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Meet the 2024 Garden City Swim Team Coaching Staff!

Andrew Salecker, Head Coach

9-12 Age Group Coach

Andrew has led the Garden City Summer Swim Team for the past 12 years. A former member of the GC Pool's summer team himself, he swam competitively on several teams since he was six years old. Andrew teaches at Chaminade High School, where he also serves as a coach for the school's Freshman and Varsity Swimming & Diving Teams. A lifeguard at the GC Pool for over 15 years, he has conducted swim lessons for Garden City Recreation and Island Swim Academy throughout that time.

Nick Krawiec, Assistant Coach

13-16 Age Group Coach

This is Nick's fourth summer coaching the Garden City Summer Swim Team. Nick swam on the summer team 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 recent graduate from Fairfield University.

Dean Trapani, Assistant Coach

6-8 Age Group Coach

This summer marks Dean's fourth season coaching the Garden City Summer Swim Team. For many years, Dean swam competitively on both the GC Pool's summer swim program 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. This past spring, he graduated from the University of Georgia.

Audra Fitzgerald, Assistant Coach

9-12 Age Group Asst. Coach

Audra​ is returning this summer for her third season of coaching. After swimming on the Garden City Summer Swim Team for many years herself, Audra coached the team from 2021-2022. She also lifeguards and conducts swim lessons at the Garden City Pool. 

Gracie Krawiec, Assistant Coach

6-8 Age Group Asst. Coach

Gracie is a first-time coach for the Garden City Summer Swim Team. She competed on the summer team herself since she was six years old and continued until last summer. For the last few years, Gracie has lifeguarded and conducted swim lessons at the Garden City Pool. ​She is also a swim instructor at Healthtrax Gym. Gracie is a rising senior at Garden City High School.

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Our coaches after swimming the coaches/seniors relay

at the fourth-annual Blue and White Meet. 

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