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Juniors

Program Directors

AJ Albano

AJ Albano

Morning Program Director


[email protected]

Brendan Heller

Brendan Heller

Aquatics Director &
Head Swim Coach


Aquatics

Luke Apostolides

Luke Apostolides

Head Water Polo Coach


Luke Apostolides is in his first season as the Head Water Polo Coach at RYC in the 2022 season. He is going to be a freshman at MIT in the fall, and he was the captain of the Brunswick Water Polo Team this past year. Since he started playing water polo at the age of four years old at Greenwich Aquatics, Luke has gained years of experience at the national and international level. He looks to continue his water polo career at MIT over the course of the next four years. Spending his summers playing for Belle Haven, Luke is excited to bring everything he has learned to RYC.

Justin Jacob

Justin Jacob

Assistant Swim Coach


Justin Jacob is a recent graduate of Greenwich High School and he will be attending and swimming for New York University in the fall. He currently swims for Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club (CPAC) and was a varsity swimmer at GHS during his four years there. He was a team captain his senior year and helped bring the Greenwich Cardinals another state open championship under his leadership. Justin has been swimming competitively since he was an eight and under and has competed at the national level for the past couple of years.

Dylan Korn

Dylan Korn

Head Dive Coach


Dylan Korn is very excited for his fifth year coaching the Riverside Yacht Club Diving team. Dylan started his diving career in the summer league’s of Westchester County at the age of 7. Through his 17-years of diving, Dylan competed at the local, regional and national level, finishing his diving career at Rider University. Dylan still holds diving records in the MAAC conference on the 3 meter springboard event and was named “MAAC Diver of the Year” 3 consecutive years as well as “ECAC Diver of the meet” in 2005. In 2008, Dylan graduated from Rider with a B.A. in Communications and currently does freelance video production. In conjunction with production, Dylan has been the C0-Head Diving Coach for the Marlins Diving Club at the YMCA of Greenwich for the past 10 years. Before arriving at the Marlins Diving Club in 2009, Dylan successfully coached in the Westchester Summer League for Coveleigh Club, Rye Golf Club and Westwood Swim and tennis association. We are thrilled to have Dylan back!

Ryan Ohl

Ryan Ohl

Assistant Water Polo Coach


Ryan Ohl is a first year Water Polo Coach at RYC. Ryan is a rising junior at Brunswick and has been a stand-out Water Polo player at both Brunswick and Greenwich Aquatics. He joined Greenwich Aquatics at the age of 8. Since then, his teams have competed in and won numerous high-level national tournaments. Over the years, he has been selected for three national teams and is currently on the youth national team roster. Although Ryan has spent his past summers competing for Greenwich Country Club in swimming and water polo, he is very excited to join Riverside as a coach and is looking forward to making a difference at RYC.

Lauren Priest

Lauren Priest

Diving Assistant Coach


Lauren Priest is the Riverside Yacht Club assistant dive coach for the 2022 season, after having
a successful two years of coaching at Innis Arden Golf Club. Laurens diving career started at
the Greenwich Water Club as a seasonal diver, and eventually joined the Marlins Dive Club in
Greenwich CT. She also is a 4 year varsity diver for the Greenwich High School Team. She is a
graduating senior, and will be attending CU Boulder in the fall to major in Biology. In her free
time, Lauren takes art classes that involve painting and the history of art. She is extremely
excited to work with the staff, kids, and parents at RYC this summer.

Sophie Robertson

Sophie Robertson

Synchronized Swimming Coach


A rising sophomore at the College of the Holy Cross, Sophie is planning to major in Political Science. Sophie is a member of the only all-female acapella group on campus, as well as an avid participant in community service through the community outreach program, or SPUD, at the college. Hailing from Cos Cob, CT, Sophie attended Greenwich High School and graduated with the class of 2021. Throughout her life she has pursued dance - spending 10 years at Greenwich Dance Studio with Kate Trusedale and the other 7 at Allegra Dance under Carrie Paige. This is her fourth summer at Riverside Yacht Club, and her first as their synchronized swimming coach.

Zoe Sorenson

Zoe Sorenson

Assistant Swim Coach


Zoe Sorensen is in her first year as an Assistant Swim Coach at RYC for the 2022 season. Zoe is a rising senior at Loomis Chaffee and a member of the Loomis Chaffee swim team and water polo team. For the swim team, Zoe swam butterfly & backstroke, helping Loomis win the Founders League, and was also a finalist at the New England Championships. She also has more than 10+ years of experience competing at CT club-level swimming events. Zoe has spent the past summers competing for Rocky Point Club in swimming and water polo, and is looking forward to start coaching at RYC!

