Aquatics Instructors

Swim Instructors
Bios and Availability

 

Brittany Shortall
Available: Monday 5:30pm-6:30pm.,  Tuesday 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Brittany is a senior at Boston College majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics and Accounting for Finance and Consulting. She is from Chester, New Jersey and swam for her town swim team for 12 years. She has 5 years of experience teaching swim lessons for children ages 3-10. She has also been a lifeguard for 6 years both in New Jersey and at Boston College. Brittany is excited about teaching lessons at BC and helping your child improve their swimming while also having fun!

 

Caroline Coburn
Available: Wednesday 6:30pm-8pm., Sunday 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 

Caroline is a junior in the Lynch School of Education studying Elementary Education and Applied Psychology/Human Development with a concentration in Special Education. She has been teaching swim lessons for about a year. Prior to coming to BC, she swam for her hometown’s swim team for 12 years, was varsity captain her senior year, and won 3 state championships! She loves working with students and helping them become more comfortable with swimming! 

 

Colin O’Leary
Available: COMING SOON 


Caroline Magann 
Available: Monday 4:30pm-6:30pm., Tuesday 4:30pm-6:30pm

Caroline is a sophomore studying Biology and Economics. She has been teaching private and group swim lessons since 2015, as well as coaching her old club swim team for the past two years. She has been a competitive swimmer since she was young, and is now the manager for the BC swim team. Caroline loves working with kids and is very exciting to be teaching lessons this semester!

 

Margaret Davies
Available: Monday 4:30pm-7:30pm., Sunday 3-6pm 

Meg is a senior at Boston College studying International Studies and Hispanic Studies. She is from St. Louis, Missouri and swam for her high school varsity swim team for 4 years and was team captain her senior year. She previously worked as a lifeguard at BC. She was swim instructor and lifeguard at Camp Onaway for three summers teaching kids aged 9 to 15 at all levels. She is excited to start teaching and looks forward to teaching students to feel more comfortable in the water and to enjoy swimming!   

 

Luke Jancis
Available: Monday 6:30-8pm., Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm., Saturday 12-2pm 

Luke could never stay out of the water, when he was two years old and didn’t know how to swim he jumped right into the pool in his backyard and forced his father to jump in with all his clothes on in order to save him from drowning. That theme has stuck throughout, having been on school swim teams for twelve years and has consistently swam year round for the past nine. Luke is currently an undecided freshman at BC, and is also a certified lifeguard, being certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED. He has experience lifeguarding children all the way down to age three and has about a year of coaching experience as well. Luke is hoping to teach children to swim so that their parents can be spared the same panic of jumping into the pool to save their much-too-enthusiastic children.


Credence Brewer
Available: Tuesdays 5:30pm-8pm., Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 8  p.m., Thursday 5pm-7p.m. 

Credence Brewer is a Junior at Boston College studying Political Science and Management. He grew up in Malibu, California and since he can remember has always been in love with the water. From the age of 6 he was swimming at Malibu Beaches and to this day loves to jump in the ocean whenever he gets the chance. He has been teaching swim lessons to children of all ages since he was 16. He is excited to begin teaching lessons in Boston and helping children learn how to be safe in the water.

 

Dennis Mammolenti
Available: Monday 5-7p.m., Tuesday 4:30-7p.m., Sunday 11am-12:30p.m., 4:30p.m.-6p.m.

Dennis is a sophomore at Boston College majoring in Biology and Communications on the premed track. He is from South Bend, Indiana and has taught swim lessons in his hometown for 3 years along with teaching group lessons at Boston College. He has also lifeguarded for 4 years in both Indiana and Boston College. Dennis can’t wait to work at Boston College to help kids improve their swimming and be more confident in the water!   

 

Emily Remy
Available: Friday 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Emily is a sophomore at Boston College majoring in International Studies. She has swam her whole life and during high school she swam on her varsity team and was captain during her junior and senior year.  She has been teaching swim lessons for children ages 3-12 for four years and has been a lifeguard for four summers. She is very excited to start teaching your children how to swim.

 

Flora Hepp
Available: Wednesday 6-8p.m., Friday 4:30-6:30p.m.

Flora Hepp is a junior at BC studying biology. After swimming her whole life, she enjoys working with children as a swim coach and an instructor. She coached her summer swim team for two years, led the masters swim class last year, and continues to teach swim lessons at Boston College

 

Jenna Wilken
Available: Thursdays 4:30-8:30

Jenna is a freshman at BC studying biochemistry and on the pre-med track. She is from Long Island, New York and has swam since she was 7 months old! At the age of 8, she began to swim competitively for her local swim team and continued into her teenage years. Being a lifeguard for over three years, she is fully aware about the importance of water safety in various environments. Although this is her first time teaching lessons at BC, she has taught lessons to children at camps for two years! Jenna loves working with kids and is excited to strengthen water safety skills in all age groups!

