Coaches and Directors

The Fairport Area Swim Team (FAST) is part of the Niagara Swimming LSC and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by an appointed board of directors. Our coaching staff is dedicated to creating an environment where each athlete will realize their own potential, with competitive swimming as the guide.

To contact the coaching staff, please email [email protected]. To contact the board of directors, please email [email protected].

Coaching Staff
Marci Callan Head Coach/Program Director

Coach Marci Callan is the Head Coach, Program Director, and CEO of the Fairport Area Swim Team (FAST). Marci has coached all levels in our program. Under her tenure, FAST has produced 8 U.S. Olympic Trial qualifiers.

Marci currently serves on USA Swimming's Coaches Advisory Council, Niagara LSC Age Group Development Committee, is the Chair of the Niagara LSC Governance Committee, and is a Rochester, NY Sports Commission Advisory Board member. She was the former Niagara LSC General Chair, serving two terms. Marci has also served as the coach-director for the Eastern Zone. Our club is also the host of the Eastern Zone Short Course Age Group Championship meet, which brings more than 800 competitors each year.

In 2007, she received national recognition when she was honored with USA Swimming's prestigious Outstanding Service Award. In 2008, Marci became the first woman from the Eastern Zone ever to be elected to the Board of Directors of USA Swimming.  

Marci has been the Aquatics Director at the Fairport Central School District since 1982 overseeing all aquatic programming for the district. She's also the co-varsity girls' coach and a co-coach of the boys' and girls' modified team.

Outside of swimming, she enjoys going on walks and spending time with her grandson, Lennon!

Read more about Coach Marci Callan here.

Nicholas Weiner Vice President/Program Advisor

Nicholas has been a member of FAST since 2009, starting at the swim school. Fast forward 10 years, and he became an instructor where he learned how to swim! Currently, he serves on our Board of Directors as the youngest Vice President in our program's history and additionally serves as a Program Advisor, working with all age groups and performance levels.

Nicholas oversees all operations under the FAST umbrella. He was the driving force for the FAST revitalization project, which commenced in December 2021. His efforts have since benefitted 200+ swimmers and their families to date.

Outside of swimming, Nicholas is the Chief Technology Officer at Process It Forward, a full-service payment processing company. He enjoys golfing, biking, kayaking, and spending time with friends & family.

Read more about Nicholas Weiner here.

Ryan Callan Associate Senior Head Coach (FHS)

Coach Ryan Callan is now in his 21st season as a member of the FAST coaching staff. During that time Coach Callan has worked directly with our senior (13 & over) programs.  He also co-coaches the varsity boys swimming team at Fairport High School (NY), in his 17th season this year. In addition, he works for the Fairport Central School District as an aquatics professional and substitute teacher.

While at FAST, Coach Callan has coached numerous athletes who have participated and excelled at all levels of competitive swimming - including the Niagara LSC, Eastern Zone, USA Sectionals, Grand Prix, Junior and Senior Nationals, Futures, US Open, World Cup Circuit, Open Water Nationals, Olympic Trials and US MASTERS Nationals.  In 2018 he was presented with the Niagara LSC Senior Coach of the Year Award, 2019 the Niagara LSC Age Group Coach of the Year Award, and also the USA Swimming Lifetime Membership that same year.  The USA Swimming Lifetime Membership was presented to Coach Callan at the annual Niagara LSC House of Delegates for his 30 years of volunteer service to the LSC.  Callan is the youngest person to receive this honor in Niagara LSC history. Coach Callan's technical philosophy teaches swimmers the "BIG 4", invented by the world-renown swim coach Charles E. 'Red' Silvia of Springfield College. These teachings focus an athlete on the efficient application of muscular force in swimming while being as inertial as possible.

Read more about Coach Ryan Callan here.

 

Michael Kennedy Senior Program Coach (FHS)

Coach Mike Kennedy has coached all levels with FAST, but currently serves an as advisor to our program, working with primarily with our senior/performance group. He is also the current head coach of the girls & boys varsity swimming teams at Fairport High School.

As a young boy, Mike began his swimming competitive swimming career with the FAST club system in the mid-70's.  His parents were early 'boosters' of all facets of our competitive swim program at Fairport, whether it be organizing car-pools for young swimmers who needed a lift to practices/competitions, or painting the inside walls of the FHS pool area in the early 80's, Mike's family paved the way for our booster program which has since benefitted hundreds of Fairport high school swimmers for nearly 40 years.

