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Corrina Weinkofsky

Head Coach 

Corrina has been the Head Coach of Central Jersey Aquatic Club since 1988. A CJAC alumna, she joined the team in 1974.  During her swimming career, Corrina was an 18-time Senior National Qualifier.  She was world ranked 13th in the 400m Freestyle, and won gold in that event at the World University Games in Mexico City, Mexico in 1979.  She qualified for Olympic Trials in the 200, 400, and 800m Freestyle events in 1980 and 1984.  A graduate of Ocean Township High School, Corrina won more high school state titles than any other woman in N.J. history.  At Arizona State, she was selected NCAA Division 1 All-American in 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983, and was an NCAA National Champion as a member of ASU's 800 freestyle relay team.  An accomplished open water swimmer, Corrina won the Atlantic City Marathon in both 1984 and 1985, as well as the Chesapeake Bridge to Bridge swim in 1985. 

Corrina was an assistant coach in 1983-1984 at Arizona State University, in 1985 at Rutgers University, and at Monmouth College in 1986-88, during which time she was also assistant coach of CJAC.  Her impressive resume includes USA Swimming National Select Camp Coach and Manager, USA Swimming Zone Select Camp Coach, USA Swimming Zone Distance Camp Coach, and New Jersey Swimming Zone Coach.  She has been a member of the NJ Swimming Board of Directions for the last 12 years and currently holds the position of Secretary.  

Cathy Corcione

 Age Group Coordinator

Cathy was CJAC's Head Age Group Coach from 1988 through 2022.  During this that time, she was selected as the New Jersey Age Group Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2012.  Now retired from coaching, she remains involved with the team as the age group coordinator.  Also a CJAC alumna, she joined the team in its first year, 1961.  A graduate of Long Branch High School, Cathy was a member of the 1968 Olympic Team. She competed in 6 events in those Olympic Trials and was world ranked 5th in the 200m Individual Medley, 6th in the 100m Freestyle, and 16th int he 200m Freestyle that year.  In 1968, she also broke the American Record in the 200yd Backstroke short Course.  She placed 6th in the 100m Freestyle at the 1972 Olympic Trials, earning another 6th place world ranking. Cathy was one of the founding members of the Princeton University Women's Swimming and Diving Team.  As a Tiger, she was NCAA Champion and record breaker in the 100yd Freestyle, 100yd Butterfly, and the 100 and 200yd Individual Medley events as well as a member of Princeton's NCAA Champion 200 Freestyle Relay that set the American Record.  She was selected NCAA All-American in 1973 and 1974, and won gold (400m Freestyle Relay) and Silver (100m Butterfly) at the World University Games in Moscow, USSR, in 1973.

Kelly  Stone

Assistant Age Group Coach 

Kelly began swimming at CJAC in 1988 and has been coaching at CJAC since 2008.  She was a many time Junior Olympic finalist, and a New Jersey Zone Team member.  A graduate of Long Branch High School, Kelly was captain of the swim team.  She broke all 11 LBHS High School records, some of which were 18 years old, and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.  She was also captain of the swim team at Catholic University, where she was selected All-Conference in 1998-1999, and All-Academic in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.

In addition to coaching CJAC, Kelly has been a teacher in the Long Branch School District for the last 21 years and was named Teacher of the Year in 2010 and 2022. She is an outstanding leader of the Districts Sustainability Programs through which her school has earned the Federal Green Ribbon and Sustainability Champion Awards chiefly due to her hard work and commitment.  

Kristen Harris

Assistant Age Group Coach

Kristen Harris joined the CJAC coaching staff in 2020.  A local swimmer, she swam for Scarlet Aquatic Club where she was a Senior National Team member from 2002-2007.  A 2003 graduate of Holmdel H.S., she was selected NJ swimmer of the year in the 500 freestyle, and selected First Team All-Shore Conference from 2000-2002.

She went on to swim at the University of Florida, where she was a 4-year Varsity Letter recipient and a member of the 2005 NCAA Championship team which had a 4th place finish.  She qualified for the 2004 Olympic Trials in the 200 backstroke.  Graduating in 2008, Kristen earned a BA in Elementary Education and Master of Arts degree in 2009 with a concentration in Special Education.

Kristen comes to us from Ronin Aquatics, where she coached from 2015-2020.  At CJAC, she primarily coaches levels 5 and 6 and we feel very fortunate to have her on our team!

Lauren Ritger

Assistant Age Group Coach

Lauren began swimming at age 6 in Fort Washington Pa.  She joined the Germantown Academy Swim Club when she was in middle school and continued with that team throughout high school, specializing in butterfly and the distance freestyle events. She also swam for Upper Dublin H.S and was the founder of their rowing team as well, having been rowing since age 14 for the Bachelors Barge Club in Philadelphia.

She attended LaSalle University, where she rowed lightweight varsity 4 and 8 and was selected captain her senior year.  She majored in Psychology and Art History and graduated in 2009.  Lauren went on to spend the next three years at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) where she earned a Master's Degree in Counseling and Psycological Services in 2012.  She is a licensed school counselor who has worked at Wordsworth Elementary and Souderton Middle School (Pa).  She also coached rowing at Harrington HS (lower Merion) for three years.

Lauren currently lives in Rumson, N.J. with her husband Donald and their two children Graham (a CJAC swimmer) and Isla.  She volunteer coached CJAC this last season and works with the team at Chapel Beach Club.  We are happy to have her coaching our level 6 going forward!

"I love working with children. It truly is my passion. I really enjoy helping children foster a love of physical fitness, competition and team spirit!"...Lauren Ritger

Carrie Sullivan

Assistant Age Group Coach

We are pleased to announce the Carrie Sullivan will be joining our coaching staff this September!

Carrie has taught and worked locally for many years. She is a 1997 graduate of Long Branch H.S., where she swam all four years, and went on to attend Fordham University earning a degree in Education and Theatre in 2001. She graduated with a MS in Education (reading specialist) from Monmouth University in 2004.

Carrie coached at Seashore Day Camp and Sands Beach Club, and has been coaching and teaching swim lessons at the Promenade Beach Club for the last 11 years. In addition to her work with swimming, she has been teaching for 21 years at the Colt's Neck Cedar Drive Middle school, where she was the creator of their Language Arts Enrichment Program, and teaches 8th grade language arts.  From 2004-2009, Carrie was an adjunct professor at Monmouth University in their curriculum and instruction department.

Carrie brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to any group she works with, and we are excited to have her join our CJAC Team to coach Level 5!!

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