Coach Bryan, Owner of Open Water Swim Team. 5 TIME CROSS BAY CHAMPION, NATIONALLY RANKED ALL AMERICAN AND ZONE CHAMPION
Coach Bryan’s mission is to teach people how to swim, no matter what level and help them achieve their goals and overcome any challenges that they face in the water.
Coach Christine has been a USA Swim Coach for 15 years, a certified lifeguard and is certified in CPR, First Aid and AED. She has been competitively swimming for over 20 years. She has her Masters in Elementary Education and Childcare certification. Coach Christine has a proven track record in supporting, managing and coaching both adults and children. She also has experience coaching adults to compete on a national level to achieve their highest possible goals.
– Coaching since 2011. 18 years of competitive swimming
– Hold 6 records at Connetquot H.S.
– Hold 11 records at Suffolk Community College
– 1 time National Champion in 2012
– Hold 6 records at Clarkson University
– Swimmer of the year award 2014-2015 Liberty League
– 2 time Pool record holder for Liberty Leagues (100 and 200 Backstroke)
– 1 time League record holder (100 Backstroke).
Sierra has been a competitive swimmer for over 15 years. She then transfered her love for swimming over to coaching the Jupiter Dragons Swim Team. She was the assistant coach for the Dragons for two years and then proceeded to teach swim lessons part time while completing a Bachelors Degree in Marine Biology. She is currently using her competitive drive to compete is SUP surfing and racing events on the East Coast. The remainder of her time is spent fishing, diving, and traveling to anywhere new and exciting.
– 2x ALL AMERICAN OWS
– Zone Champion
– 30 years of swim experience
Stan Lozinski – Team Captain
Stan’s swimming background dates back to his days at Queens College during the mid 1980’s where he was a competitive swimmer and water polo player. After graduating, he followed his passion for swimming and love of the outdoors by joining the growing ranks of local triathlete’s around Long Island competing in numerous events throughout the years. In 1994, he turned his sights to coaching by starting the first Masters Swim Team at Connetquot H.S. which endures today through OWS. As the years moved forward, he expanded his love of the outdoors with cycling and mountain biking locally and throughout Colorado and Utah. In addition, in 2002, he successfully climbed Mt. Rainier and has recently participated in numerous adventure races and local triathlons. Stan has been married for over 20 years to his “very supportive” wife Ellen. They have two daughters, Sophia age 13 and Natalia age 10, who are active age group swimmers and triathletes. Stan owns a highly regarded employee benefits consulting firm, Comprehensive Financial, and is a Certified Financial Planner with three offices on Long Island and in NYC.
Billy Swezey has more than 6 years lifeguard experience with over 3 years experience as an ocean lifeguard. He is certified in CPR, AED, First Aid, and holds a NYS boaters safety certificate. Billy has grown up on the south shore of Long Island and has been boating in the Great South Bay, surfing, and playing in the ocean on Fire Island since he was a young child. He has years of experience exploring and navigating the bay on his boat, kayak, and standup paddle board. Billy started kiteboarding 6 years ago and has been an IKO certified instructor for over 3 years.
Sophia swam competitively for 10 years at West Islip Swim Club, Connetquot Swim Club, and OWS. She has her lifeguard, CPR, AED, and first aid certification. Sophia coaches children in the begin2swim program. Having grown up around the water she has a tremendous appreciation for the water world. In her free time she loves swimming in the ocean, paddle boarding, and kayaking.