Coaches & Directors

The following coaches can be reached by e-mail through this website.

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches listed below. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please hit the contact us link to the left.

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Coaching Staff

John W Carroll

Head Coach & Manager


HEAD COACH - Coaching at Wahoos for three decades, John has been the coach of the Senior A1 group and Wahoos full time facility manager since 1987. He is a level 5 ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association) coach and was Middle Atlantic Coach of the year in 1987 and 1992. John is a 1978 graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) with a major in business. John and his wife, Barb, have 5 children.

Bob Querubin

Head Coach Senior A


Bob is a former Wahoos swimmer and has been coaching at Wahoos since 1986. He is the Head Coach of the Senior A swimming group. He has also coached the Haddonfield Memorial High School girls and boys swim teams since 1992.

Bruce Brockschmidt

Head Coach Junior A1


Bruce has coached at Wahoos since 1990 with the Junior A1 group. Starting in the 2013-2014 season, he took over as the JRA1 group head coach. He works with Senior A1 on a limited basis in the summers. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, where he majored in Exercise Science, Bruce specialized in the 400 IM and swam both the 400 and 200 IM in the 1988 Olympic trials. He trains with the Masters program and competes in various open water swims. Bruce won 2004 & 2006 "Great Chesapeake Bay Swim", a 4.4 mile swim across the Chesapeake Bay.

Karen Clemens

Assistant Coach JRA1


Karen assists with the Junior A1group, where she was the head coach from 1987-2013. She has coached at Wahoos since 1981. She has been honored twice as Middle Atlantic Age group Coach of the Year  twice and has also been listed in "Who's Who of American Teachers". Karen is the Health and Physical Education Chair at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School. She is a co-moderator of the National Honor Society and the SADD club. Karen is the assistant coach of the girls cross country team at Eustace. She completed the 2003 Florida Ironman, (a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run), has completed 12 marathons, qualifying for the Boston Marathon three times, and competed in four Half-Ironman events. Karen is married to Wahoos Masters coach Jeff Clemens.

George Breen

Assistant Coach of Junior A


George has been an assistant coach of Junior A since 2002, and Jersey Wahoos is honored to have this former world record holder and two-time Olympian on deck. He retired as coach and manager of GCIT, and is now here at Wahoos. George’s swimming career began when he entered college at SUNY-Cortland, NY. He joined the swim team because the school didn’t offer rowing (his sport in high school). At Cortland he met legendary coach “Doc” Counsilman, who later coached George at Indiana U. while George studied for his master’s degree. Displaying talent in distance swimming, George set his first world record in the 1500-meter freestyle, lowering the existing record by 13-seconds. At the 1956 Olympics in Australia, he lowered his own world record by another 13-seconds (though he did it in the prelims!) He won three medals at the “56 Games - two individual bronze and one relay silver. During the next four years he won 22 US National Championships, set six world records and competed in the 1959 Pan Am Games. At the 1960 Olympics he won a bronze medal in the 1500 free. George later served as manager of the 1975 Pan Am swim team and the 1980 Olympic swim team. His vast coaching experience includes Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia, U. of Penn‘s swim team, Team Delaware and, most recently, GCIT’s swim team. George has headed a myriad of swimming organizations such as the American Swimming Coaches Association and the USA Olympic International Committee. He is an inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. in 2010 he was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Hall of Fame recently he was also inducted into the Bishop Timon High School Hall of Fame. He also is the recipient of many other honors, including the US Swimming Award.

Chris Waggoner

Head Coach Mini A


This is Chris’ 19th year of coaching at Wahoos. He is currently the Head Coach of the Mini A swim group. Chris was also a Middle Atlantic Zone All Star team Head Coach for four seasons. He is a 1996 graduate of Temple University and 2007 graduate of Rider University, where he received his Master’s degree in Special Education. He is a 1st grade inclusion teacher in the Pemberton Township School District. Chris and his wife, Gwen, have three children, Allie, Maddie, and Gabe. When not on pool deck, Chris enjoys fishing with his girls, bike riding, drinking Starbucks coffee, and driving to Disney World.