2019 Coaching Staff
Ahmed Amin, SOLECO Head Coach
Mike Owens, SOLECO Assistant Head Coach
(Will assist head coaches and be assigned to individual age groups)
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.
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 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.
“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 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 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.