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Head Coach Stephanie Gyruke

Effective in March of 2021 Stephanie Gyurke was named Head Coach of Vacationland Swim Club. She is a VSC alumni and comes with an impressive amount of previous Head Coaching experience.
 
She is originally from Bellevue, Ohio and is the oldest if five kids. She has been swimming competitively since she was eight. She is specialized in the distance and breaststroke events.
 
Stephanie is also currently the Head Coach of the Notre Dame College Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Program. She will be coaching her fourth year during the 2020-2021season. She joined the Notre Dame coaching staff in the fall of 2016 as a graduate assistant. She came to Notre Dame after a successful five year career at Ohio University.
 
During her first season at Notre Dame College, Stephanie led the Men's and Women's team in a strong performance at the G-MAC-MEC Championships where the team finished will All-MEC honors in 11 events.
 
In her third season, Stephanie led the Men's and Women's team to their first ever MEC title at the 2020 GMAC-MEC Championships. The team won All-MEC honors in 12 individual events and one relay. 
 
We are extremely proud to have such an experienced and dedicated coach as Stephanie Gyurke as our Head Coach. 

Coach Rick Waldock 

Rick returned to Sandusky last year after more than 20 years traveling the world as a professional singer/entertainer.  His age group swimming career began at 8 with Plum Brook Country Club and continued with VSC and Sandusky YMCA.  At Sandusky High School, he was a three-time state qualifier, captain and MVP, and recipient of the Captain Dan Thomas Memorial Award.  Recruited to Gettysburg College by legendary coach George Kennedy, Rick converted from breaststroke/IM to distance freestyle and set new school records in the 1650 and 800 free relay and earned individual All-Conference honors in his freshman year.  Coach Kennedy went on to fame at Johns Hopkins U, and Rick transferred to Ohio Wesleyan U., where he set new school records in the 200 & 400 IM, 200 breast, 400 & 800 free relay and 400 medley relay, and served as men’s team captain.  Rick taught swimming and began coaching as an assistant at PBCC, taking over as pool manager & head coach for the next 3 years.  He later served as an assistant coach under Mike Wohl at SHS.  Rick returned to the pool and began swimming US Masters competitions in 2001.  He has been a volunteer coach and trained with the Nadadores of South Florida off and on, whenever his travel schedule permitted.  Rick went “all-in” as a full-time professional masters athlete in 2016, training up to six hours a day, almost entirely self-coached, researching and incorporating the latest, most advanced training methods, stroke techniques, nutrition, dry-land and weight training, which culminated in a 2017 National #1 Ranking in the 200 meter breaststroke and US Masters Swimming “All-American” status.  He joined the VSC coaching staff in April, 2018.  You might not know that Rick starred in an independent film shot entirely underwater off the coast of Key Largo, FL entitled “Waterdancing”, and has appeared in over 30 national TV commercials.  He is also a licensed attorney in the State of Florida.  When he’s not working out or helping others swim faster, Rick enjoys trading the stock market, traveling, free-diving, surfing, and playing tennis. 

Coach Jenny Weichel 

Jenny participated in middle school and high school swim team with Perkins.  Her favorite strokes were breaststroke and freestyle.  She qualified for districts in the 100 breast all four years of high school.  Outside of the school year, Jenny also swam with Briarcrest Swim Club, and after high school she coached Briarcrest’s swim team for five years as both a lane coach and head coach.  While coaching, Jenny prefers to work with beginner swimmers to assist them in improving stroke technique and basic foundational skills, but she loves to cheer on the entire team during swim meets.  You can find Jenny at the end of a lane, cheering on anyone she knows to encourage faster swimming. 

Jenny is a full-time teacher at Perkins.  She currently teaches 8th grade science and health.  She also works at Corso’s in the Garden Center as a cashier, and works at Cedar Point.  Outside of work, Jenny likes to play saxophone in the North Coast Concert Band, play piano and hand bells at church, and watch Marvel and Star Wars movies.

Coach Randy Lehrer 

Randy grew up in the area and swam age group for Huron Swim Club and VSC. As an adult he has participated in triathlons for 30 years earning All-American honors several times and has participated in 3 World Championships. He is retired from the United States Postal Service but continues with his favorite job, coaching swimming. He is currently the head coach of Huron High School, Huron Junior High and Plum Brook Country Club. He is married and has two adult daughters.

Coach Rachel Patten Haynes 

Rachel started swimming competitively at 7 years old with VSC. She continued with VSC until high school at Margaretta, where she broke three records that are still standing.  She continued her swimming career at Hiram College, where she was elected Captain of the women’s swim team for three years and broke two school records that are also still standing.  At Hiram, Rachel majored in Nursing with a minor in Biomedical Humanities. She graduated in 2016 and currently work as an RN.  Rachel is newly married and also a dog mom to two puppies, which keep her and her new husband very busy.

Coach Jack Ineson

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Coach Logan Brutcher 

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Coach Jack Lenczyk

 

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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

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