We have a great coaching staff at Brookhaven. The coaches pride themselves on teaching technique. We believe that every swimmer should learn the strokes the right way. Below is a little about the coaches:
Cheri Gambow has been the Head Coach of the Brookhaven Sharks for nine years. She is married to Dennis and has 2 boys that swim for the Sharks, Sam and Tom. She swam in high school and was an All American Swimmer. She has coached for several summer league teams in the past and also for a USA swim team. She still swims today. Most recently, she qualified for Nationals as a Masters swimmer. She loves the Sharks and can't wait to get started!
Timothy Bedard is a returning for his fourth season, and we are thrilled to have him back. Timothy attended Jesuit but graduated last year and now attends John Hopkins in Maryland. He swam all through high school and is also an Eagle Scout! He is great at explaining things and has excellent stroke technique.
Josh Betanzos is a returning for his second year as a Shark coach. Josh grew up swimming on the Sharks and now swims for Jesuit. Josh has a great attitude and work ethic. The swimmers love Josh - he makes practice fun while improving their strokes.
Katelyn Hrnicek is returning for her second season as a Shark coach. Katelyn is loved by the swimmers because of her kind and patient approach. Katelyn has swam for the Sharks since she was 10. Katelyn swims for her high school team at Ursuline.
Sam Gambow is new to the full time coaching staff this season but has been a long time Shark. He started swimming for the Sharks when he was four years old and has been on a junior coach for the past two years. Sam swims year around for ATAC and Cistercian. He does a great job of explaining things and running the ready bench.
Alex Jackson is also new to the Brookhaven staff but not new to Brookhaven. She has given swim lessons at Brookhaven and is excellent with kids. She is graduating this Spring from LSU and will be attending graduate school in the Fall. We are excited to have her helping us out this year.
Jordi Lopez is a long time Shark but this will be his first season to coach. We are very excited to have him on board. Jordi is an excellent swimmer and also a great gymnast. Jordi is a hard worker and is good with kids. He currently attends Shepton in Plano.