Jon Siegel comes to Cougar direct from the Madison Area YMCA, where he served as Senior Director of Competitive Aquatics. Over 9 years he grew the team from 80 to 180 pre pandemic and 260 currently. During his tenure he helped design and oversee the construction of their new Aquatic Center, directed outdoor programming during the pandemic and acted as Senior Aquatic Director to bring the aquatic department back online. Before that, he spent nine-and-a-half-years with the Montclair YMCA Dolphins as their Director of Competitive Aquatics. Prior to Montclair YMCA, Jon spent eight years as Head Coach at the Madison Area YMCA and three years at the West Essex YMCA. He was also an Assistant Coach at the Summit Y for one season. Jon has coached in the Northern NJ area for the last 30+ years between the Livingston Aquajets, Berkeley Heights Streamliners, Minisink Manta Rays and Morristown Beard High School. Jon is an ASCA Level 5 Swim Coach and had served on the New Jersey YMCA Swim League Executive Committee. He has sat on the New Jersey Swimming Board of Directors as both Junior and Senior Coaches Representative and on the USA Swimming National Communications Committee. Jon has been the Head Coach of the NJ Swimming All Star Zone Team in 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2008 and has been an assistant coach at Zones in 2000 and 2003. Jon also coached USA Swimming's Eastern Zone Select Camp in 2006. Jon has coached athletes at all levels of swimming including Olympic Trials and an alumni to the Olympics.

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