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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members listed below.

Coaching Staff

Mike Davidson

Head Coach

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Mike Davidson joined the Solon Stars as Head Coach in April 2002.  He came to us from Penn State University where he was an Assistant Coach to both the Men’s and Women’s teams since 1998.  Davidson trained the Lions to their first Big Ten title (Men’s in 1999 and Women’s in 2002) and helped a school record 12 Nittany Lions to the NCAA Championships. He was a key element in Penn State breaking 15 school records at the Big Ten Championships and three more at the NCAA Championships.  Davidson helped lead Penn State to another strong finish at Big Ten’s as well as a school best 19th place finish at the 2000 NCAA Championships.  Davidson brings an extensive list of collegiate, USS Swimming and high school coaching experience to the Solon Stars Swim Club.  He was previously the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Coach at Cleveland State from 1995-98.  He was the Head Coach of the Cleveland Aquatic Team from 1995-98 and the Senior Assistant of the Worthington Swim Club in Ohio from 1993-95.  Davidson also served as the Assistant Coach for Thomas Worthington and Worthington-Kilbourne High Schools from 1993-95.  He has coached seven Senior National and 14 Junior National qualifiers in these roles.  A native of North Olmsted, Ohio, Davidson also received his bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State where he was a member of the Men’s swim team.  Mike is also the head coach for the Solon High School Comets Swim Team and is Level 5 ASCA certified.

Kevin Harrod

Head Age Group Coach

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Kevin joined the Stars in 2007 from the Lakewood Recreation Swim Team where he had been the head coach since 2001.  He has had a great track record at developing swimmers from this club and sees the ability to continue that success with the Stars. Among his other roles, Kevin has been an assistant coach at Cleveland State and is Level 3 ASCA certified. In addition to some club administrative duties, Kevin assists with the coaching of the Stars Senior/Senior Elite groups as well as the Age Group Elite swimmers.

A. James Sordi

Assistant Coach Age Group

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Coach Jim Sordi founded the Solon Stars in 1995 and has served as an Age Group Coach for the Stars since that time.  His experience includes working with Solon Stars Swim Club, Team Viking and the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins. He was the first ever Head Coach for Kenston High School and also served as Assistant Coach for Solon High School.  Coach Sordi was selected to be a Lake Erie Swimming Zone Team Age Group Assistant Coach in 1999, 2003 & 2008. He coached the Ohio Quads team in 2000. Coach Sordi is a Solon High School & Solon Swimming Alumni. He is currently the Aquatics Director for the City of Solon and was the Head Coach for the Solon Summer Recreation Swim Team for 12 years. He currently resides in Solon with his wife Amy and their 2 children Taylor and Marissa.

Fredy Arnold

Assistant Coach

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Board of Directors

Jim Finnerty

Board Chairman

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Kristen Howell

Vice Chair

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Danielle Gaydos

Secretary

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Sharon Badertscher

Meet Director

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Denise Telerico

Member At Large

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Mike Davidson

Head Coach

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Eleni Gill

Volunteer Coordinator

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Anne Korenowski

Publicity

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Lauren Mazzoli

Meet Entry Chair

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Alissa Schneider

Social

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Christina Doorley

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Kim Krantz

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Tammara Sweeney

Family Accountant

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Jo Wintering

Club Registrar

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Diane Finnerty

Apparel Coordinator

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Faming Li

Website Coordinator

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