Union Aquatics Club
Union Aquatics Club

UNAC Coaches

MICHAEL MAYER, Co-Head Coach

UNAC

Mike began his love of swimming at age 10 when he joined the Union Aquatic Club. As a swimmer for the Maine Endwell Varsity Swim Team, he achieved the school record for the 50 yard freestyle which he held for 20 years. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Buffalo in Chemical Engineering, he returned to the area to work in the family business. He took over the reins of Old World Refinishers in 2007. Mike continues to be an active swimmer as a member of the Binghamton University Masters Swim Team which allowed him the opportunity to be recruited to become a coach for UNAC. His sons also swim for UNAC. Mike has loved every minute of working with the swimmers and coaching the sport that he loves.

 

JAMIE BURNS, Co-Head Coach

Jamie started working with UNAC in the fall of 2000 in what was formerly known as the  Beginner/Age Group Program.  She coached the girl’s varsity swimming at Johnson City High School for 2013 swim season.  Jamie has been working at the Jewish Community Center for the past 8 yrs. as a lead teacher in the 3 & 4 yr old program.  When not in the classroom you can find Jamie giving private lessons at the JCC and outside of the JCC, she is also active on various committees within the JCC.

In April of 2014 Jamie was awarded the Terri Lynn Lokoff National Child Care Teacher award. She traveled to Philadelphia where she and other teachers throughout the United States were presented with this prestigious award.

Jamie has memories of swimming for as long as she can remember in high school and college.

Jamie enjoys being part of the UNAC team and working with all ages.

 

SARAH KANE

Sarah has fond childhood memories of spending her summer days in a family member's pool. Because she has always enjoyed it, she began swimming competitively with UNAC in middle School and continued in high school on the Maine-Endwell varsity team. Sarah's first job during high school was as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the West Family YMCA for 3 years and finds teaching others to swim to be extremely fulfilling. She returned to UNAC as a coach in the Summer of 2013, and has enjoyed every minute of it.

 

DOUG PETERS

Doug grew up in Rotterdam, New York, and graduated from Oswego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology and later a Masters Degree in Education from Elmira College. He was a television meteorologist at WABG in Greenville, Mississippi, WAKA in Montgomery, Alabama, WALA in Mobile, Alabama, and WBNG in Binghamton, New York. Currently Doug is teaching Earth Science and Meteorology at Norwich City School District. His swimming career began at the age of 9 for the Rotterdam Boys and Girls Club. He joined the Mohonasen High School varsity swim team in 7th grade and continued to swim for 2 years on the SUNY Oswego team. Throughout his swim career, Doug specialized in breaststroke and freestyle. He is grateful for the opportunity to play an active role in the development our community's youth.

 

MIKE RICHEDA

Mike was raised in the Maine-Endwell community. He started swimming for UNAC when he was 13 years old. His best stroke was the backstroke, while his favorite stroke is the butterfly. After achieving a Bachelors in Business from Buffalo State College, Mike returned to the Maine-Endwell community with his wife to raise his family. Mike currently works as a business banker for NBT in Norwich. He is also in his 4th year as member of the Maine-Endwell school board. All three of Mike’s children swim for UNAC. Mike continues to be very active, attending open swim at the Maine-Endwell pool most M W F mornings. Mike enjoys being a part of the UNAC family and coaching the extremely talented team.

 

CORINNE ZOTTER

Corinne started swimming at the age of six for Vestal Area Swim Club. She swam on both the modified and varsity teams for Vestal High School and went on to swim for Binghamton University from 2011-2015. A senior year Captain of her team, Corinne currently holds the 100 and 200 breaststroke records at BU and is a member of 4 record relay teams. She earned a Bachelors degree in Biology and plans to work towards a Masters in Adolescent Education. She loves being able to give back to the wonderfully talented athletes of UNAC and help them discover just how amazing swimming can be.

 

ADRIENNE BROWN

Adrienne has a lifelong love for swimming and still continues to swim to this day. She swam in UNAC at the age of four, continued through Maine Endwell High School and SUNY Potsdam, where she graduated with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. She then continued on to get a Masters in Special Education and now swims with the Binghamton University Masters team. Adrienne coached UNAC, Johnson City's girls varsity and modified boys teams for many years. After taking a year off, she is now extremely excited to be back with such an amazingly talented group.