Every kid has swimming abilities – there’s a little Michael Phelps or Simone Manuel in each of them. Help yours find their swimming potential through the Eastside Family Y Swim Team! Swimmers of all ages and abilities participate in our Swim Teams. Led by caring coaches, we emphasize personal improvement through stroke technique and training, a strong work ethic and team work through competitive swimming. Swimmers compete locally with the opportunity to advance to the district, state and national level.
MacKenna Grubiss, Head Coach
Hello! This is my second year working for the Eastside Y Swim Team and I am very excited to be part of the team! I have been swimming competitively for 14 years of my life. When I was younger, I attended the Willoughby West End YMCA for swimming lessons and swim team. I swam and dove competitively during my 4 years at Willoughby South high school. I swam for the Wickliffe Water Devils summer swim team for 9 years and I have been coaching that team for 4 years. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Spanish from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and I am continuing my education into graduate school for Speech-Language Pathology. My past coaching experiences have led me to build great leadership and communication skills necessary for a successful team. I enjoy working with people and helping people meet their individual goals. I am eager to share new ideas from a different background of experiences and to build a strong sense of community within the team. I am looking forward to a great season of swimming, with swimmers committed to learn and develop new skills. I am excited to build a strong team with everyone and I look forward to working hard while having fun!
Alyssa Nutile, Assistant Coach
My name is Alyssa Nutile, and this will be my first year coaching at the Eastside YMCA. I began my swimming career in a summer league, and went on to swim throughout high school as a member of my local Coffman YMCA team. I went on to swim for the NCAA DII team at Hillsdale College for three years, and worked as a coaching assistant my final undergraduate year. During that time, I also lifeguarded and taught swim lessons to students of all ages. With these experiences, I will be able to assist the swimmers of the Eastside Y in setting, and then achieving, individual goals through hard work, skill building, and encouragement. I am very excited to start the season, and I feel confident that, together, we will build a great team this year!
James Johnson, Assistant Coach
Hello, I’m Coach Jim! This will be my first year working with the Eastside Y Swim Team. I am very excited to be a part of such a great team! I grew up in Delaware doing swim team at my local YMCA. I went to Liberty University for college and graduated in December of 2015 with a Bachelors in Psychology. I got married in May of 2016 and live out in North East with my wife and dog. I also work with Erie County Care Management as a Supports Coordinator. In my free time I enjoy camping, swimming, video games, and movies. I look forward to working with our swim team family!