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Meet the "A" Team Coaches

Andrew Salecker, Head Coach

Andrew has led the Garden City "A" Swim Team for the past 10 years. A former member of the GC Pool's summer swim team program himself, he swam competitively on a number of teams since he was six years old. Andrew teaches at Chaminade High School, where he also is a coach for Chaminade's Freshman and Varsity Swimming & Diving Teams. A lifeguard at the GC Pool for over a decade, he has conducted swim lessons for Garden City Recreation and Island Swim Academy for many years. Andrew works with the junior members of the team.

Dean Trapani, Assistant Coach

This summer marks Dean's second season coaching the Garden City "A" Swim Team. For many years, Dean swam competitively on both the Garden City Summer Team and the Garden City High School Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving Team, where he specialized in the butterfly. In addition to coaching, he lifeguards and conducts swim lessons at the GC Pool. He is a rising junior at the University of Georgia. Dean works with the novice members of the team.  

Paige Matarazzo, Assistant Coach

This is Paige's first summer coaching the Garden City "A" Swim Team. Paige has extended competitive swim experience from her time on the Garden City Summer Swim Team, Garden City High School Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving Team, and club swimming. She also teaches swim lessons at the GC Pool. She is a rising sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. Paige works with the senior members of the team. 

Meet the "B" Team Coaches

Audra Fitzgerald, Head Coach

Audra swam competitively for the Garden City Pool's Summer Swim Team for eight years. While working as a lifeguard at the pool, she taught swimming lessons to kids of varying skill ranges, focusing on proper technique and good swim habits. During the winter, she also teaches swim lessons at Adelphi. Away from the pool, Audra is a rising junior at Colgate University, where she walked on to the Women’s Rowing Team. Audra works with the novice members of the team. 

 

Nick Krawiec, Assistant Coach

This is Nick's second summer coaching the Garden City "B" Swim Team. When he was younger, Nick swam on the "B" Team himself for many years. He was also a member of the Garden City High School Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving Team. Nick has spent the last few summers as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the GC Pool. He is a rising senior at Fairfield University. Nick works with the senior members of the team.  

  

Grant Krawiec, Assistant Coach

This summer marks Grant's first year coaching the Garden City "B" Swim Team. A long-time swimmer on the summer teams himself, Grant also swam for the Garden City High School Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving Team. He is a rising junior at the University of South Carolina. Grant works with the junior members of the team.

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Our coaches after swimming the coaches/seniors relay

at the fourth-annual Blue and White Meet.