Coaches

Head Coach Kim Niemiec


Has been coaching and/or teaching swimming to kids of all ages and abilities, from 6-month olds to high school All-Americans for 31 years, including the SWSTC Sharks for the past 15 years and the South Windsor High School Girls and Boys Swim and Dive teams for the past 3 years; CT CIAC Certified Coach; BS & MA in Education from UCONN with specialization in Kinesiology; Wethersfield High School Social Studies teacher; former teacher and coach at E.O. Smith High School; mom to Kate (18) and Jake (17). 
Seal under water

Assistant Coach Shannon Cassidy

Just completed her first year at UCONN where she is studying Allied Health; this is Shannon’s third year at VMP, and her second year as a swim coach; Shannon loved being a Seal for nine years, and competed for South Windsor High School all four years, serving as a captain her senior year.
 

Assistant Coach Rebecca Carterud


Is a recent graduate of Elms College where she earned her B.S. in Biology and swam all four years; Becca loved being a Seal for eight years, competed for South Windsor High School all four years, and has been a W.S.I. at VMP for two years.  In August, Becca will be starting a year of volunteer service with the FEMA Corps where she will specialize in disaster relief.

Past Seal Coaches

Year Head Coach(es)
Assistant Coach(es)
2016 Lauren Branscombe Tyler Castellone and Shannon Cassidy
2015 Lauren Branscombe Tyler Castellone and Geordan Nunes
2014 Joey Latina
Michelle Robidoux and Lauren Branscombe
2013 Joey Latina
Michelle Robidoux and Derek McLean
2012 Heather Vendetta
Joey Latina and Michelle Robidoux
2011 Steven Vendetta
Shannon Dubay and Joey Latina
2010 Steven Vendetta and Heather Vendetta
Shannon Dubay
2009 Ben Kozik
Steven Vendetta and Katie Loomis
2008 Ben Kozik
Rebecca Ruocco and Steven Vendetta
2007 Ben Kozik
Rebecca Ruocco and Steven Vendetta
2006 Dan Thibodeau
Ben Kozik and Rebecca Ruocco
2005 Dan Thibodeau
Ben Kozik and Rebecca Ruocco
2004 Dan Thibodeau
Ben Kozik
2003 Stacey Ruocco
Dan Thibodeau
2002 Stacey Ruocco
Laura Embelton
2001 Stacey Ruocco
Jim Pike and Dan Thibodeau
2000 Stacey Ruocco
Laura Embelton and Jim Pike
1999 Stacey Ruocco
Laura Embelton and Sarah Brown
1998 Stacey Ruocco
Laura Embelton and Sarah Brown