Nottingham Board of Directors
 
 
A Volunteer Board, elected by the membership to three-year terms.

VISION

Sustain, enhance and grow our inclusive family friendly swim club.

MISSION

The mission of the Nottingham Swim Club Board is to provide a welcoming, member-owned pool facility managed in a fiscally-responsible manner with a focus on providing a community atmosphere. We carry out this mission by being compassionate, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of our multi-generational community, working to foster a positive and safe summer experience that encourages member involvement and drives long-term family memberships. 

CORE VALUES

  • COMMUNITY

  • DIVERSITY

  • FAMILY

  • FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

PRESIDENT

Larry Abbott and his wife, Melissa, both grew up in Louisiana where they spent a significant portion of their childhood fishing, waterskiing, and swimming in the same local river. They moved to Delaware in 2000 and joined Nottingham Swim Club in 2005 after the birth of their first child. They raised their three children in the Nottingham community for 10 years, then moved to Covered Bridge Farms in 2015. Larry has two passions in life: his family and the outdoors.

Larry is eager to help carry on the tradition of the Nottingham Swim Club. You will often hear him say that there are three simple priorities for the pool. Those are to have fun, be safe and to remain fiscally responsible. He welcomes any feedback from pool membership on how we can successfully achieve these goals.

 

You can reach Larry at:

NottinghamSwimClubPresident@gmail.com

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VICE PRESIDENT

Elise Martin and her family joined Nottingham Swim Club in the summer of 2020 after moving to the west side of Newark. She and her husband, Patrick, have two mini Gators and they all love the community they found at the pool. Elise loves gardening, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends. As a teacher and stay at home mom, Elise knows the value of pitching in and helping out and that’s what she hopes to do as she steps into the VP position. You can reach Elise at nottinghamswimclubvp@gmail.com

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SECRETARY

Megan Zarzycki and her family have been members at Nottingham Swim Club since 2012. She and her husband live in Newark with their four children. Megan earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Delaware and has taught in the Appoquinimink School District since 2003. As a librarian, Megan is an active member of her school community. She enjoys spending her summer days at the pool and is most often spotted with a book in her hand. You can reach her at: NottinghamSCSecretary@gmail.com

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TREASURER

Emily Ferris lives in Newark with her husband Greg and their 3 children; they have been members of NSC for 2 years.  Emily was a Gator herself until 4th grade and is excited to be back at The Swamp!  She has been in Catering Sales throughout her career in Hospitality.  She enjoys supporting youth sports and attending as many of the kids' games as possible.  Emily played field hockey throughout high school and college and still enjoys the outdoors.  Bike rides, hikes at Iron Hill Park with the family's 2 dogs and rollerblading just to name a few.  Emily is happy to be elected Treasurer and looks forward to being on the Board of such a great club and giving back to the community. You can reach Emily at:  NottinghamSwimClubTreasurer@gmail.com

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GROUNDS CHAIR

Jeff Bonis and his family have been NSC members since 2012. They love their time at the pool, whether it is on Dog Swim day, Pool Clean Up day, swim meets, potlucks, or just old fashioned swimming. With six children, Jeff and his wife value all the pool has to offer. Jeff is a software engineer at a local biotech company. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time at his kids' sporting events. He also undertakes home improvement projects at his house and the homes of others. As grounds chair, Jeff plans to continue NSC's tradition of being a well maintained swim club. He is open to hearing members' suggestions for improvements so the NSC experience will be excellent for members and their guests. Contact him at:
NottinghamSwimClubGrounds@gmail.com

PHYSICAL PLANT CHAIR

Jason Snyder and his family joined NSC in 2017 and have been Newark residents for 14 years. He enjoys coaching youth sports, running, and the fun, social atmosphere provided by the pool.
He is looking forward to contributing to this outstanding swim club, and has partnered closely with our previous Physical Plant Chair, Ray, to help ensure a smooth transition in this role. He welcomes any suggestions and assistance to keep this pool operating at a first class level. Contact Jason at:
jtsnyder9@yahoo.com  

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SWIM TEAM CO-CHAIRS

Greg Ariff grew up in New Jersey, spending his summer weekdays at the neighborhood pool, going to swim practice in the morning and staying to play all day with his friends. When he was old enough, he life guarded and then coached swimming at another nearby swim club. Greg moved to Nottingham Green in 2008 and was happy to discover a neighborhood swim club that could provide the same experience of community and opportunities for fun and competitive swimming to his own children. Greg has been a member of Nottingham Swim Club since 2011 with his wife, Holly, and sons, Robby and Ben. Greg has enjoyed supporting the swim club and team as a volunteer, including serving as a swim meet official for many years. As a board co-chair for the swim team, Greg is committed to continuing the Nottingham tradition of providing our youth with a fun, supportive, and character-building experience through competitive swimming.

Tom Fruehstorfer and his wife Amy moved to Newark in the Oaklands in 1995. At the time, there was a waiting list to join Nottingham Swim Club. After short stints at Fairfield and the UD pools, they got into NSC and have been happy here for about 15 years. Tom & Amy have been involved with the swim team for about 10 years with two of their daughters, Gretchen and Lyla, who have both also been lifeguards at the pool. Tom has been active as a timer and an official. Including his childhood swimming Tom has been involved with swim teams for about 25 years. As a board co-chair for the swim team, Tom is committed to working with Greg to provide a fun, efficient, and organized experience for our swim team and their families.

 

Contact Greg and Tom with questions, comments, and suggestions at:

NSCSwimTeam@gmail.com

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SOCIAL CHAIR

Jo Ann Barnes is originally from New Jersey and has been in Delaware for 30 years.  She currently lives in Newark with her husband, Eric, and their 10-year-old son Zac.  Jo Ann is an AVP of Partnership Accounting with Barclays Bank where she has been employed for the past 13 years.  Eric grew up as part of the Nottingham community with his family being members since the first year Nottingham opened.  Zac enjoys being on the swim team; following in his father’s footsteps who also swam for the Gators.  Jo Ann loves to spend time outside with family and friends, especially summer nights sitting poolside. 

 

Jo Ann is excited to have the opportunity to work with the NSC Board and members organizing social gatherings and events in an effort to make the summer fun for everyone.  She hopes to help all of our members feel like part of the community.  She welcomes ideas and suggestions and looks forward to working with members that are interested in volunteering as needed throughout the summer. 

Contact her at:
NottinghamSwimClubSocial@gmail.com

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MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Cyndi Hall joined the board in October 2019. She grew up in Newark and married her high school sweetheart; she and her husband have 5 children: Alexis Jr, Pippa, Arlen, Anson and Albee, and they spend nearly every day poolside. Cyndi is a Dental Hygienist by trade but has been a stay at home mom for the last decade. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and loves the outdoors. She looks forward to being on the board and serving as the membership chair. Contact Cyndi with membership questions at:
membership.nottinghamswimclub@gmail.com

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