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 Head Coach -  Cindy Millison

Cindy has been teaching and coaching swimming since 1995. She coaches professionally for the Delaware Swim Team (USA Swimming) since 1999. She has experience at all levels: teaching non swimmers from toddler to adult, special needs athletes, and competitive levels from developmental mini to Senior and masters level athletes. She has coached High School Swimming since 2009: Concord (DE), Charter School of Wilmington (DE), Unionville (PA) and Kennett (PA). She has also coached for YMCA of Delaware and Maryland Programs and for summer league teams in the Surburban Swim League (SSL) and the North Brandywine Swim League (NBSL). She is most sought after for her technical knowledge of mechanics for competitive swimmers, and for her ability to analyze and correct stroke deficiencies.  

Cindy is USA Swimming Certified and has completed National Certification and Accredidation as an Interscholastic Coach with National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). She is an active  member of the Pennsylvania High School Swim Coaches Association (PHSSCA) and the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA). Cindy earned a dual B.S. Degree in German Language and Music, in association with an RA Commission to the US Army, from Furman University, Greenville SC.  She proudly served overseas active duty tours as a maintenance, administration, operations and logistics officer. She has four adult children and currently resides in Bear, Delaware with her husband Keith and two dogs Rosie and Prada.

  Coach -  Jackson Forman

I have been coaching Riptide since 2016 and am looking forward to another fun summer season. I am a student at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.  My major is IT/Gaming and Simulation with a concentration in Cyber Security.   I was a swimmer for Riptide for 10 years and I also competed for the Cecil County YMCA Dolphins during the winter for 5 seasons.  I swam competitively for Appoquinimink HS swim team, qualifying all four years for state championships.  I was a 2-year team captain and MVP, part of two record breaking high school relays and the last three years had qualified to swim in the finals at states in my individual events.  My specialties were the backstroke and butterfly events.

Coach  - Alexis Deionno 

After starting my swimming journey on Riptide at the age of 6 my swimming career has come full circle with me swimming and coaching this year. I recently graduated from Appoquinimink High school, and swam for Delaware swim team. I hold high school records at Appoquinimink high school in 200 free, 100 free, and 500 free. At Delaware states this year I placed 2nd in the 100 free, and 3rd in 50 free. The following years I placed 2nd in 100 fly, and 3rd in 200 free. I’m excited to swim with Riptide for one last year. As well as coach the little ones. Next year I’ll be furthering my education and swimming career at UD.