Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Amy Murphy Program Administrator

Amy has been a part of North Shore Swim Club since she was 6 years old. She swam with NSSC through her time at Lexington High School and continued to swim at The University of Tampa. She swam her way to nationals and received multiple All Scholastic Awards. When school ended, so did swimming. Soon after school she found boxing and is now a certified personal trainer and boxing coach. She had the opportunity to come back to North Shore Swim Club as a program administrator, she is excited to be back in the world of swimming.

(781) 264-1018

Mathew O'Brien Associate Head Coach

Mathew grew up swimming for NSSC and Lexington High School where he won 2 State Championships and multiple All-Scholastic Honors. He attended and swam for Indiana University where he was also an assistant coach for the Bloomington Swim Club. Mathew coached for NSSC for 1 year and he decided he wanted to complete one of his life goals and compete at Olympic Trials. After training for 9 months with NSSC he was able to record a personal best and make it to Omaha to compete in the 100 butterfly at the 2012 Olympic Trials. As well as being a level 2 USA swimming certified coach, Mathew is also a certified personal trainer. Coach Mat will continue to bring his knowledge and love of swimming to the next generation of swimmers. His new goal is to help children to grow and reach their full potential, not only as swimmers, but as positive, productive people.

Phone Number: (781) 264-1017

Dave Martin Associate Head Coach

Dave Martin, Associate Head Coach. Prior to joining the North Shore Swim Club, Dave was head coach of the Potomac Raiders & Chesapeake Bay Swim Teams in LaPlata, Maryland. Over his six years in Maryland he coached numerous State Champions, Eastern Zone finalists and several Sectional qualifiers. He graduated from The University of Pittsburgh, where he swam distance freestyle. Before coaching in Maryland, Dave coached Upper St. Clair High School and other USS programs in the Pittsburgh area. As a Facility Head Coach Dave will continue to work toward his goal of developing each swimmer to his or her fullest potential.

Phone number: (978) 866-3387

Chelsea Claggett Assistant Coach - Lexington/Hanscom

Coach Chelsea is a former swimmer at Concord-Carlisle High School and continued to compete at the collegiate level at Colby-Sawyer College. She later transferred to Fitchburg State University where she obtained her Bachelor's in Exercise and Sports Science with a minor in psychology. She is currently working on her Masters' in education and strength and conditioning certification with a couple of other degrees to follow, one in sports coaching, and one in psychology. She swam competitively for roughly 15 years with USA Swimming and finished her competitive career with North Shore Swim Club. She has been with NSSC as a swimmer and now a coach for over 10 years. She is also a lifeguard, water safety instructor, and certified pool operator. Chelsea lifeguards at Hanscom Pool. Outside of aquatics, Chelsea enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with family and friends. She is very fond of animals (especially cats and dogs) even though her family does not have any pets.

Jeffrey Fiore Assistant Coach - St. John's Prep

Coach Jeff grew up in Peabody, MA spending a lot of time in the pool and started to swim competitively for NSSC at age 11. In High School, Jeff competed for St. John's Prep under Coach Tony and won three MIAA Division I State Championships. Coach Jeff went on to swim for University of Tampa and was an NCAA Division II National Qualifier in the 100 Free, 200 Free and 200 IM, and a member of All American 200 and 400 Free Relays. In addition to coaching for NSSC, Jeff is the Aquatics Coordinator at St. John's Prep and going into his second year as the Head Coach of Water Polo and the State Champion Swim/Dive program.

Missie Bankes Assistant Coach - SJP

Missie began her competitive swimming as one of Coach Dan Warner’s first swimmers at the Cape Ann YMCA back in 1978. She was the backstroker in the 400 meter medley relay that broke the New England 13-14 age group record. She was the first swimmer to represent Gloucester High School and then headed to Boston College. Missie coached at North Andover YMCA for several years and is currently in her fourth season as the Assistant Coach for Merrimack College Women’s swimming.
Aside from coaching, Missie continues to train and compete as a Masters level swimmer. Her two children, Peter and Jennie, are Division 1 collegiate swimmers. Peter is a senior at Boston College and Jennie is a junior at Providence College  

Jeff Holmes Assistant Coach - Gordon

Jeff enjoys teaching all age groups and brings an enthusiasm for swim technique and effective drills to his practices. 

Prior to joining NSSC, Jeff coached the Burbank YMCA you and adult Masters swim teams in Reading, MA since 2015. He enjoys competing in Masters meets and a varity of open water events including the recent completion of a 21 mile triathlon-style SwimRun race in Casco Bay Maine. Jeff works as a senior manager for Sanofi Genzyme. He has a chemical engineering degrees from the University of Maine and Auburn University, as well as an MBA from Boston University. He lives in Wakefield with his wife Melissa and two children Charlotte and Calvin who love being part of the NSSC Gordon College crew. 

