Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Ryan Wedl Head Coach

Ryan attended Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, WI, where he graduated in 2014 as a 7 time letter winner, in Cross Country, Swimming and Track. He then attended and swam at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he was 4 time letter winner. He graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2018 with a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Movement Studies. From 2018-2020 he was the UW Eau Claire Assistant Coach as well as the Senior Elite Coach at the Chippewa Valley YMCA. Ryan is also an avid endurance athlete, and has completed 3 marathons as well as 2 Ironman Triathlons. Ryan started with the YCV Barracudas as the Head Coach in June of 2020! 

Leanne Lefebvre Larson Junior/ Junior Elite Coach

Leanne grew up in the Twim Cities where she swam competitively to the Junior Olympic Level in both long and short course seasons and was a state finalist in the three years she swam for Bendile St. Margaret's High School. She graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota and has called Eau Claire her home for over 20 years. Leanne found her way back to the sport she loved in 2016 and onto the deck as a coach with the ECY Marlins in 2017. She instantly found her passion in coaching and continues to swim regularly as a member of United States Masters Swimming. Leanne is currently certified as a USA Swimming and YMCA of the USA Swim Coach and has earned a Level 3 certification with the American Swim Coaches Association via their education track. When she's not on deck or in the water, Leanne can be found working in the library at South Middel School or spending time with her best girl "Sadie".


Steve Byrd Senior Group Coach
Breanna Kimmes Senior Elite/ Senior Coach
Hannah Wiseman Junior Elite Coach
Katie Koxlien Senior Coach
Al Hudacek Coach
Al attended St Louis Park High School in Minnesota. He then attended UW~Eau Claire, and Mankato State University (MN) and receiving a BA and MA degree in Physical Education. He is currently teaching Physical Education in the Eau Claire Area School District, and has coached Eau Claire Memorial High Schools Diving Program for 19 years. Al has 25 years of experience coaching age group through NCAA II swimmers and divers! This is his second year as swim coach for the Eau Claire YMCA Marlins! Al lives south of Eau Claire with his wife Gretchen and their three children, Kaija, Elli, and Christian.
Greg Pehl Coach
Board of Directors