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Coaches and Advisory Board

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.

Coaching Staff

Eric Wentzel

Director/Head Coach, ASCA Level 5

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Current groups: National, Gold

Years coaching: 21



Eric joined the KEY coaching staff in September 1998. A former YMCA swimmer, he also swam in college for Wright State University. Eric is certified Level 4 through the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA). ASCA Level 5 is>  ASCA Level 5 coaches must have 15+ years of active coaching, complete rigorous education requirements, and provide evidence of coaching ability measured by the achievements of the swimmers. KEY program successes are a direct result Eric’s coaching and the coaches under his direction. He also the current Head Coach for Alter High School.

Kevin Menke

Head Age Group Coach

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Current groups: Blue, Red, White


Years coaching: 6



Kevin is continuing at KEY for his fourth year as the Head Age Group Coach. He spent 6 years swimming for KEY from 2007-2013, and has been a part of several National Teams. For 2 years, Kevin was an assistant coach for Oak Creek Swim Club, and for the past 4 years he has been the Head Coach at the Crestwood Swim Club. Kevin was a swimmer at Wright State University and recently graduated in December of 2016 with his bachelor's degree in Business Management.

Mary Taylor

Lead Coach Kingfish Group

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Current groups: Kingfish

Years coaching: 9
 

Mary joined KEY swimming at 10 years old and swam competitively through high school.  Mary works>  She encourages each swimmer to have fun and set realistic goals. She makes a point to keep parents informed.  She is a graduate of Bowling Green University and currently lives in Kettering.

Tony Taphorn

Assistant Coach

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Current groups: Gold, National

Years coaching: 11

 

Tony joined the KEY coaching staff in the fall of 2008. He grew up swimming at the Blue Ash YMCA and swam for St. Xavier High School where he was a district champion in the 500 freestyle, and state champion>

Brittney Rohr

Assistant Coach

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Current groups: National, Gold

Years coaching: 5



Brittney grew up swimming for Coach Eric here at KEY. She still holds several of our team records. She went>

Gus Tenhundfeld

Assistant Coach

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Current groups: Blue, Red


Years coaching: 7

 

Gus joined the KEY coaching staff in the fall of 2015. He grew up swimming in the Cincinnati area as well as at Elder High School.  He went>

Candi Roberts

Assistant Coach

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Current groups: Kingfish

Years coaching: 3



Candi is returning to KEY for her third year. She has spent the past several years teaching swim lessons at the South YMCA. She grew up swimming for the Clinton County Barracudas and the Clinton County YMCA Fins. She graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in Phychology. Candi will be helping out with the Kingfish Group.

Nina Weber

Assistant Coach

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Audrey Martin

Assistant Coach

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Sara Shagnaghi

Assistant Coach

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Parent Advisory Board

Teri Smith

President

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Chris Smith

Vice-President

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Lynn Jordan

Secretary

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Chris Smith

Host Meet Coordinator

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Megan Mccall

Volunteer Coordinator

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Jessi Herwig

Swim Meet Concessions

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Meghan Woolf-Isbel

Team Events

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Scott Mitter

Treasurer

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Keri Hayes

Webmaster/Communication

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Sarah Frank

Recruiting/Marketing

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Sarah Frank

Fundraising

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