Coaches

 



Head Coach - 
Johanna Manduley  ( coachesbsst@gmail.com )

Coach Jo's father signed her up for swimming at the age of 11 in Fort Leavenworth, KS and she quickly fell in love with sport. After about a year of swimming in Kansas her father, a soldier in the US Army, was stationed to Germany, where she continued her swimming career until the age of 18. Jo swam for a number of German teams, as well as teams in the European Forces Swim League (EFSL). While in Europe, Jo devoted her time to improving her swimming technique and getting faster. She was invited to be a demonstrator for multiple EFSL Coaching Seminars where she helped teach coaches proper techniques and drills to improve their swimmer's stroke. After Europe, Jo swam until her second year at Mary Baldwin College, when their team was disbanded. Swimming has been a big part of her life and she can't wait to share her knowledge and love for the sport with future swimmers. 






Assistant Coach - Matt Quinney

Matt started swimming for the Stingrays at the age of 6 and continues to swim with the Ithaca College Swim team today, where he is working on his undergrad in Physical Therapy. Some of his career highlights include: competing at the 2015 YMCA summer national championship, a third place finish in the 2017 Empire 8 Conference Championship in the 200 IM, and being Belchertown High School Swim’s first individual state champion in the 200 IM at the 2016 High School Div. II State Championship. Matt has experience teaching at the Greater Holyoke YMCA, and hopes to continue swimming and coaching long into the future.




In Memory


Kristin Moyer  (Head Coach April 2016 - April 2018)

Coach Kristin grew up swimming competitively with the Amherst Tritons Swim Team for 12 years and all 4 years at the University of Rochester where she also served as team captain for 2 years. After college,she started as assistant coach for her hometown team, the Tritons, and became the head coach there for a total of 4 years.  Kristin was also head coach for the Summerville Family YMCA in South Carolina for 3 years and was happy to be back in Western MassKristin's belief that the Stingrays and Belchertown could once again have a firm foundation in swimming led her to founding the US Swim option of the Stingrays. Their inaugural season in Winter 2017-18 was very successful and enjoyed thoroughly by the swimmers and Kristin.

While her sudden passing has left the team in sadness, we are fortunate to have had her as part of our Stingray Family and in our hearts forever.



Coach Kristin

You lead by example

You were dedicated and determined

You taught us teamwork and perseverance

You inspired and encouraged us to achieve our goals

You motivated and listened

You helped us build character

You challenged and developed

You were committed to our team

You are our BIGGEST FAN

You will be missed

 

~ Belchertown Stingrays Swim Team