Coaches & Boosters


Head Coach:  John Kesler (

Coach Kesler has been coaching swimming for 30 years. This is his 16th season as head coach of the CD Rams Swim Team.  Coach Kesler was an accomplished competitive swimmer.  As an age group swimmer he was on the YMCA National Team and was YMCA All American.  In high school he was 4 year varsity swimmer at CD East, a 2 time High School All American and PIAA State Champion. He swam at the collegiate level; 1 year at USC and 3 years at the University of Pittsburgh where he was a 3 time Big East Champion.  He qualified for and competed in the 1988 Olympic Trials.  In 1987 he was inducted into the Central PA Sports Hall of Fame and in 2007 was inducted into the CD East High Hall of Fame.

Assistant Coach: Abigail Starsinic (

Coach Starsinic is in her 14th season coaching the CD Rams Swim Team.  She was previously an age group coach for both EPAC and Penn Colonial swim teams.  Coach Star was a 4 year Varsity swimmer and 4 year District Qualifier here at CDHS. She still holds top 10 times for several on our all time record board.  She went on to swim at the collegiate level where she was a 4 year NCAA National Qualifier and a 6 time All American placing in the top 8 at Nationals.

Assistant Coach Robin Mariano:

Coach Mariano is in her 3nd season coaching the CD Rams swim team.  She previously Coached at CD East High School.  She is also an age group swim coach in the summers.


The CD Swim Boosters are here to support our swimmers and our Coaches.  The club exists to promote team spirit by funding apparel, providing team snacks, funding team dinners, and planning for events such as the team banquet.

There are many opportunities for all parents to get involved. If you have not yet signed up for a committee, or you are interested in serving on the Boosters Board, please contact any board member listed below by emailing Thanks!

Central Dauphin Swimming Boosters Board 

NAME              OFFICE                 
Kathy Conway      President       
Missie Thrush     Vice President   
Jeff Thrush       Treasurer 
Lisa Rundle Secretary

Central Dauphin Swimming Boosters Committee Positions

NAME                  POSITION                    
Kathy Conway          Communications/Website   
Jeff Thrush           Fundraising            
Lisa Rundle           Team Meals               
Missie Thrush         Spirit Wear/Senior Gift/Uniforms 
Charlie Keyes         Timers          
OPEN                  Posters 
Heather Zlogar        Car Washes                                                                        Sharon Keyes          Senior Night     
OPEN                  Team Banquet 

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