COACH 

KELLY NEWCOMER

HEAD COACH "V"

VERONICA IRVINE

COACH "CAT" CATHERINE DYER

This is my fourth year with the Rocket Swim Team. Specializing in individual Skill Work. I started swimming at the age of 7 when my parents put me on the local swim team. The first night of swim team I cried and swore I would never get in the water again ,The second night the coach had to get in the water to get me out because I loved it so much. I continued, only swimming on the summer team until I went to Lancaster Catholic High School where they offered a team in the winter. My favorite event was always the 100 meter breast stroke, 2 out of my 3 years on my high school team I qualified for the Catholic National meet in that event. This Year I will be attending Penn State for My Masters.as well as being Mom to my four Rocket Swim Team members Brandon, Bradley, Ruby Mae & Penny.

I was born in Worcester, Worcestershire England and have been in the USA for 30 years in November 2017. My teaching and coaching experience spans now 46 years. The youngest I have taught was three weeks old and the eldest 93 years old, who did learn to swim a mile. I have taught from Infant and toddler to International Athlete.

Accreditation and 

Coaching History

  • Amateur Swimming Association. [ASA] Teacher’s Certification
  • Amateur Swimming Association. Advanced Teacher’s Certification.  
  • Amateur Swimming Association Swim Coach.
  • Swimming Teachers Association [STA] Graduate Swimming Teacher.
  • Royal Life Saving Society. Advanced Teacher and Grade III examiner
  • American Heart Association BLS Instructor
  • American Red Cross Water Safety/Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid Instructor Trainer
  • Emergency Medical Technician Instructor

TEAM COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Riversmead School Cheshunt Hertfordshire England
  • Edmonton Phoenix Swim Team London England
  • Third Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment (Swim team & water polo)
  • Dolphin Swim Team - Cyprus
  • Dolphin Swim Team Northern Ireland
  • Newport Navy Blues Swim Team Newport RI
  • Pequot Foxes Swim Team.  Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Ledyard CT
  • Team CT Native American Indigenous Swim Team 95 & 97
  • WRAST Watsontown PA
  • Rockets Milton & Warrior Run PA
  • In addition to Teaching for Recreation Facilities and School Systems:
  • Cheshunt, Hertfordshire England
  • Edmonton in North London England
  • Broxbourne, Hertfordshire England
  • Waltham Abbey. Essex England
  • The Queen Mother's Sports Centre Central London England
  • Senelarger Germany
  • Berengaria Cyprus
  • Holywood outside of Belfast Northern Ireland
  • Lake Charlevoix Boyne City, MI
  • Gaylord MI
  • NETC Newport RI

Catherine was a member of the Warrior Run Area Swim Team for five years and swam with the Rockets for five years. This will be Catherine's third year of coaching for the Rockets. She is currently going to be a Senior in the Fall of 2017 at Indiana University of PA (IUP) where she is majoring in Middle School Math Education. She is the assistant manager at the Milton Community Pool (Home of the Rockets), Milton YMCA, and Zink Pool (IUPs Pool). She teaches swim lessons at all the pools . She is heavily involved within campus life at school. Catherine is excited for another season with the Rockets as "

Coach Cat