Swim Team

Coach Bios

Swim Coach Bios

Flourtown Swim Club Swim Team Coaching Staff

Nick D'Orazio
Nick has been spending his summers with the Flourtown Gators since he was 5 years old. He grew up competing and lifeguarding for FSC during the summers and swam varsity at Archbishop John Carroll High School. He began coaching during college and joined FSC's staff as an Assistant Coach in 2009. In 2010, he took over as Head Coach. In 2013, in addition to coaching, Nick took over as the Pool Manager. From 2011-2015, Nick was the Head Boys' Coach at Springfield Township Aquatic Club.
The swim team has seen tremendous growth under his leadership. In 2016, the swim team had their winningest season in FSC's history. Nick's philosophy is that summer swimming should be a fun and memorable experience for all. One of his favorite things is seeing swim team members join the pool staff as lifeguards and staff members. During the school year, Nick teaches grades 4-6 at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy in Chestnut Hill.
Taren Igou
Taren is excited to join the FSC coaching staff this summer. Originally from Palmyra PA (near Hershey), he started swimming at an early age. He is a 2002 graduate of Bloomsburg University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. While at Bloomsburg he was a member of the Men’s Swimming and Water Polo Teams.

Prior to joining the FSC staff, he coached swimming at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School and Ply-Mar Swim Club in Plymouth Meeting for the last 8 years. While at PW, the swimmers he coached rewrote the school record board, breaking 15 of the 22 existing records. He also coached 9 State qualifiers and 2 All-Americans.

He currently works at Springfield Township High School where he is the Aquatics Director and an Assistant Water Polo Coach. He brings with him a philosophy that emphasizes technical skill development, individual improvement, and above all, fun!
Julie Rafalowski- Bistline
Coach Julie begins her third season with FSC. Julie grew up swimming for Oreland Swim Club and was a former Springfield Spartan varsity letter winner in swimming and water polo. Julie has also been an Assistant Swim Coach at Springfield Aquatic Club for the past 7 seasons and also coaches the Springfield Township High School’s team.

Julie brings a distinct level of team spirit and camaraderie between swimmers. Julie is married with a baby boy on the way.
Joanna D’Orazio
Joanna, like her brother, Nick, grew up swimming for the Gators and swam varsity at Archbishop John Carroll High School. Joanna’s primary role with the Gators is overseeing the Pre-Competitive Team. Her practices include a strong focus on building each swimmer’s technique and mastering each competitive stroke. She also is key in bringing a level of team spirit and fun to the Gators!

During the school year, Joanna is a Special Education Teacher in Lower Merion School District.

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