January 20, 2011
Derek Finn has been hired to help with SwimFit, Silver, and National. Derek swam for the Manta Rays in 2003-2004 and will bring experience and knowledge to the team. Please feel free to introduce yourself and welcome him to the team.
DEREK FINN: [email protected]
Derek has swam competitively for 16 years, 10 of which were in Ohio. Derek won several high points and age group championships awards as a swimmer. Derek swam one year for the Mason Manta Rays before moving to Oklahoma . There he swam two seasons for the Jenks Trojan Swim Club and decided to focus on the high school team. He was a four time State qualifier, and part of the boys’ 12th and 13th time State Championship team. In the 2007-2008 swim season Derek placed 3rd in the 100 breaststroke at the state meet. While taking 2 years off competitive swimming, Derek began coaching for the Jenks Trojan Swim Club where he coached beginning swimmers to sectional qualifiers. He coached over 60 swimmers, over 30 of which were age group qualifiers and coached the top 12 and under girls I.M. in the state. Derek left Oklahoma to swim for the University of Cincinnati in 2010 and continue his passion for swimming and coaching. He is looking forword and is very excited to be back with the Manta Rays and working with your kids. He hopes to share his love and knowledge of swimming with them.