Director, Head Coach Senior Group
Having recently retired from teaching with the Olentangy Local
School District in Powell, Ohio, Denise Humphrey begins her second
season with the Bobcat Swim Club. She serves as the club's
executive director and assumes the coaching responsibilities
of the Senior Group.
During Denise’s 28 years in suburban Columbus, she worked
with swimmers ages 5-18. She honed her coaching philosophy while
working on the coaching staffs of Buckeye Swim Club, Olentangy High
School, and the Delaware Aquatic Racing Team.
Denise is a graduate of Ashland University where she earned
degrees in Elementary Education and Sports Management. She was
captain of the college team during her junior and senior years.
Denise is married to Dick Humphrey and resides in Shawnee.
She is the mother of son Cameron, a recent graduate of Bucknell
University, and daughter Mallory, who just completed her sophomore
year at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Head Coach Junior Group
Ariel is currently in her first year as a PhD student in Higher
Education at Ohio Univeristy. Previously, she competed
for Ohio University for 4 years on the varsity swim team. In
high school, she competed for Oakland Live Y'ers for 5 yeras,
gaining national level experience in breaststroke, butterfly, and
IM events. In additonal, Ariel was a Speedo Sectional
qualifier for 7 years, as well as team sectional champions for 3
years. She was also a state champion in the 100 breast, 200
fly, and 400 free. During her time at Ohio University, she
has taught private lessons for 4 years and has over
8 years of teaching experince. She is excited for her
second year of coaching with Bobcat Swim Club and is looking
forward to working with everyone.
Emily Loren Davis
Asst. Junior Group Coach
Emily Davis is in her senior year at Ohio University studying
sports management and international business. She was team captain
this past year on the OU swim and dive team and has been swimming
competitively since she was five years old. She is originally from
Lexington, Kentucky and has been teaching private swim lessons for
over 8 years. She is very excited about this opportunity and can't
wait to get started with Bobcat Swim Club!
Head Coach Age Group
Rosie is currently a senior at Ohio university studying psychology.
Previously, Rosie swam for several different club teams such as
Tecumseh YMCA and Huber Heights YMCA. She was on the varsity swim
team all four years in high school as well as going to compete at
the state meet her junior and senior years. Currently, she is the
manager at a pool in her hometown of Dayton, OH, where she was also
the head coach of their swim team. Rosie has had experience giving
swim lessons and coaching kids between ages of 2 years and 18
years. She is excited to start a her second season with Bobcat Swim
Asst. Age Group Coach
Whitney is currently in her first year at Ohio University, majoring
in Physical Education/Health Education to become a teacher and high
school swim coach. She has five years of coaching experience with a
local swim club in Aurora, Ohio where she was the head coach the
past three seasons. She has coached kids ages 3 to 15 years old and
has given private lessons in breaststroke and freestyle. Whitney
has competed for three USA swim teams in her career. Starting at
age 8 she was with the Solon STARS Swim Club, then the Hudson HEAT
Swim Club and finished her USA Swimming career with University
School Swim Club. While attending Aurora High School she ran cross
country and was a swimmer serving as team captain her senior year.
In swimming, Whitney was a 3X Suburban League Champ in the
Breaststroke and 4X District Qualifier. She currently holds three
school records including the 100 Breaststroke (1:07), 200 Medley
Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay. This enthusiastic swimmer is excited
to have such an incredible opportunity to coach with the Bobcat
Master's Group Head Coach
is a senior student of Ohio University's College of Business.
She is studying International Business and Spanish. Her favorite
events are the 500 yard freestyle and other distance events. In her
likes to hike in nearby state parks, travel the world, read
works from her favorite authors, and, of course, swim! Go