WHAT Coaches

Walt Reamer

Head Coach Walt Reamer is the Aquatics Director, Middle School & Varsity Head Swim Coach for the Woodland Hills School District for the past 3 years. 

Coach Walt is a 1985 graduate of Churchill High School which was rolled in to the Woodland Hills School District in 1981 with the district changing its name in 1987.

Coach Walt served 7 years as the President of the Titan Swim Team and 11 years as the Assistant Head Coach for West Mifflin High School under the tutelage of his good friend and mentor Steve Larkin before joining WHAT in April of 2019.  During his time at West Mifflin High School he assisted in instructing children from beginner to advanced level athletes, including multiple WPIAL and PIAA qualifiers and a three-time WPIAL Champion. He is honored to have many of his swimmers, including his daughter Brittany, go on to compete in the NCAA. The Titans were four-time section champions from 2012-2016 and his daughter holds the 100 Breaststroke record at West Mifflin High School. 


In his time at Woodland Hills High School, Coach Walt has doubled the size of the High School Swim Team.  He has Coached multiple WPIAL qualifiers and a 2 time PIAA State qualifier.  At the 2022 WPIAL and PIAA Championships Coach Walt made WHHS history coaching Rosalie Van Deusen to two team records held since 1988 (200 IM) and 2012 (100 Breast) respectively. 


Since being hired Coach Walt has served an integral part in getting multiple WHAT athletes to qualify for Zones, Sectionals and the Tri-state All-Star meets.    

Anna Lepsch 

Assistant Coach Anna Lepsch, came to WHAT with over 20 years of both competitive and recreational swimming experience. In addition to a passion for all things swimming, Coach Anna is a certified special education teacher currently working for Agora Cyber Charter School.  She and her husband have lived in the area for many years.  Both of Coach Anna's children swam competitively along with enjoying several other sports and graduated from the Woodland Hills School District.

Coach Anna was a swim instructor and life guard at the Wilmerding YMCA for over 30 years. During that time she taught both children and adults from beginner to competitive level swimming skills. Many of her students have gone on to become lifeguards, swim instructors and swim team participants at local swim clubs, high schools, and colleges. Her experiences in competitive swimming began when her son started swimming for the YMCA at age 5.

Coach Anna became a deck official and then a meet manager for the YMCA team along with serving on the swim team board for several years. Coach Anna was involved with the YMCA team for 15 years when both of her children competed. During that time she was also involved with the White Oak swim team for several summer seasons. In 2006, Coach Anna became the manager of the Blackridge Swim Club located in Churchill, PA. She took over as head coach of their swim team in 2007 and held the position until 2011.

Coach Anna’s focus when coaching and teaching is to help swimmers to see and reach their potential, encourage a positive work ethic and foster a love of swimming that will last a lifetime!

Hosea Holder

Assistant Coach Hosea Holder, comes to WHAT with over 53 years of coaching competitive and recreational swimming experience.  He is the oldest African American coach registered with USA Swimming and is the 2nd oldest coach associated with AMS Swimming.

Coach Holder moved to Pittsburgh from Birmingham, Alabama when he was 9 years old and fell in love with swimming.  He learned to swim at Ammon Pool in the Hill District and that’s where his passion for swimming started. He became a lifeguard and his passion for swimming evolved into a coaching position in 1965. Coach Holder has always wanted to coach children from various socioeconomic backgrounds.

Coach Holder is a “stroke enhancement specialist” whose strong philosophy of dedication, hard work, and perseverance has produced champion swimmers for more than 48 years.

Coach Holder continues to live his passion for swimming and he knows the value of the sport.  He believes that swimmers show their greatness not when they find success, but when they fail to achieve their goal.  He sees good in everyone and he uses that insight to inspire his swimmers to overcome adversity in the moment and to be their best.

Kristen Miller

Kristen began swimming at 8 years old, and has been involved with the sport in some capacity ever since. She swam for the Monroeville Marlins & Gateway Heights Swim Club as a kid, and also swam for the varsity team at Gateway High School. After graduating high school, Kristen began coaching for Gateway Heights. She spent 6 summers (2009-2015) coaching for the Gators. She also spent 3 years as an assistant coach for the Monroeville Marlins (2012-2015). In the fall of 2015, Kristen moved to central PA for a job, but continued coaching for 2 years as an assistant coach for the Bellefonte YMCA.

In addition to coaching, Kristen spends the rest of her time working as a teacher. She has her Bachelors from Slippery Rock University in Elementary Education and just completed her Masters in Reading Education from Pitt. She currently is working as a Reading Specialist at Ellwood City Area School District.




Derek Robinson

Assistant Coach Derek Robinson comes to WHAT with 10 years of coaching competitive and recreational swimming experience. Coach Derek currently works for the Pittsburgh Public Schools in the student services department. He has also coached basketball and swimming in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. He currently coaches at the Pittsburgh Obama Academy middle school swim team.

Coach Derek found his passion for swimming at the age of 6, at the St Clair Village community pool, when a lifeguard by the name of Roger had to save him from drowning in a public pool.  Roger, who rescued Coach Derek, taught him how to swim.  From there, Coach Derek went on to swim competitively at Gladstone Middle School and Taylor Allderdice High School. Coach Derek worked as a lifeguard for the Pittsburgh Citiparks division, where he has taught swimming lessons to hundreds of kids who didn't know how to swim.


Jessie Healey

Coach Jessie was born and raised here in the Pittsburgh Area. Coach Jessie started swimming very young and joined her first swim team when she was 5 years old. The YMCA team she swam for growing up set her up for a lifelong love for the sport! Coach Jessie swam all 4 years of high school, graduated, and went on to swim for Slippery Rock University for two years.

Coach Jessie moved to Missouri with her husband while he was stationed at Whiteman AFB. While there her love for swimming continued with the local community learn to swim program. Coach Jessie worked as a swim instructor in Missouri for 4 years while finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Once back in PA, she was an instructor with West Mifflin’s learn to swim program and coached for South Hills Aquatics (SHAQ) before Covid.

Coach Jessie lives in the area. She is a stay-at-home mom to 3 children and her husband continues to serve in the military. Coach Jessie joined the Woodland Hills Aquatics team (WHAT) coaching staff in 2021 as well as a learn to swim instructor! She is very excited to share her knowledge and love for the sport with the kids!