Fitness Center Staff

Nicholas Cowell
Director Murdock Fitness & Aquatics Center

Phone: (207) 255-1404   Fax: (207) 255-1388

 General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the general operation of the Murdock Fitness & Aquatics Center
  • Hire, train, and supervise front desk staff, group fitness instructors, and personal trainers
  • Schedule, coordinate, and teach group fitness classes
  • Develop fitness and wellness programs for the University and community

 Education and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor of Science - Recreation and Leisure Studies, Southern Connecticut State University
  • 3 years of experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and coordinating fitness and well being programs at Trinity College.


  • ACE and NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
  • NCCPT Certified Weight Management Specialist
  • NCCPT Certified Kick Boxing Instructor
  • Spartan SGX Certified Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Lindsay McMahon
Assistant Director Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center

Phone: (207) 255-1296   Fax: (207) 255-1388

General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the general operation and maintenance of the aquatics area
  • Hire, train, and supervise lifeguards and swim instructors
  • Schedule and coordinate group and private swim lessons
  • Coordinate the scheduling of American Red Cross Programs
  • Schedule and coordinate pool rentals
  • Coordinate, supervise and instruct aquatic fitness classes and programs

 Education and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management from the University of Maine at Machias
  • Over 10 years of aquatic programming experience


  • American Red Cross certified Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor
  • Certified Pool and Spa Operator
  • USA Swimming Coach
  • ASCA Level 2 Swim Coach

Patty Keene
Administrative Assistant

Phone: (207) 255-1403   Fax: (207) 255-1388

General Responsibilities:

  • Customer service activities
  • Management of facility memberships
  • Membership and facility rental billing
  • General office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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