Head Coach & CEO
Coach Kirtis co-founded the Twinsburg Competitive Aquatics Team in the Spring of 2015. Under his direction TCAT has more than doubled in size. TCAT has produced swimmers who have been OHSAA finalists, USA Sectional, Futures, and Junior Nationals qualifiers while producing age group swimmers whom have earned Lake Erie Swimming's Top 10 Times from 2016-2019.
Coach Kirtis has been head coach of the Twinsburg High School swim team since 2013. As head coach for Twinsburg High School, Kirtis has established a successful culture through which the school continues to send swimmers to the District and State levels, while breaking school records each year. Coach Kirtis was named NOC Coach of the Year from 2014-2016 while the program achieved its first conference championship titles.
From 2009-2015 Coach Kirtis worked with various USA Swimming and high school teams in Ohio. While coaching at the club level he had swimmers qualify to the 2014 Central Zone Meet and 2013 International Children’s Games. Coach Kirtis assisted with National level swimmers and Olympic Trials qualifiers in his previous club experiences while helping age group swimmers achieve their first Zone cuts.
Coach Kirtis graduated in 2012 with his Master’s of Science degree in Sports Sciences with an emphasis on Coaching Education. In 2011 he earned his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education.
As a swimmer, Coach Kirtis was a member of the Ohio University Men's Swimming and Diving program in 2006-2007 season until the program was discontinued. While at Ohio University he earned the Tad Potter Memorial Award for Teamwork, Leadership, Courage and Dedication. In high school, Coach Kirtis earned two All American honors for swimming in 2006.