Three Village Swim Club Coaching Staff
Mark Anderson (email: Mark.Anderson@tvsc.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.
Head Junior Team Coach and TVSC website Webmaster,
Peter Smit (email: Peter.Smit@tvsc.org )
is in his 17th season coaching TVSC. He joined TVSC 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.
Lead Junior 1 Team and Senior Team Coach
Mike Smit (email: Mike.Smit@tvsc.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: Kerry.Kubik@tvsc.org )
Novice Team Coach
Kandra Kane (email: Kandra.Kane@tvsc.org )
is a TVSC Alumna, who, while competing for TVSC, was a Sectional Qualifier and a finalist in the NY State Girls High school swimming championships.
She finished up her swimming career as a Division I athlete at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), where she was named team captain her senior year.
Kandra was named CCSU’s Female Senior Athelete of the Year in 2010.
She graduated with a Bachelors degree in English and plans to continue her education in Elementary Education.
Novice Team Coach
Lauren Kingsepp (email: Lauren.Kingsepp@tvcs.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 Team Coach and Senior Team Trainer
Taylor Kelly (email: Taylor.Kelly@tvsc.org ),
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.
Junior Team and Senior Team Coach
Kate Conard (email: Kate.Conard@tvsc.org ),
is a 2010 TVSC and a Ward Melville High School alumna and 2013 Marist College graduate.