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Meet the "A" Team Coaches

Andrew Salecker, Head Coach

Andrew has led the Garden City "A" Swim Team for the last 10 years. A former member of the GC Pool's summer 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 coaches 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 senior members of the team.

Anne Sullivan, Assistant Coach

Anne has been coaching competitive swimming for over 40 years. A contender at the 1972 Olympic Trials in the 200-meter backstroke and an member of the Dr. James Tolle Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame, Anne has served as the head coach of the GC High School Girls and Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving Teams for over 25 years. She has lifeguarded at the GC Pool since she was in high school and coached the summer swim teams for many of those years. We are thrilled to have her rejoining our coaching staff for the 2021 season! Anne works with the junior members of the team.  

Dean Trapani, Assistant Coach

This summer marks Dean's first 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 sophomore at the University of Georgia. Dean works with the novice members of the team.  

Meet the "B" Team Coaches

Caity Bianchi, Head Coach

Caity joined the "B" Team coaching staff in 2019. She swam on the Garden City Summer Swim Team for ten years and the Garden City High School Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving Team for six years. She was a county qualifier in the 100 freestyle and was co-captain her senior year. In addition, Caity swam for Long Island Express Swimming, the Echo Park Pirates, and St. Anne's CYO Swimming. Along with swimming, Caity is a lifeguard and swim instructor at the GC Pool during the summer and at Adelphi University in the winter. Caity is a rising senior at Manhattanville College, where she is a member of the Women's Lacrosse Team. Caity works with the junior members of the team.

 

Nick Krawiec, Assistant Coach

This is Nick's first summer coaching the Garden City "B" Swim Team. When he was younger, Nick swam on the "B" Team himself for a number of 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 junior at Fairfield University. Nick works with the senior members of the team.  

  

Audra Fitzgerald, Assistant Coach

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 has 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 sophomore at Colgate University, where she walked on to the Women’s Rowing Team. Audra works with the novice members of the team. 

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Our coaches after swimming the coaches/seniors relay

at the fourth-annual Blue and White Meet.