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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.

Interested in joining? Contact:  Veronica Hecker: mvhecker@sbcglobal.net or call (937) 434-8033 

Coaching Staff

David Back

Head Coach

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David has been swimming since he was a kid, and has been coaching for over 25 years. He attended Kent State on a swimming scholarship (as a freestyle sprinter) and was an Olympic trial qualifier in 1980. David’s philosophy is that “everyone can be a decent swimmer. It’s a difficult sport, but if you dedicate yourself to it, it will teach you discipline and the ability to reach beyond what you thought was possible.”

David can be reached at (937) 252-1177.

Stephanie Hundt

Head Age Group Coach

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Stephanie started swimming at age six and swam for the Washington Township Sharks for 10 years. She graduated from Centerville High School with 4 varsity letters, a state championship in 2004 and was also All- State in the 500 free. She went to Wright State on a swimming scholarship for the 500, 1000 and 1650 free as well as the 400 IM and 200 fly. At Wright State she received the Raider Award for three consecutive years. She has been coaching for KCST for the past 7 years and is the Head Age Group Coach. 

Spencer Watamaniuk

Bronze Assistant Coach

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Spencer began swimming with KCST at age 11 and swam with the team for seven years. He's a graduate of Centerville High School and was a high school two-year letter swimmer. As a KCST alumni, KRC lifeguard, and swim instructor, Spencer is very familiar with both the team and the KRC staff and facility. He was also part of the KRC team that won the Lifeguard Regional Champs for the last two years. and placed third in the state competition. Spencer is working with the Bronze and Silver swimmers.

Jessica CARDER

Silver Assistant Coach

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Jessie started swimming at age 11 for Boilermaker Aquatics (BA) swim club in Indiana. She continued to swim for BA through high school, and swam and lettered all four years of high school. Jessie enrolled at Purdue in 2011, and swam her freshman year. Through college she taught swim lessons to beginner swimmers with SwimAmerica, as well as private lessons. During her senior year she worked with Bronze level swimmers for the Rochester Swim club in Indiana.  Jessie graduated in 2015 with a degree in dietetics. She and her husband moved to Dayton January 2016. She will be working with the Silver group.

Alaina Hovey

Bronze Assistant Coach

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Alaina started with KCST when she was 8 years old and swam for David all the way through high school. She went on to compete at the collegiate level, with Wilmington College, focusing on butterfly and sprint freestyle. She loves teaching stroke teqnique and getting kids comfortable moving through the water.

Kristina Fleming

Silver Assistant Coach

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Doug Wahl

Bronze Assistant Coach

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Board of Directors

Doug Speelman

President

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Veronica Hecker

Vice President

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Angie Holzinger

Treasurer

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