Coach Anna Anna Abakumova Head Coach
Level 3 USA Swimming. Coach Anna has been coaching since 1998. During that time, she has prepared two swimmers for the Uzbekistan National Swimming Team, as well as improving the swimming skills of many junior members of the Uzbekistan National Swimming Team. We are proud to have her coaching the Clifton Seahawks.  Her background includes:
1998-2007 – Coach at State Olympic Reserve Swimming School, Tashkent Uzbekistan.                                                     2008-2010 – Age Group Coach, Clifton Seahawks.      2010-present – Head Coach, Clifton Seahawks.
Coach Chris Chris Hyde

 Level 2 USA Swimming Coach Chris is a graduate of Seton Hall University, where he swam for their NCAA Division 1 team. He was also captain of the Clifton High School swim team, where he set several school records. Before that, he was a member of the Montclair Dolphins swim team. Besides coaching, Chris maintains the Seahawks website.

Coach Rina Rina Witrow

Level 2 USA Swimming Coach Rina joined the Seahawks in 2001 after completing her own swimming career. Rina works primarily with the youngest Seahawks and is a strong believer in developing proper stroke technique from an early age. Many older Seahawks participate in Rina’s Lifeguarding and CPR programs.

Katherine Fraczek

Level 1 USA Swimming Coach  Katherine joined the Seahawks in 2015 after swimming for both Seahawks and Clifton High School swim team. She hopes to demonstrate technique and proper behavior amongst  her younger swimmers.

  Ryan Downes

Level 1 USA Swimming Coach Ryan coaches Bronze and Silver groups. One thing that he greatly appreciates about working with the kids, is the fact that you never know what to expect. Their unique individual personalities always bring something new and make coaching even more fun.


David Wisniewski has been with the aquatics program for almost 10 years. He has coached the Seahawks for 5 years, mostly developing the younger swimmers. With his big smile and humor he hopes to improve his swimmers and their love for the sport.

Kassey Mendoza has been competitively swimming for the Seahawks since she was 6. She returned to coach for the Clifton Seahawks because once a Seahawk always a Seahawk.  Her goal is to help improve and guide the swimmers to be able to reach their goals, but at the same time make swimming enjoyable.

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