Swim and Dive Team

 

Maple Manor’s Swimming & Diving team has offered fun summer training and competition to member families since 1962.  Girls and boys ages 5-18 compete as one team in the Colonial Swim League in dual meets vs. six other area swim club teams.  Maple Manor has been a force in this age-group summer league, with a league championship streak stretching from 1999 to 2018 and taking the title home again from 2021 – 2023.  In addition to training and meets, the team has a lot of fun social activities for the kids throughout the season.

Athletes can start at a young age as part of the “pre-team” with most continuing to participate through high school, and many going on in their swim & dive careers to compete in high school plus at the regional, state, collegiate, national and international level.  Maple Manor has one Olympian alumnus (Rob Cragg, diving; Montreal 1976), with several swim & dive athletes/alumni competing at the US Olympic Trials (three in 2020!) and representing the United States (and Maple Manor) in international competition.

For swim team questions please reach out to: swimteam@maplemanorswimclub.org

Coaching Staff

Maple Manor’s coaching staff emphasizes to all swimmers the importance of proper technique, teamwork, sportsmanship, learning and most importantly – HAVING FUN!

Stu Kukla – Head Coach

Hello Maple Manor Swim Team family,

I would like to formally introduce myself to you after a 13 year gap in tenure in my coaching career here at the club. I coached Maple Manor from 1996-2010 as well as being head coach at UDAC from 1996-2004. I had stops as a high school coach at Plymouth Whitemarsh, Upper Moreland, Upper Dublin and at Germantown Academy. I also ran a USA Swimming program in Central Bucks (CBST) for 15 years. Now as a full time teacher I have time to return to Maple Manor during the summer and have fun coaching again. I look forward to seeing all of you this summer at the pool wearing green.

Melissa Pierce – Assistant Swim Coach
Sam Evangelista – Assistant Swim Coach

 

 

Steph Szekely – Assistant Swim Coach

I graduated Penn State in 2021 where I was a member of the swim team. I am currently a 1st grade teacher at Fort Washington Elementary. On my free time I like to travel, run and watch sports!

Karyn Creelman – Dive Coach

 

 

Team Sponsor

Team Resources

Maple Manor Swim and Dive Team Records:

Records Board

Results Archive (2003-2022)

Swim Team Handbook

2024 Summer Swim & Dive Schedule

New Parent Meeting- Tuesday, May 28th 5:45pm

11 & Up Practice Begins- Wednesday, May 29th (5:30-6:30)

10& Under Practice Begins- Wednesday, May 29th (6:30-7:15)

Pre-team Evaluations/New Swimmer Screening- Monday, June 3rd & Tuesday, June 4th at
5:30pm

Stroke & Turn Clinic- Sunday, June 9th (Maple Manor)

Mandatory Parent Meeting- Wednesday, June 12th 6:30pm (UD graduation is June 11th)

Stroke & Turn Clinic- Thursday, June 13th (Maplewood)

Morning Practices Start- Friday, June 14th (High School 7-8:30, 11& UP 8:30-10, 9 & UP 10-11,

8& Under 11-11:45, Pre-team Monday, Wed, Thurs 11:15-12)

Swimsuit Try-ons- Monday, June 17th starting at 8:00 AM

Time Trials- 12 & Unders only, Monday, June 17th 8:30 AM

Pasta Night- Monday, June 17th 6PM.

Swim Blast- Saturday, June 22nd (Time TBD)

Team Pictures- Monday, June 24th (rain date Tuesday, June 25th)

Tie Dye Day & Ice Cream Social- Wednesday, June 26th (will take place after every practice)

Team Day- Friday, June 28th 9:45AM

CJ Martin- Monday, July 8th 

Pancake Breakfast- Wednesday, July 10th (after each practice)

Mini Meet @ Fort Washington- TBD

Mega Distance Meet- July 14th or July 21st

Pep Rally & Rita’s Water Ice/ Car Decorating- Wednesday, July 17th 5:00 pm

Lollipop Meet- Friday, July 19th (9:30-11:30)

Midsummer Madness- Friday, July 19th 7:00 pm

Swim & Dive Banquet- Monday, July 22nd 6:00 pm


Parent Helpers/Volunteers- Swim Team Activities

Team Day- Nicole McGuckin & Brianna Sheppard
Pancake Breakfast- Kerri Reeves & Hillary Snyder
Lollipop Meet- Tara Mignatti
Midsummer Madness- Theresa Bombaci
Records Board/Team Board- Abby & Chris Manser
Meet Decorations- Martha Visek
Big & Littles/MM Team Apparel- Annie Robbins
Personal Best/100% Club- Nicole McGuckin
Meet Volunteer Coordinator- Nicole McGuckin
Snack Bar Coordinator- Lindsay Reifsnyder

Team Schedule and Results

Date: Visiting Team Score   Home Team Score  
     
June 25 Manor Lu   at Maple Manor    
July 2 Maple Manor   at Upper Moreland    
July 9 Hideaway   at Maple Manor    
July 11 Maple Manor   at Sunny Willow    
July 16 Maple Manor   at Maplewood    

July 18 

Fort Washington   at Maple Manor    
  Swim Banquet at Maple Manor  
July 24 B Champs at Fort Washington  
July 26 Dive Champs at T.B.D.  
July 27 A Champs at Hideaway swim club