LRSC Coaching Staff
D. Jay Morissette (Head Coach)
Jay has been the head coach of the team since the 1985-86 swim season and is Maine's only American Swim Coaches Association Level 5 certified coach.
A graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, he swam for Allan Switzer and held 2 University swim team records (50 + 100 freestyles) for 30 years. Prior to college he swam at the Kennebec Valley YMCA in Augusta under coach Ann Palozzi and held 3 team (50, 100, + 200 freestyles) for 35 years. And held the state record for those events for 30 years.
An on again off again masters swimmer over the years, his best seasons involved a 2nd place finish at the 1989 Masters U.S. nationals in the 50 free (20.97) and at the 1996 Masters world championships three 4th place finishes. While coach at the Bath YMCA he has coached five individual and one relay National Champion with a combined 16 Nationals titles, two National records, over 60 YMCA All Americans and over 100 YMCA top 16 swimmers. He has also coached several senior national level swimmers and has coached seven swimmers to making the Olympic trials cut times.
His teams have won 30 YMCA state titles 28 of them in a row with 3 runner up positions and 15 out of the last 21 U.S. league winter state championship team titles, finishing 2nd in four, as well as nine summer combined championship titles. He was named YMCA coach of the year in 2005 and U.S coach of the year in 2007 and 2009. He is currently on the Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of fame committee. As well holds the position of Technical Planning Chair on the Maine Swimming Inc. board.
Brian “Sponge” Savage
(assistant swim coach)
Brian began his career as a swimmer at the Bath YMCA as a high school freshman. He has been coaching at the Long Reach Swim Club since the 2001-2002 season and is an integral part in motivating and training athletes to be more than they think they can be.
He is on the Board of Directors with the Maine Swimming U.S. Swimming League and works in concert with the YMCA League's technical branch as well as running and managing several large high school and age group meets each year. He has also taken on the duties of webmaster for our teams website.
James Wells (assistant swim coach)
James started his career at LRSC he has achieved over 100 records (team pool and state for LRSC and Morse), 6 time YMCA national champion and YMCA national record holder in the 50 back, was a 2-time Big Ten conference champion in the 100 backstroke and a 14 time all american for Indiana University where he held multiple team records. World University Games semifinalist in the 50 and 100 backstroke for Team USA in 2013, and Silver Medalist at the 2014 US Short Course National Championships. He is currently developing a style in age group coaching and training for the 2020 Olympics!
Mallory Plummer (assistant swim coach)
Swam for LRSC 2002-2009. Morse High School team captain. Went to University of Vermont. Graduated in 2013. Member of UVM Club swim team. Coached in vermont and she is very nice.