Three Village Swim Club Coaching Staff
Mark Anderson (email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Coach Mark grew up in Poughkeepsie New York. Mark swam for Marist Swim Club for 10 years.
Coaches Larry Van Wagner and Mike Murray turned out to be very influential in Marks life, and turned swimming into a lifelong passion for him.
Mark swam all four years for Dave Alexander and Chris Brandenberger at Stony Brook University competing all four years in the America East Conference Championships, and placing top eight in the 100 Breaststroke 3 years in a row.
Graduating in May of 2013 with a degree in Environmental Health & Safety. Mark has also worked at the University of Michigan's Wolverine Swim camp for the past 4 years gaining knowledge from coaching greats such as; Bob Bowman, Jon Urbanchek, Mike Bottom, Mark Hill and Jim Richardson.
Mark started working at Three village Swim Club in the fall of 2012.
Senior Team Coach
Emily Fleckenstein (email: email@example.com )
Emily is a former TVSC swimmer and joined the team as a coach in January 2011.
She has a Sport Management degree from Lynchburg College where she also played field hockey, and is currently a field hockey coach at Shoreham-Wading River HS.
During the day, Emily works at My Gym Children's Fitness Center in Stony Brook. Aside from coaching, she continues her swimming career as a masters swimmer and a triathlete.
Head Junior Team Coach and TVSC website Webmaster,
Peter Smit (email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
He joined the TVSC Coaching Staff in 1999 after coaching Spirit Swimming of Newtown, Pennsylvania, for five years. He brought a wealth of knowledge, experience that has greatly benefitted the TVSC community.|
He was born and raised in the Netherlands and was a middle-distance freestyle swimmer and water polo player for his Dutch club team, while in high school and college.
After receiving his engineering degree in the summer of 1979, he came to the US for a job in Santa Clara, California. Before and after work he trained for one year with the well-known Santa Clara Swim Club. One of his teammates was the 15 year old Pablo Morales, who later became the 100 fly Olympic Champion in Barcelona 1992.
Peter became a US Citizen in 1990. The Smit family moved from California to Newtown, PA, in 1991 and moved from Newtown to Mount Sinai in the summer of 1999. In between trying to stay in shape as a master swimmer in the morning and coaching the Junior 2 team at night, Peter is a Sr Hardware Project Engineer for Rockwell Automation in East Setauket.
One swimming experience he will never forget, is being at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing to see daughter, Julia, compete for Team USA in the 400 and 800 Free Relays.
Junior Team Coach
Caryn Calisi (email: email@example.com )
Upon graduating from the Stony Brook School as team captain for three consecutive years where she received all-league and all-county honors in multiple events and was a school record-holder in the 200 Medley Relay (backstroke), 200 & 400 Freestyle Relays, Caryn is happy to be back with her TVSC family after swimming from 1989-2000 under former Head Coach Barry Roffer.
She went on to become a Seawolf, swimming for Stony Brook University’s DI program under the late Coach Dave Alexander. She is an active USA Swimming Official and has coached for TVSC since 2003, taking a leave of absence to earn her M.S. in Literacy Diagnostics from St. John’s University.
She has since returned to the team and continued her education, now currently seeking her Ed.D in Instructional Leadership. When not on deck coaching the Junior 2 Group, Caryn is an English/ENL Teacher at Brentwood High School and hopes to soon land an administrative position as an assistant principal.
Lead Junior 1 Team and Senior Team Coach
Mike Smit (email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Michael joined TVSC as an athlete in 1999 when the Smit family moved to New York. After 4 years on the team, he attended Cornell University where he swam for four years. Michael qualified for division I NCAAs in multiple events in both his junior and senior years.
After graduating from Cornell in 2007, Michael moved to North Carolina to train for 2008 Olympic Trials at SwimMac with Olympic Team coach David Marsh. At 2008 Trials, Michael swam the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle and the 100 and 200 butterfly.
After Olympic Trials in 2008, Michael began coaching at TVSC where he stayed for one year before accepting a full time coaching position in New York City. During this time, he began training again with Coach Brian Brown. In 2010, Michael followed Coach Brown to FAST in Southern California. At FAST, he continued to coach and began training with one of the most decorated coaches USA swimming, Jon Urbanchek. Michael trained alongside numerous Olympians and world record holders while preparing for 2012 Olympic Trials where he swam the 100, 200, and 400 freestyle, finishing 15th in the 200.
Michael returned to coach at TVSC in 2012, eager to share his diverse swimming knowledge and experience. He completed his master’s degree in Secondary Math Education at Hofstra University in 2015, and now continues to coach, while working as a math and computer science teacher at Ward Melville High School.
Novice Team Head Coach and Head Dolphin Development Team Coach
Kerry Kubik (email: email@example.com )
Novice Team Coach
Lauren Kingsepp (email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
is a former competitive swimmer, who started swimming at age eight and swam throughout her high school.
Lauren started swimming for the Raleigh Swimming Association in North Carolina, and also swam for Sachem Swim Club for Coach Pete Cabral,
and for TVSC for Coach Barry Roffer. She competed at Zone Qualifiers, Senior Mets, and the Empire State games.
She did not swim in college, however, swimming continued to be a large and important part of her life.
Lauren really enjoys working with children, and has been teaching swimming lessons for the last six years.
Many of her "graduates" became competitive swimmers.
Lauren graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2009 and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work, both at Stony Brook University.
Novice and Junior Team Coach
Taylor Kelly (email: email@example.com ),
is a 2006 TVSC alumna, a graduate of Shoreham Wading River High School, and a first year Novice team coach for TVSC.
She is a 2010 SUNY Fredonia College graduate, earning her Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology, and is working on completing her Master’s in Physical Education in 2012.
Taylor swam for TVSC for 10 years and continued her swimming career at Fredonia for 4 more years.
As a freshman she broke the 100 yd breaststroke school record, and broke school relay records for four years as a member of the 200 medley, 400 medley and 200 free relays.
She is a New York State certified coach for scondary school athletics, as well as NYS licensed EMT and level 1 Crossfit Instructor.
Novice Team Coach
Mary Fleckenstein (email: firstname.lastname@example.org ),
swam for TVSC for 8 years and is a Class-of-2014 Ward Melville HS graduate.
After competitive swimming she became a runner and started working at the World Gym in East Setauket as a swim instructor.
This is her third season of coaching the TVSC Novice teams. She is studying and working towards a B.S. in Psychology at SUNY Empire State and wants to become a Child's Psychologist.
In college she started powerlifting, which includes squats, bench and deadlifts.
For her age and weight class she achieved a NYS Record for combined total of bench and deadlift and qualified for the 2016 Nationals.
Novice Team Coach
Laurissa Coombs (email: email@example.com ),
is a Class-of-2010 Ward Melville High School and TVSC alum and is happy to return to TVSC as a coach. She started swimming for TVSC at age 6 and competed on the Ward Melville Varsity Swim Team for 4 years.
She continued swimming in college at SUNY Potsdam and was member of the relay team that broke two school records. She was named Athlete-of-the-Week 6 times and made finals each year in her College Conference Championships.
Laurissa graduated from Potsdam with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and aspires to become an exotic / wildlife veterinarian.