Welcome Coach John Sands to the Upper Arlington Swim
Following the retirement of Coach Dan
Peterkoski in March, UASC in coordination with Upper Arlington
City Schools' Athletic Department conducted a thorough
nationwide search for a new coach. We had a number of
Following the interview process, we
are proud to announce John Sands as our Head Women's Swim Coach for
both Upper Arlington High School and our Club.
John has an extensive background in Central Ohio
Swimming. He was a State Champion in the 50
Granville High School
(having the fastest time in the country as a Senior). He
swam at the
University of North Carolina
, Chapel Hill
. After earning 2 Varsity letters for the Tar Heels, an ankle
injury prematurely ended his career.
John has been the head coach at Watterson High School, Granville High School, and has coached a
number of age groups at NAAC, most recently working with their
national level sprinters.
He is also a history teacher at Westerville North High School, and is
married with a 3-month old boy and 3-year old
Please join us in welcoming John to
the UA Swimming family!
We hope to have him on deck as soon as
possible, and soon will formally introduce him to the girls
and their families.