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Our Coaches

CRM Coaches and Staff

Sarah Kurchian - CRM Registrar:  If you have questions regarding joining our program, restarting or canceling your membership and automatic renewal, please contact Sarah.

Abe Rogers - Head Coach

rogersA graduate and varsity swimmer of Colby College, Abe became a professional triathlete upon graduation and competed in the US Triathlon Olympic Trials. Abe was the Head Coach at Boston University Masters for over two years before enlisting in the Army where he spent three and a half years with the 82nd Airborne Division. He earned a Masters Degree in Education with a Specialty in Physical Education and Coaching from BU in 2012. Abe returned from his second deployment to Afghanistan in 2011 and is currently serving in the Massachusetts National Guard.  In May 2015 Abe earned a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Boston College.  He works as an educator in Chelsea Public Schools.  Contact Abe at: aberogers@gmail.com

 

Chris Schenck - Associate Head Coach

sarahChris grew up in San Diego, CA and Chicago, IL.  In 2004, Chris became the YMCA National record holder in both the 800 and 1500 meter freestyle. Chris was an NCAA Division I athlete at North Carolina State University and Western Kentucky University, focusing on distance freestyle and butterfly events. He received his B.S. degree in Recreation Administration.  Chris began teaching lessons early on in his swim career and has coached age group teams in Illinois and Colorado. He moved to Boston to pursue a career in the sport he loves. 

At CRA, Chris is the Director of Special Programs and Adult Lessons. He has spearheaded the redevelopment of our Adult Programs and taught countless adults in our program with passion, strong goal setting, communication, and encouragement. For Masters, Chris has been an active participant at Blodgett lunchtime workouts for the past few years and looks forward to lending his expertise to the group. 

When he is not at the pool, Chris enjoys outside adventures, volunteering for the Special Olympics, and playing the drums.

 

Scott McInerney - Assistant Coach

sarahA graduate and varsity swimmer of Oberlin College, Scott brings his DIII NCAA-level swimming experience to Cambridge Masters. After swimming with CMSC for only a year, he joined the coaching staff in the summer of 2010.  With almost 15 years of competitive swimming experience, he brings his sprint and butterfly expertise to the team, emphasizing the importance of technique in building stroke efficiency.  Outside of the pool, Scott works as a market research consultant in the Boston Metropolitan area.

 

 

Jamie Manion - Assistant Coach

sarahJamie is a Harvard grad from the class of 2011 where he was a member of the Harvard Swim Team and studied Economics and Psychology. Currently working at Fidelity Investments, he has been swimming competitively since the age of five, and he has taught swim lessons to both children and adults for the past five years.

 

 

 

Jacqui Poirier - Assistant Coach

sarahA native Medford resident, Jacqui started swimming competitively at the age of 9 for Magnus Aquatic Group. Jacqui swam all four years at Medford High School and was named team captain her senior year.  A graduate of Curry College with a B.S. in Biology, Jacqui taught swim lessons for seven years and began work at Charles River Aquatics as an instructor at our Summer Camp.  Her passion for teaching was evident and Jacqui came on staff full time in 2014. Since then, Jacqui has moved her way up the ladder at CRA. She has been directly involved in all CRA programs from children to adult. Most recently, Jacqui has been developing CRA's newest site, Simmons College and taking CRA's high quality lessons and reputation and growing it from the ground up in a new and exciting place. Jacqui also coaches masters and does adult technique work at the Simmons location.

Outside of swimming, Jacqui enjoys running, music, and spending time with her family and friends. She also has a new baby to teach to swim, her daughter Gracie turns one in April!

 

Christina Kinney - Assistant Coach

sarahOriginally from Connecticut, Christina began swimming as soon as she could walk. The water has always been her passion and she swam competitively through high school. Christina has been a lifeguard and swim instructor for the past 10 years. From mommy and me classes to advanced adults, Christina has done it all. Christina graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Marine Affairs. Christina has been working at CRA for 2 years now and specializes in coaching and teaching adult swimmers to be more efficient.

 

 

Stephanie Morawski - Director

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The Director of Cambridge Masters Swim Club is also Harvard’s Head Coach of Women’s Swimming and Diving. One of the most decorated swimmers in the rich history of Harvard's storied program, Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92 has been head coach of her alma mater since 1996. Most recently, in 2016, Steph and her Crimson once again claimed the Ivy League Championship

Morawski complied a long list of accolades as a student-athlete before entering the coaching ranks. A former team captain, she is a two-time All-America selection, a three-time NCAA Championships qualifier and two-time Olympic Trials qualifier. Morawski earned her undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard in 1992 and added a master's degree from Harvard's Graduate School of Education in 1999.

 

 

 

Kevin Tyrrell - Partner to CRM

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 A valued partner to CMSC, Kevin Tyrrell was promoted to Head Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving in August 2013 after serving as assistant coach since 2009. Tyrrell's second season at the helm saw Harvard post a 9-0 record in dual meets during the regular season, including a 7-0 mark against the Ivy League. At the Ivy League Championships, Harvard claimed second overall. Previously, Tyrrell, who has extensive international coaching experience, was the head coach of the U.S. Virgin Islands National Team from 2005-09 and led the team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A 1992 graduate of Lafayette College, Tyrrell was a two-time captain for the Leopards, leading the team to second place at the 1992 ECAC Championship. He earned a master’s degree in education from Boston University in 2002 and a master's in education from Harvard University in 2015.