Joshua R Saylor
Josh Saylor is in his first season as the head coach of Washington Township Swim Club and the North Central Swimming & Diving program. Josh spent the previous three years as the WTSC Head Age Group Coach and assisted the North Central program.
Prior to WTSC Josh was the head coach of the Brownsburg Swim Club and Brownsburg High School. Both programs experienced many breakthrough performances in the 9 years Josh called the west side home. Brownsburg Swim Club nearly doubled its membership, achieved Level 2 status in the USA Swimming Club Recognition Program and hosted major events on behalf of Indiana Swimming including Senior State. Josh’s swimmers achieved USA Swimming Junior National, NCSA Junior National and USA Swimming Open Water National qualifying times and participated in the Indiana Swimming Olympic and Distance Select camps. Brownsburg High School swimmers set more than 40 school records and claimed multiple team Sectional championships. More than 22 athletes achieved Academic All-American honors and Josh was named the IHSAA Coach of the Year at the 2015 Boys State Swimming & Diving Finals.
From 2003-2006, Josh was the head coach of the Vincennes YMCA Swim Team for five seasons and Vincennes University for one season. Josh’s YMCA swimmers achieved multiple NCSA Junior National qualifying times and individual Indiana Age Group State championships, with one swimmer also achieving a national age group title in The Philippines. In his one season at Vincennes University, the Trailblazer men and women finished fourth at the NJCAA National Championships and 11 athletes were named NJCAA All-Americans.
Josh began his coaching career at the Lake Forest Swim Club in Lake Forest, IL. Josh worked with all athletes in the program ranging from beginners to members of the USA National Team.
A native of South Bend, IN and lifelong fan of the Fighting Irish, Josh graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 with a bachelors’ degree in communications. Josh swam for the Irish for four years, winning a varsity letter in 1996. Josh was a four-year letter winner for John Adams High School, team captain and three-time team MVP.
Josh has served as an Indiana Swimming camp head coach, assistant coach and camp director and an Illinois Swimming Zone coach. Josh is a Level 3 member of the American Swimming Coaches Association.
Josh lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife Kelly and their dog Wilson, is an avid Notre Dame, Bears, Blackhawks and Cubs fan and an improving golfer.