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Meet the 2023 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 over 10 years. A former member of the GC Pool's summer swimming 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 serves as a coach for Chaminade's Freshman and Varsity Swimming & Diving Teams. A lifeguard at the GC Pool for the past 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 third summer coaching the Garden City Summer Swim Team. When he was younger, Nick himself swam on the 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. This spring he graduated from Fairfield University.

Dean Trapani, Assistant Coach

6-8 Age Group Coach

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

Francesca DiStefano, Assistant Coach

9-12 Age Group Asst. Coach

Francesca is a first-time coach this season for the Garden City Summer Swim Team. A 2021 graduate of Garden City High School, Francesca swam for GC's summer swimming program for a number of years. She has lifeguarded and conducted swim lessons at the GC Pool since 2018. Francesca is a rising junior at Quinnipiac University.

Amanda Baiker, Assistant Coach

6-8 Age Group Asst. Coach

This is Amanda's first summer coaching the Garden City Swim Team. Amanda has extensive competitive swimming experience from her time on the Garden City Summer Swim Team and the Garden City High School Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving Team. She is also a lifeguard and swim instructor at the GC Pool. The recipient of the Girls 2023 Christopher Crafa Memorial Swim Award at the GC High School, Amanda will be attending Providence College, where she plans to swim for the club team.

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Our coaches after swimming the coaches/seniors relay

at the fourth-annual Blue and White Meet. 

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