Eugune Karabanov: Assistant Aquatics Director

Philosophy

“We live in a complex world. There are many variations of “reality.” Perspective and perception rule our minds. The best way to traverse our existence is to be flexible and attempt to put yourself in ‘other people’s shoes.’ We aren’t mind readers so opening up to people is the best way to find a common ground.”

Started at WC: 
2018

 Years Experience: 
10+ Years of competitive swimming, 8 years of teaching swimming, 5+ years of coaching swimming, 7 years of management experience, 4+ years of pool operation

Certifications:
Lifeguard/CPR/FA/AED, Water Safety Instructor, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, Certified Pool Operator, Lifeguard Management, USA Swim Coach.

Fun Fact:
My wife and I spend a lot of time with my dog, Leo. He’s a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier that is a bundle of energy and he loves everyone and everything. A large portion of our free daylight time is spent taking him to dog parks so he can make new friends!

Michael Brooks: Weymouth Waves Head Coach

Philosophy

striving for excellence; always learning

Started at WC: 
2018

 Years Experience: 
4

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.

Lexi Glaser: Water Fitness Director

Philosophy

“Exercise is the key to living a longer, happier, healthier life. My job is to teach you how to be confident, motivated, and successful every time you work out. I aim for us to have fun and the results will speak for themselves.”

Started at WC: 
2019

 Years Experience: 
15

 Education:
Studied Psychology & Exercise Science at University of Pittsburgh. Has been working as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor for over 15 years.

Certifications:
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Personal Trainer, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Primary Group Exercise Instructor, Yogafit Instructor, Prenatal and Post Partum Client Training certified, specialization in Senior Exercise and Post Rehabilitation Training.

Funfact:
In addition to a love of fitness, Lexi loves animals. She and her husband have 3 cats and a dog, and she volunteers at a local animal shelter.