Coaches

Ann Horowitz

Ann Horowitz has 4 years of coaching experience on Summer League and High School varsity teams, training swimmers from 7 to 17 years old.  She is CPR/AED and First Aid coach-certified, and has completed YMCA Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving training. Before the pool closed for repairs, you may have seen her teaching swim lessons at the Y, and prior to that she was a swim instructor for athletes with special needs.  Coach Ann has been hooked on swimming since her first race at age 7.  She competed in high school, college, and Masters swimming, earning All American, All State, All County, and State Top Ten honors.  Growing up on a YMCA team in Connecticut, a career highlight was finishing 4th at YMCA Nationals.

 

 

Nathalie Cuellar

Nathalie Cuellar began competitive swimming at the age of 7 at the New Rochelle YMCA and has made swimming her life. She competed for her high school swim team and swam for her college, where she earned several awards. In 2008 she was awarded as a National Scholar Athlete for achieving excellence in academics and athletics while making significant contributions to the community. Nathalie was also awarded MVP for her 2008-2009 season. In 2009, at the City University of New York Athletic Conference, Nathalie was the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award in the sport of Swimming & Diving. She is currently CPR/AED certified and has over 10 years of swim instructing experience.
 
 

 

Gloria Reyna Bueno

Gloria Reyna Bueno first learned to swim at the New Rochelle YMCA in 1998 and soon after joined their Wolfpack Swim Team. From there she went on to swim for Badgers, New Rochelle YMCA Sailfish, New Rochelle High School Women's Varsity, and Hunter College Women's Swimming and Diving team. Gloria held captain positions during her time at Sailfish, New Rochelle High School, and Hunter College. 
Throughout high school and college Gloria kept a lifeguard and swim instructor position at the New Rochelle YMCA until she had to opportunity to apply for Aquatic Coordinator of the YMCA in 2013. While the pool went through renovations Gloria served as the Interim Program Director in late 2015 and today she is back doing what she loves as the Aquatics Director. 
 
After overseeing the pool renovations, Gloria is eager to restart the Sailfish Swim Team as an Assistant Coach and bring back the passion for swimming and family-family atmosphere she grew up with at the New Rochelle YMCA.

 

 

Laeh Yang-DiPietro

Laeh Yang-DiPietro began her swimming career at the New Rochelle YMCA where she took her first swimming lessons, and not long after joined their Wolfpack Swim Team.  She also swam for Badger Swim Club, Middies Swimming, Empire Swimming, Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy High School Varsity Swimming, and Pace University NCAA Division II Women’s Swimming and Diving team.  Laeh swam at the AAU Junior Olympic Games, received multiple coaches’ awards, MVP awards, held school records at Pace University, and received the Pace University Commissioners Honor Roll of Athletics.  Laeh has been a lifeguard and swim instructor since the age of 16 and loves to share her passion for the water with others; she was a swimming instructor here at the YMCA before the facility closed for repairs. She is currently Adult CPR/AED and Child CPR certified.