Meet the Coaches


2022 Coaching Staff

 

2022 Coaching Staff…


Katie Steele, SOLECO Head Coach

Katie currently serves as assistant coach on the Southern Lehigh Varsity Swim Team.  Katie is a 2010 Southern Lehigh Graduate and a Southern Lehigh High School Varsity Swim Team Alumni as well as an Alumni to SOLECO Swim Team.   Katie has also coached at EMAC for 5 years and previously taught lessons at Swim-in-Zone is her early swim career. She is currently an School Teacher at Hopewell Elementary.  Katie is thrilled to be head coach for the SOLECO Stingrays and is committed to the continued success of the swim team and our community pool.

Wendy Yons, SOLECO CO-Head Coach

Wendy has been involved with swimming since she was 4 years old.  Wendy is a graduate of Indaina University of Pennsylvania.  Wendy coaches at the Bethlehm YMCA as an age group coach and has been coaching there for 21 years.  Wendy also has experience coaching High School swimming.  She coached Salisbury HS for 3 years and Quakertown HS for 4 years.  Wendy is excited to be caoching the SOLECO Stingrays this summer!

Junior Coaches

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

Meghan Inglis

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 has also been on the high school team all four years. 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!!

Andy Wendling

Andy has been swimming competitively at SOLECO since the age of six.  He has swam year round at EMAC and is a Varsity swimmer at Southern Lehigh High School, qualifying for states in his sophomore year.  His favorite stroke is butterfly.  Andy works as a lifeguard and teaches swim lessons at SOELCO as well.  Andy has had many different coaches over his swimming career and is excited to share his knowledge with younger swimmers.  He loves working with kids and strives to lead younger ones by example. Andy thinks that it is important for kids to have fun but also be competitive while swimming.  He is ecstatic to coach the younger swimmers and begin his 1st official year of coaching.

Eric Camden

Eric is from Southern Florida where he learned to swim as a toddler because he had his own pool in his back yard. He’s been swimming competitively for 10 years and currently swims for Parkland Aquatic Club and just completed his 3rd season with the Southern Lehigh High School swim team. He enjoys swimming for SOLECO and working at the pool as a certified lifeguard. Eric enjoys working with kids and often babysits the kids in his neighborhood. All ages knock on the door on a snow day looking for Eric to go sledding with them. Eric has taught swim lessons in the past and enjoys being a role model at swim meets for the younger kids.

If you are interested in registering, please visit Southern Lehigh Community Pool Online Store (solecopool.org) to purchase your team and pool membership.