MSX Aquatics Coaches

Swim Coaches

Aquatics Director/Head Swim Coach

Marj Trifone

Marj Trifone is the Aquatics Director and head swim coach for Middlesex Club. She has been coaching summer club swimming for the past 38 summers, most of those years at Middlesex Club.  She has been the head coach of Darien High Girls’ Swim Team for the past 22 years with 17 State Championships and 4 runners – up.  Marj has been named the FCIAC Coach of the year, Connecticut Coach of the Year, and Runner –up National High School Coach of the Year.  She was inducted to the FCIAC Hall of Fame in 2017 for high school swimming.  She is the Fairfield County Swim League Coaches rep.  She is also a Physical Education/ Health teacher Darien High School.  Marj has 35 years teaching experience, 23 of of those at Darien High School

Dive Coaches

Head Dive Coach

Joe Somma

Joe Somma is going into his third year as head dive coach at Middlesex Club. He is the head coach of the Whirlwind Diving team at the New Canaan YMCA, which he founded in 1997. Joe grew up diving at the Newfield Swim & Tennis Club, was a high school All-American stand-out at Stamford High School, and went on to Clemson University, where he lettered in diving for four years and was a four-time NCAA zone qualifier, an All-American candidate, an All Atlantic Coast Conference champion, and a team captain. Joe brings a wealth of experience to the team as he completes his 23rd year of coaching. Joe was awarded the Robert Moss Award in 2001, for his numerous contributions to diving. He is a lifetime member of USA Diving, and is the Junior Olympic representative for the state of Connecticut for this organization. During his time at the New Canaan Y, Joe has also coached many top divers including four JO champions and three Team USA representatives that competed at meets such as the British Elite Championships and the Canadian/American Challenge, and one member of the Junior Elite Program. His teams have included over 50 High School All Americans. In addition to the Whirlwind team, Joe coaches the New Canaan High School team, the Wilton High School team, Ridgefield High School, the New Canaan Field Club team, and the Newfield Swim & Tennis team. Joe’s enthusiasm, coupled with his knowledge of the sport, make him a dynamic and successful coach for divers of all levels


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