August 9, 2016
2016 AGE GROUP COACH of the YEAR!
Ryan Yucka of Bluefish Swim Club
Congratulations to Ryan Yucka who was selected by his peers for the New England Swimming Age Group Coach of the year!
Ryan Yucka has been with Bluefish for 4 years now, after coaching in Western Mass for over 10years through various YMCA's. He has coached every level of the sport and particularly loves to work with age groups swimmers; having developed numerous athletes to top10 finishes nationally, as well as multiple New England Swimming record breakers. Before Bluefish, Ryan spent 7 years as head senior coach for the Greater Holyoke YMCA, who finished in 3rd place at the 2011 Y nationals, as well as Head coach at Holyoke Catholic High School. During his time in Holyoke, Ryan coached mostly sectional level swimmers, a few Jr. national and Senior national qualifiers as well as the teams first female Olympic Trial qualifier. Ryan graduated from Westfield State University and is a ASCA level 4 coach.