Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Kathryn Shearer Head Coach
  • 2 summers of Mercerwood coaching
  • 13 years of summer league swimming at MSC
  • 4 years of lifeguarding at MSC
  • Member of the Colgate Club Swim Team
  • Volunteer Firefighter for the Hamilton Fire Department in Hamilton, NY
  • 4 years of soccer for Lakeside School; won state in 2021
  • Avid runner, skier, and love to lift!
  • Rising Sophomore at Colgate University
Regan Rowe Assistant Coach
  • 12 years of competitive club swimming with Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club (SMAC) 2010-2022
  • 4 years of Varsity Swim and Dive at Holy Names Academy—elected captain for both eligible years, voted MVP, made podium at WIAA State 2018-2022
  • Elected to the Pacific Northwest Swimming Board of Directors as the Senior Athlete Representative 2021
  • Recruited to NCAA D1 for swimming (expertise in breaststroke and IM) 
  • Experience at MSC as a lifeguard, group/private swim instructor, lead of swim lessons, mini manta’s coach, assisting coaches at swim meets—such as in the coaches relay ;) , and more
  • Rising junior at Pepperdine University studying Psychology, Art History, and Art (also completing a Pre-Veterinary certificate) 
  • Passionate about mastering new languages, advocating animal welfare, consuming classic literature, and exploring the great outdoors
Christian Louie Assistant Coach
  • 15 years of competitive swimming experience on Seattle Metropolitan Aquatics Club at the national level
  • Rising junior at the University of Wyoming while swimming Division I and studying finance and Chinese. 
  • Swam the top 100 breaststroke time and third fastest 200 breaststroke time on the team for the 23-24 season and lettered and scored at the WAC Championship meet both freshman and sophomore year
  • 4 years of varsity swimming for Kennedy Catholic High School from 2018-2022, was captain both junior and senior year and was named the 2022 Male Athlete of the Year.
  • 2022 4A State Champion and school record holder in the 100 breaststroke
  • Experience teaching swim lessons at Evergreen Aquatics Center and USA Swimming's Get Wet Program, and with private lessons
  • Eagle Scout from Troop 254
  • Enjoys the outdoors, music of all genres, reading, and trying new food
Board of Directors
Leah Petrini Programming Director
Paul Von Destinon General Manager