Coach Sarah Clouse Email
was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, PA, and currently teaches career and technical
education at Lee High School. She started competitive swimming at 8 years old and swam for YMCA,
summer league, High School, and USA teams in Butler, PA for over 10 years. She competed at the youth
national and state level in the breaststroke, butterfly, and IM events and swam for Indiana University of
Pennsylvania for four years. She is currently the Assistant Coach for the Robert E Lee High School “Lancers”
Swim Team, and has been for the past seven years. She has also coached the Laurel Hills Swim Team (No. VA
Swim League – NVSL), the Penn Valley Athletic Club Swim Team, and the Butler High School Swim Team.
Coach Amy Tyeryar Email
was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia and recently graduated from Roanoke College with a
degree in Health and Exercise Science. She swam for Saratoga for five years and swam for three years on her
high school team as well. She has been a junior coach for the Stingrays and has also run the Little Ray's
program. Her specialty stroke is the butterfly and she enjoys the IM as well.
We are expecting to have a fun season and plan achieving this through practice in the pool and with dryland.
We are looking forward to continuing dryland practice, which will help the swimmers to improve their
swimming while also showing them a couple of exercise that they can do outside of practice. Everyone should
come to practices, meets, and team events with a positive attitude and should be ready to work. While one of
our goals is to make sure that the swimmers are enjoying the season, we also want to make sure that they are
also focused during practice and meets. Our three main expectations are:
● Being on time – for dry land practice and getting in the pool on time.
● Giving 100% finishing
into the wall, finishing all sets, and doing your best in and out of the pool
● Being respectful – respecting teammates, other teams, coaches, team staff, and parents.
During this season we are planning on using the first 15 minutes of each practice for dryland. During this time
we will be teaching the swimmers a couple of different exercises that will focus on improving core strength,
balance, and overall fitness. After dryland we will proceed with the one hour pool practice. We are looking
forward to starting this season and to getting to know the swimmers and their families.