
Littleton, CO
Mike Kristufek
Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club, PA
Doug Lennox
Kenyon College, OH
Ray Miller
North White Plains, NY
Ben Skutnik
Counsilman Center Swim Team, IN
Rick West
West Liberty University, WV

2014 ASCA Fellows

Topics (4): Club Market Saturation; High School/Club Rule Disparity; Coach/LSC Relations; and NCAA Division III Training

Kyle Berg
Northwestern University, IL
Shawn Delifus
(deceased)
Ryan Hogan
Colorado Springs, CO
Mike Hruska
MoHo Gators, WI
Mirko Mirkov
Midway Aquatics, IL
John Nelson
York YMCA, PA
Mike Ortiz
Lehigh Valley Aquatics, NJ
Nathan Piwowar
Knollwood Swim Club, IN

2013 ASCA Fellows

Topic: A Pathway to Leadership in Swimming

Stuart Jefferies
Kihei Swim Club, HI
Dana Kirk
Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics, CA
Amy Montgomery
Fallbrook Associated Swim Team, CA
Jackie Norgren
ASCA
Kim Seaman
Stingrays Swimming, GA
Joey Sementelli
Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics, CA
Annie Stein
De Anza Cupertino Aquatics, CA
Brian Thomas
St. Bonanventure University, NY
Chris Van Slooten
American Energy Swim Club, OK

2012 ASCA Fellows

Topic: The Development of Professional Sports Leagues

Joel Elber
Southeastern Swim Club, IN
Jon MacColl
University of Sioux Falls, SD
Mickey Murad
North Coast Aquatics, CA
Rodrigo Pereira
City of Plano Swimmers, TX
Danielle Strader-Bordi
Strader Aquatics, NJ
Sam Wensman
Club Wolverine, MI

2011 ASCA Fellows

Topic: How to Coach Boys

Ad’m Dusenbury
No Longer Coaching
Kristyn Evans
North Coast Aquatics, CA
Michael Galindo
North Coast Aquatics, CA
Casey Hnatiuk
Lyons Swim Club, IL
Craig Harris
Lakeside Aquatic Club, TX
Ross Lannan
King of Prussia, PA
Matt McDonough
Loyola Blakefield Aquatics, MD
Justin Morin
Hillsboro Heat, OR
Meaghan Murphy
Glen Rock, NJ
Mike O’Connor
Dolphins Swim Team, NY
Manny Perez
Rochester Hills, MI
Chris Sheppard
Commonwealth Swimming

2010 ASCA Fellows

Topic: Club Voice

Will Bernhardt
University at Buffalo, NY
Dan Decker
Dolphins Swim Club, NY
Annette DuVall
Corpus Christi Aquatics, TX
DeAnne Preyer
ZAP Swimming, CA
Kathleen Prindle
Performance Aquatics, FL
Brad Quindt
Kingwood High School, TX
Darin Schaedel
Pocono River Otters Swim Club, NJ
Alex Silver
Livermore Aquacowboys, CA
Sarah Smith
Columbia Swim Club, MO

2009 ASCA Fellows

Topic: Preserve, Protect and Expand NCAA Swim Programs

Sara Gildea
Savannah, GA
Derek Howorth
Alamo Area Aquatics, TX
Megan Pittman
Miami, FL
Liz Weidling
The RedLadies, KS
Doug Wharam
Nashville Aquatic Club, TN
Colin Williamson
Active Network, CA

2008 ASCA Fellows

Topic: Preserve, Protect and Expand NCAA Swim Programs

Kyle Almoney
Millersville University, PA
Jenny Beissel Rosales
Coppell, TX
Matt Davidson
Beverly, MA
Betsy Hondorf
Atomic City Aquatic Club, TN
Chris Michelmore
Denver, CO
Erin Murphy
San Antonio, TX
Jarrod Murphy
First Colony Swim Team, TX
Adam Scott
Corpus Christi, TX
Jennie Shamburger
The Woodlands Swim Team, TX
Kerry Smith
Yale University, CT
Julio Zarate
SwimMAC Carolina, NC

2007 ASCA Fellows

Topics (4): Retention of Boys, Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds; Within Clubs; and College Programs

Robin Heller
Seastars Aquatics, FL
Adam Kennedy
Swim RVA, VA
Horst Miehe
Howick Pakuranga Swimming Club, New Zealand
Dustin Perry
(no longer coaching)
Kevin Rytel
Stingray Aquatics, NC
Ben Sheppard
Oakland, CA
Joe Zemaitis
Swim Neptune, AZ

2006 ASCA Fellows

John Affolter
Seattle, WA
Kathy Antoine
Watertown, SD
Jess Book
Kenyon College, OH
Jennifer Crowther
Alexandria Masters, VA
Fernando Delgado
Albergue Olimpico, Puerto Rico
Erin Flynn
No Longer Coaching
Dave Hughes
San Diego, CA
Jeff Julian
Rose Bowl Aquatics, CA
Gilbert Kaburu
India
Brian King
Miami, Australia
Don King*
Lake Oswego, OR
Rob MacLeod
Uncle Sam Swim Team, NY
Kate Roy
Lyndon State College, VT
Andy Waeger
Colgate University, NY
*Don King was permanently suspended from USA Swimming membership on May 11th, 2009. Due to this, his ASCA membership and certification has been revoked.

NOTE: A class was not selected in 2005.

2004 ASCA Fellows

Cay Andres
New York, NY
Stu Faux
Sharks Swim Team, VA
Dan Maloney
Gansevoort, NY
Julie O’Neill
US Paralympics, CO
Heidi Voigt
Northern Michigan University, MI

2003 ASCA Fellows

Ted Carson
City of Plano Swimmers, TX
John Fedena
SwimMAC Carolina, NC
David Harbach
Team Fins, TX
Gary Hollywood
Capital SC, New Zealand
Tim Manley
Rogue Sharks Swimming, OR
Jamie Morton
Crescent Township, PA
Brad Wickard
No Longer Coaching

2002 ASCA Fellows

Terry Fritch
SwimMAC Carolina, NC
Louis Fruia
Laredo, TX
Mary Anne Gerzanik-Liebowitz
Corvallis, OR
Ryan Howard
Loveland, CO
Erik Strom
Rec-Plex Sharks, MO
Tyson Wellock
Wave Aquatics, WA
Lee Willing
Canyon Lake High School, TX

2001 ASCA Fellows

Michael Brooks
York YMCA, PA
Chris Conlon
Gambrills, MD
Laura Matuzsak
Green Mountain Aquatics, VT
Gail Meakins
Salt Lake City, UT
Kathleen O’Dell
Washington, DC
Alex Steger
Tampa, FL

2000 ASCA Fellows

Erik Collins
Snow Swimming, VA
Mark Cresswell
Houston, TX
Sage Hopkins
San Jose State University, CA
Jonathan Jennings
No Longer Coaching
Bill Roberts
US Naval Academy, MD