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>
Head Age Group Coach
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
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
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
Sidney M Day
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.
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.