Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Ginny Jasontek Head coach

Ginny Jasontek is a former synchronized swimming champion from New Jersey who started the Synchrogator team 50 years ago at the Gamble-Nippert YMCA. Ginny serves as Vice Chairman of the Technical Synchronized Swimming Committee of FINA. She is the Vice President-Olympic International of USA Synchro. In 1991, Ginny was elected to the Synchronized Swimming Hall of Fame. She is a National and International judge and former two term President of USSS (United States Synchronized Swimming).

Julie Jasontek 16-19 Team Coach

Julie Jasontek is a Director of Physical Therapy at Cincinnati Sports Medicine, is a skilled synchronized swimmer, outstanding choreographer and a key player in the success of the Cincinnati Synchrogators whom she has coached for the past 16 seasons. She is the coach of the A team, winning 8 National Age Group Championships. .Julie was named the Senior National Coach of Year in 2019.  She was a 4 time All-American Athlete and a Collegiate National Champion Synchronized Swimmer for Ohio State. She serves on the USA National Team Program Committee.

Bethany Galla 13-15 Team Coach

Bethany Galla Young works with athletes in the 13-15 age group.  Bethany swam for the Synchrogators for 8 years before attending The Ohio State University where she was an All-American synchronized swimmer for 3 years.  While earning a degree in fashion design, Bethany was also a volunteer Team Manager.  While with the Synchrogators, she was a National Age Group Champion in team and trio.

Becca Schall 13-15 Team Coach

Becca Schall is a 2013 graduate of the College of William and Mary, having majored in Literary and Cultural Studies and Film.  She swam with CSG for 9 years and was National Age Group champion in 2008 and 2009 with her team.  She continued to swim competitively throughout college and recently returned from coaching synchronized swimming internationally in Kingston, Jamaica.  This year she will be coaching the 13-15 age group.

Kira Rucker 12 & U Team Coach

Kira Schall Rucker graduated from the College of William Mary with a degree in Biology and Environmental Science and is currently completing a masters in secondary science education at the University of Cincinnati.  After swimming for 9 years with the Synchrogators, she continued to swim throughout her 4 years in college and also coached the novice collegiate team while at William and Mary. Kira is currently student teaching and will coach the 11-12 age group.

Marsha Walsh 12 & U Team Coach

Marsha Walsh  swam with the Synchrogators for 10 years. She earned bachelor degrees from Thomas More College in business and information systems. Marsha is currently the Aquatics Director for the Blue Ash YMCA. She has been a synchro mom since 2007 and has 1 daughter that currently swim with the Synchrogators and 2 daughter that swim for The Ohio State University.   She began coaching the younger swimmers in the 12 and under age group when her youngest daughter joined the team in 2012.

Margaret Handleton 12 & U Team Coach

Margaret Handleton is an early childhood educator with a BS degree in Allied Health from The Ohio State University. She swam for the Cincinnati Sea Lyons for nine years. Margaret holds a Level 2 Coach’s Certification, and has taken courses in “First Aid for Coaches” and “CPR”. Margaret has been working with our 12 and Under athletes successfully for ten years.

Pam McGuire Technical Coach

Pam McGuire was former Sea Lyons (ME Lyons YMCA team) swimmer, before they merged with the Synchrogators. Pam has been an age group coach and a technical coach working with all age groups during her time with the team.

Chris Leahy Technical Coach

Chris started swimming in Alaska for the Valdez Synchro Seals. After earning a degree in Computer Science from the Rose-Hulman Institude of Technology he moved to Cincinnati and started coaching with the Synchrogators. Chris generally works with the 11-12 and 13-15 age groups. He works as a software engineer and is the Vice President of Competitive Operations for USA Synchro.

Beth Daniel Technical Coach

Beth (Kreimer) Daniel  earned her mechanical engineering degree from The Ohio State University. She is a gifted choreographer. After swimming with the Cincinnati Synchrogators, Beth went on to Ohio State where she was an All-American Athlete for 4 years and Collegiate National Champion for 3 years. Beth was on the 2nd National Team and won a bronze medal in the team event and a gold medal in the combo event in the 2002 Swiss Open. She began coaching as a student with the Ohio State Synchronized Swimming Team that went on to be a National Collegiate Champion Team. Beth works in the field of engineering and is currently at Procter & Gamble as a contractor.

Board of Directors
Greg DeKors President
Diedra Burns Treasurer
AJ Almond Secretary
Karen Price Vice President