Michael Brooks: Weymouth Waves Head Coach

Philosophy

striving for excellence; always learning

Started at WC: 
2018

 Years Experience: 
7

Education:
B.A. Carleton College (English),
B.A. Univ. of Utah (History),
M.A. Univ. of Notre Dame (History)

Accomplishments:
USA National Team coaching staff many times; one of my York swimmers, Hali Flickinger, made the USA Olympic team in Rio 2016; many swimmers have made the USA National Team and USA National Junior Team.

Brendon Gaffum: Assistant Aquatics Director, Master Waves Swim Instructor, Water Fitness Instructor

Words to live by:

“Start each day with a grateful heart!”

My Experience:

13 years experience teaching/coaching swimming, 9 years managing aquatics facilities, 9 years coaching springboard diving.

What I am proud of:

Named 2019/2020 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year.

What I love:

I love seeing kids grow and improve their skills while having fun in the water!

Ella Madden: Waves Swim Instructor

Words to live by:

“We can’t adjust the wind but we can adjust the sails” -Dolly Parton

My Experience:

Swim Instructor and Lifeguard for three years, six months at the Weymouth Club!

What I am proud of:

Teaching, writing and reporting for my school TV show, and my academic success.

What I love:

Watching movies, skiing, and listening to Taylor Swift!

Emily Boyle: Lead Waves Swim Instructor, ARC Lifeguard & CPR Instructor

Words to live by:

“Just keep swimming!”

My Experience:

I started teaching swim lessons at the Weymouth Club in 2014, and I’m certified as an American Red Cross lifeguard, water safety instructor, and lifeguard instructor.

What I am proud of:

My experience here at the club, my ability as a swim instructor, and all my swimmers!

What I love:

Adventuring, being outdoors, and going for a swim.

Janelle Goodwin: Waves Swim Instructor

Words to live by:

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

My Experience:

3 years of teaching swim, 2 years lifeguarding.

What I am proud of:

Helping to completely renovate a fixer-upper house.

What I love:

The beach, watermelon, and Crocs.

Madison Stark: Lifeguard and Deck Coordinator

Words to live by:

“Better days will come.”

My Experience:

I have worked as a lifeguard for almost 2 years,  as Deck Coordinator for 6 months, and I am just starting to train to become a swim instructor.

What I am proud of:

I am proud of being able to maintain good grades in school and fulfill my duties at work.

What I love:

I love making other people smile and laugh.

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Patti Curran:  Master Swim Instructor

Words to live by:

“Never look back unless you plan to go that way.” By Henry David Thoreau

My Experience:

20 years teaching swim lessons.  Have taught ages 6 months up to adults.

What I am proud of:

Being able to help others learn to love and be safe in the water.

What I love:

Enjoying the outdoors with my husband, son and dog.

Sophie Rice: Waves Swim School Manager

Words to live by:

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

My Experience:

Prior to working for the Waves, I had a long career in the financial services industry.

What I am proud of:

My family.

What I love:

Hockey, swimming, baseball and being outside!

Sophia Spartos: Ripples Instructor, Lead Waves Swim Instructor, Water Fitness Instructor

Words to live by: 

My Experience:

What I am proud of:

What I love:

Sydney Hebert: Waves Swim Instructor, former Waves Swim Team member

Words to live by:

“The only time to set the bar low is for limbo.”

My Experience:

competitive swimming for nine years, teaching lessons for three years.

What I am proud of:

Earning a varsity letter in swimming at my school every year since seventh grade.

What I love:

The ocean, reading, and surfing.

Victoria Zahopoulos: Waves Swim Instructor

Words to live by:

“Make everything you do be done with love.”

My Experience:

Certified American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED Certified.

What I am proud of:

My positive outlook on life!

What I love:

My family and friends, inspiring others, and traveling!
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