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.
Senior Team Coach and TVSC alumnus
Ray Willie (email: Ray.Willie@tvsc.org )
Coach Ray started his swimming career at age 7 right here on Three Village Swim Club. He holds an undergraduate degree from University at Buffalo and a masters degree from Stony Brook University both in applied mathematics.
He is currently a High School math teacher at East Islip High School.
Coach Ray was a 14 time All American for the University at Buffalo. He was two time MVP for the University, Freshman of the Year in 1989 and Upper New York State Swimmer of the Year in 1989.
In 2004 he was honored by University at Buffalo by being named in the Athlete Hall of Fame.
He began his coaching career in 1992 as assistant coach for Canisius College Men’s and Women’s Division I swimming program.
His tenure has included Head Junior Coach Cheektowaga Stingrays, Head Junior Coach Three Village Swim Club, and Head Coach Hauppauge Swim Club.
Coach Ray has coached several Top 16, Zone, Sectional and National qualifiers. He has been published in splash magazine twice for drill techniques on both Breaststroke and competitive dives.
He has also worked closely with Coach Bud Termin of TeamTermin sports performance, on interval training using finis tempo trainers and its affect on age group swimming technique.
He is currently working with Olympic Swimmers and Swimchampions.com to help promote age group swimming throughout the country with their fitter and faster tour.
Senior & Junior Team and Sunday Clinic 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 the team, he went on to study engineering and business at Cornell University where he swam for four years. Michael qualified for division one NCAAs in multiple events both his junior and senior years, and achieved NCAA All-American status in the 200 freestyle.
After graduating from Cornell in 2007, Michael moved to North Carolina to train for 2008 Olympic Trials at one of the first USA Swimming Centers of Excellence under world renowned and former Auburn coach David Marsh. He swam along side multiple Olympians, four of which made the Olympic Team in 2008. During this year he also coached, learning from one of the best coaches in the world. Michael swam the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle as well as the 100 and 200 butterfly with a best finish of 26th in the 100 free.
At the end of 2008, Michael took a break from swimming, but continued his coaching career back on Long Island at TVSC. After one year, he moved to New York City to take a full time coaching job at AGUA under USA swimming coach of the year Brian Brown. Michael mentored and worked closely with future Olympian Lia Neal, and also revitalized his swimming career under coach Brown.
He continued to coach with and swim for Brian Brown in New York until 2010 when he followed Coach Brown to Southern California and FAST swim team. At FAST, Michael continued to coach for Brian while training with one of the most decorated coaches in the history of swimming, Jon Urbanchek. Michael trained along side current and former Olympians and world record holders while preparing for 2012 Olympic Trials. At trials he swam the 100, 200, and 400 freestyle with a best finish of 15th place in the 200.
Michael returned to coach at TVSC in 2012, eager to share is diverse swimming knowledge and experience, and is currently studying to obtain his Masters degree in Secondary Math Education at Hofstra University.
Head Junior Team Coach and TVSC website Webmaster,
Peter Smit (email: Peter.Smit@tvsc.org )
is in his 13th season coaching for 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, coached at that time by Mitch Ivy. 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 age group swimmers at night, Peter is a Sr Hardware Engineer for Anorad in Shirley.
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 and lead Junior 1 Coach
Allison Cotes (email: Allison Cotes@tvsc.org )
has been coaching Three Village Swim Club for 6 years. She is delighted to be coaching for TVSC with some of her former teammates.
Allison started swimming for Three Village in elementary school and continued through her senior year of high school.
She attended Saint Francis University where she earned a Bachelor's degree and certifications in Elementary and Special Education.
Allison earned her Master’s in Literacy at Dowling College. Coach Allison is currently teaching kindergarten at a parochial school in Port Jefferson.
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
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.
Kate Conard (email: Kate.Conard@tvsc.org ),
is a 2010 TVSC and a Ward Melville High School alumna and 2013 Marist College graduate.