Director of Competitive Aquatics
Mike Leonard began his
tenure as head coach of the Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA Tigersharks in
1986. As a coach he has grown the PCY program from a small branch
team of 38 swimmers to a nationally recognized program of nearly
300 from beginners to Masters. He has led the Tigersharks to a YMCA
Men’s Team National Championship and numerous top ten
finishes. He was chosen by his peers as the 2001 Long Course YMCA
National Coach of the Meet. Mike’s teams have likewise
excelled in the Southwest Ohio YMCA League and the Great Lakes Zone
where he has been named Coach of the Year. He is a member of the
Southwest Cluster YMCA Swimming Hall of Fame and has coached
national champions, national record holders and Olympic Trials
Qualifiers. Mike was most recently the recipient of the 2015 Joseph
G. Rogers Award, the highest honor bestowed on an individual in
YMCA Swimming at the National level.
Mike maintains a strong
emphasis on character and personal development. While almost 100 of
his swimmers have continued their careers in the NCAA, many others
have won academic and civic scholarships to attend college. One
former team member explained that, “Mike has a gift for
encouraging people to extend themselves to do more. Swimming at PCY
is an experience that is much more than just
Mike has served as the
chair of the Southwest Ohio YMCA Swim League since 2003 and was
president of the National YMCA Coaches Association from 1994 to
2001. He has twice been a member of the YMCA National Advisory
Committee, from 1995 to 2002 and 2012 to present, and is the
assistant meet director for the YMCA National Masters
In 1995, Mike was part of
a small group chosen to create a national training series for all
YMCA swim coaches. He helped write the curriculum and manuals for
the Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving Course, the
YMCA Swim Coaches Course and the YMCA Advanced Swim Coaches Course.
He then helped update the Principles course in 2004 and 2012. Mike
has taught hundreds of YMCA coaches across the country, sharing the
fundamentals of leadership and youth development through YMCA
Senior Level VI
Senior Level V Lead Coach
Megan began her
career with the Tigersharks in 1990 as a swimmer for Mike.
She began her coaching career with the Pre-Competitive team in the
1995-1996 season and then started working with the 11-12 Group
and Senior Group in 2002. Megan has coached at the Wyoming
Swim Club, Wyoming High School, and was the head coach of
Madeira High School from 2003-2013. Currently for the
Tigersharks, she is the Lead Coach for PCY Division Level
Megan has a
Bachelor in Psychology from Miami University and a Masters in
Counseling from the University of Cincinnati. She worked for
St. Joseph Orphanage as a mental health therapist before
deciding to stay home with her kids. She and her husband,
Doug met at PCY and have 2 daughters, Jane and Liv, and 1 son,
Senior Level IV Lead Coach/Masters
Senior Level IV
Age Group - Level III Lead Coach
Sarah is in
her sixth year
of coaching with the Tigersharks. She previously swam with
the team for 7 years, beginning at age 11. She has 12 years
of coaching experience at both the YMCA and USA swimming
levels. Prior to PCY, she worked as Assistant Director of the
Brandywine YMCA swim team in Wilmington, Delaware - coaching ages
Sarah lives in Blue Ash
with her husband, 2 daughters, 1 son, 3 cats and 1
Age Group Level III
Age Group Level II - Lead Coach
Cindy has had a long association with the Tigersharks. She began coaching the Red and Black practice groups in 2009. In addition to coaching for the Tigersharks, Cindy has been coaching the GH Gators swim team for 11 years. She grew up summer swimming for Normandy Swim Club and swam year round for Cincinnati Coca Cola and then finished with the Mariemont Tritans.
Cindy is a retired Art Teacher at North Elementary in Mt. Healthy. She graduated from Mt. Notre Dame High School and Miami University in Oxford where she swam for the Miami University Marlins Syncronized Team.
Cindy and her husband, Bob have 3 children, all of whom swam for Mike at PCY.
Amy Patricia Fox
Age Group Level II
Age Group Level I - Lead Coach
Age Group Level I
Tami J McMenemy
Age Group Level I
David Scott Ryan
Julia Marie Bley
Kevin began coaching during the
revitalization of the competitive swimming program at the Clippard
YMCA in 2007. He led both developmental and age group training
groups over the next 10 years while developing a deep appreciation
for the individual learning process that occurs in young swimmers.
Since joining the PCY Tigersharks (Clippard Division) in 2016 Kevin
has led Level 2 Age Group swimmers and instructed the
Precompetitive Sandshark Program. He strives to provide a positive
environment where each individual swimmer can find the support they
need to succeed. He was awarded the Developmental Swim Coach of the
Year in 2017 by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.
Kevin grew up swimming for both the
PPSL (Orchard Hill) as well as the YMCA (Clippard, Gamble Nippert).
He swam 4 years for LaSalle high school and was part of the Miami
University Club Swim Team (Masters). He currently works as a
licensed Chiropractor in private practice (North College Hill Spine & Joint).
He lives with his wife Brigid and two
children Evy and Tristan. When not at the pool can be found hiking
the trails of Mount Airy
Forest, enjoying a cup of coffee at the White Oak Coffee House,
and occasionally just being.
Bill has been the
strength coach with the Tigersharks since 2005. He served 28
years between Active and Reserve Army, retiring as a Lieutenant
Colonel 5 years ago. He has been a teacher of Emotionally
Disturbed students for over 30 years.
Bill graduated from
Xavier University in 1978 and received a Masters in Education from
the University of Cincinnati in 1979.
His philosophy as a
strength trainer is to prevent overuse injuries,
and through strength training compliment what Mike and the
other swim coaches do in the water.
been married to Marilyn Profitt for 30 years, and his son,
Jonathan, was a Tigershark. Jonathan is currently attending and
swimming for Miami University.