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Three Village Swim Club Coaching Staff

Mark Anderson - Fall 2018 Head Coach  Mark Anderson (email: Coach Mark grew up in Poughkeepsie New York. Mark swam for Marist Swim Club for 10 years. Coaches Larry Van Wagner and Mike Murray turned out to be very influential in Marks life, and turned swimming into a lifelong passion for him. Mark swam all four years for Dave Alexander and Chris Brandenberger at Stony Brook University competing all four years in the America East Conference Championships, and placing top eight in the 100 Breaststroke 3 years in a row. Graduating in May of 2013 with a degree in Environmental Health & Safety. Mark has also worked at the University of Michigan's Wolverine Swim camp for the past 4 years gaining knowledge from coaching greats such as; Bob Bowman, Jon Urbanchek, Mike Bottom, Mark Hill and Jim Richardson. Mark started working at Three village Swim Club in the fall of 2012.

Emily Fleckenstein - Fall 2018 Senior Team Coach  Emily Fleckenstein (email: Emily is a former TVSC swimmer and joined the team as a coach in January 2011. She has a Sport Management degree from Lynchburg College where she also played field hockey, and is currently a field hockey coach at Shoreham-Wading River HS. During the day, Emily works at My Gym Children's Fitness Center in Stony Brook. Aside from coaching, she continues her swimming career as a masters swimmer and a triathlete.

Peter Smit - Fall 2018 Head Junior Team Coach and TVSC website Webmaster,  Peter Smit (email: He joined the TVSC Coaching Staff in 1999 after coaching Spirit Swimming of Newtown, Pennsylvania, for five years. He brought a wealth of knowledge, experience that has greatly benefitted the TVSC community.

He was born and raised in the Netherlands and was a middle-distance freestyle swimmer and water polo player for his Dutch club team, while in high school and college.

After receiving his engineering degree in the summer of 1979, he came to the US for a job in the Silicon Valley in California. Before and after work he trained for one year with the well-known Santa Clara Swim Club. One of his teammates was the 15 year old Pablo Morales, who later became the 100 fly Olympic Champion in Barcelona 1992.

Peter became a US Citizen in 1990. The Smit family moved from California to Newtown, PA, in 1991 and moved from Newtown to Mount Sinai in the summer of 1999. In between trying to stay in shape as a master swimmer in the morning and coaching the Junior 2 team at night, Peter is a Sr Hardware Project Engineer for Rockwell Automation in East Setauket.

One swimming experience he will never forget, is being at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing to see daughter, Julia, compete for Team USA in the 400 and 800 Free Relays.

Mike Smit - Fall 2018 Lead Junior 1 Team Coach  Mike Smit (email: Michael joined TVSC as an athlete in 1999 when the Smit family moved to New York. After 4 years on the team, he attended Cornell University where he swam for four years. Michael qualified for division I NCAAs in multiple events in both his junior and senior years.

After graduating from Cornell in 2007, Michael moved to North Carolina to train for 2008 Olympic Trials at SwimMac with Olympic Team coach David Marsh. At 2008 Olympic Team Trials Michael swam the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle and the 100 and 200 butterfly.

After Olympic Trials in 2008, Michael began coaching at TVSC where he stayed for one year before accepting a full time coaching position in New York City. During this time, he began training again with Coach Brian Brown. In 2010, Michael followed Coach Brown to FAST in Southern California. At FAST, he continued to coach and began training with one of the most decorated coaches USA swimming, Jon Urbanchek. Michael trained alongside numerous Olympians and world record holders while preparing for 2012 Olympic Trials where he swam the 100, 200, and 400 freestyle, finishing 15th in the 200.

Michael returned to coach at TVSC in 2012, eager to share his diverse swimming knowledge and experience. He completed his masters degree in Secondary Math Education at Hofstra University in 2015, He is now a math and computer science teacher for Three Village Schoold District and teaches at the Ward Melville HS and TVSD Middle Schools. In summer of 2019 Mike married TVSC Coach Kate Conard.

Kate Conard - Fall 2018 Junior Team Coach  Kate Smit is a 2009 TVSC and a Ward Melville High School alumna and 2013 Marist College graduate.

Chris Brandenberger - Fall 2018 Junior Team Coach  Chris Brandenberger
2001 TVSC and Ward Melville HS Alumnus, Aquatic Director and Head Coach St, Joe's College in Patchogue

Kerry Kubik - Fall 2018 Novice Team Head Coach and Head Dolphin Development Team Coach  Kerry Kubik (email:

Taylor Kelly - 2016 Novice Team Coach   Taylor Kelly is a 2006 TVSC alumna, a graduate of Shoreham Wading River High School, and a first year Novice team coach for TVSC. She is a 2010 SUNY Fredonia College graduate, earning her Bachelors in Exercise Physiology, and is working on completing her Masters in Physical Education in 2012. Taylor swam for TVSC for 10 years and continued her swimming career at Fredonia for 4 more years. As a freshman she broke the 100 yd breaststroke school record, and broke school relay records for four years as a member of the 200 medley, 400 medley and 200 free relays. She is a New York State certified coach for scondary school athletics, as well as NYS licensed EMT and level 1 Crossfit Instructor.

Joe Zhu - 2018 Assistant Coach  Joe Zhu
2010 TVSC and Ward Melville HS Alumnus

Kerry Smith - 2918 Assistant Coach  Kerry Smith
Head Coach Stony Brook University women's swim team

 - Fall 2018 Novice Coach  Dana Dantuono

Novice Coach  Jay Wiedersum 

Dan Laidlaw - Spring 2021 Novice Team Coach  Dan Laidlaw
TVSC Alumnus