Our Coaches

You Can't Have A Great Swim Clinic Without Great Coaches To Implement It.


  • Our # 1 job is to make swimmers faster, stronger and smarter.
  • Tier 1 coaches are all products of Tier 1 Swimming. They're exceptionally qualified competitive swimmers that have the desire, talent and passion to coach other swimmers to greatness. 
  • Tier 1 coaches understand the importance of Starts, Turns and Finishes, being the underlying skill that Wins Races and Breaks Records
  • Most coaches are record breakers and several have gone undefeated for entire swim seasons. 
  • Tier 1 coaches demonstrate a passion for swimming that only the best coaches can. 
  • Tier 1 coaches work together as a team to give all our swimmers the best learning experience possible, so they can flourish in the sport of competitive swimming.​



Coach Russ With Daughter Bailey

​I'm Coach Russ Banak with my oldest daughter Bailey.  Bailey has been working along side of me since 2015.  Bailey heads all the swimming lessons for our younger swimmers just learning to swim.  I coach all competitive swimmers with my 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. 


Coach Rachel

 Hi, my name is Rachel Woomer and I am a senior at Daniel Boone High School.  I have been on the Amity AC and Boyertown YMCA swim teams  since I was 9.  I lifeguard and teach swim lessons at Amity AC.  This past year I qualified for YMCA Nationals in the 200 fly, won the BCSA Counties in the 100 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.​ 


Coach Maddie

Hi, my name is Madison Griffin and I am a senior at Daniel Boone High School. I have been a part of the Amity A.C. swim team since I was 7, the Pottstown YMCA team since I was 8,   I specialize in backstroke but I have a fun time swimming any stroke. I understand the struggle of wanting to drop time, so I know that focusing on details in every aspect of a race can really add up. I hope I can help kids learn new techniques to help them improve on their strokes, drop their times, and meet their personal goals.  and the Daniel
Boone high school team since freshman year. I also lifeguard and teach lesson at the Amity pool and Boyertown YMCA.