TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW HEAD SWIM COACH FOR CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Jan. 30, 2013, under Press Releases
TUCSON (January 25, 2013) – Martin Reichgott has been hired full-time as the new Head Swim Coach at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. He leads the Stingrays USA Swimming year-round program that has more than doubled in size over the last two years. Recently, the Stingrays placed 5th and 8th at the Arizona Swimming Age Group Championships. The Stingrays’ SAAA summer-league team also claimed the San Pedro League championship in 2012.
Reichgott joins TJCC from Yuma, AZ, where the team broke over 60 club records in just under two years, and twice placed in the top-10 at Arizona Swimming Senior Championships. Prior to Yuma, he coached in Ketchikan, AK for seven years, training multiple State and Zone champions and High School All-Americans. He grew up swimming and coaching north of New York City.
Reichgott replaces Michael Polak, who will now lead the Stingrays’ growing senior swimming program. In the past fifteen years, Polack has developed over sixty Zone, Sectional and National-level swimmers in Arizona and Ohio, and was a former Big East Championship finalist. In addition, the TJCC retains Melanie Paulsen, a former Arizona High School State finalist, on staff, and Brian Anderson, now in his third season with the program.
The TJCC Swim Team provides a competitive, well-balanced training environment emphasizing individual and team improvement, where swimmers honor performance and sportsmanship. They value hard work, the pursuit of excellence, and mutual respect for teammates and competitors.
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For more than 60 years the JCC has provided a warm and welcoming environment for diverse groups. There are boundless opportunities to balance your physical, mental, and emotional self. The “J” has something for everyone including cultural arts programs, early childhood education enrichment programs, a wide variety of classes, a rotating art gallery that showcases the work of local artists and so much more.