Meet Our Coaches
Coach Hilary, an ASCA level 3 coach and certified stroke technician, has been coaching with the Randolph YMCA swim team since 2007. In addition to her tenure with our team, she has over ten years of experience coaching competitive swimming from novice to National level swimmers. Coach Hilary swam for the Randolph YMCA Sharks for over 10 years and is passionate about this team. Also, Coach Hilary was a varsity swimmer at Salisbury University in Maryland and has a degree in Elementary Education. As the Head Coach, she has promoted excellence in all her swimmers. Each year her swimmers have achieved State, Regional, National YMCA Top 10 Lists and National qualifying times at both the YMCA and USA swimming Championship Meets.
For Hilary, coaching swimming is her passion. She believes in combining hard work and fun to obtain fast swimming. She strives to continue to develop an environment where swimmers achieve their goals while developing a life long love of the sport.
Coach Sarah is returning for her 4th year as a member of the Lake Mohawk Pool coaching staff. Coach Sarah started swimming at the Lake Mohawk Pool (Cruiser Club at the time) when she was an 8 and under and continued all the way through HS.
At Sparta High School she was a 4 year varsity swimmer, captain and a part of the 200M freestyle relay team that holds the SHS record while earning a spot on the All-county team in 2007. She continued to swim for the club team at High Point University.
Sarah is a Biology and Bio-medical teacher at Sparta High School. She also is the head girls cross country coach and assistant swim coach. Sarah continues to remain active through competing in various distance running events as well as triathlons.
Sarah is very excited to be back at the pool where her swimming career began!
Coach Holovacs began his swimming career at the age of six; at seven he began year round swim training and competition. During his sophomore year in Sparta High School, Tim qualified for the High School State Championships. In his junior and senior years he qualified for States and YMCA Nationals, placing 4th in the 1650 freestyle at Nationals. As a four year varsity letter winner in 1987, and Sparta High School team captain, he set a Sussex County record in the 400 meter freestyle which still stands today.
Tim was recruited to swim for the University of Pennsylvania. Setting several records in his freshman year, Tim earned varsity letters all four years. In his senior year he was elected captain. His last Penn record stood for 19 years, broken in the 2008-2009 season.
After graduating from Penn, Tim taught swim lessons at Sussex County Vo-Tech for a year and, while earning his Doctor of Chiropractic, continued training children and adults in swim technique.
In recent years Tim has added sculling to his endeavors, competing in international regattas and winning a gold at the Master’s World Regatta. He also occasionally coaches local tri-athletes in swim technique.
Tim returned to swim coaching in 2009 when his children, Finn and Shea, took up competitive swimming. He has held positions as assistant and head coach at the
Lake Mohawk Pool since 2013.