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COACHES & MAILING INFO

Northern Kentucky Clippers Swimming
301 Kenton Lands Rd., Erlanger, KY 41018
859-342-4000     859-342-4090 (fax)
Office hours M-F  8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

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 your child’’s coach. 

Coaching Staff

Chad Rehkamp

Head Coach

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Chad started swimming with the Kenton County YMCA when he was 8 years old.  He lettered three years at Simon Kenton High School Swim Team and was the team captain his Junior and Senior years.

Prior to joining our staff in 1999, he coached the Kenton County YMCA swim team for several years. He also was their lead instructor for their "learn to swim" program.  Chad developed his love for working with younger swimmers during these years. Chad also coached a YMCA soccer team and assisted in all sports programs. 

A partial list of Chad’s Clippers coaching record includes:
**  Finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd at State Age Group Championship meets
** Coached countless individual State Championship qualifiers and champions
** Coached swimmers to Sectional and Junior National standards
** Coached multiple high school state Top 8 finishers

Chad has also attended ASCA conventions to continue his education>

Sherry Lentsch

Head Age Group Coach

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Coach Sherry is a Northern Kentucky native who in her youth swam for the Clippers as well as these other teams - Wade YMCA, Beechwood Swim Club and Notre Dame Academy.  She has been an member of the Clippers Staff since in 2005 and is the Lead Coach for Dreaming 2 and Performing 1 this season. During her time as a coach, her groups have produced countless State Championship Qualifiers, numerous Junior Olympic State Champions, and has had many swimmers achieve Sectional Time Standards and above! 

She is a Level 1 Certified ASCA coach.  She has her degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Health.

Courtney R Ryan

Lead Coach

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Courtney began her swimming career at the age of 4 in Chesapeake Virginia, for C.Y.A.T (Chesapeake YMCA Aquatic Team). She swam year round thanks to her cousins getting her interested in the sport and qualified for Junior Olympics as a backstroker. She continued her swimming career with the Cincinnati Marlins when her mom remarried and moved them to Cincinnati.  Courtney swam for 4 years in high school for Colerain, as a co-captain her senior year. Upon graduating from high school in 2002, Courtney continued her swimming career for two more years in college for the University of Findlay, Aqua Oilers, where a shoulder injury, ended her swimming career at age 19, but started her coaching career with the Findlay Area Swim Team (F.A.S.T).  She coached for 3 years both long and short coarse, as well as swim lessons with FAST. Courtney worked with 10 and under age group while in Findlay working on teaching the strokes, techniques, and love of the sport. For 5 years, Courtney has been coaching with the Mason Manta Rays where she continued to work with the 10 and under age group, as well as provide swim lessons for children hoping to become a Manta Ray. 

 

Courtney graduated in 2006 from The University of Findlay with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching with Mason school district since 2008. Courtney teaches special needs preschool, at the Mason Early Childhood Center, and is looking forward to the opportunity to coach with the Clippers. 

Sidney M Day

Business Manager

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Sidney Day has been the CFO and Business Manager with the Clippers since 2001.  Prior to that, she volunteered for many different jobs starting when her daughter, Amye, joined the team in 1988; her other children, Michael joined in ’92 and Rob in “94.  She was a member of the Expansion Committee which explored moving to Silverlake and having Clippers become its own corporation as a 501c3 when Richard Dickmann approached the Clippers about the new pool & facility (Silverlake) that he was going to build. She also served on the Ohio Swimming LSC Age Group Committee for a number of years. Sidney received her BS from the University of Kentucky and started her professional career with Fifth Third Bank, where she held the Advertising Manager and the promoted to Marketing Director. While working at the bank, she earned her MBA from Xavier University.  In 1986 is decided to retire to stay home with her children.  Sidney and her husband, Jack, live in Northern Kentucky.

Jenny Kunkel

Office Administrator

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Anita Hudepohl

Family Accounts Manager

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Karen Chitwood

Assistant Coach

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Evan Dulaney

Assistant Coach

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Evan, a Clippers Alum, swam with us for 12 years and finished his career in our National Group.  After going off to University of Cincinnati, he decided to return by joining our staff as an assistant in October, 2012.  He has assisted with many groups and filled in as the interum lead coach for Senior during the summer of 2014.  He is a Level 1 Certified ASCA Coach.  He is majoring in Communications.

Julie Smith

Assistant Coach

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Kevin Bright

Assistant Coach

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Katie Kurzendoerfer

Assistant Coach

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Connor Bright

Assistant Coach

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