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birchwood staff

Trish Ryan


Trish has been our swim coach for two seasons and is thrilled to return to Birchwood this season as Manager of the club. She is a New York City native who grew up swimming for the LaGuardia Twisters, a USA swim team based out of Queens, New York. Trish swam at Division 3 Purchase College and went on to be the Assistant Coach for the program after graduation (2009-2012). From 2011- 2016 she was the Head Swim Coach at the JCC of Mid-Westchester where she coached kids between the ages of 5-17. Trish currently works for the Mount Vernon School District as a Physical Education teacher. Trish is also the Varsity Girl’s Swim Coach for Putnam Valley/Mahopac. Trish and her wife live in Putnam Valley, NY with their 4 rescue dogs and enjoy taking in the beautiful scenery and going for hikes. 

John Leonard



John is returning to Birchwood as Assistant Manager. He's been teaching math at Ardsley High School for nearly two decades.  In addition to teaching at AHS, he coaches both the Girls' and Boys' tennis teams and the bowling team.


John lives in Brookfield, CT where he enjoys spending time on and around Candlewood Lake. He's a very proud father of a son who's very active in sports. John has always enjoyed swimming. He is an avid open water swimmer, participating in many charity swims. 

Birchwood Swim & Tennis Club     681 Quaker Road Chappaqua, N.Y. 10514
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