Please Join Me In Welcoming Our New Coach James (Jace) Young

Todd Stevens

Greetings Wahoo Families,

Today is an exciting day for the Wilton Wahoos as we are proud to announce a great addition to our coaching staff. James "Jace" Young will begin his career with our program, and we are excited about the contributions he will make to our team! His primary Coaching responsibilities will focus on our age group swimmers as he will be closely linked to our pre- team program and some of his time will be spent in the water as a swim instructor as well. We feel that his presence will be a strong link for young swimmers to become prepared in competitive swimming skills and prepare them for their future with the Wahoos.  He will also be assisting Coach Ray Snyder IV who has become our New Assistant Head Age Group Coach with both the Super Bronze and Super Squad groups. As a full-time member of the Wahoo Coaching Staff he will be able to have a strong presence in assisting with Gold, Maroon, National, Senior and Junior squads as needed. Please make sure to extend him a warm welcome when you see him at our annual Recognition Day Awards Banquet tomorrow evening. Below is some information on Jace and his coaching experience....


Jace comes to us from the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Northern Westchester Marlins (BGCNW), where he was a lead coach for their 8 and under group, an assistant with their Junior and Senior Groups, and a swimmer/coach for their USMS program. He has also coached at Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, the Mount Kisco Country Club, the Gatewayves Swim Team from Queens, and a brief stint assisting as an age group coach for the Hampton Dolphins in Pittsburgh, Pa. Jace began swimming competitively in Western Pa, with a summer YMCA. As a club swimmer, he has several National Top-16 swims, club, and regional records at Allegheny North Swim Club. As a high school swimmer, Jace was on the State Champion Shady Side Academy team. His last two years he swam in New York at Iona Prep, where he held their record in the 100 fly and was a club swimmer at Badger Swim Club in Larchmont. In college, Jace swam for Carnegie Mellon University and SUNY Purchase, where he achieved NCAA DIII consideration times in the 100 and 200 fly. Jace has a B.A in Liberal Studies from SUNY Purchase and is their current 200 fly record holder.