I'm Coach Russ Banak with my oldest daughter Bailey. Bailey has been working along side of me since 2015. Bailey heads all the Tier 1 swimming lessons for our younger swimmers just learning to swim. She is a Sophomore at Ursinus University studying Neuropsychology. Bailey prides herself on taking beginner swimmers and working with them to swim team level within a relatively short period of time. She has accomplished this several times in the past and loves seeing the faces of little swimmers being told they're ready for the swim team. I coach all competitive swimmers with my amazing assistant coaches. I started competitive swimming at the age of 6. By 8, I was consistently breaking records and swimming undefeated season after season. I continued swimming throughout my college career. Throughout the years I have done everything from providing swim lessons to coaching privately and on swim teams. I am the founder of Tier 1. Read why I started Tier 1 here. Why I Started Tier 1
Hi, my name is Rachel Woomer and I am a Junior at Kings College and part of their swim team. I have been on the Amity AC and Boyertown YMCA swim teams since I was 9. During my competitive swimming career, I've qualified for YMCA Nationals in the 200 fly, won the BCSA Counties in the 100 fly, won the state championship in the 200 fly and qualified for High School Districts in the 100 fly. I have a passion for swimming and look forward to helping more kids improve and swim faster.
Hello, I’m Teag Culver. I’m a graduate of Albright College, where I studied political science and was the captain of the swim team. I’ve been swimming competitively for over fifteen years, the last eight of which specializing in distance. I hold records at Albright in the mile and was the 2019 MAC Champion in the 500 freestyle. I teach lessons as well as coach Tier 1 competitive swimmers, both for kids and adults. Swimming has largely been my favorite thing for my entire life and I aspire to push those I coach through every stroke.
Hello! My name is Nolan Cremi. I am currently a Freshman at Lehigh University and was the Valedictorian of the class of 2020 at Daniel Boone Area High School. I am the fifth oldest of a family of fourteen. I have seven younger siblings who I help take care of. I have taught them to swim and have been swimming myself since a very young age. I enjoy teaching lessons at Tier 1. I love working with the kids and getting them to love swimming as much as I do.
Hi, my name is Kenzie Frey. I have been a member of the Tier 1 family since 2016! I have been swimming since I was 9 for the Fleetwood Swim Team and later joined the TriValley YMCA Swim Team. Last season I was the intern coach for the TriValley Team and this past summer was the assistant coach for the Fleetwood Team. I have swam at both YMCA district and state competitions. I am also a member of ‘3’ current record holding relay teams for the Fleetwood Swim Team. I have also competed in open water swims. I love to competitive swim and teach kids how to become better swimmers. I look forward to helping every kid accomplish their goals.
Hi, my name is Juli Hyatt and I am a graduate of Albright College. I have a masters next year in Education. I have been swimming since the age of four years old and have been coaching and giving lessons for the past 7 years. In 2016 and 2017 I swam for the Wyckoff YMCA and I qualified for YMCA Nationals in the 200 Free. In 2018 I moved to Phoenix Aquatics Club where I qualified for Sectionals in the 200 breast. I am currently a swimmer at Albright College where I earned the most individual first place wins on the woman’s team in the 2019-2020 season. I love this sport with all of my heart and have dedicated most of my life to becoming the best swimmer I can be. I hope to pass on my knowledge and passion for swimming to the children I have the luckiest of opportunities to teach.