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Voorhies Named Head Age Group Coach

The Countryside YMCA Torpedoes are excited and proud to announce that Coach Brandon Voorhies will be entering the 2019-2020 seasons as our New Head Age Group Coach.
Most of you know Coach Brandon as the Lead Coach of our Senior 1 group and assistant with many groups this summer including interim Lead Coach of our AG2 group this summer.  In just a little over a year and a half Brandon has worked very hard for our Torpedoes.  Through his experience as a swimmer and his desire to stay on top of an ever changing sport he has brought a great deal of success to our team.

Brandon was a Torpedo himself from 2008-2013 and attended multiple Y National Championships. He went on to attend “The” Ohio State University where he was president of the club team for two years.  During his presidency the club won the CCS Combined National Title. Joining our staff in the spring of 2018 Brandon hit the ground running in developing swimmers to reach max performance. He has developed many swimmers to AA and National levels and has assisted in coaching swimmers to Y National top 8 finishes and USA Top 20 rankings. 

Brandon’s duties as the Head Age Group Coach will be somewhat unique as he will be continuing his position as Lead Coach for the Senior 1 group and he will be the Lead Coach for the AG4 group.  His primary focus outside of the pool will be working with our Age group coaches on developing and implementing the Torpedo ways of developing swimmers from the beginning levels all the way to the senior levels. Brandon fits in well with the mold of our coaches at CY. He wants to see all swimmers in the program achieve the highest levels.

Brandon will be taking a small vacation next week as he had it planned way in advance of him taking on this job. Please send me any questions you have until his return.  He is very excited to be taking on this role and is looking forward to working with everybody more this upcoming season. Please help me in welcoming him to a very important role in our family.


Coaching Assignments For All Groups
We have finalized our lead coaching list for this upcoming season and main assistants for our Junior program. We are still working through all of the assistant coaching roles and assignments for our Age Group 1 thru 4.

Junior 1 – Su Burns & Amy Sosnowski
Junior 2 – Pete Wagner & Julie Maines
AG1 – Nancy Cochran
AG2 – Jason Roberts
AG3 – Shane Cummings
AG4 – Brandon Voorhies
Senior 1 – Brandon Voorhies & Jim German & Bob Hiller
Senior 2 – Jason Roberts  & Jim German & Bob Hiller