2017 Heatherfield Swim Team
|2017 Assistant Coaches (in process of updating this for 2017)|
Milvana swam competitively from age 5 until 22. She started swimming at Rainbow Hills (only summers)
until she was 12 years old where she joined Hershey Swim Team for year-round swimming. She also swam
for Bishop McDevitt High School where she served as team captain both her Junior and Senior years, qualified
for Districts individually all four years, and broke four team records (including relays) her senior year. She currently
still holds the 500 freestyle record. Milvana graduated from Bishop McDevitt in 2005 where she continued her
education and swimming career at Lycoming College in Williamsport. At Lycoming, she studied Psychology and
Elementary Education and also continued her swimming career where she served as team captain her Junior and
Senior years, and qualified for Middle Atlantic Conferences (MACs). Each year at MACs, she qualified for finals
in both individual and relay events. She ended her swimming career with a team record in the 400 IM and winning
a gold medal in the 200 backstroke. Throughout her swimming career, her strengths were backstroke, IM and
Milvana graduated from Lycoming College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Elementary
Education (K-6) Teaching Certificate. She began her teaching career by substituting and working as a Teacher's
Aide. During these 3 years, she also started as Assistant Coach at Bishop McDevitt which led to a Head Coach
position in 2010. In 2012, she earned her first teaching position at St. Catherine Laboure School as a Kindergarten
teacher where she unfortunately had to leave her coaching position at MCD. She also decided to begin grad school
to become a Reading Specialist. She is currently in her 4th year at St. Catherine Laboure School in Kindergarten,
and has completed her Reading Specialist Certification from Millersville University.
Outside of school and swimming, Milvana enjoys spending any time she can with her family, husband, and friends.
She and her husband Shawn welcomed a baby boy, named Toby, in January. She and her family love to travel to
the beach and to Canada to visit her sister and brother-in-law! She also likes to work out, decorate, and find new |
recipes to try out in her free time!
In Milvana's words: "These years outside of swimming have flown by! I often think about all the fun times I had while
I was swimming and it makes me miss it! I try often to get back into the pool, however, it doesn't happen as much as
I want to! I am so excited to help out with the Heatherfield Swim Team and be around swimmers and families who
love the sport as much as I do! Heatherfield has a great family dynamic which is why I love coaching here!"
Pam was a standout swimmer at Shippensburg University, where she earned All-American honors, was a part of 4
school record relays, and helped Ship finish 8th at NCAAs in 1993. She showed great dedication and perseverance,
missing part of her sophomore year due to service in the 1st Gulf War, yet returning to excel at NCAAs as a Junior.
Her remarkable story was featured in Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine in 1992 (for more info and to see that
story, click here and scroll to page 4: Pam Nee In 2009 Pam was inducted into the Shippensburg University
Athletic Hall of Fame.
Pam retired last year from the Pennsylvania Air National Guard (193rd SOW) after serving over 25 years. She is now
pursuing a Masters degree in School Counseling and graduating in May along with an LPC. She has recently applied
for a therapy dog through Susquehanna Service Dogs to work as a team, because they provide affection and comfort
to children or veterans that she may counsel. Pam also teaches swim lessons at the Friendship Center and coaches at
LPAC in the winter. She is looking forward to her second summer coaching at Heatherfield!
Assistant Coach: Bill Houck
Bill swam for Heatherfield for 10 years in the 1990s. He swam on an All-Star relay with Justin
Spitzer in 1996, was coached by Justin from 1997-99, and played a key role in helping us move up to B
Division in 1999. Bill set numerous team records at Heatherfield, and is one of just a handful of Heatherfield
swimmers to finish 1st in an individual event at Mid-Caps (1998, 18&U boys 50 back). He swam for CD
High School for 4 seasons, and still holds the school record in the 100 yard back (52.77) as well as the
Heatherfield record in the 18&U boys 50 meter back (27.94).
Bill has been a regular participant on Heatherfield "coaches" relays in the past 10 years and is excited to
be back for his second year of coaching. He still lives in Heatherfield and he and his wife Lauren
are the proud parents of a two and a half old daughter and (hopefully) future Heatherfield swimmer! Those
who swam last summer will remember Bill most for the tremendous energy and enthusiasm Bill brings
to every practice and meet!
Assistant Coach: Bretney Endy
Starting at five years old, this will be Jace's 15th season with the Heatherfield family. Not only is this his
4th year coaching, but just the 2nd season he will not be swimming for the team. He swam for the CD Rams his
Junior and Senior year of high school, and placed first in all of his events at the Polar Plunge. Outside of swimming
and coaching, Jace enjoys training brazilian jiu-jitzu, weightlifting, singing and spending quality time with friends
Assistant Coach: Alissa Stoneking
Alissa began swimming for
Heatherfield at the age of 8 and is currently a senior at
Central Dauphin High School. She swam for LPAC for two seasons, and now does
Synchronized Swimming with the Hershey Coralettes in the winter. In her free time she enjoys
Marching Band, Drumline, music, reading, and hanging out with friends and family. This will be her
3rd year coaching, and she is really excited to be returning for another great season!
Jonathan has been one of the most successful members of Heatherfield since he joined in 2007 (age 8).
He's broken multiple team records, been an annual qualifier for Mid-Caps, and achieved multiple top 3 finishes at both
all-stars and Mid-Caps. At the AA State meet in 2016, he finished 10th in Backstroke (53.56) and led off a 5th place
medley relay (24.99 in 50 yard Back). 2017 is Jonathan's 3rd year coaching at Heatherfield, and he's excited to be
back for another great summer!
Assistant Coach: Ally Yoder
Yoder has been swimming for Heatherfield since she was seven years old and has
made it to Mid Caps
every season. She also swims for LPAC in the winter, and holds the 200 Free record. Ally is currently a junior
at Central Dauphin High School and was a part of 2 district relays this winter. Ally enjoys spending time with friends and
family and playing volleyball when she is not swimming. 2017 is Ally's 2nd summer of coaching; she had a great
time last summer and is excited to be back again!
Assistant Coach: Alexa Taylor
Taylor is a senior at
Physiology and Neurobiology in the fall of 2017. She swam at Heatherfield for 5 seasons and kept up her winter
swimming with Collegiate, LPAC, and Central Dauphin's varsity team. Her senior year she swam on two Mid-Penn
championship relays. Along with being the Heatherfield pool and lifeguard manager, she teaches swim lessons at the
coaching fun and memorable!
Assistant Coach: Katie Posavec
Katie has been swimming since she was five years old, starting at LPAC in 2006 and then continuing with Heatherfield
the following summer.
Katie just finished her sophomore year at Bishop McDevitt, and has qualified for Mid-Penns in the 200 IM each year,
the 100 back and 100 breast, and also a few relays. Katie has also qualified for Districts each year in 200 IM, and her
400 freestyle relay medaled for 7th place in 2016. She was also apart of the 2017 state team as an alternate for the 200
Katie also is a swim instructor with Mike Mausner, who taught her to swim, and recommended she swim in the winter.
When she’s not in the pool, Katie enjoys going on hikes, fly fishing, New England Patriots football, and attending McD
sporting events, especially football. Katie is ready and excited to make her first year of coaching a memorable one!!!!