Jack established the USA Swimming; Nutmeg
Swim Club in 1992 and has coached many of Connecticut’s top
In his 9th season as Head Coach of the East Lyme
High School Girls Swim team, Jack has established a Girls ECC win/
loss record of 80 – 2 –1. His team has been ECC
Tournament Champions for the past 9 years and was State Runner up
Champions in 2006 and 2007. The East Lyme Boys Swim Team has
been ECC Champions 4 out of the last 8 years.
Jack has been the ECC Coach of the year on
12 different occasions. He also received the CIAC honor of being
named the 2006 Connecticut Girls Swim Coach of the year. In
addition, this spring Jack will be named the Connecticut Swim Coach
of the Year by the Connecticut Coaches Association, one of the
highest honors to be awarded to a High School Swim Coach. Stabach
founded the Nutmeg Masters Swim Team in 1999 and coaches several
swimmers that have received local, national and international
A knowledgeable and passionate teacher of
the sport, Jack has earned his level 3 license from the American
Swim Coaches association and has attended the USA Coaching College
at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado
Assistant Director/Head Coach
Jen has been involved in USS, high school and collegiate levels
of swimming and coaching. Jennifer started her coaching career
where she began competitive swimming in East Haven. Jen was Head
Coach of the East Haven Big Blues, as well as, the Head Coach of
East Haven/North Branford Co-Op boy's high school swim team. In
addition, she was the assistant coach of the East Haven/North
Branford Co-Op girl's high school swim team. Jen later moved on to
Southern Connecticut State University where she wore numerous hats.
For the collegiate men and women's swim team she was one of the
assistant coaches, as well as, the administrative assistant. She
was the Age Group coach and administrative assistant for SONOCO
Swim Club, which was also located at SCSU. Recently Jen
coached with the Hopkins Mariners Swim Team and was Co-Senior Coach
for seven years. She also currently is the head coach at
Daniel Hand High School girls team, Woodbridge Club Summer Swim
Team, and two masters swim teams out of Hamden Hall and Choate.
- Co-Coordinator for CT Swimming Camps, since becoming
co-coordinator in fall of 2005 there have been eight camps serving
over 600 Connecticut registered swimmers. One of the most recent
camps that has taken place was on August 2009 at the Olympic
Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
- Board member of the Age Group Committee since 2005.
- Board member of the Coaches Committee since 2006.
- USA registered Stroke and Turn/Starter Official.
- CIAC High School Official
- 2007-Present Dave Parcells Madison Mile Race Director.
Age Group Coach
Cecilia Emblidge comes
to Nutmeg Aquatics with several years of experience both in the
pool and on deck. Since 2007, Coach Cecilia has been the Head Coach
of the New London Coastal Cruisers for the Special Olympics of
Connecticut. Coach Cecilia currently serves as an East Lyme
Aquatics & Fitness Center Swim Instructor for the Nutmeg Swim
School where she has coached all levels from beginners to advanced
stroke school. In addition to her work with the Special Olympics
and Nutmeg Swim School, Coach Cecilia also serves an assistant
coach for the East Lyme Middle School.
philisophy for swimming is one that focuses on the technical
aspects of swimming, setting goals for the swimmers, and an
unwavering commitment to making swimming interesting and fun for
her athletes. She is an American Swim Coaches Association Level II
Coach Cecilia was an age group swimmer for
13 years. She also swam in high school, college, and is a
current masters swimmer with the Nutmeg Aquatics Masters Team. She
was the All-County swimmer at for her high school
in Westchester, NY. Coach Cecilia earned a Bachelors of
Science degree in Nursing from Alfred
Andrew S Chen
Andrew is entering his
third year as a coach at Nutmeg Aquatics where his primary role is
developing young athletes. A 2010 East Lyme graduate, Chen
was a member of the high school swim team for four years where he
was a captain and member of the ECC Championship squad for three
consecutive years. He is currently pursuing a degree in
Sports Psychology and is also a volunteer coach and manager for the
Division I UCONN swimming team. Andrew is also the
assistant coach for the East Lyme Middle School Swim team and has
helped coach both the women’s and men’s high school
programs under Jack Stabach.
philosophy is reflective of his own personal experiences with the
sport of swimming. “Swimming changed my life. It
helped to build me into the person I am today. It is now my
responsibility to give these athletes the same experiences I had
and develop them into great individuals and swimmers.”
Andrew is a certified USA Swimming Coach and is also an American
Swim Coaches Association level 1 coach.
Assistant Age Group Coach
Nicole has been involved in USA swimming for 6 years. She
started as a stroke turn official for Wisconsin swimming before
transitioning into coaching for the Howard Suamico Stormbreakers in
Green Bay. Nicole was the rookie coach for HSSB for 4 years
before relocating to Connecticut. She enjoys working with age
group swimmers helping them discover a love of the sport and
working on the technical aspects of swimming.