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Meet the Coaches

Joseph P. Zemaitis

Joseph P. Zemaitis

Head Coach (all sites)

joez@swimneptune.com

With sixteen years of competitive swimming experience and international accolades as a Professional Triathlete, Joe Zemaitis -at age 35- brings a lifetime of experience in competitive sports to his work with the Swim Neptune.  Joe’s coaching philosophy is rooted in the film belief that every child has a genius - a natural talent that, when recognized and unlocked, paves...

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Helen M. Zemaitis

Helen M. Zemaitis

Age Group Coach, Team Administrator

helenz@swimneptune.com

Coach Helen has nearly 20 years experience as a swim instructor, novice swim coach, and team administrator. Helen also brings many years of experience as a swim parent and certified swim official to her work with the team. She began working with Swim Neptune in 2002. Coach Helen graduated from ASU with a BA in Political Science and a teaching credential.

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Mary Smith

Mary Smith

Age Group Coach

marys@swimneptune.com

Coach Mary came aboard the Swim Neptune staff in 2008.  She brings with her 30 years of experience in Aquatics, mostly in the field of swim lesson instruction.  Since she has come on board at the Glendale site she has been instrumental in the rapid growth of both the Strokers 1 and Strokers 2 groups, for which she is responsble for the direct supervision...

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Riley E. Burcheci

Riley E. Burcheci

Age Group Coach

rileys@swimneptune.com

Riley joined Swim Neptune first as an athlete during her time in high school. Riley swam through her high school career with Swim Neptune and then accepted a scholarship to Grand Canyon University. While in high school Riley competed in a variety of events, set school records, and qualified to swim in multiple sectional meets. Riley is currently completing a...

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Mark J. Conte

Dive Neptune Coach

markc@swimneptune.com

Locations

foothills rec aquatic center
glendale ymca

Coach Mark joins the ranks of the Dive Neptune program in Glendale, and we are lucky to have him: Upper New York State College Champion 1972; Deputy Swim/Dive Venue Director for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC); Past Chairman of Masters Diving for United States Diving, Inc.  for 6 years; Coached high school and age group divers and participated as...

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Eric Waananen

Age Group Coach

ericw@swimneptune.com

Coach Eric grew up swimming in Northern Virginia for a club, high school, West Virginia University and George Mason University Masters team.  Finalist in Virginia state, Atlantic 10 Conference and Master National swim meets specializing in 100 & 200 Fly.  Started his coaching career for the Herndon Aquatic Club (age group coach for 4 years), Mason Makos (age group coach for 1 year) and Head...

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Helen Elizabeth Casseday

Helen Elizabeth Casseday

Age Group Coach

helenc@swimneptune.com

Coach Helen started swimming as an 8 and under in NJ for the North Plainfield YMCA.  She attended Skidmore College, a Division III school in NY, where she continued swimming and was team captain her senior year.  During college she got her SCUBA certification and WSI certifications and has always enjoyed teaching and coaching.  Helen started with Swim Neptune in 2011 and...

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Angelo Martins

Age Group Coach

angelom@swimneptune.com

Angelo began swimming in Connecticut for the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club. As a young swimmer, he enjoyed tough practices, travel meets, and team camaraderie. In 1993 he won Sportsmanship of the Year, and in 1994 he was named Youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Club. During his final years as a high school swimmer, Angelo trained to be...

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