Morning Program

Cathy Ferarro

Tadpoles


Jessica Gorman

Polliwogs 2


Daneille Reggina

Polliwogs 1


Dan Sheldon

Games Director


Tanya Striffler

Arts & Crafts Coordinator


Reg Tucciarone

Flying Fish


Sailing

Lise Powers

Lise Powers

Head Instructor


Sophie Brett

Sophie Brett

Instructor


Francesca Edmands

Francesca Edmands

Instructor


Leighton Farrel

Leighton Farrel

Instructor


Grace Flanagan

Grace Flanagan

Instructor


Audrey Fung

Audrey Fung

Instructor


Ben Honig

Instructor


Will Kneisley

Will Kneisley

Instructor


Caroline Leicht

Caroline Leicht

Instructor


Andrew Powers

Andrew Powers

Instructor


Jackie Quirke

Jackie Quirke

Instructor


TJ Stocker

TJ Stocker

Instructor


Katharine Stoker

Katharine Stoker

Instructor


Colette Wicks

Colette Wicks

Instructor


Tennis

David Cierny

David Cierny

Assistant Tennis Pro

(203) 637-5683
[email protected]

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David Cierny is a Division 1 Slovak tennis player currently studying at Utah State University. He is a junior majoring in Information Systems with an emphasis in Data Engineering and Web Development. His first two seasons played for Virginia Commonwealth University and won A-10 Conference Championship and were ranked 32 in the country. He was part of a National Junior team from 2012 until 2017.During his college career was helping coaching Summer tennis camps and clinics and participated in charitable events with his teammates. David is excited to join the Riverside Yacht Club team this summer, ready to help and share his experiences and meet new people.

Matt Luzzi

Matt Luzzi

Jr Tennis Pro/Pro Shop

(203) 637-5683
[email protected]

Matthew Luzzi is currently a freshman at Stevens Institute of Technology where he is majoring in Computer Science and is a member of the Stevens Ducks Tennis team. He picked up tennis at the age of 5 and started playing competitively at age 12 through the United States Tennis Association. He reached a ranking of top 50 in the Eastern region. In addition to continuing to play the USTA tennis tournament circuit, he also joined the starting lineup of Greenwich High School's Varsity Tennis Team in his freshman year. By his senior year, he became the team's number 1 singles player and was the captain of the tennis team. Matthew volunteered at Tennis Innovators where he led the clinics for young children. He also enjoys teaching private lessons for adults and children.

Ursula Vollmer

Ursula Vollmer

Jr Tennis Pro/Pro Shop

(203) 637-5683
[email protected]

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Ursula Vollmer is a rising sophomore at Villanova University. She is currently considering pursuing a degree in political science with minors in Spanish and sustainability. At Villanova, she is an active member of the Villanova Club Tennis Team, playing doubles and singles against other club teams such as Bryn Mawr, Drexel, UPenn and Georgetown. She entered the summer of 2021 coming off a five year player and leader of the Varsity Tennis Team at Sacred Heart Greenwich, winning an FAA Honorable Mention and guiding the team as co-captain throughout her senior year. This past summer, Ursula also won the Ladies Singles Championship at Innis Arden Golf and Tennis Club. In college, she works as a staff writer for BeWellNova Health and Wellness Blog, a philanthropy committee leader for the Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority and a staff member of the Villanova Consulting Group. When not studying or being involved at school, Ursula enjoys running outside, reading, cooking, traveling and skiing with her family. She is so excited to be back for her fourth summer as a Junior Tennis Pro and can not wait to play with everyone!

Taylor Shaw

Taylor Shaw

Assistant Tennis Pro

(203) 637-5683
[email protected]

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Taylor Shaw is an American tennis player currently studying at Western Kentucky University. She is a Junior majoring in English Literature with a minor in Leadership Studies. She is an active member of the Hilltopper tennis team. She represents the women’s tennis program for the WKU Student Athletes Advisory Committee, helping student athletes have a voice to the Leadership of WKU Athletic Department. She grew up playing in the Southern USTA section during her junior tennis, traveling across the Southern States to compete. Taylor was selected to represent the State of Arkansas each year during high school for the Annual Southern Cup competition, an honor given to the top ranked players from each of the Southern States. Taylor enjoys volunteering her time on the tennis court to special needs players as well as players of all different skill levels. Taylor is excited to join the Riverside Yacht Club team this summer working with the members of all different age and skill levels.