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Charlie Dragon

Head Coach

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Charlie started as Head Coach at Friends Select Swimming in August 2017. He began coaching 8&Unders in summer league, and after several years of that became a senior coach at Fanwood Scotch-Plains YMCA team in New Jersey. While there his 13-14 boys 800Fr Relay broke a 20 year-old state record by 19 seconds. Next, he went to SwimMAC in North Carolina. During his time there the team ranked #1 in the country, and in addition to coaching senior athletes he had the opportunity to work with professional swimmers including 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Nic Thoman. Next, he came back to New Jersey to take the job of Head Age Group coach at the Peddie school. When he began there only 20% of the swimmers in his groups were at the BB level or higher. After four years, 89% were at BB or higher, and 61% at A or higher. Swimmers he coached set 29 individual team records, 27 relay records, and 2 swimmers made National Top 10 rankings. And most recently he comes from a little over a year as a volunteer assistant coach for the Rutgers University women’s team.

Norman Lawrence

Assistant Coach

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Anne Miller

Assistant Coach

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Coach Anne started coaching at FSS in 2011. Prior to coaching at FSS, she was an assistant coach for Central Bucks Swimming and spent a summer as the head coach of the Cut Bank Sharks. Coach Anne began swimming at age 6 and her swimming career culminated on the varsity team at Swarthmore College. While at Swarthmore, Anne was captain for 3 years, set multiple college records, earned recognition as a Division III All American 7 times, and set the Centennial Conference record in the 200 butterfly. When not coaching with FSS, Anne is a counselor at a rape crisis center in Philadelphia. 

Kyle Grosman

Assistant Coach

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Kyle joined Friends Select Swimming in July 2017. He has been a Green Pond
Swim Team Coach & Swim Clinic Instructor since 2011. He swam competitively
for 12 years. He swam> program) all four years. He was a breaststroke and butterfly specialist and
team captain his senior year. Kyle is a Client Relations Representative at
Mainline Information Systems. Kyle's overall objective is to empower his
athletes to achieve their goals both inside and outside of the pool. His
goal is to enable individuals and groups of individuals to broaden, develop
and motivate each other to achieve their target goals.
 

Courtney Gregor

Assistant Coach

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Coach Courtney started coaching at FSS in August 2016. Prior to coaching at FSS, she was an assistant coach for two summers with Lenape Valley Swim Team in Chalfont, PA. In addition to coaching the team, Courtney conducted private lessons for families at the swim club. Courtney began swimming at age 12 for the Lenape Valley Whales, which instilled the love and admiration she has for the sport. In high school, she swam for Central Bucks Swim Team and her high school team, Central Bucks South. Upon graduating from CB South, Courtney continued to swim at a varsity level for the Franklin and Marshall College Diplomats (Go Lady Dips!). At F&M, Courtney competed in the Centennial Conference Championships all 4 years, and her main events were 100 Fly, 100 Free, and 200 IM. Aside from swimming, Courtney works at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, and she is currently obtaining her masters degree in School and Mental Health Counseling.

Anna Haggerty

Assistant Coach

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Anna started coaching at FSA in September 2016. She also works at Northern Children Services as a swim instructor and lifeguard. Before coaching at FSA, she taught swim lessons for 5 years at Nor Gwyn Pool and coached for Towamencinn Swim Team for 2 summers. Anna started competitively swimming in 2010, where she swam for Central Bucks Swim Team and North Penn Aquatic Club. She also swam for her high school team for 4 years. That team, North Penn High, competed in the PA State Championship 2 of those yeras. Her main events were the 400IM, 200IM and 100Fly.

Anna is a Temple University student currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Art with a focus in sculpture. She hopes to work in the art therapy field.