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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact head coach Gerri Beuerle. Interested in one-on-one coaching with your child, contact a coach of your choosing found here or on the Palisades Pool website. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the team reps.

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Jen Conklin Head Coach

Jen takes over as Palisades head coach this year. She grew up in the Finger Lakes Region of NY. She began swimming at age 6 and  was named recently to her High School Hall of Fame. Jen was a standout swimmer for her club team and high school team and captain her senior year at Watkins Glen High School. She attended The College at Brockport, NY where she swam all four years and was a captain her senior year. Jen broke four school records during her tenure at Brockport and has numerous Top 10 times for Brockport. She was named the SUNYAC Conference Athlete of the week three times and swim team MVP her senior year. Jen currently coaches at Woodrow Wilson High School, DC where she teaches Physical and Health Education. Jen has worked with various levels of swimmers and is excited for her fourth summer at Palisades. She is eager to share her love of swimming with the long standing traditions of the Palisades Swim Team.

Phone: (607) 857-1388
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Claire Sorkin Junior Assistant Coach

Claire Sorkin is a graduating senior at Walt Whitman HS. She is thrilled to work this summer as a junior coach for the team. This will be her 14th summer swimming as a Palisades Porpoise. She has a lot of experience in the water, both as a competitive swimmer and as a coach. Claire has been an assistant coach at Palisades for the last three summers. She worked at FINS Swimming throughout the school year as an assistant coach. She also swims competitively with All Star Aquatics and on her high school team. She loves swimming, and she can’t wait to pass her love of the sport on to the rest of the team. :)

Phone: (301) 802-2074
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Jack Spector Junior Assistant Coach

Jack Spector is a graduating senior at Walt Whitman High School. He has been swimming in the summer since he was six, starting at Mohican Pool but proudly becoming a Porpoise at the age of nine. Jack has loved being an assistant coach for Palisades the last three summers and, has continued coaching during the school year as an assistant coach for FINS Swimming and a volunteer coach for the Special Olympics swim team, the SOMO Sharks. Jack is a competitive year-round swimmer with Sea Devils and also swims for his high school team, the Whitman Vikings.  Go Porpoises!

Phone: (202) 744-4340
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