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Hometown: Stow, OH
College: Kent State University, Kent State Swim Team
Years Coaching: 47 years
Coaching with the Barracudas: Since 2010
Coaching Philosophy: If all I teach my swimmers is to swim fast then I have not done a good job. I try to keep in mind that there are other things in life besides sports and swimming is only a part of life. I also believe that each swimmer has something unique to offer the team and that it is my job as coach to find that something.
What was your first coaching job? "The Cuyahoga Falls Y & Maplewood Park Rec Club in 1971."
What sports did you play when you were younger? "I didn't play, I was serious! I played youth foodball in 5th & 6th grade until I got involved in swimming at the Cuyahoga Falls Y. I was a varsity swimmer & water polo player in HS & college. I've been a Masters swimmer until recently."
What do you like to do in your free time? "Computer games, yard work, swimming and scuba diving."
Hometown: Springfield Township
College: University of Akron
Coaching with the Barracudas since: 2015
What do you like to do in your free time? "I enjoy swimming, golfing, and cooking in my free time."
Tell us something interesting about your childhood: "I was on a bowling league for 12 years through my childhood. The last few years on a traveling team that won regionally. I sang in the choir, and was selected for our high school show choir group, The Spartanaires. I was also very active with band, playing 3 different instruments between marching band, concert band, and jazz band."
Hometown: Akron, OH
College: University of Akron, Franklin University
Swim Team: Barberton HS - I joined so I could learn how to swim the half mile for triathlon races
Coaching Philosophy: Never say 'can't'. That is the worst 4-letter word. It's just one letter short of CAN.
What other sports have you done, or do you currently participate in? "Cross country, track & field, wrestling, triathlon, marathons in HS, endurance biking - the longer the better."
What do you like to do in your free time? "all things survival and woodsmanship"
Give us a 'fun fact' about yourself. "I once rode my bike 34 hours without sleeping!"
Hometown: Green, OH
Coaching with the Barracudas: since 2018 (Megan was a member of the inaugural GYB team in 2005)
High School: Green HS, GHS Swimming & Diving Team
College: University of Mount Union, Mt. Union Swimming & Diving
- Earned All-OAC honors with 3rd place finishes in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 1650 freestyle.
- Was also a member of the 800 freestyle relay team that finished first with a time of 7:51.45
- Finished in 5th place in the 200 free and 4th in the 1650 free.
- Was also a member of the 800 freestyle relay team that finished first with a time of 7:54.35
- Earned All-OAC honors in two events
- Was also a member of the 800 freestyle relay team that finished first with a time of 7:49.92
- Earned All-OAC honors in three events
- Earned Academic All-OAC
- Finished with top times in the 200 free, 500 free, and competed in the 800 free relay earning 58 points for the Raiders at the OAC Championships
Daniel L Poletta
Dominic L Poletta
Hometown: Green, OH
Coaching with the Barracudas: since 2016 (swimming with the Barracudas since 2005)
High School: Green HS, Green HS Swimming & Diving
College: Wright State Univeristy, Wright State Swimming & Diving 2016-2018
Cleveland State University, CSU Swimming & Diving 2018-present
2018 Horizon League Champion 50 Free, 2nd 100 Fly & 100 Free
2017 Horizon League Champion 200 Free Relay
2016 Y National Champion 50 Fly
2016 OH HS State Runner Up 50 Free, 7th 100 Fly
2016 OH HS Districts Champion 50 Free, 3rd 100 Fly
GYB Short Course National Team - 2014, 2015, 2016
GYB Long Course National Team - 2015, 2016
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