Head Coach, Bob Bredice
Office Phone: 515-965-8303 ext. 114
Bob began his swimming career in his hometown of Bellflower, California. He swam competitively from age 4 to age 17 for Bellflower Aquatic Swim Club and eventually Paramount High School in Paramount, CA. After high school, he continued his swimming career at Iowa State University. Following his college swimming career, he became a graduate assistant coach at Iowa State University and coached for a swim program in Ames. During his swimming career, he was a Junior National and Senior National qualifier, CIF-Southern Section champion in the 50 free (runner-up 100 free), High School Honorable Mention All-American, Academic All-Big 12 Team Honorable Mention & Big 8 Conference Champion team for ISU. Outside of coaching, he enjoys spending time with friends and family and playing basketball for Ankeny Park & Rec. league and Iowa Games.
Coach Cathy Westercamp
Cathy has been coaching for our Aquahawks swim team for over 10 years. She began her coaching career as a volunteer at the Riverfront Y for 4 years. There she was awarded volunteer of the year as a coach. One goal she has as a coach is to help create wonderful, strong people with a strong moral compasses that enable them to believe in themselves. She also wants to see swimmers learn to set goals and reach them, as well as to mentor and teach one another. Outside of coaching, she enjoys teaching Sunday School for 3rd - 5th grade.
Coach Greg Moyle
Greg started swimming competitively at age 6. He swam for the East Des Moines Swim Club and East High School. He also swam on a Des Moines Y team for a few years. Greg competes in both pool and open water Masters swimming. He has completed several triathlons including his first half Ironman in the summer of 2014. He is also a part of the Des Moines Water Polo Club. One goal that Greg has as a coach is to make sure the kids are getting enjoyment out of swimming. He enjoys seeing the kids grow and develop over the years. Greg currently resides in Ankeny with his wife and 3 year old son. You can also find a photo of Greg that was one of the chosen pictures to be part of new the facility at the main entrance at the Wellmark Y!
Coach Steven Jones
Steven has been swimming competitively for 21 years and continues to compete in Masters swimming. He swam for the Severna Park YMCA in Maryland, Lincoln High School in Des Moines and continued to swim in college at Catonsville Community College in Maryland. He was captain of his high school swim team his senior year, a NCJAA Nationals qualifier 1979 and holds records in Masters swimming and Senior Olympics. He has competed in approximately 20 open water swims, the longest being 14 miles. He also has done 10 triathlon relays. His team at the Hy-Vee Tri took 8th place out of 200. As a coach, he wants kids to develop in swimming, teamwork, and life. One thing he enjoys most about coaching is seeing the kids faces light up when they set a personal best time. Steven currently lives in Des Moines and has three children ages 25, 18 & 15 years old and one granddaughter, Brinley, who 4 months old.
Coach Dan Harty
Dan has been involved in the swimming community since 1994 and has been a swimmer/coach on the Aquahawks intermittently since 2003. In his time as a swimmer, he has held numerous YMCA and USA State Records. He swam for the Ankeny Hawks and Coach Brennan Cleveland where he was the High School State Champion in the 100 Yard Breaststroke in 2004 & 2005. Dan swam for the University of Missouri before transferring to Iowa State University where he graduated in 2009. Dan currently works as a Wholesaler for The Principal Financial Group and recently earned his MBA from the University of Iowa. Dan is currently in training for his second IronMan Triathlon in Vancouver, British Columbia (July 26th) and hopes to some day qualify for the IronMan World Championship in Kona, HI.
Coach Polly Welp
Polly is from Vinton, a small town in northeast Iowa. She swam on an AAU team since her school did not have a swim team. Her team practiced at a 40 yard pool at the town park in the summer and a 20 yard pool at the Iowa Braille school(located in Vinton) during the winter. The swim meets that were at 50 meter pools were BRUTAL! She made All State teams and multi-state Regional (Zone) teams. She has 3 children who all swam for the Northside Otters and CIA. One of her kids was a High School All-American and another was an NCAA qualifier and in the High School Hall of Fame. One goal she has as a coach is, "as a swim parents, I got caught up in my kids' early success and put too much focus on the time and the outcome of the race. As a coach, I want to help swimmers learn to recognize and celebrate the many forms of success that are not measured by the time on the stop watch." Polly's hobbies include biking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, kayaking and being a "retired" triathlete.
Coach Bailey Moss
Bailey grew up in West Union, Iowa, a small town in Northeast Iowa, where she participated on summer swim team for 15 years. She was head coach of the West Union Swim Team for two summers. She also was a water safety instructor and gave private swim lessons for many years. She competed for the Decorah Vikings for two seasons during high school and was a state qualifier in the 100 breaststroke and 200 medley relay. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and earned a degree in Social Work. Outside of coaching, she works full-time as a Case Manager for Easter Seals Iowa.