Read more about Coach Mike Kennedy here.

Alexander Lapoint Senior Program Coach (FHS)
Erin Leegan (McGraw) Senior Program Coach (FHS)

Erin McGraw Leegan is one of the most bannered swimmers from Fairport and beyond. This is her second year on the FAST coaching staff!

In Erin's senior year, she was named a Fairport team captain. The Niagara LSC Power Point ranking had her ranked just below 3 Olympic Trial qualifiers, one being Olympian Ashley Twitchell by 1 point. She was also a 7 time All-American swimmer, 5 time All-American Consideration, the NYS champion in the 200 freestyle, and a Section V Hall of Fame inductee!

In addition, she was named the WHAM Sportswoman of the Year in the high school division. Boasting a sub 1:50 time in the 200 freestyle, she ranks in a prestigious FAST group along with alum Alexis Worrall.

A graduate of Colgate University, she finished her career as one of the most successful swimmers in Colgate history, and as a member of the Patriot League, Erin amassed numerous titles, school records, and captainship.

Erin is humble about her success and will work with primarily with the senior program, but will work with all groups on an as needed basis.

Douglas Webb Senior Program Assistant Coach (FHS)
Dylan Scheemaker Head Coach/Site Director (CA)

Coach Dylan Scheemaker is entering his 3rd year as Head Coach/Site Director at our Canandaigua training facility. He is also the current Canandaigua Central School District Aquatics Director and in his 8th season as head coach for the boys' swim team at the Canandaigua Academy.
 
Dylan has led the Braves to five sectional Class B titles and a Class A runner-up title while also achieving four Section V, Class B Coach of the Year titles in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
 
As a former Fairport High School swim team captain, Dylan was also a three-time Class A sectional champion, NYS finalist, All-Greater Rochester team member, and high school All American.
 
Dylan attended SUNY Cortland, where he would earn his Bachelor's in Physical Education. Dylan also swam for the Red Dragons for 4 years and broke two school and conference relay records. Continuing at Cortland after graduation, he served as a graduate assistant coach while obtaining his Master's in Environmental and Outdoor Education.
 
Additionally, he has significant coaching experience in his leadership with the CAST/Cortland Adaptive Swim Team, an age group swim program for children with special needs.
 
Dylan loves having adventures with his wife, two sons, family, and friends by hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and cross-country skiing. However, what Dylan loves the most is inspiring people to be the best version of themselves.
 
Evan Smith Senior Program Coach (CA)
Krista Smith Senior Program Coach (CA)
Jann Santiago Senior Program Coach (CA)
Brandon Striker Senior Program Coach (CA)
Luca Olivieri Senior Program Assistant Coach (CA)
Ryan Aikens Senior Program Coach (IHS)
Carly Gleber (Callan) Associate Age Group Head Coach (MD)
Jared Mereness Age Group Coach (MD)
Aram Salehi Age Group Coach (MD)
Mcleana Kostraba (Schwab) Age Group Coach (MD)

Mcleana ("Mac") has been coaching with FAST since 2017, primarily working with our age group team. 

Mac attended high school at Pioneer High School in Yorkshire, NY where she was a multi-sport athlete. While swimming with the Panthers, she was a 2-year team captain and twice named team MVP. Following high school, she was a four year member of the Nazareth College swim team serving as team captain for the 2014-15 season. Additionally, Mac was awarded the Purple and Gold award, recognizing exceptional team spirit and enthusiasm. 

Mac graduated from Nazareth in 2015 and again in 2017, earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is employed full-time as the Clinical Director of Lattimore Avon. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, and being outdoors with her husband, Emil.

Jennifer Bade Age Group Coach (MD)
Haley Carlson Age Group Assistant Coach (MD)
Executive Committee, Club Coordinators, and Advisory Board
Gregory Danner President, Executive Committee
Nicholas Weiner Vice President, Executive Committee
Marci Callan CEO, Executive Committee
Tara Blanchard Volunteer Coordinator
Kathy Webb Officials Coordinator
Alexander Lapoint Athlete Wellness Coordinator
Kaesy Sanders Member At-Large, Advisory Board
Peter Koenig Member At-Large, Advisory Board
Michael Kennedy HS Representative, Advisory Board
Lindsay Tuschong (Henahan) HS Representative, Advisory Board