Our club is a USA Swimming year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. Our goal is to provide every member of our team the opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from learn to swim candidates to national competitors. All of our coaches are members of the American Swim Coaches Association, the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. Our professional coaching staff guarantees your child will receive the highest level instruction at every stage of development. If you are interested in joining CBAC, please click the Registration link for more information. Thanks for visiting! For existing members: please log in to access your account. Thank you to Dan Phelps and Sondra Hunt Photography for photos used on our website.
Coach Casey Brandt is an ASCA certified Level 4 coach. He began teaching swimming lessons in 1989 and coaching in 1990. Since then, he has developed swimmers at the summer league, age group, high school, and college levels. Casey took over as the CBAC Head Coach in the summer of 2014 after coaching the Silver and Bronze groups from 2012-2014 and 2007-2010.
Before coming to CBAC, Casey was the Head Age Group Coach at Asphalt Green (AGUA) in New York, working under Head Coach Brian Brown. While at AGUA, Casey developed multiple national top-16 ranked 12 and unders, including a Senior National qualifier and National Record holder and a #1 nationally ranked 11-12 girls relay. In 2006, he was voted the Metropolitan LSC Age Group Coach of the Year.
Before AGUA, Casey worked as an assistant coach at Loyola College, the Carroll County YMCA, and the Mariner Swim Club in Baltimore. He also served as Head Coach at the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore and Head Coach of the Smallwood Village summer league team in Waldorf.
Coach Casey grew up in LaPlata swimming for the CCCC Seahawks under Jan Mittemeyer. He finished his swimming career at Loyola College where he was team captain for two seasons, team MVP for two seasons, and the Division I MAAC conference MVP in 1995. He left Loyola as the team’s all-time leading point scorer.
He currently lives in Park Hall with his wife Crystal and daughter Quinn.
Silver Group Lead
Coach Alison is joining the CBAC coaching staff in September 2017. Prior to joining CBAC, Alison has been an age group coach for the past four years with a USA swim team in Prince George’s county. Her main focus is to concentrate on swimmers technique to optimize their performance. Alison grew up as a year round age group swimmer, but during her college years turned her passions and interests to the horse world. For more than twenty years she was a race horse trainer, as well as a show horse competitor. Alison has traveled all over the United States with some of the top horses in the country. She is able to find many unique similarities between the training of race horses, and the coaching of competitive swimmers. Alison’s three children brought her back to the sport of competitive swimming more than a decade ago. The family lives on a small horse farm adjacent to the Patuxent River in Croom, Maryland.
Silver Assistant Coach
Kiley first joined CBAC in the summer of 2008 and was a member of the team for 6 years. During her career with CBAC she set many team records and qualified for meets such as Speedo Senior Nationals and the Area Grand Prix in Charlotte NC. After CBAC she moved to Houston Texas where she attended Rice University on a swimming scholarship. At Rice, along with getting a degree in Mechanical Engineering, she was named conference swimmer of the week, a Scholar Athlete, and qualified for the US 2016 Olympic Trials. During summers in high school and after freshman year of college, Kiley was a coach for the Tritons summer league swim team where she worked with all age groups. After graduating in May, she moved home to work on the Pax River Naval Air Base as a Flight Test Engineer. She is excited to start this new chapter of her life and share her love for swimming as a coach instead of an athlete. She will primarily be working with the Silver group.
Bronze Group Lead
Coach Zach takes over as the lead Bronze group coach in the Fall of 2017 after coaching the CBAC Silver group in the summer of 2016 and working with both the Bronze and Copper groups throughout the 2016-2017 season. Zach swam four years at Middletown High school where he lettered all four years. He then continued his swimming career at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he majored in Computer Science and minored in Economics. During his freshman year, he was part of the conference winning 200 Medley relay team that also set the school record. He was voted captain his senior year.
Sarah is an ASCA level 2 certified coach. She began teaching with the Seneca Swim School in the fall of 2013 and quickly fell in love with the sport. In 2014, Sarah took over as the site supervisor for Seneca and under her leadership, the program has tripled in size from it’s inaugural season. Sarah joined the CBAC staff in the fall of 2016, working primarily with the Silver group and also filing in with the Bronze and Copper groups. When she’s not teaching or coaching, Sarah enjoys spending time with the kids in her life, being on the water, and coffee.
Connor first joined CBAC as a swimmer when he was 8 years old, and was a member of the team for about 8 years. He also spent 4 years competing for the GMHS Varsity Swim Team. He has been teaching swim lessons for Seneca Swim School since 2014, and started coaching CBAC in the fall of 2017. Connor has two Associate’s Degrees, and is currently working on his Bachelor’s Degree at St. Mary’s College in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. His favorite event is the 500 freestyle, and his favorite stroke is butterfly. Connor works primarily with 10 & Under swimmers.
Coach Jenn is a lifelong swimmer who joined the CBAC team in the Fall of 2017. In the past, she has worked with the CBAC Bronze group, with the Seneca Swim School, and with the 2018 SMAC Regional Champions, the Huntingtown Hurricanes. She is also founder and lead coach of the Masters swim team, Axios Swimming. These days, her time at CBAC is spent predominantly with the wonderful (and never boring) Copper group. Her favorite event (to watch) is the 400 IM.
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