MEET YOUR 2020 SAILFISH COACHES!!!
Chris Meleason (Head Coach)
This is Coach Chris' 21st year as head coach of the Sailfish. Chris previously coached at the Beavercreek YMCA from 2003 to 2013. He has coached at the Coffman YMCA swim team at the Fairborn YMCA training site from 2013 to present as the lead coach for the Green group. Chris is also the Head Coach for Beavercreek High School swim team since 2017.
This is Chris' 27th year coaching competitive swimming. He has coached in the Cleveland and Greater Dayton area since 1993. Chris is originally from Fairview Park, Ohio. He was the MVP and team captain of Fairview High School swim team his junior and senior year. He also swam for Lake Shore Swim Club (LSSC) in Rocky River, Ohio for 4 years.
Chris is a 1998 graduate of Wright State University and has a Bachelor's of Education in Physical Education and Health. He is currently an adapted physical education specialist for the Fairborn City School District. Chris resides in Fairborn with his fiance, Julia, and his daughters, Mackenzie and Brynn. Mackenzie (15), Brynn (12), and Julia's daughter, Mallory (17) all swim for Idle Hour swim team.
Chris prides himself on coaching all swimmers the important fundamentals of the sport in which they can build their swimming skills as they get older. He believes swimming should be "FUN" and provides a stable environment for the young people that he coaches.
Peyton Farrell (Asst. Coach)
This is Peyton's 3rd year coaching at Idle Hour. Peyton has been a competitive swimmer for twelve years and currently swims for the Coffman Family YMCA and the Beavercreek High School Swim & Dive Team, competing at the State and National level. This Fall, she will be a Freshman at Ohio University. Her goal as a coach is to create a prosperous and exciting environment that inspires young athletes to work hard and have fun!
Zoe Egbert (Asst. Coach)
Hi! My name is Zoe Egbert! I just graduated from Beavercreek High School and will be going to Purdue University in the fall. I’ve been swimming for Idle Hour Swim Team since I was 6 and this will be my 2nd official year coaching. I’ve swam on the Beavercreek Swim Team for the last 4 years, earning a varsity letter every year. I am also an avid water polo player who has competed at Junior Olympics and ODP Nationals in California. When I’m not in the pool I love rollerblading, hanging out with friends, and eating ice cream. I’m very excited to be coaching this summer and look forward to making the best of this crazy situation!
Wesley Chivington (Asst. Coach)
Wesley swam competitively for nearly five years at the Coffman YMCA swim team and has swam four summers with Idle Hour. He has been coaching private swim lessons for two years and instructing swim lessons at the YMCA for one year, as well as helping instruct with the Fairborn High School Swim Team. He is a rising senior at Fairborn High School and is enrolled at Wright State University and Sinclair Community College working toward a B.S. in Psychology. Wes works at the Fairborn YMCA in member services, among other positions. Wesley's goal is to help each swimmer he coaches to improve to meet their personal goals inside and outside of the pool.
Kaitlyn Bacik (Asst. Coach)
Info coming soon!
Namie Edge (Asst. Coach)
Hello all! My name is Namie Edge and I have just graduated from Beavercreek High School this year. I have past, and current, swim experience with my swim team: the Dayton Raiders. I have been competitively swimming for around six years now and plan to swim at Bowling Green State University. I am excited to help with swimmers to grow on this team! Even though this season may not be similar to years before, I am happy to be able to work with everyone during this time. Hope to see you all at practice!
Ashtyn Gluck (Asst. Coach)
Info coming soon!
Mallory Shroyer (Asst. Coach)
Info Coming Soon!