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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.

Parent Advisory Council member contact information is at the bottom of this page.

If you are an experienced competitive swim coach and are interested in learning more about coaching opportunities with CYAC, please email incoming Head Coach Mike Wenert at mwenert@outlook.com. Updated 4/11/17.

 

 

 

Coaching Staff

Mike Wenert

Head Coach

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Mike is an American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 4 certified coach and has over 25 years of coaching experience. Mike has coached all levels of swimmers starting with the novice swimmer to Olympic Trials qualifiers. Mike’s coaching philosophy centers around building confidence in his athletes and directing them towards their goals in and out of the pool. Mike’s coaching accomplishments include national record holders, numerous team and individual state champions, junior national team champions, and the 1996 Ohio Age Group coach of the Year award.

Mike started his coaching career at Washington Township Recreation Center (WTRC) in Centerville, Ohio in 1993. While at WTRC, Mike served as Head Age Group Coach and helped build a team of 40 athletes to over 220 athletes and a perennial age group powerhouse. Mike continued his coaching career at the Cincinnati Marlins where he has served as both Head Age Group Coach and Associate Head Coach. Mike also served as the Head Coach for Princeton Aquatic Club and Princeton High School in Cincinnati.

Mike will be joined by his wife Leslie, 9 year old daughter Olivia, and 6 year old son Luke. Swimming runs in the Wenert family as Leslie had a successful collegiate swimming career at the University of North Carolina (Leslie Ramsey) and coaching career at the University of Kentucky (Assistant Coach) and Wittenberg University (Head Coach).

Alex Rayle

Head Age Group Coach

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Alex is a native of the Charlottesville area and swam for Crozet Gators, SMAC, and Western. He began his coaching career as an assistant swim coach for the Gators back in 2011. He later was the co-head coach of the YMCA stray cats in Waynesboro, an assistant coach for the Boars Head swim team, and is now the current Head Coach of the Crozet Gator Swim Team.  Alex started as the head coach for the Gators last summer and led them to a 2nd place finish at the JSL Championships. Under his leadership, the Gator were also awarded the JSL spirit award for the first time in 13 years.

In terms of swimming, Alex was a three-time YMCA national finalist for SMAC and was named the Jefferson District Swimmer of the Year in 2012 for WAHS. More recently, Alex just finished up his swimming career at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. There, Alex was a member of the winning 2014 CAA Championship team, a freshmen record holder in the 200 breastroke, and a CAA finalist in the 100 breastroke.

 

 

Joshua W Leidy

Lead Coach of Gold/Silver at Crozet

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Hunter Mitchell

Head Bronze Coach (Brooks)

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Airwin Sridhar

Lead Bronze Coach (Crozet)

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Elsa C Strickland

Lead Futures Coach (Crozet)/Bronze Coach

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Shannon E Rauth

Assistant Gold Coach at Crozet/Brooks

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Nora F Surbey

Assistant Bronze Coach (Brooks)

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Erin A Alleva

Assistant Silver/Futures Coach (Brooks)

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Svetlana Vanyo

Asst. Coach - Crow

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Leslie Wenert

Lead Futures Coach (Brooks)

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Dan Bledsoe

Assistant Gold Coach (Brooks)

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Board of Directors

Kelly Moore

Parent Advisory Council - Chair

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Nancy Addison

PAC - Bulletin Board Crozet

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Li Ding

PAC - Fundraising

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Jonna Garono

PAC

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James Hargrove

PAC - Travel Coord.

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Brad Heilman

PAC - Team Store

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Christine Martin

PAC

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Kelly O'Donnell

PAC

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Kristin Wray

PAC - Spirit/Fundraising

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