2013 Coaching Staff

Shawn Delifus/Head Coach                                                                 

Welcome Shawn Delifus to Palmer Swim Team.  Until Shawn’s recent move to Nazareth 6 months ago, Coach Shawn has been coaching for the past seven years in Florida.  During that time, he has coached first time top-ten swimmers at both YMCA Nationals and Age Group Championships,  he has coached six top-ten nationally ranked age groupers, two state record holders, the 2010 Florida Swimmer of the Year, and four Olympic trial qualifiers. Coach Shawn has also coached collegiately as has earned an American Swim Coach Association (ASCA) Level 4 certification.  Shawn owes his coaching success to a philosophy that consists of a strong focus on stroke technique progressions and long-term strength conditioning.

Coach Shawn is excited to work with PST as he sees the opportunity to strengthen PST and grow the sport of swimming in the Lehigh Valley Community.  Shawn has worked extensively with Swim Hybrid, a program designed to enhance the swimming community by providing camps, clinics, and private lessons.  Shawn is also a member of the Florida swimming diversity committee and has been an active member in his new community striving to create the same awareness of the sport and enhancing the development of equal opportunities for those who love the sport.  Palmer Swim Team is the perfect place for Coach Shawn to get more families and kids excited about the sport of swimming….whether it is the 7 year old newcomer or the experienced high school swimmer looking not only to stay in shape for next high school season but to also gain a competitive edge.