Head Coach Jim Mercurio

Jim Mercurio is the head coach of the Devon Crest Swim team. He's in his 19th year in this position. Jim just completed his 16th season coaching at LPAC (Lower Paxton Aquatic Club). He started coaching LPAC while he was still a senior at Bishop McDevitt High School.

Like some of our own kids on the team, Jim started swimming when he in preschool. He continued to swim all through high school. Jim is a history teacher at his alma mater Bishop McDevitt High School

Coach Jim has had a tremendous impact on the team with our swimmers showing consistent and rapid improvement in their skill level and times. He is the consummate professional who approaches his duties in a serious and organized fashion. He has a reputation for maximizing each swimmers' skill level in a fun, challenging and exciting program. We are so lucky to have Coach Jim at Devon Crest!

Coach Megan deManincor

I am originally from Coal Township, PA and have degrees in Exercise Physiology and Health Education. I was the Education Director at Shamokin Area Community Hospital for ten years before moving to Harrisburg. 

I am part of the Friendship Center Learn to Swim Staff for the past eight years and have coached competitive swimming at all levels for the past three decades including Age Group and High School Swimming and Diving Teams. In the winter season I coach with Lower Paxton Aquatic Club and work with all levels. A few of my certifications are: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor, Water Safety Instructor and CPR /First Aid Instructor.  I am also certified through Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Swimming and Diving  as well as Mid Penn Swim League (MPSL) as Official and Referee. I hold credentials with USA Swimming and the American Swimming Coaches Association. My speciality is to bring out the best in every swimmer’s personal ability by working with each individuals’ talent, technique, and drive.  

I enjoy spending time with my family, attending sporting events, and training and competing with my horses in my free time. My husband Tony, my son Giovanni, and daughter Harper have been Gators for the past five years and love every minute of it. What I love most are the friendships we have made, atmosphere of the swim meets, and watching the improvements our swimmers makes throughout the season. I am looking forward to many swim-tastic times in The Swamp! Chomp! Chomp!

Assistant Coach Justin Pitassi

Bio coming soon...