Meet the Coaching Staff

Age Group Coaches

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Ryan Gernand

Jaguar Coach

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Ashley Miles

Tiger Coach

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Emily Braun

Mountain Lion Coach

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Lori Weigner

Bobcat Coach

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Ian Bowley

Tiger Cub Coach

Head Coach

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Elizabeth Batt

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Coaches Code of Conduct


*NEVER uses humiliation or embarrassment as a coaching tool

*NEVER uses disparaging words or utilizes name calling

*NEVER expects from their athletes what they don’t practice as well

*NEVER demeans their athletes

*NEVER creates a team environment based on fear

*Genuinely cares about the welfare and wellbeing of each athlete

*Is a pro at catching athletes doing things right

*Rarely raises his/her voice

*Is supportive and encouraging

*Builds healthy relationships with his/her athletes

*Is honest and trustworthy

*Creates a feeling of personal safety on the team

*Is able to celebrate his/her athletes’ successes/accomplishments

*Is a positive person

*Understands that coaching is about doing what’s best for the kids

*Has winning in perspective and defines success in appropriate ways

*Tends to be flexible, yet still able to set good limits

*Is open to constructive feedback from players and parents

*Is friendly, non-defensive and approachable

*Uses hard physical conditioning appropriately

*Is NEVER physically or verbally abusive!

*Communicates displeasure directly and appropriately to athletes

*Coaches by generating mutual respect

*Maintains an open mind

*Is a good communicator

*Leaves his/her athletes feeling good about themselves

*Fuels the athlete’s enjoyment and enthusiasm for the sport

*Is a wonderful role model

*Earns respect from players and parents

*Does NOT act out his/her feelings/insecurities on his/her athlete

*Portrays professional, sportsman-like conduct at practices, meets, and all activities outside of the pool.

*Is on time and ready for practices and meets

*Promotes the YSC in the community and at swim meets