Coach Natalia grew up in Port Jefferson Station, New York and graduated from Comsewogue High School. Before attending and swimming for SUNY New Paltz, she was a competitive swimmer for Three Village Swim Club (TVSC) located on the eastern side of Long Island, New York. Natalia swam for TVSC for ten years. Coach Natalia is also a musician and has been playing the piano and singing since she was five years old! She began her first semester at New Paltz in the fall of 2017 and has been here ever since, studying and swimming. Natalia was nominated as swim team captain back in 2019 and still currently holds the role. She was inducted into the Lambda Pi Eta and Chi Alpha Sigma national honor societies and finished her degree cum laude in the fall of 2021. She earned a BS in Digital Media Production with a double minor in Journalism and Film Studies! During the week, Coach Natalia is a teacher’s assistant at Little Explorer’s day-school in New Paltz as well as a coach with the Kingston YMCA Hurricanes. She is currently a graduate student at CUNY Queen’s College where she is working towards her master’s degree in early childhood education.
Coach Hayle is a current senior at Kingston High school and has been swimming since age 6. She began her swimming career on the YMCA Hurricanes and fell in love with the sport. She swam on the Hurley Tiger Sharks and her school’s varsity team since 7th grade. She has been swimming for the Rosendale Rapids for the past 5 years. Hayle has qualified for the YMCA state meet in the 100 fly , 500 free , 100 breast and 50 free. Hayle plans on continuing her swimming career in college. Outside of the pool she plays lacrosse, teaches swim lessons and is a member of French Honor Society at her school. Hayle enjoys helping others improve and is excited to do so this summer. She hopes to help swimmers find passion for the sport and want to continue with swimming.
Coach Caroline has been swimming for 10 years and is finishing her senior year at Kingston High School. She has swam for the Rosendale Rapids the past 6 years. Along with the Rapids, she also swims for the Kingston YMCA Hurricanes and the KHS Varsity Team. She has qualified for Section 9 Championships the past 4 years and recently placed 2nd in the 100 backstroke at the NYS YMCA Championship meet. In addition to swimming, Caroline is a member of the KHS Tiger Band and the Varsity Rowing Team. She is excited to begin coaching and hopes to help young swimmers find the same passion for the sport she loves.
Coach Jack has been swimming for 10 years and is currently in his senior year at Rondout Valley High school. He began swimming for Harbor Seals swim club and CYO/O.L.P.H swim team in Brooklyn NY at the age of 7 and joined Rosendale Rapids at the age of 12. He also swam with Phoenix Aquatic Club and is currently swimming with Kingston YMCA Hurricanes and the Rondout Valley HS varsity swim team. Additionally, Jack is also on HS varsity track and soccer team and plays soccer for Rondout Rovers club. He is very excited to be coaching this year and hopes to make the practices fun and enjoyable.
Coach Emily graduated from Kingston High School in 2022 and is currently a freshman swimming at the State University of Geneseo. Emily started swimming at the age of 10 where she joined the Kingston Hurricanes and stayed there up until she graduated high school. She also swam for the KHS Varsity swim team starting in 7th grade and joined the Rosendale Rapids 6 years ago. Emily made sectionals 5 out of her 6 years on the team. In that time she had placed first in the 500 free at sectionals in 2021. Her senior year, she placed 2nd at Sectionals while also making the New York State cut in the 200 free and setting the KHS record in that event. Emily has been teaching swim lessons since she was 14 at the YMCA and has also taught swim lessons as a swim counselor at a local summer camp for 2 years. She is excited to be a coach this year and to share her love of swimming with the team.