Head Coach - 412-906-2583
Coaching: Al Rose is the Program Director and the US Group
Head Coach of the Jewish
Community Center Sailfish Swimming Team. Al has received his ASCA Level V coaching
accreditation, the highest level awarded by the American Swimming Coaches Association.
Al has coached the JCC Sailfish for over 50 years. He has produced hundreds of outstanding swimmers:one Olympic swimmer, several Olympic Trials and US Nationals finalists, a World University Games champion and record breaker, some Junior and Senior Nationals champions, Middle School champions, City and WPIAL champions and record setters, more than a dozen PIAA State champions, Prep-School champions and record setters, and Maccabia Team Members and champions.
Hundreds of graduated seniors from the Jewish Community Center Sailfish Swimming Team have been offered and accepted scholarships to major Universities and Colleges such as Pitt, Penn State, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Texas A&M, Texas, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, the USA Naval Academy, and Stanford.
The Dapper Dan Association of Pittsburgh honored Al in January of 1982, and in March of 1991, he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Swimming Hall of Fame at the Natatorium at Penn State University, State College, PA. Al has received the Award of Excellence from the American Swimming Coaches Association many times, including 2011.
Swimming: Al Rose has lived his entire life in the Pittsburgh area. He was City Champion in the 100 breaststroke and 150 IM in his sophomore, junior and senior years of High School and second in those events in the state his sophomore year. At Westminster College, he was Conference Champion both his freshman and sophomore years. Al was also a member of the 200 meter Medley Relay Junior National Champions.
In recent years, Al returned to competition as a Master Swimmer. He placed in the top 3 in the National Y Master Championships and was a member of the record breaking relay team.
For those swimmers who would like individual instruction, private lessons are available. Please contact Al at 412-906-2583.