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Eastern Express Swimming, Princeton, NJ
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Coach Mike Head Coach

This is Mike’s seventh year serving as Head Coach of Eastern Express Swim Team.

Mike started competitive swimming at the age of eight with the Roycefield Rapids Summer Swim Club, and began year-round swimming the following fall with his hometown Hillsborough Hurricanes.  Mike has been a Coach Member of USA & New Jersey Swimming since 2003. For three years he worked as an Age Group assistant at Somerset Hills YMCA before joining Express as its Senior Assistant from 2006-2008.  Mike served as Eastern Express’s Head Age Group Coach from 2009-2013 and as Head of Program Development.

Since taking over as Head Coach, Mike has worked hard to maintain the now over 30-year EEX Tradition of providing a platform for individual athlete excellence, relying on the strength and support of good teammates, coaches, officials, and parents to help swimmers of all ages reach their potential.  Express has always been known for its standout swimmers, but this decade it has been repeatedly recognized for Team Achievements, including Sectional Titles, Relay State Records, and hosting the biggest and best usa swim meets in the area.  Mike is also the director of the EEX SwimAmerica Lesson Program and the annual EEX Masters Swim Meet / Food Drive. 

Mike is proud to pilot an organization that impacts so many swimmers and families and does his best to give everyone a chance to succeed and find their place in the sport. 

Mike has been a three-time Zone Coach for the New Jersey Swimming All-Star Zone Team, served as NJ Swimming's Records Co-Chair (2004-2011), NJ Swimming’s Co-Chair for Camps & Clinics (2012-2015), and served as an ‘At Large’ Delegate (voting member) to the New Jersey Swimming Board of Directors (2010-2014).  Mike has also served on NJ Swimming’s Technical Planning Committee, and has worked with a number of teams and coaches to propose and pass legislation to help all those who host and support local meets.

Mike is a graduate of The College of New Jersey (English), and is a continued supporter of the TCNJ Lions Swim & Dive Team!

Coach Tiny

Coach Tiny Randazzo has been involved with the sport of swimming in New Jersey for more than four decades.  Her coaching career began on the deck of Nomahegan Swim Club during her college years.  With a degree in Elementary Education, coaching became her lifetime passion.  Over the years, numerous programs have benefited from her expertise including: Central Jersey Aquatic Club, Somerset Hills YMCA, Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (coached the first Co-Ed team), Rutgers University, Princeton University and Princeton Tigers Aquatic Club. Tiny has also served the New Jersey Swimming Board of Directors in the capacity of Records Chair, Top 10 Chair, Senior Coaches Chair, At Large delegate and Secretary. 

Swimming her entire career under the direction of former Olympic coach, Frank Elm, Tiny started with Frank at the Summit YMCA at the age of seven.  Over the span of 15 years, she represented Elm as a member of the Scarlet Jets, Central Jersey Aquatic Club and Rutgers University.  She attended the 1972 Olympic Trials in the 100 meter backstroke before representing Westfield High School her senior year as the first female on an all male squad.  Benefiting from Title IX, Tiny went on to swim with the Rutgers Men’s swimming and diving team in 1974 alongside female Olympian, Judy Melick.   Her sophomore year, the first year of the Rutgers Women’s team, was the beginning of a trio of undefeated seasons. A five-time Eastern AIAW champion, she earned All-America honors in five events, including both the 50 and 100 back. Her achievements were recognized by the New Jersey General Assembly in 1977, and she was inducted into the Rutgers Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.  


Coach Craig

A long, long, LONG time ago in a galaxy far, far, far (well 8 hour car ride anyway) Coach Craig Haywood began his swimming career – in a little development called Pinegate – being chased by a T-Rex (yes there are days that I feel that old) – he had no choice but to jump into a pond and begin to swim away from the dinosaur – only problem with that was that coach Haywood had no idea how to swim – but somehow made it. I was born in Philadelphia and lived in the area until I was in 4th grade and then my dad got transferred to Cleveland where I spent the next 24 years of my life. I am a high school teacher – I work at Princeton High School. I teach Computer Graphics and Computer Networking. I also taught at Ashtabula Harbor High School (no longer there – it was demolished and a new school was built) and Euclid High School. I am a father of three outstanding children – Ashlee, Hailee, and Jayson.

I began swimming back in 1980 for a tiny team called Pinegate – then swam for my local YMCA – (Lake County YMCA in Painesville Ohio), swam for Lake Erie Silver Dolphins, and helped start and swim for my high school – Mentor High School. I was unable to continue swimming in college due to knee injuries – and the fact that I was too slow to swim for any college – but I like to tell people that it was really the knee injuries. I began my coaching career at 17 as a volunteer/helper at Pinegate and then was hired the following year as a regular assistant coach at the age of 18 and have been coaching ever since. I have coached for Pinegate, Highland Heights, Wembly Country Club, Mentor High School, Kenston High School, Chagrin Falls High School, Cleveland Heights High School, Lake Erie Silver Dolphins, Solon Stars, Team Viking, Richard Quick Swim Camp, Princeton High School, X-Cel, and now have found my way to Eastern Express.

I have really enjoyed my time at EEX to this point as we have a tremendous coaching staff with a lot of experience, and EEX really fits my personality well. I am looking forward to a long and enjoyable career with EEX. I bring a lot of knowledge and experience about the sport with me and have had the opportunity throughout my career of working with some of the best coaches in the country and I bring all this with me to Eastern Express. One of my swimming philosophies is no matter if you swim well in a meet or have an off meet – the most important thing is to always walk away from a meet learning something that will help to improve your race the next time.



