Meet the Coaches


2020 Coaching Staff

 

2020 Coaching Staff…

Mike Owens, SOLECO Co-Head Coach

(Age groups to be determined)
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!

Katie Steele, SOLECO Co-Head Coach

(Age groups to be determined)
Katie currently serves as assistant coach on the Southern Lehigh Varsity Swim Team.

Junior Coaches

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

Andrew Johnson

Andrew has been swimming competitively for nearly 12 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 5 years. This is Andrew’s 2nd year as a Junior Coach for SOLECO.

Megan Ingles

Megan been swimming competitively for 11 years. She has been a member of SOLECO Summer Swim since she was seven. She also swims for EMAC and joined the high school team for her freshman year. She has gone to districts all three years and qualified for Seniors and Silvers this year, but unfortunately those didn’t happen. She is excited to help coach the SOLECO Stingrays this summer!

Sydney Hess

Sydney has been swimming competitively for ten years. She has been a member of the SOLECO swim team, EMAC, and a co-captain for the Southern Lehigh High school team. Sydney is also a certified lifeguard and has taught swim lessons for three years. Starting at the age of 12, Sydney began babysitting which developed her passion for working with children. With her joint passions for swimming and working with children, she couldn’t be more excited to join the coaching staff this summer!! Sydney is looking forward to a fun and great season!!

Matthew Wendling

Matthew has been swimming competitively since he was 7 years old. He started with the SOLECO Stingrays and then swam for EMAC and Southern Lehigh High School team. He was on the High School Varsity team all four years and was a co-captain of the boys team this past Winter season.  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 proud to be able to coach the SOLECO Stingrays for his second season and help younger swimmers to learn how to enjoy the sport as much as he has.