Jon began his coaching career in 2012 and has primarily focused on training 14 and under athletes to achieve their goals through technical improvements. This is done through furthering athletes’ education within the sport and using their new found knowledge to find their most efficient stroke. Jon was a lead coach at Phoenix Swim Club for his first 3 years where he successfully coached athletes to compete at the New England Championships. Several of his swimmers also achieved New England records for various performances. Jon is a very energetic fan of the sport of swimming and looks forward to bringing his skills and expertise to the CRA community!
Head Age Group Coach:
Originally from North Andover, MA, Hannah began swimming at a young age for Magnus Aquatic Group (now Crimson Aquatics) and later for Phoenix Swimming out of Haverhill, MA. In high school at Central
Catholic, she was team captain and held school records in both the 200 and 500 freestyle. Hannah swam for Florida International University, a Division I school out of Miami, FL, for two years before transferring to Florida State University, where she graduated with her Bachelors in Sociology. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Education at Merrimack College. Prior to coaching for CRA, Hannah coached seasonally at Phoenix Swimming for nearly six years and also worked within the lessons program at CRA.
Charlotte grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and started competitive swimming at age 5. Charlotte was a finalist at the Ohio D1 High School State Championships, and at both the YMCA Short Course and Long Course Nationals. She was awarded membership to her high school’s “3,000 Point Club” (a group of student athletes who have distinguished themselves athletically through team, individual and post-season performances) and received the Turner Award (highest points) her senior year. Continuing her swimming career at Wellesley College, she was a team captain and is the school record holder in the 50, 100 and 200 breaststrokes, and a member of 4 relay records. She graduated Wellesley in 2016 with a B.A. in Psychology with a Philosophy minor.
Mini (Pre Team) Coach:
Born and raised on Cape Cod, Matt has been swimming since he was very young. A competitive swimmer in high school and captain of his team, he held school records in both 50 and 100 freestyle events before his younger brother bettered his times. Upon graduating from Suffolk University with a BA in English, Matt rode his bike across the United States. In December 2014, Matt completed his transcontinental journey and returned to the Boston area. Matt taught swim lessons at Fair Acres Day Camp in Marstons Mills and at Charles River Aquatics part-time, before joining as a full-time employee in 2015.
Originally from Weston, MA, Bianca swam competitively for Bernal’s Gator Swim Club starting at the age of 8. Through High School, Bianca swam for Weston High School where she became Boston Globe’s Swimmer of the Year, State and School Records Holder, Captain, and All American. She then attended Division 1 Boston University where she swam butterfly and sprint freestyle and captained her senior year. Bianca received her BA in Psychology from BU and is now attending Regis College for her Masters in Counseling Psychology.