Aquatics Director - Beth Bright
Beth grew up in Geneva, NY. Her life-long love of swimming began at an early age in her backyard pool and she became a competitive swimmer in high school. She has coached in the Northern VA Swim League, and YMCAs in Winston-Salem, NC and Lynchburg, VA. In addition, Beth has started 3 teams – 1 age-group/YMCA team, and 2 high school teams – all in Virginia. Beth’s love for the water has been the motivation for her nearly 20 years of teaching swimming, training lifeguards, and managing aquatic facilities. Beth is also a certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant through the American Fitness Professionals and Associates.
Director of Competitive Swimming - Greg Wriede
Head Coach of the Peddie Varsity Swim Team and the Peddie Aquatic Association since 2001, Greg Wriede ’95 has led the Peddie Falcons to 7 Eastern Interscholastic Conference titles, a 46-13 dual meet record and 7 Mid-Atlantic Prep League titles.
He has developed over 90 All Americans and coached 3 relay teams to National Prep School Records. In 2010, Wriede guided the Peddie School boys’ team to a 5th place finish in Swimming World Mythical Rankings, while the girls placed 10th for independent schools.
Named to the USA National Youth Team Coaching Staff, Wriede has produced qualifiers for Olympic Trials, World Championship Trials, U.S. Open and Junior Nationals. In addition, his swimmers have placed in the Top 16 National Age Group rankings over 100 times while setting 60 New Jersey State records.
Lesson Coordinator - Wendy MacCarthy
Wendy is originally from South Jersey where she grew up and started swimming competitively at the age of 8. She continued swimming for the local YMCA team for 9 years. Her swimming background continued when Wendy swam for her high school team and excelled in the long distance races and was voted team captain her junior and senior year. Wendy has an extensive background working with children of all ages and skill levels. Her career at Peddie Aquatics started in the fall of 2003 where she began supervising the lesson program as well as coaching the 8 & under team. Currently Wendy is the new Lesson Coordinator for the Peddie Swim School and also Head Developmental coach for the Peddie Aquatics swim team. She is extremely grateful and proud to be part of Peddie Aquatics for the past 8 years.