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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> 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> 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. 

Kelcey Johnson

Assistant Coach

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Coach Kelcey has been coaching at Friend Select since 2014.She has also coached the school's middle and high school teams. Before coaching, she swam in college for the Guilford college team. Some of her favorite events included the 100 free and 200 breaststroke. She also has taught swimming in Mumbai India with the Michel Phelps Swimming School. She also owns Swimphilly which provide swim lesson to anyone interested in getting more confident in the pool.

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.