Annie Parodi grew up swimming in Warwick Valley New York. She competed through age group & high school swimming. At Mount Saint Mary College, Annie was not only the MVP and Team Captain, but she broke nine team swimming records. Since graduating with a degree in Biology from SUNY – Buffalo, she has been swim coaching and a personal trainer. Annie is currently coaching at Waterloo Swimming where she is the Head Group Coach of Silver 2. Prior to that she coached at Cedar Park Swimming where she was the Head Coach of the Silver and Bronze groups and assisted with the Gold and Senior groups. Before moving to Texas, she worked for the Cheektowaga Stingrays where she was the Head Age Group Coach for the 12 & Under program in charge of program development/growth, on deck coaching and swimmer development. During her tenure there, the Stingrays expanded Age Group and learn to swim programs. They have also advanced more swimmers than ever before to LSC championships and Zone meets.
My name is Marley Kotick, and I have been a Shark since I was 8 years old. My swimming career started with the Sharks and continued to Westwood's Varsity Swim and Dive team where I was a Regional Qualifier for the past two years. I will also be instructing this summer at Waterloo Swim School for my fourth year. I love teaching kids to swim while having fun. I'm super excited to be coming back to the Sharks as a coach this year and I'm looking forward to a great season!
My name is Garrett Mott and I will be a freshman at the University of Texas in the fall, majoring in physics. I hope to become a high school physics teacher when I graduate. I swam on the Westwood Varsity Swim Team for 4 years and was captain my senior year. I was a regional qualifier for 2 years in the 200 freestyle and the 200 freestyle relay. I also played for the Westwood Water Polo Team for 2 years. Additionally, I have swum with Nitro for the past 8 years. I've spent every summer since I was 7 swimming with the Sharks and I am so excited to be back as a coach. I want to make sure that these younger swimmers have as great Shark memories as I do!