|Title:||Head Swim Coach/Director of Aquatics|
|Phone:||323 259 2703|
Shea Manning enters his second season as the head coach of the Occidental College men's and women’s swimming and diving teams in 2012-13 after being an assistant coach at both Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and NCAA Division I George Washington University in Washington D.C.
In his first year, the Tigers combined for a 6-8 conference record, and 8-8 overall. His student-athletes set eight new team records, 39 All-Time Top Ten Performances, eight All-SCIAC Performances and two Honorable Mention All-American citations. Under his guidance, Caroline Chang became the first member of the Oxy women's swiming and diving team to earn Honorable Mention All-American from since 1999--and the first female swimmer to do so since 1987. Her performances led the program to a 36th Place overall finish at the NCAA Championship Meet. The 2011-12 Season also marked the first time since 1987 that the Occidental Swim and Dive Program received individual invitations to the NCAA Championships for both the Men's and Women's Program in the same year.
Coaching History: In 2010 Manning was part of the coaching staff for George Washington University who had a break-out year in the Atlantic-10 Conference with the women’s squad jumping two spots in the overall standings while the men’s program leapt four spots to place fourth overall. Among the accolades that the combined teams earned were seeing the men’s 400 Freestyle Relay team win at the Conference Meet for the first time in a decade, six Atlantic-10 Performer of the Week Honors, seven new team records and the GWU Female Athlete of the Year. Prior to the Division I job, he spent two seasons coaching at his alma mater, CMS, guiding both the Stags and Athenas to a pair of SCIAC Titles. Manning helped coach the women’s team to two Top-6 finishes at the NCAA Division III National Championships in both 2009 and 2010. The fifth place national finish in 2010 was highlighted by a two-event National Champion and three runner-up performances. In 2010, the men’s team qualified a relay to Nationals for the first time in more than a decade. A plethora of program Top-10, Team Records and Conference Records fell while Manning was on the coaching staff.
In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, Manning has worked at University of Texas' Longhorns Swim Camp in both 2009 and 2010 where he learned the most innovative coaching techniques from Olympic Coaches Eddie Reese and Kim Brackin as well as 10 Olympic Swimmers including Aaron Peirsol, Ian Crocker, Brendan Hansen, Kirsty Coventry, Josh Davis, and Neil Walker.
Personal: Manning was a successful student-athlete in his own time as a four-year letter winner and eight-time All-SCIAC recipient, in both swimming and diving, while earning a degree from Claremont McKenna College (’07).
Manning got his start in coaching in the largest youth summer swimming and diving league in the country, the Northern Virginia Swimming League. Between 2000-07, he coached both swimming and diving programs for the Fairfax Station Flyers, the Springboard Barracudas and the Dunn Loring Dolphins.
While working for the Corporate Executive Board, a DC-based consulting firm, in 2007-08, Manning was an Assistant Coach for Paul VI Catholic High School swimming and diving teams where he helped to coach one of his athlete's to a National Catholic High School Championship while another was named a Scholastic All-American.
A strong believer in community service, Manning has also used swimming as a way to give back to the community. In 2005 he organized a swim-a-thon at Springboard Pool that raised nearly $10,000 in donations for the National Kidney Foundation. Since 2003, he has served as Aquatics Director for camps organized by Special Love, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides programming for children with cancer and their families.
|Phone:||323 259 2703|
Stefanie Capizzi is in her second season as an assistant coach for the Occidental College swimming and diving programs. Capizzi was a four-year letter winner for the Hamilton College Continentals Swim Team, Clinton, NY from 2005-2009. She is an ASCA Level 2 certified swim coach.
Most recently, Capizzi served as the Assistant Director for the Trinity Prep Aquatics pre-team in Orlando, FL. She was responsible for the development and training of new competitive swimmers. She also served as a swim instructor and lifeguard for the city of Oviedo FL.
As a senior, Capizzi was a captain for the Hamilton College
women’s swimteam. She was named to the New England Small
College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Sportsmanship team in
Capizzi continued to swim after graduating from Hamilton. She swam with the UCF club team, winning three events (400 IM, 200 & 100 Breaststroke) at the 2011 East Coast Championships. She is a YMCA Masters national champion and record-holder and US Masters Swimming top ten and All-American swimmer.
Capizzi also enjoyed success in the classroom, as she was named
to the Hamilton College Dean’s List and elected to the Phi
Kappa Phi National Honor Society at the University of Central
A Bridgewater, NJ native, Capizzi is a graduate of Rutgers Preparatory School,in Somerset NJ. She was a three-time most valuable swimmer for the RPS swim team, setting school records in the 500 Freestyle and 200 IM, team captain and All-State Prep swimmer.
She graduated from Hamilton College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics. Capizzi also earned a Master’s degreein Sports and Fitness with a certificate in Sports Leadership and Coaching from the University of Central Florida in 2011.
|Phone:||323 259 2703|
Tom Iannone is in his second season as an assistant coach for
the Occidental College Swimming and Diving programs after
volunteering for the Tigers last year. Born, raised, and
schooled in upstate New York, he began his swimming career at the
age of eight and continued to compete for fourteen years, achieving
success at the YMCA, High School, and Junior Olympic levels.
After graduating from college (LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York)
with a degree in Psychology, Iannone embarked on a professional
career in the education and fitness fields, working with
adolescents and children in environments that ranged from
residential treatment for emotionally disturbed young adults to a
private school for the academically gifted.
Iannone has been involved with the swimming world for over twenty-five years and has worked with all levels of abilities. Prior to moving to Los Angeles in 2007, he worked as Head Swim Coach for Sidwell Friends School, an elite, private school located in Washington, DC. During his six years there, he led the high school girl's team to three Independent School League titles and two runner-up finishes at the Metro Championships. In addition, he worked as an Assistant Track and Field Coach for the middle school, and taught various physical education classes for the lower school.
Iannone is currently in his fifth year as Head Swim Coach at Marymount High School, a private girls high school located in Los Angeles. He has guided the Sailors to numerous Sunshine League and high school records and created a program that stresses the importance of an active lifestyle, especially in today's sedentary-skewing society. Iannone believes that the determination and discipline that are developed in any sport can be transferred to outside the athletic arena, resulting in personal and professional success. He is a certified National Federation of High School swim coach and is currently working on his American Swim Coaches Association and National Academy of Sports Medicine personal training certifications. Iannone considers it to be a pleasure and privilege to be part of a program that enriches the lives of young men and women both in and out of the water.