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Trainers

Marteloa "Marty" Rivers

BS, WSI, CPO, CPT is a Certified Personal Trainer and Master Swim Coach at MUSC who has more than twenty years of experience developing and implementing individualized and group swim lessons and programs for students at all levels. In his coaching career, Marty has trained one State Champion and several winners of the HCC competition at MUSC. Marty started swimming at the age of 13 and brings a dynamic and functional approach to swimming that enables students to meet and exceed their potential by developing their mental and physical stamina and capability.

Amy Leaphart

2018 marks Amy’s 30 year anniversary of teaching swim lessons. Amy has taught water aerobics for 22 years, with 20 years of teaching at the MUSC Wellness Center. Amy has a master’s degree in Health and Exercise Science, in addition to a master’s degree in English and is currently full time faculty with USC.

Amy has taught infants to adults over all 30 years, in addition to teaching swim at the college level. She also has 10 years’ experience teaching others how to teach swimming, both as a college class and as an instructor trainer for the American Red Cross. Amy served as Aquatics Director at large facilities in Columbia and Charleston, including both The Citadel and MUSC Wellness Center. She created and implemented the MUSC Youth and Swim Programs in 2007/2008. Current and past certifications: American Red Cross instructor and instructor trainer in CPR, Water Safety, and Lifeguarding, Aquatic Exercise Association and American Sport and Fitness Association certificates in water aerobics.

Kathleen Wilson

Kathleen Wilson has a multi-faceted background in aquatics. As a competitor, she specializes in marathon swimming, having completed many of the world's greatest swims and was the first South Carolina resident to swim the English Channel. While still actively training and competing in marathon swimming, she has coached numerous swimmers to successful outcomes of other major marathon events and currently serves as the coach for MUSC's Wellness Center swim club. As a swim instructor, she enjoys working with adult students and is founder of SwimCalm, a program designed for adults with fear of water and who wish to learn to swim.

Stefany Scaringi

Stefany has been swimming since she was six years old.  She swam competitively growing up and enjoyed being on a year round team.  Stefany has been teaching swim lessons off and on for the last 28 years.  She has been a certified Red Cross swim instructor and lifeguard as well as a lifeguard/instructor trainer. She really enjoys working with all different levels and ages of students. It is rewarding to see the progress of each student and their confidence increase when they realize they can swim on their own.

Katelyn Dean

Katelyn began swimming competitively at the age of 5 in Sumter, SC and continued until college. She competed in the YMCA swim league, in the USA swim league, and in the SCISA swim league. She began her career at 14 years old when she taught a college student to swim in exchange for rides to the pool. At 15 she began teaching young groups professionally alongside the aquatics director at her local YMCA.  As she grew in her passion for teaching she became a lifeguard, began teaching privately, volunteering when necessary, and coached a local summer swim team for 3 years. She has taught and/or coached swimming every summer for the past 8 years and is happy to be able to extend her work throughout the year. She has experience with ages 1 to 18 and enjoys working with all ages. Katelyn continues to teach swimming because of her passion for the sport, the joy of teaching others new skills, and the challenge of crafting new strategies and techniques to keep individual swimmers encouraged and motivated during lessons. 

Ashleigh Burn

Ashleigh  started swimming at 7 years old for her neighborhood summer league team the Newington TigerSharks. After that she joined Southern Marlins Racing Team and for the next 7 years  Ashleigh competed around South Carolina as a registered USA swimmer. In the off season Ashleigh swam for a new year-round team that is now known as LTP. During this time she worked with the special Olympics. In high school Ashleigh began perfecting her butterfly and attended 5 SCISA state meets where she qualified for butterfly, back stroke and free relay. Ashleigh's won 2nd place at SCISA  state meet as the anchor in the 400-free relay.