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Masters Swimming Coaches



Ed Tsuzuki

USMS Certified Coach: Level 1 (achieved May 5, 2012), Level 2 (achieved May 5, 2012), Level 3 (achieved October 29, 2016)

Ed loves helping people become more efficient swimmers - regardless of their swimming experience or current level of ability. He believes in the philosophy that swimming is not just a life-saving skill, but it is a low-impact activity that enables adults to improve their health, wellness and fitness at any age!

Location: Somerset Hills YMCA

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Dave Lockhart

USMS Certified Coach: Level 1 (achieved Aug. 29, 2015), Level 2 (achieved Aug. 29, 2015)

Dave’s workouts develop freestyle stroke technique, core strength, speed and aerobic base to build an approach to swimming that is optimized for each swimmer. He has an extensive swimming "10k Open Water World Champion" and multisport background "triathlon, aqua bike, running and cycling". He finds joy in seeing athletes reach their goals and understands the need to balance work and life but still be able to set and achieve personal swimming goals.

Location: Hillsborough YMCA

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Jerry Katz

USMS Certified Coach: Level 1 (achieved Oct. 13, 2012), Level 2 (achieved Oct. 13, 2012), Level 3 (achieved April 7, 2018)

Location: Hillsborough YMCA

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Mark Menter

USMS Certified Coach: Level 1 and 2 (achieved March 25, 2017), Level 3 (achieved April 7, 2018)

An experienced multi-sport athlete, Mark has competed in open water swimming events and triathlons, including the Ironman triathlon, as well as winning numerous age-group awards.

His coaching philosophy is to always coach the athlete, the individual first, and to accommodate for the physical and emotional needs of the athlete. His sessions utilize video analysis to aid in instruction and stroke correction.

In addition to being a US Masters coach, Mark is also a certified USA Track and Field coach and a Personal Trainer for the Somerset County YMCA where he coordinates the running and triathlon programs at the Hillsborough YMCA.

Location: Hillsborough YMCA

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Adele Morgan

USMS Certified Coach: Level 1 (achieved April 18, 2015), Level 2 (achieved April 18, 2015), Level 3 (achieved Oct. 29, 2016)

Adele Morgan started swimming when she started crawling! She swam competitively in high school and some of college. Now, in addition to open water swimming and triathlons, she also competes in U.S. Masters. Adele started coaching when she was in college for a summer team, but it took her a few careers to realize this was the perfect place for her. It's the people that make the sport. Through the sport, she has been surrounded by amazing swimmers, coaches and parents, and she feels very fortunate to wake up to a job every day that she loves. She is a USA, Y, and US Masters certified coach as well as a Red Cross WSI. She has been coaching age group swimming at the Somerset County YMCA since 1999, Hillsborough High School since 2004, and Masters since late 2015.

Location: Hillsborough YMCA

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