Coach Sarah

Sarah began taking swimming lessons at the age of four at the Fanny Chapman Memorial Pool in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. At age eight, she joined the Fanny Chapman Swim Team and soon followed that with membership in the Central Bucks Aquatic Club.  She was a member of both teams until she graduated from high school. Swimming was always accompanied by other sports and activities until age 12 when Coach Sarah’s younger sister Jennifer, age 10, broke a record at the summer league championship meet. From this point forward, Sarah was dedicated to making sure that her sister didn’t have all of the swimming glory. A 2012 graduate of Central Bucks East High School, Sarah was a 4 year varsity letter winner and was named a captain her senior year.

Coach Sarah attended TCNJ  where she was also a four year member of the Women’s varsity team. Coach Sarah’s favorite events to swim were 100 fly and 500 free. Her favorite memories of swimming are winning four consecutive NJAC Conference Championships and being voted by her teammates as the winner of the “Team Before Self” award in the 2015-16 season.

Coach Sarah is in the midst of her third season as an assistant coach for the TCNJ Women’s Team. Coach Sarah is a proud Express coach who looks forward to helping as many future swimmers as possible reach their goals!

Coach Jen

Coach Jennifer began coaching in New Jersey in the fall of 2005, coaching all levels of swimmers, working primarily with the 11-12s at Peddie Aquatics before joining Eastern Express in Fall 2011.  Before coming to New Jersey, Jennifer coached two top five teams in the Greensboro Community Swim Association summer league in North Carolina from 1998-2005.

Jennifer graduated from Campbell University in 2003, B. A. in Government, and again in 2004, Masters of Business Administration. During her last year at Campbell, Jennifer was an assistant coach for the first year of the varsity Women's Swim Team. Jennifer came to New Jersey to pursue a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University (May 2007) and currently works for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.  She resides in Lawrence, NJ, with her husband Anthony and son Donovan.

Coach Dana

Coach Dana has been involved with swimming, both in and out of the water, for over 35 years. She has been a member of USA and NJ swimming since 2008. For the past 9 years Dana has been coaching with the Lawrence Lightning Swim Team and Pennington Aquatics. She also teaches a competitive Stroke & Turn Clinic at the Lawrenceville Swimming Association. Dana began coaching at Eastern Express in the fall of 2014 and primarily works with the teams youngest swimmers to develop their competitive stroke technique. She continues to share her time coaching all 3 teams.

Dana began her competitive career at age 8 swimming for the Ridgewood YMCA. She continued swimming for various USA teams in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including the first official season of Eastern Express in 1987-88. Focusing primarily on the 100 & 200 breaststroke Dana swam on the varsity teams at Pennsbury High School and Syracuse University. Dana continues to swim today as part of her triathlon and marathon training.

Coach Dana lives in Lawrenceville with her husband Eric and 3 children Devon, Eliza and Isabelle.

Coach Kristine

Kristine Spike had her first swim lesson at 6 months old and hasn't left the water since! From there she took swim America lessons until she qualified for her first major swim team, Cougar Aquatic based in Montclair, New Jersey. She also swam for her rec team, West Orange Wave, which put a decade of swimming under her belt. In high school she swam for West Orange Mountaineers, making varsity her freshman year, and serving as captain from sophomore year onward. Kristine is a certified instructor and lifeguard, and is also USA swimming certified! She is currently president of club swim at The College of New Jersey and proud assistant coach at EEX!

Coach Brandon

Brandon Hullings began his swimming career with Eastern Express Swim American before joining the competitive team as a twelve year old. Coach Brandon achieved success with Eastern Express, posting multiple Top Ten times that still stand to this day before transition to Princeton Piranhas.  He then continued his swimming at the collegiate level at Denison University where he as a part of their first ever National Championship Team in 2011. 

Coach Brandon started coaching in 2006 with the Ben Franklin Swim Club in Lawrence, New Jersey where he remained until the summer of 2012 . He lead the program to multiple team records, individual PASDA Champions and Division II and Division III team championships. Coach Brandon then took control of the Pennington location of the New Jersey Stingrays in the fall of 2012. He was instrumental in transforming a causal seasonal team to a true year round respected US Swimming program that produced Junior Olympic Champions, Eastern Zone, Sectional, Future and Junior National qualifiers. Coach Brandon then returned to his roots, joining the Eastern Express coaching staff in 2020 where he looks to continue to help develop and guide athletes to reach their potential!


Coach Michael

Mike Uchrin began his swimming career in the Hamilton area through the Hamilton YMCA for his age group years. As he pursued a career in education through Rider University, he maintained his ties to the pool with lifeguarding, swim lessons and teaching lifeguarding for the Red Cross. In 2010, he joined the New Jersey Stingrays team as an assistant coach. Mike stayed with the team for the next ten years as it grew from a small, water polo focused club into a multiple facility team with State, Sectional, and National level swimmers. In 2020, Mike joined the Eastern Express coaching staff.

In addition to coaching club swimming for over 10 years, Mike has also been involved in the local summer swimming community through the Community Park Bluefish. He began as an assistant coach for the senior group in 2011 and took over as head coach for the team in 2015. Since that time, Community Park has won multiple division 1 championships and maintained a team of over 200 swimmers. Mike also serves on the board as Treasurer for the Princeton Area Swimming and Diving Association.

Beyond competitive swimming, Mike is also the Aquatics Director for the Princeton Recreation Department in the summer. He oversees a staff of over 80 lifeguards and swim instructors for the Princeton community. Since 2014 he has taught 7th grade Social Studies in Hamilton Township. He lives locally with his wife Christina and twin children (future swimmers) Hailey and Blake.



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