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Andy Kurmakov

Andy started swimming when he was seven years old and began competing when 11 years old. In grade school and high school he was a member of United States Swimming club Massachusetts Bay Marlins and Brookline High School swim team. His favorite events were sprint Butterfly, Backstroke and Freestyle. He competed in MIAA state swimming championships, New England Age group, New England Junior and New England Senior championships. Over the years he has also taught swim lessons to people of various ages and skill levels and coached age group and high school swimmers. He looks forward to coaching and training with BC masters swim team.

Andy will be coaching on Tuesday mornings.


Caroline Byron

Caroline, a native to Dallas, Pennsylvania, is returning to the Master's swim program after previously coaching from 2009-2012. She is a 2009 graduate of Boston College’s Lynch School of Education with minors in Theology and Studio Art in Arts and Sciences. After completing her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Boston College in 2013, she began a doctoral program in clinical psychology. Her swimming background includes a four time letter winner for the BC Eagles and two individual Boston College records in the 100 and 200 freestyle. She was twice chosen the MVP - the 2007 and 2009 season. Caroline is the all-time leader at Boston College with 147 victories. She was a recipient of the ACC Post Graduate Scholarship in 2009 for her achievements in academics, athletics and service to the community.

Caroline will be coaching on Thursdays mornings.


Jacki Hirsty

Jacki Hirsty only made the B team in her youth, but as an adult she has been setting national and world masters’ records. Go figure; some of us are late bloomers. She finally recognized that swimming effectively does not feel like it looks, so she instructs and coaches by explaining the feel of proper form. From her over 40 years of swimming under various coaches at different ages and stages, she has developed a good sense for what motivates and sustains athletes. She is constantly studying and testing theories and technique while she trains and competes. She has coached all ages and levels of swimmers and triathletes in Virginia, Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is currently an instructor for the national masters’ coaches certification courses. Details are available at Jacki has degrees in Architecture from RPI and University of Kansas.

New England Masters records: 80 (approx)
USMS National Top Ten listings: 315
USMS National Records set: 50 (approx)
FINA Masters world records set: 25 (approx).

As you already know Jacki Hirsty will be coaching on Mon/Wed 6:05 am - 7:05 am & 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.