 

Luc Riordan
Available: Monday 7-8p.m., Wednesday 6:30- 8p.m. 

Luc is a Junior at BC pursuing a Major in Economics. He has been swimming since he was an infant and previously swam for both his local and high school club teams. Since youth he has always enjoyed being around water, gaining his PADI advanced open water diver certification and has spent the last 4 years working as a lifeguard both in Connecticut and at BC. Swimming is a very important skill for Luc and he is excited to help others feel as comfortable in the water as he does.

 

Matt Amedeo
Available: Monday 4:30-6p.m., Wednesday 4:30-6:30p.m. 

Matt is a senior on the swim team majoring in economics and history. He has swam competitively since he was 8, beginning in swim lessons before that. Matt has coached and taught lessons for 6 years now, having experience at Boston College and back at his hometown in the summer. 

 

Morgan Finnegan
Available: Monday 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m., Thursday 6:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m. 

Morgan is a rising sophomore majoring in Nursing. She has been swimming since she was young. She has also been diving for many years. She has been teaching swim lessons since the start of high school and is excited to teach all swimmers and divers ranging from beginners to advanced. Morgan has also been a lifeguard since 2015. She can’t wait to help your children learn to swim while also having fun in the water!!

 

Shannon Bucci
Available: Tuesday 4:30-8p.m., Sunday 3-8p.m. 

Shannon been swimming her whole life and swam in high school competitively. She has taught swim lessons and coached swim for of all ages kids over the summer for four years at a summer country club. 

 

Victor Fisher
Available: Monday 4:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m., Wednesday 4:30 p.m -8:00 p.m. 

Victor is a senior at BC studying economics and history. He's always loved to swim, but he began swimming on a team when he was in 9th grade. Unfortunately, his school had to shut down the swimming program due to lack of funding, so Victor bounced around local swim clubs for the rest of his time in high school. He's been lifeguarding at a local lake for the past five summers and teaches free lessons for the town there. This is Victor's third year teaching lessons at BC and he can't wait to meet his new students.

 

Walter Haracz
Available: Monday 4:30-6p.m., Tuesday 4:30-6p.m., Sunday 11-12:30pm 

Walter is a senior in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development studying Secondary Education and Mathematics. He has been in water his entire life including being on a swim team from ages 6-18 as well as playing water polo for both his high school and here at Boston College. Walter has taught lessons over the summer for four years and is excited to teach kids of all ages and abilities in Boston.

 

Sunday Group Lessons 

Steven Amato
Available: Sunday Group lessons only 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 

Steven Amato is a rising sophomore in the Carroll School of Management. He swam competitively from ages 7-18 swimming for both his club team, Badger Swim Club, and his high school team at Fordham Prep. He was New York State Champion in his junior year of high school and earned All-American status in the 4x100 freestyle relay that year. During his summers he works as a swim coach for kids ages 4-17, teaching the younger kids how to swim and coaching the competitive team for the older kids.

 

Caroline Barrett
Available: Sunday Group lessons only 9:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3:30pm 

Caroline is a junior in the Carroll School of Management studying marketing and accounting. She has been teaching swim lessons in the Boston Area since 2014 to swimmers of all ages, abilities, and skill levels. She loves making sure her students feel comfortable and confident in the water. 

 

Caroline Coburn
Available: Sunday Group lessons 12:30pm-3:30pm 

Caroline is a junior in the Lynch School of Education studying Elementary Education and Applied Psychology/Human Development with a concentration in Special Education. She has been teaching swim lessons for about a year. Prior to coming to BC, she swam for her hometown’s swim team for 12 years, was varsity captain her senior year, and won 3 state championships! She loves working with students and helping them become more comfortable with swimming! 

 

Luc Riordan
Available: sunday group lessons 12:30pm-2:00pm

Luc is a Junior at BC pursuing a Major in Economics. He has been swimming since he was an infant and previously swam for both his local and high school club teams. Since youth he has always enjoyed being around water, gaining his PADI advanced open water diver certification. He has spent the last 4 years working as a lifeguard both in Connecticut and at BC. Swimming is a very important skill for Luc and he is excited to help others feel as comfortable in the water as he does.

 

Masters

Abaigeal Doherty

Abaigeal Doherty (Abbey) has been swimming all her life and enjoys teaching others how to swim. She coached swimming at the McLean Swim and Tennis Association in McLean, VA, where she grew up. She also swam competitively on the pool's team from the age of 5 until she turned 18. This past summer she coached for the Newton Bluefish in Newton, MA. She is currently a second-year graduate student at the Boston College School of Social Work with a concentration in clinical mental health.

 

Walter Haracz

Walter is a senior in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development studying Secondary Education and Mathematics. He has coached the swim team at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, IL for 4 years. He has been in water his entire life including being on a swim team from ages 6-18 as well as playing water polo for both his high school and here at Boston College.