Swim and Dive Team

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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 U.S. 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 (2003-2023)

Swim Team Handbook

2024 Summer Event Schedule

Date: Time: Event:
Tuesday, May 28th 5:45 PM New Parent Meeting
Thursday, May 30th 5:30 – 6:30 PM 11 & Up Practice Begins
  6:30 – 7:15 PM 10 & Under Practice Begins
Monday, June 3rd and 4th 5:30 PM Pre-Team Evaluations and New Swimmer Screening
Sunday, June 9th 7:00 PM Stroke & Turn Clinic (at Maple Manor)
Wednesday, June 12th 6:30 PM Mandatory Parent Meeting
Thursday, June 13th 6:30 PM Stroke & Turn Clinic (at Maplewood)
Wednesday, June 12th   Morning Practices Begin
  7 – 8:30 AM High School
  8:30 -10 AM 11 & Up
  10 – 11 AM 9 & Up
  11 – 11:45 AM 8 & Under
  11:15 AM – 12 PM Mon., Wed., Thurs. Pre-Team
Monday, June 17th 8:30 – 11:30 AM Swimsuit Try-ons
  5:00 PM Dive Practice Begins
  6:00 PM Pasta Night
Saturday, June 22nd T.B.D. Swim Blast (at Sunny Willow)
Monday, June 24th 10:30 AM Team Picture (Rain Date: Tuesday, June 25th)
Wednesday, June 26th After each practice Tie Dye Day & Ice Cream Social
Friday, June 28th 9:30 AM Team Day
Sunday, July 7th 5:00 PM Pep Rally, Car Decorating, & Rita’s Water Ice
Monday, July 8th 5:15 PM C.J. Martin Relay Carnival
Wednesday, July 10th After each practice Pancake Breakfast
Friday, July 12th 7:00 PM Midsummer Madness
Sunday, July 14th T.B.D. Mega Distance Meet
Wednesday, July 17th T.B.D. Mini Meet (at Fort Washington)
Thursday, July 18th   Senior Recognition Night
Friday, July 19th 9:30 – 11:30 AM Lollipop Meet
Saturday, July 20th 9:00 AM Dive Blast (at Upper Moreland)
Monday, July 22nd 6:00 PM Swim & Dive Banquet
Wednesday, July 24th T.B.D. B Champs
Saturday, July 27th T.B.D. A Champs
Sunday, July 28th T.B.D. Dive Champs

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 204 at Maple Manor 668 Results
July 2 Maple Manor 590 at Upper Moreland 327 Results
July 9 Hideaway   at Maple Manor   Results
July 11 Maple Manor   at Sunny Willow   Results
July 16 Maple Manor   at Maplewood   Results

July 18

Fort Washington   at Maple Manor   Results
July 24 B Champs at Fort Washington  
July 28 Dive Champs at T.B.D.  
July 27 A Champs at Hideaway Swim Club