Kelcey McGeown-Conron Assistant Coach - Medford

Kelcey grew up in Winchester, MA and swam for Winchester High School and later attended Wake Forest University and University of San Francisco with a Masters in Sport Management. Kelcey has been teaching swim lessons for 13 years and coaching at NSSC on and off for 7 years. In addition to coaching at NSSC, Kelcey works for Team IMPACT- connecting children with life-threatening illnesses to college athletic teams. Prior to Team IMPACT, she was Director of Operations at Florida State Swim and Dive and an Operations Assistant for Cal Berkeley Baseball and Men's Swimming and Diving. Outside of coaching, Kelcey is a food tour connoisseur and puzzle extraordinaire, likes to bake, watch sports and travel.

Amy Boyden Facility Head Coach at SJP

Swimming is Amy‘s life. With over 25 years as a competitor and coach, Amy brings unprecedented expertise and high expectations to the sport. In her 18 years as a coach, 15 spent at Matignon High School in Cambridge, and currently the coach at Manchester Essex Regional High School, Amy challenges her swimmers in and out of the pool. The best part? They respond! Amy’s Matignon team brought home the first ever MIAA sportsmanship Award in the school’s history. Amy is ready to not only train you to be the best swimmer you can be, but be the best person you can be.

Rebecca Burrell Head Coach at Newburyport YWCA

There’s no place Coach Rebecca is happier than on a pool deck. She joined the NSSC staff in 2023 at the Newburyport and SJP sites, and also serves as the head coach for the Triton High Co-Op team, where she was honored to be named Coach of the Year for the Cape Ann League the past two seasons. She was formerly with YNS, and also an assistant coach at WPI from 1996-2000, where she swam collegiately from 1992-1996. She’s a Level 3 ASCA coach (Educational road), with one Triton swimmer qualifying for YMCA Nationals and many others reaching State and Sectional cut times, in addition to resetting all but two of the boy’s school records during her tenure. She has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and M.E. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, also from WPI. She formerly swam with Cambridge Masters Swim Club (now Charles River Aquatics). Her overall focus as coach is to help swimmers gain the same life-long love of the sport that she was lucky enough to receive from her own coaches over the years!

Bryce Bowie Coach at Gordon College

Bryce started his swimming career with NSSC, before going on to join the Keene State College team, where he was an all-conference distance swimmer. After graduating in 2020 with a dual degree in Secondary Education and History, he joined Gordon College as their assistant coach. He then spent two years in that position, while also working with NSSC as an assistant coach as well. In the summer of 2022, Bryce was promoted to the Gordon College Head Coach. During his first season in the role, he led Gordon to their most successful season since 2014 and was the NAC Conference Men’s Coach of the Year.

Jody Bergstrom Assistant Coach - Gordon

2-time Division 1 Swimming All-American from The Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Sciences and a NASM Certified Group Personal Training Specialist

Her coaching career stems from a strong competitive swimming background at the National/International levels of competition, as well as being honored to learn and grow with Olympic Coaches. She incorporates the holistic approach to training and believes a positive attitude is a reflection of new skills learned.
Jody’s expertise in dry land training & gym yoga transfers into bringing balance in the pool and in life.
As an athlete of the 5-time Big Ten Championship Women’s Varsity Swimming Team and under the tutelage of Olympic Women’s swimming coach Jim Montrella, Jody earned All-American honors in the 400yd Individual Medley and the 800yd Freestyle Relay. She was selected as a Regional Collegiate All-Star, MVP, and Team Captain, along with competing in the World Championships Trials representing Mission Viejo Nadadores.

Dedication and perseverance led Jody to become a consecutive Massachusetts State High School record holder in the 200yd Individual Medley and 100yd Backstroke, Athletic/Academic High School All-American Swimmer and a National Record holder in the 200yd Individual Medley. Jody was honored to represent Team New England in International competition, at the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in London resulted in Silver medal honors.

Jody’s vision and focus wrapped up her High School swimming career by the Induction into Shawsheen Valley Regional High School’s first Athletic Hall of Fame class.

Currently, Jody is Nike Swim Camp GOLD Coach, NASM Group Personal Training Specialist, Head Coach of Boston University Masters Swimming, USA Swimming Age-Group Coach, USMS competitive swimmer, Co-founder of “I CAN I WILL Rise N Shine CreativeFit”Aquatics/Gym Yoga” providing world class training which enable swimmers to reach Olympic heights.
She enjoys mentoring and training age-group swimmers, sport specific athletes, and any athlete whose goal is to advance in their sport. 
Her positive mindset brings focus and creativity to the athletes environment and loves to work hard to make them grow.

Halina Nowak Assistant Coach - Gordon

Halina  has a BA degree in Art Education from University of A. Mickiewicz in Poland, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Counseling/Psychology from FCU
Through health challenges and victory over cancer, Halina fortified her passion for swimming. Everyday practice inspired her to become a USMS Coach/competitive swimmer, private swim instructor, as well as an age-group Coach.
Halina Coaches Nike Swim Camps, and trains as 
NASM Group Personal Training Specialist, 
Volunteers as Assistant Coach Boston University Men’s & Women’s Varsity Swimming, s he also Co-Founded “Rise N Shine” Aquatics/Gym Yoga where she’s committed to help in the development of young swimmers to their full potential.
Through her experience, she is honored to work and learn with Olympic level coaches. She brings motivation and technique to achieve the goals and bring the fun along with it.
Halina’s desire is to share her gifts of functional and flexibility training to improve the holistic approach to teaching.

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