Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
ART ZAWODNY HEAD COACH

Art began swimming competitively at age 11, swimming for the Lakeland Hills and Randolph Area YMCAs. With multiple Y National and HS State Championship appearances, Art finished out his career swimming for Rider University specializing in backstroke events. Prior to joining BAC, he coached at Blue Eagle in Nazareth PA, working with all levels of swimmers from 9/10s to USA Swimming Junior National qualifiers. 

 

Zawodny’s coaching career brings valuable experience and knowledge from coaching at the national, regional, and age-group levels. His keen eye for stroke mechanics first will continue to build upon the existing culture of excellence. BAC will continue to foster an inclusive, fun environment focused on offering each athlete, regardless of their abilities,  the opportunity to reach their potential while instilling valuable life lessons that carry on long after their swimming careers have ended.

ALLISON COLLINS COACH

Allison Collins has been a part of the BAC family since 2013, starting as a swim instructor and lifeguard. Being under the wings of Towney, the director of the Berkeley Swim School at the time, the experience was very rewarding. Not only did she learn about the importance of swimming technique, but how to master the skill of the critical eye, which was essential for her development of becoming an exceptional swim instructor/swim coach. 

Her swimming career started as a swim instructor at the Plainfield High School in 2000. She then went to Fairleigh Dickinson University and graduated with a BA in Psychology. She then returned to her alma mater and coached for the Plainfield High School where the swimmers placed in states every year. 

Allison has experience as a swim instructor for all ages starting from 8 weeks old and a swim coach for ages starting from 5 years old to high school students. She acquired multiple certifications. She is certified as a Trained Pool Operator, Lifeguard Instructor Trainer/Lifeguard for American Red Cross, and USA Swim Coach. She also a member of the American Swimming Coach Association (ASCA).

 

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TRISTAN FORMON CEO

 

Tristan began his coaching career in the UK and joined the Berkeley and teaching at the Berkeley Swim School in 1996. Tristan's background includes many years as an elite level swimmer, competing at the regional and national levels, as well as in collegiate swimming at Loughborough University, in a swimming career that took him to the British Olympic Trials. He was named NJ Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year for 2011 and has been selected as a NJS All Star Zone Coach on several occasions. Active in the governance at all levels of the sport of Swimming, Tristan has served as a member of the USA Swimming, Eastern Zone Swimming and New Jersey Swimming Board of Directors. Currently he serves as Eastern Zone Technical Chair, member of the USA Swimming Age Group Development Committee and NJ Swimming General Chairman. He received his Master’s Degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Coaching and Sports Administration from Montclair State University.

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