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New Aquatics Director @ Rye YMCA

(PHOTO: The Rye YMCA's new Aquatics Director Tim Corcoran.)
(PHOTO: The Rye YMCA’s new Aquatics Director Tim Corcoran.)

The Rye YMCA has appointed Tim Corcoran as its new aquatics director. Tim joined the staff just as the Y’s two pools closed due to flood damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Nevertheless, he dove into his new role with enthusiasm, helping his co-workers with flood recovery, finding alternate locations for Y swimmers, and making plans for when the pools reopen.

Born in Stamford, Connecticut, Tim and his three siblings were avid swimmers by the time they reached high school. As a teen, he was a four-time All American in the 100 Butterfly and 200 medley relay. He was also a national age group champion in both the 100 and 200 Butterfly and two-time Junior National silver medalist in both events as well.

“Swimming was my passion,” Tim remarked recently. “Through it I learned that success is a process, a mindset that takes goal setting, routine, and resilience. These characteristics have been of great influence in my life and career and something I try to pass on to my employees, young athletes, and facility members.”

Tim began his career in 2004 as the aquatics director and head swimming and water polo coach at the Country Club of New Canaan while serving as the head age group coach of the New Canaan YMCA. In the years that followed, he held several senior coaching positions at the New Canaan, Greenwich, and Wilton YMCAs. In 2012, he founded Life Fit, LLC, a personal training studio in Wilton, CT, which he owned and managed until 2021. Most recently, Tim worked as the Aquatics Supervisor at the Westchester Country Club Beach Club.

At the Rye Y, Tim will report to Vickie Tsakmakis, Senior Program Director for Aquatics and Safety, who is currently on maternity leave. His responsibilities will include overseeing the aquatics staff, program operations and development and the popular swim school.

Tim holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Charter Oak State College in New Britain, CT and has skills in budgeting, program development, sports management, strength coaching, swimming, lifeguarding, and personal training. He currently lives in Ridgefield, CT with his wife Jen and their three-year-old daughter Grace. The family enjoys outdoor activities from coastal Maine to Manchester, Vermont. He added “I’m excited to be the Rye Y’s new Aquatics Director and look forward to working with such a great community.”

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