Ashley Berardinelli – Head Coach
Ashley began swimming competitively for USA Swimming at the age of 6 for the Hawk Hill Swim Team. She swam competitively with the Hawk Hill Swim Team until the age of 18 and made the Junior Olympic Team numerous times. At the age of 12 she was selected to represent USA Swimming in Austria. She attended Merion Mercy Academy High School, where she swam on varsity all 4 years. She attended Niagara University where she was recruited to swim and swam all 4 years of her college career. She was captain of the swimming and diving team her junior and senior year. Ashley began teaching swim lessons at 15 for Swim America out of St. Joseph’s University. In the summers during college she coached with the Springfield County Club. This past year she coached her Alma Mater Merion Mercy Academy Swim team.
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Roxy Tammadge – Head Coach
Roxy grew up swimming from a young age in her hometown of Durban, South Africa. After swimming for both her high school and club team, Roxy was recruited to swim at Villanova University (Division I). While at Nova, Roxy also represented South Africa at international meets in both Russia and China. Roxy was a part of the 4×200 relay team that still holds the South African record. Roxy swam middle and distance freestyle. She is currently taking graduate classes at Immaculata for School Psychology. Roxy has coached for three years and is so excited to coach this summer. Roxy’s goal is to make this summer fun while getting all kids on the team to work hard and improve on their technique.
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Katie Crombie – Assistant Coach
Katie has been involved in competitive swimming for 32 years. Katie was born and raised in West Chester. Katie began her swimming career at the West Chester Area YMCA and was a member of West Chester East High School’s Varsity swim team. Katie swam at Seton Hall University, a Division I college program before transferring and eventually graduating from Temple University (first in her class, I might add). This will be her 18th year of coaching competitive swimming. Katie has coached swimmers of all ages at the Upper Main Line YMCA where she was Head Coach of their summer program for 6 years. Katie was also Head Swim Coach at Rustin High School for 3 years where she also works as an English teacher. We are very fortunate to again have her back with us at acac this summer!
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Ali McQuiston – Assistant Coach
Ali is excited to return to ACST after coaching the summer team for four years while she was in college at the University of Delaware. She swam on the club swim team at UD after swimming varsity for West Chester East High School and competing at the district level. Her favorite stroke is breaststroke! Ali started swimming competitively at age 9, joining ACST when she was 11 and swimming on the team until she was 18 – after which she decided to stay with ACST as an assistant coach! Ali just graduated with her Master’s at the University of Pittsburgh and will begin working as a speech therapist for children in the fall.
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Meghan McCarthy – Assistant Coach
Meghan was born and raised in West Chester and has been involved with the sport of swimming her whole life. She began summer swimming at four with Pennypacker Country Club where she swam competitively through high school senior year as well as working as a lifeguard. Meghan also swam with Malvern Swim Association for many years, which fine-tuned her stroke and cemented her love of the sport. It runs in her family – her brothers swam Division I at the University of Delaware and Marist College, respectively. Meghan swam for Bishop Shanahan High School and has continued her career at Division I Mount Saint Mary’s University where she is pursuing a dual degree in Elementary Education/Special Ed. Meghan also taught swim lessons for the ARCC program at the University both freshman and sophomore year – from infant to 8 and under age groups. She spent last summer at acac as an assistant coach and is looking forward to another great summer with the team!
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Drew McQuiston – Assistant Coach
Drew has been swimming since the age of six and was a part of ACST as a swimmer for twelve years. He swam for four years and was a captain on West Chester East High School’s varsity swim team. Drew just finished his second year at the University of Delaware, where he is majoring in mechanical engineering. He recently helped UD’s club swim team place tenth out of over 70 teams at the Collegiate Club Swimming National Championship. He is a hard worker but also believes in the importance of having fun. Drew is very passionate about ACST and has been known over the years for his spirit and team cheers. He is thrilled after swimming on the team for so long to come back as a coach!