SWIM COACHES

 
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JIM LUEBBE

Competitive Swim Highlights

• The Ohio State University

• St Xavier (Cincinnati)

• Cincinnati Marlins

• Powel Crosley YMCA

• Lakeside Masters

• Ohio State Scholar/Athlete Award

• SHA Hall of Fame

• 10 SHA State Titles

• 2018 National HS Coach of the Year

• 2017 KHSAA HS Coach of the Year

• Lakeside Masters JoAnn Tingley Spirit Award

• Region 5 HS Coach of the Year

• 2018 Pan Am Masters Champ

Certifications

• Level 3

• Class Level 4

Favorite Stroke

• Breaststroke

Fun Fact

• My first swim meet was at Fort Scott and I raced Mary T and my future wife in the 25 Fly. I got third.

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MERRI SCHMITT

Competitive Swim Highlights

• University of Evansville Div 1 

• 2018 6/100 place finisher at Swim the Suck 10 mile Open Water

• 2018 Age Group winner Swim to the Moon Open Water 10K

• 2019 13/134 place finisher at Bridges to Bluff Open Water 10K Nationals

• 2019 First Female to USMS sanction swim in Ohio River: Lewis & Clark Bridge to Lincoln-Kennedy Bridges

• 2019 Muncie Ironman 70.3 Finisher

• 2019 1st Place Overall Female Cardinal Spirit Triathlon

Certifications

• 4 years teaching

Favorite Stroke

• Open Water

Fun Fact

• I'm training for the 2021 Ironman Wisconsin!

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TITO SOLANO

Instructor Level

• ASCA Level 3

Competitive Swim Highlights

• U of L Swim Team Div 1

• Ecuador National Team 18 years

• US Masters Swimming

• MVP Senior Season at U of L

• U of L records in IM, Breaststroke, Relays

• Ecuador Age Group & Open national records in Breaststroke, IM, Relays

• Masters World Champ in 2014

• 5 world records in Masters career

Favorite Stroke

• Breaststroke & IM

Fun Fact

• Swimming keeps me balanced in life!

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EMILY KRING

Competitive Swim Highlights

• Georgia Summer Swim League (1st-7th grade)

• Chattanoochee Gold Club - High School

• McEackern High School Swim Team - 9th Grade

Certifications

• ASCA Level 2

• Infant Swim

• 15 years teaching

Favorite Stroke

• Breaststroke

Fun Fact

• I have taught and coached in 4 states and 5 cities with all levels of swimmers from 4 months to Adult

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CAITLIN ECKMAN

Competitive Swim Highlights

• Caritas

• Lakeside

• Assumption

• LBC

• City Champ in Freestyle for LBC (multiple seasons)

Certifications

• ASCA Level 1

Favorite Stroke

• Freestyle (but love teaching Butterfly & Breaststroke)

Fun Fact

• I love babysitting kids and animals

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JUAN LOPEZ

Competitive Swim Highlights

• Compensar Bogota Columbia (1999-2014)

• U of L (2010-2014)

• Cardinal Aquatics (2012-2013)

• Bronze Medal 200M Backstroke, 2010 South American Games

• Bronze Medal 4x100M Medley Relay 2010 South American Games

• Gold Medal 100M Butterfly Junior Central American Games Puerto Rico 2008

• National Champion in 200M Backstroke, 100M Butterfly (2008-2012)

• Part of the U of L team NCAA Top Ten Finish 2013

• Big East Champion 200 Backstroke 2013

• Runner Up 200 Butterfly AAC 2014

Certifications

• ASCA Level 2

• Infant Swim

• 15 years teaching

Favorite Stroke

• Backstroke & Butterfly

Fun Fact

• I am from Bogota, Columbia and I love playing soccer. I moved to Louisville in 2011

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APRIL SALYER

Premier Level Coach

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CASEY FANZ

Competitive Swim Highlights

• Team USA Junior Team Member (2016)

• ACC Champion

• 10x NCAA All-American

• 2x Olympic Trials Qualifier (2016, 2021)

• CSAA 4x Academic All-American

• Poseidon Swimming - 5 years

• U of L Swim Team - 4 years

• Professional Swimmer

Coaching Experience

• New Coach to Blairwood!

Favorite Stroke

• Freestyle

Fun Fact

• I have 2 dogs at home, Rascal and Barrett. I have lived in 4 different states.

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LILY JONES

Competitive Swim Highlights

• Triton 15&O Swimmer of the Year

• Triton National Team

• Competed at Jr Nationals

• Qualified for Scholastic All-American

• Eastern High School Team Captain

Coaching Experience

• Summer Swim Team Coach 2018 & 2019

• Private lesson, Group lesson and Swim team coach since 2019

Certifications

• SwimAmerica certified

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ELLERIE SEIFERT

Competitive Swim Highlights

• E-town Dolphins Swimming

• Louisville Male High School

• Triton Swimming

• Blairwood Swim Team

Certifications

• ASCA Level 1

Favorite Stroke

• Breaststroke

Fun Fact

• I was named after a football player

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SOPHIE CATTERMOLE

Instructor Level

• ASCA Level 2

Competitive Experience

• U of L 2015-2020

• Lemon Bay High School 2011-2015

• Sarasota Sharks 2005-2015

Competitive Swimming Awards & Achievements

• 4x NCAA All-American 2017-2020

• NCAA Finalist (500 Free)

• ACC Runner Up (500 Free)

• ACC Medalist (500 Free)

• ACC Medalist (1650 Free)

• ACC Medalist (4x800 Free Relay)

• NCAA Medalist (800 Free Relay) 

Favorite Stroke

• Freestyle

Fun Fact

• Sophie was born and raised in England until she was 7

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MALLORY COMERFORD

Competitive Swim Highlights

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CHRISTIANNA REGENAUER

Competitive Swim Highlights

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KARLA GIBBS

Competitive Swim Highlights

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KAELYN BURRIS

Competitive Swim Highlights

• Lakeside Swim Team (9 years)

• Manual HS Swim Team (4 years)

• State HS Championship Team 2007

Certifications

• Premier Level Coach

• 7+ years teaching

Favorite Stroke

• Breaststroke

Fun Fact

• I'm married with 2 sweet kiddos. We love to garden and cook. My passion is working with youth and teaching.

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SAMANTHA STALLINGS

Competitive Swim Highlights

• SHA Swim Team

• LSA teams from age 6-18

• KHSAA Academic All State

• Coaches Award SHA Swim Team 2011

Coaching Experience

• Blairwood Coach since 2018

• Assistant Coach at Big Springs Country Club summer of 2010

• Assistant Coach for Sacred Heart Academy 2019-20 season

Certifications

• SwimAmerica certified

• ASCA Level 1

• American Red Cross CPR

Favorite Stroke

• Freestyle

Fun Fact

• I am a rare disease advocate as I have 2 rare genetic diseases

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BELL DISHMAN

Competitive Swim Highlights

• SHA swim team 4 years

• Fun league swim team 15 years

Certifications

• ASCA Level 1

Favorite Stroke

• Backstroke

Fun Fact

• I can read almost any book in a day

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HANNAH FUCHS

Competitive Swim Highlights

• 4x Academic All-American at Miami

• 2x 2nd Team at Mac Championships

• SHA Swim Team

• Lakeside Seahawks

• Miami University - Division 1

Coaching Experience

• 5+ months with Blairwood

• 2 years Owl Creek Country Club

Certifications

• ASCA Level 1

Favorite Stroke

• Breaststroke

Fun Fact

• I have a Miniature Australian Shepherd named Griffey

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JULIA MCCOY HOWARD

Competitive Swim Highlights

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