Meet the Coaches


2019 Coaching Staff

Ahmed Amin, SOLECO Head Coach

(Primarily responsible for 11/12, 13/14, and 15+ age groups)
Coach Amin returns to SOLECO with 16 years plus of coaching experience. He holds national records in 5 events in his home country of Egypt, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 50 Free, 100 Free, and 200 IM!  He is currently head coach at Saucon Valley high school. Prior to that he was head Water Polo coach at Star Aquatics in NC, Age group coach for NCAC (Nile Crocodile Aquatic Club) Queens, NY, Coach for Brooklyn Utters in NY, and many other clubs/teams along the way. He also holds a Bachelors in sports Physical Training and Swimming, certificate of executive diploma, and Management diploma in Occupational Safety and Health.

Mike Owens, SOLECO Assistant Head Coach

(Primarily responsible for 8 & Under and 9/10 age groups)
Mike has been involved with competitive swimming his whole life.  He now enjoys teaching and inspiring the next generation of swimmers. His integrated approach involves having fun and learning the components of each stroke, which is key especially with the younger age group levels. Mike has been involved with club swimming since moving to the Lehigh Valley in 2012 and he currently serves as assistant coach on the Southern Lehigh Varsity Swim Team. He spent six successful years coaching for EMAC before moving to Coopersburg with his kids and wife. He looks forward to getting involved with the future Spartan swimmers and contributing to their long time program success!

Junior Coaches

(Will assist head coaches and be assigned to individual age groups)

Andrew Johnson

Andrew has been swimming competitively for nearly 11 years on a variety of different teams including SOLECO Stingrays, EMAC, Southern Lehigh High School, and currently at Stevens Institute of Technology’s Varsity Men’s swimming team. He has been awarded several district medals on the Southern Lehigh team, and even set a school record. On top of that, he has helped the Stevens Ducks get their 7th straight Empire 8 Championship win. In addition, Andrew has been a certified lifeguard for nearly 4 years.

Gwynn Kylish

Has worked as a lifeguard at SOLECO for the past two years along with teaching swim lessons! Her competitive experience includes swimming on the SOLECO swim team for almost 10 years, swimming club through Parkland Aquatic Club, and being on the Southern Lehigh High School swim team!

Janik Wing

Janik began swimming at eight years old, starting with SOLECO Swim Team and progressing to competitive training four years later. Janik has a strong passion swimming and has never missed a season since. He swam for Southern Lehigh High School and represented the Spartans all four years, including being co-captain in his senior year. He was recruited now to swim Division 1 for Lehigh University and will be attending this fall. Janik has also worked for SOLECO Pool Concessions and as Swim Coach and Lifeguard at Brookside Country Club. In addition, Janik is involved in teen counseling and mentoring as well as Key Club & National Honors Society.

Thomas Madigan

“Tommy” graduated from Saucon Valley High School in 2018 and is a freshman at Lehigh University in Business and Economics. He began swimming summer league wat 8 and hasn’t been able to stay out of the water since. He swam year-round for Bethlehem YMCA, a few summers at SOLECO, and then swam for his high school team and Parkland Aquatic Club. His favorite events were breaststroke and individual medley. He now plays water polo at Lehigh and helps coach his former high school swim team. Other interests include golfing, skiing, going to the gym, and watching movies. In addition, Tommy is a certified lifeguard. He’s excited to work with SOLECO and looks forward to a fun summer full of fast swims!

Samantha Talecki

Samantha began swimming at 8 for SOLECO swim team and swimming has been a large part of her life ever since. She swam all four years for Southern Lehigh High School and was team captain in her senior year. Samantha just completed her freshman year at Lafayette College, double majoring in Economics and Government & Law. She is a member of Lafayette’s swim team, specializing in sprint freestyle events. In addition, Samantha is a certified lifeguard. Samantha is happy to share her knowledge of swimming with the kids, and she is excited to join the SOLECO coaching staff!

Matthew Wendling

Matthew has been swimming competitively since 7 years old. He started with the SOLECO Stingrays and then swam for EMAC and Southern Lehigh High School team. Matthew is also a certified lifeguard.  The most inspirational thing for Matthew when he was younger was having older high school swimmers, especially Jason Moyer, coach him and show him how to enjoy swimming. Swimming has always been a great passion for him.  He is looking forward to the opportunity to help younger kids learn to enjoy the sport as much as he has.