Pheasant Run Flyers Coaching Staff
The spirit of our program is as strong as ever, as we focus on providing an environment for swimmers to fulfill their potential by getting the best instruction in South Jersey. Young swimmers have an opportunity to develop their competency in all four strokes, and perfect their technique over the years through daily practice and exposure to our experienced coaching staff.
Head Coach Dave Schroeder
Tri County Rep Brenda Schurer
To be added to the swim team email distribution list, please email Coach Tom Wilkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Coach - Dave Schroeder
Dave Schroeder is a highly experienced coach, who has been coaching swimming for 25 years at clubs such as Jersey Wahoos, Voyagers, Wedgewood, Larchmont, and currently, Cinnaminson High School. Dave started his coaching in 1991 at Voyagers Swimming. In 1995 he moved to Wahoos JRA group under Wedgewood coach Jim Villa where he coached for close to 12 seasons, during that time he was invited to coach on the Middle Atlantic Zone All Star team from 1998-2004, and was named the Head Coach for the USS National Age Group camp held at Kutztown University in 1999. Dave's most recent summer swim experience was at Larchmont Barracudas from 2001-2015, where he led the team to the Suburban Swim League Championship Title in 4 of his 14 seasons and was the league runner up 6 other times.
Dave started his own swimming career at PRSC under Coach Ken Rauba so he has a deep understanding of the Flyers history and community spirit. Dave and his wife Colleen have 3 young boys, all of whom swam at PRSC last year on the mini team.
Dave is looking forward to bringing his coaching passion and experience for developing swimmers to the families and swimmers of PRSC.
Assistant Coach - Collin Canfield
Mini Team Coach - Kristen Snow
Coach Kristen will be working with the Mini Team this swim season! Kristen swam for Riverdel Swim Club for 14 years and was a 12 and under coach there for 2 years. Kristen graduated with an elementary education and history degree from The College of New Jersey. She is a first grade teacher at Mary Bray Elementary School in Mount Ephraim. Additionally, Coach Kristen assists with the PRSC Winter Swim Program and taught swim lessons with Coach Tom Wilkinson at the Moorestown Community House. Kristen is looking forward to the development of the mini swimmers’ skills this summer!
Assistant Coach - Ashley Ungvarsky
Coach Ashley began her swimming career as a Pheasant Run Flyer at the age of five and was a member of the team for 12 years. She will be working primarily with the 10 and unders. She spent five years working under Coach Tom at the Moorestown Community House in his “Learn to Swim” program and has spent the last three years teaching private lessons outside the club. She also spent four years as a lifeguard at PRSC and was an assistant manager last year. She is very excited to become a swim coach at the club that taught her perseverance, teamwork, and fostered a lifelong love of the sport. She hopes to challenge the swimmers to achieve their goals, and also instill in them the same love for the sport that keeps her coming back to PRSC every summer.
Assistant Coach – Greg Wilkinson
Coach Greg will be working with all groups this summer. Coach Greg was the primary assistant coach and group lesson instructor of the Pheasant Run Flyers from 2000 until 2009 and we are thrilled he is returning to us again this summer. He also swam for Pheasant Run starting at the age of five and continued his career to Moorestown High School and Towson University, specializing in the mid-distance freestyle events. His dedication to making sure that kids both enjoy every minute in the water and make the most of every minute in the water is known by everyone who’s experienced him as a coach.
Computer Specialist – Tom Wilkinson
We are delighted to welcome Coach Tom back in his “most involved parent/coach” position. Coach Tom Wilkinson will be heading up the summer “Learn to Swim” group lessons again this summer and is taking care of everything "technology related" in 2018. Coach Tom has been a Pheasant Run mainstay since 1981 - swimmer (1981-1991), assistant coach (1991-2000), head coach (2001-2009) and swimming parent (2012-present). Coach Tom’s expertise in swimming is known across the area, and this will be the only place where your child will be able to take swim lessons with him. With over 37 years of swimming involvement and 19 years of running his “Learn to Swim" program at the Moorestown Community House, Coach Tom’s ability is legendary - making every child feel confident in the water, and building their technique and stroke mechanics from day one.