Coach Christina Forristall
Christina Forristall has been coaching for close to 10 years at the Madison Racquet and Swim Club as Head Coach of the MadMarlins Swim Team. Starting the MadMarlins initially as a summer league team, she quickly developed the team into a year round competitive program in 2008 joining the CT Yankee League. The program, which began with a handful of swimmers, has now grown to over 85 participants. In the 2015 and 2016 Short Course season the MadMarlins won their Yankee League Division and also won the 2016 Connecticut Private Summer League Championship.
With the success of the MadMarlins program, Christina began coaching USA Swimming in correlation with the Nutmeg Swim Team and interested MadMarlin swimmers. In the span of just four years, this satellite program grew tremendous interest in the USA Swimming circuit. Therefore, in 2016, Christina, along with Associate Head Coach Jen Lyman, started the Shoreline Aquatic Club (SLAC). Both coaches are dedicated and driven to continue to offer a higher level of competition while providing a higher level of training.
In addition to the MadMarlins and SLAC, Christina is the Head Coach for the Daniel Hand High School Boy Varsity Swimming and Diving Team (2014-present), previously serving as the Assistant Coach (2009-2013). Christina also coaches the Daniel Hand High School Varsity Girls as the Assistant Coach (2012-present).
As the Aquatic Director for Madison Racquet and Swim Club since 2004, Christina is responsible for providing the overall vision and leadership for the Club’s aquatic programs, coaches and athletes.
Christina holds a degree in Elementary Educations from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania where she competed collegiately all four years and was captain her senior year. She earned the honors of All-Conference Athlete all four years, qualifying for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship in the 100 Breaststroke her senior year.