Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Todd Stevens Director of Competitive Aquatics


Wahoo Office Phone #: 203-762-8384 x217
Wahoo Cell: 203-668-5052

Office Hours: Monday-Friday By Appointment


  • Ithaca College, BS. Business Management 1987
  • Ithaca College Mens Swimming Record Holder - 50 Freestyle 1987-2009


  • 2017 FCIAC Girls Swimming Coach of the Year
  • 2009 CHSCA Girls High School Swimming - Coach of the Year
  • 2008 CIAC/CISCA Girls High School Swimming- Coach of the Year
  • 2008 FCIAC Girls Swimming coach of the Year
  • New Canaan Field Club Lessons Coordinator 2018-present
  • Head Coach Wilton High School Women’s and Men’s Team 1998-present
  • Head Coach of Weeburn Country Club 1999-2005
  • Head Age Group Coach Cheshire Water Devils 1992-1998
  • ASCA Level 4 Certification

Connecticut Swimming

  • Age Group planning committee
  • USA National Select Camp Coach
  • Zone Coach
  • Jr/Sr Coach Representative
  • Nominating committee
Eric Holden Assoc. Dir. of Competitive Aquatics

Associate Director of Competitive Aquatics

Head Age Group Coach

Wahoo Office Phone: (203)762-8384 ext 289

Office Hours: Monday-Friday By Appointment


  • Bachelor of Science in Education- University of Virginia
  • Masters of Teaching Kinesiology Health and Physical Education- University of Virginia


  • CT Swimming Age Group Committee Representative, 2019-Present
  • Connecticut Zone Team Head Coach, 2021
  • Developmental Coach- Amity Regional Aquatic Club, 2018-2019
  • Connecticut Zone Team Assistant Coach 2019
  • Head Coach- The Paugusset Pool and Tennis Club, 2018-2022
  • Associate Head Swim and Dive Coach- Notre Dame High School, West Haven CT, 2018-2019
  • Assistant Age Group Coach- Wilton Y Wahoos 2017-2018
  • Head Coach- Fry's Spring Beach Club, VA. 2014-2017
  • Assistant Developmental Coach- Virginia Gators, Charlottesville, VA. 2017
  • Assistant Coach- Albermarle High School, Charlottesville, VA. 2016-2017
  • ASCA Level II Certification, Level III Pending


  • Captain of the University of Virginia Men's Swimming and Diving Team
  • Member of UVA's 2013 ACC Championship Team
  • 2012 US Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke
  • 3-Time CT State Open Champion in 100y Breaststroke
  • 5-Time USA Collegiate Club Swimming National Champion


Matthew Salig National Coach/Assoc. Director

Email[email protected]

Wahoo Office Phone: (203)762-8384 ext 290

Office Hours: Monday-Friday By Appointment


  • Pennsylvania State University, BS Biomedical Engineering 2014
  • University of Pittsburgh, MS Biomedical Engineering - Medical Product Engineering 2015

Professional Experience:

  • Head Age Group Coach - J Swim Club
  • Assistant Coach - Mercersburg Academy
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach - Penn State
  • Assistant Coach - Amherst College
  • Assistant Coach - LaSalle University (2022-2023)

Personal Achievements:

  • 2012 Olympic Trial Qualifier (200 FL)
  • 17-Time YMCA National Champion (5 Individual, 11 Relay, 1 Men’s Team Title)
  • NCAA Qualifier and Penn State Record Holder (200 FL)
  • CSCAA Academic All-American (2012)
  • CSCAA Jean Freeman Scholarship Award Winner (2022)
Emma Buckridge Assistant Coach


Assistant Age Group Coach

Wahoo Office Phone: (203)762-8384 ext 287

Office Hours: Monday-Friday By Appointment

Professional Experience

  • USA Swimming Women’s Leadership Summit - 2022 Connecticut representative
  • CT Swimming Age Group Committee 2021 - present
  • CT Zone Team Coach - 2022 & 2023
  • American Swim Coaches Association Involvement: 
    • Ambassador program - 2023/2024 Connecticut representative
    • Mentor program - 2023/2024 
    • "Female Coaches Initiative" - leading a task force to identify issues faced by female coaches; aiding in the planning/implementation of programs and policies to provide the support female coaches are lacking; assisting in ASCA World Clinic planning
  • Nutmeg Aquatics (2019-2023) Head Age Group & Senior Coach
  • Waterford High School (Boys 2022-2023 Season) - Assistant Coach
  • Lyme-Old Lyme, Valley Regional & Old Saybrook Co-op (Girls 2022 Season) - Head Coach
  • Soundview YMCA Stingrays (2017-2019) - Assistant Coach 
  • LEHY (2016) Assistant 8 & Under Coach

Athletic Achievements

  • 4x CT Swimming Distance High Point Winner
  • 4-year Eastern Connecticut Conference girls high school swimming champion
  • All-time scoring record at Norwich Free Academy, 5 individual school records, 2 relay records
  • Top 10 rankings in NE-10 conference during collegiate swimming career at SCSU
  • UConn Club Swimming record holder in 400 IM and formerly 500 & 1000 free
Megan Lasto Head Developmental Coach

Wahoo Office Phone #: 203-762-8384 x216
Office Hours : Monday-Friday By Appointment


  • Marist College, BS Digital Media 2021


  • Assistant Coach, Masters Coach - Hamden Hall Aquatic Club, Hamden, CT 2022-2023
  • Assistant Coach - Hopkins Private School, New Haven, CT 2022-2023
  • Co-Founder/Coach - Power 3 Swim Clinic, Orange, CT 2023
  • Summer Aquatics Director, Hamden Hall Country Day School, Hamden, CT 2022-2023


  • Division I Swimming, Marist College
  • Little East Conference Rookie-of-the-Year
  • Little East Conference Swimmer-of-the-Year
  • New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Female Swimmer-of-the-Meet
  • 13-time Little East Conference Swimmer-of-the-Week
  • 5 individual swimming program records at Eastern Connecticut State University
  • 3-time NEISDA Champion
  • Little East All-Academic Team
  • MAAC All-Academic Team
JoAnn McCaffrey Finance and Office Manager

Wahoo Phone: (203)762-8384 ext 249

Office Hours: By Appointment 

Eric Lindahl Dryland Coach/Assistant Swim Coach

OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday by appointment only


  • Bachelors in History, University of Connecticut
  • Associate in Science, Business Management, Norwalk Community College


  • Wahoos Dryland Instructor, 2022-present
  • Director, Race for Chase Triathalon Camp, 
  • Over ten years experience in coaching and childcare at various camps, clinics, and afterschool programs.  Along with swimming, experience coaching baseball, and both boys and girls basketball teams, as well as private training
  • Financial Advisor and Insurance Broker through Mass Mutual, 2019-present


  • New Canaan YMCA Caimans Swim Team member
  • 4-year Staples High School Swim and Dive team member
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