Lisa J Ellis
Director of Programs and Operations
started coaching with the club in the spring of 1989. She graduated
from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor’s
Degree in Education. She is a Level 3 certified coach with the
America Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) and specializes in learning
theory as it relates to the acquisition of efficient stroke
technique. She is the administrator for the entire program and
coordinates our young developing athletes. Loving swimming at
all levels, she has been an Assistant Swim Coach for the Westside
Varsity Swim Team since the fall of 1989. Interested in expanding
swimming in Nebraska, as well as elevating Nebraska swimming on the
national scene, Lisa served 4 years on the Central Zone Board
of Directors as the Age Group Championship Meet Co-Coordinator.
Previously, Lisa has served on the Midwestern Swimming Board for 16
years in one capacity or another.
Doug E Krecklow
Doug has been with the swim club for 30 years. He has a B.A.E. in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Wayne State College and a Master of Science in Biomechanics from Penn State University. Doug is a Level 5 Certified Coach with the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA). Under his leadership, many OWSC and SO swimmers have attained regional and national recognition in swimming. Many of his swimmers have also enjoyed successful college careers at schools throughout the United States. He has extensive knowledge of stroke mechanics, physical conditioning, performance psychology and athlete motivation. In addition to his club responsibilities, Doug serves as the Chairman of the Health and Physical Education Department and Head Swimming and Diving Coach at Westside High School.
Bob E Henchal
The beginning of the 2015- 16 short course season marked 14 years that Coach Bob has been with Swim Omaha, the majority of that time as head Silver group coach.
After spending most of his adult working life with the YMCA and then IBM, Coach Bob moved back to Omaha, married Mary, and returned to his physical education background to coach swimming, beginning at Oak Hill Pool in Ralston, where he still coaches "Summer league".
His undergraduate degree, in phys ed and philosophy, was received from Creighton University in Omaha. His Masters was received from the University of Oregon, in exercise physiology, athletic administration, and recreation management.
Andy A Rider
Andy joined Swim Omaha in 2002 and swam in both the Gold and
Olympic groups. He continued his swimming at Westside High School,
where he swam all four years graduating in 2008.
Andy’s coaching career took off as Head Summer League
Coach from 2007-2012 for Westridge Pool. He also held the Assistant
Coach position for the University of Nebraska Omaha Women’s
Swim and Dive team during the 2011-2012 season.
As a Special Education teacher at Westside High School, Andy
tailors his teaching to the students’ needs. In 2011, he
joined the coaching ranks for Swim Omaha with the Senior group. In
addition, he is an Assistant Coach for the Westside Swim and Dive
Teryn Nicholas Solan
Teryn came to Omaha in 2018 and
works as the Aquatics Director for the downtown branch of the YMCA.
Before moving to Nebraska, Teryn was pursuing his Master’s in
Sports Administration and Leadership at Augustana University in
Sioux Falls, SD. While there, Teryn was the graduate assistant for
Augustana’s women’s swim team during their very first
and second seasons (2016-2018). At the same time, he was an
assistant coach for Sioux Falls Surge and a head coach for Swim
Teryn is also a 2015 graduate of
Carthage College in Kenosha, WI where he was a four-year letter
winner and member of the swimming and diving team. He graduated
with a Bachelor's degree in Classical Archaeology and a minor in
Geography. During his time at Carthage Teryn qualified for the
NCAA Division III Championships as a junior and placed 13th in the
1,650 freestyle with a time of 15:55.41. He also qualified for the
NCAA Championships in the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle.
Teryn earned an All-American Honorable Mention in 2013 with his
1,000 freestyle split and was a three-time all-conference honoree.
He was named his team's Most Valuable Swimmer following his junior
Andrew M Cunningham
Andy Cunningham has been a swim coach since 2003. He started
coaching with the Bellevue Swim Club and moved to Swim Omaha after
a few years. During his time with Swim Omaha he was Assistant
Coach for Ralston/Gross High School swim team.
passion for coaching and furthering his knowledge brought him to
work under John Leonard with ASCA and SwimFast in Fort Lauderdale
FL. After two seasons, Andy happily accepted a position with
Millard North to be the head high school swim coach and Aquatics
Andy started at Millard North in the Fall of 2013. Since this
time Andy has been selected by his peers at the Metro Coach
of the year twice (2014 and 2016) with 1 Metro Conference