Diving Coaches

Nicole Arioso

Diving Coach

I was an elite level competitive gymnast and diver throughout my entire adolescent life. Captain of the gymnastics team, sectional vaulting champion, and diving champion are a few of my successful endeavors of which I am very proud of. Hard work and dedication do pay off! I was fortunate enough to spend every summer at the Hopewell Valley Tennis Center pool swimming and diving until my heart was content. Back layouts and forward one and a half dives are my favorites! As an adult I incorporated the foundation and experience of my combined trainings into becoming a Fitness instructor who specializes in Pilates, Aqua movement, and overall wellness. I am a graduate of Rutgers University and I am in the process of becoming a certified Elementary Education Teacher. I feel that learning should be fun!

Cathy Mallon

Diving Coach

I started diving in the PASDA league at the age of 11, back when they had wooden diving boards (just kidding). I was recruited into US Diving immediately thereafter by my amazing coach/mentor, Dave Bush. I continued diving at WWPHS and Trenton State College, finishing my career at NCAA National Championships. I’ve coached many levels of diving from recreation to US Diving, and I’m currently the head coach of the Varsity/JV Montgomery HS Dive Team. I bring 20 years of coaching experience, and I’m excited to share my passion with the Bluefish! My philosophy on coaching is to create a safe and positive learning environment where kids are having fun and learn a bit of diving along the way! Outside the pool, I’m a Certified K-12 math teacher, but my pride and joy are my two silly boys.