Glenn M Giles
Glenn has been coaching for 18 years, 13 as head coach. He has coached every level of YMCA swimming, from beginners to Districts and Nationals. Nationally he has coached: 9 All-Americans and 1 All-American Relay Team. Glenn’s personal accomplishments have definitely prepared him to lead. Glenn swam at Westmont Hilltop High School were his records speak for themselves. He is a 9 time District Champion, 10 time State Qualifier, 4 time All-State in 200/500 Free. Additionally, he holds the oldest HS Men’s Record and is a 4 year Letter winner. Glenn also swam at Westerminster College were he was a 6 time All –American in the National NAIA. Glenn graduated with an environmental science degree. Glenn currently works at Geochemical Testing as an Analytical Chemist.
Sharon R Giles
Sharon has been an employee of the Greater Johnstown YMCA for 30 years and has been the Aquatic Director for over 15 years. In her capacity as the Aquatic Director she oversees the whole Aquatic Department including the Swim Team. As a swim coach she has worked with levels from ages 5 to 18 years but mostly coaches the 5 to 8 age group and handles many other aspects of the team. Sharon is married and has 3 children all of whom were members of the GJY Swim Team and went onto to swim in college. The YMCA and the Swim Team will always be an important part of her life even after retirement.
I have been involved with the GJY swim team for 30 years. I swam for GJY for 10 years. Prior to having my own children, I was the 8 and under coach. I also coached swimming at Bishop McCort and Richland High Schools. Now that my two children, Brady and Jadyn, are swimming I have found my way back to the pool deck as a coach and couldn’t be happier!!!