Head Coach- Kaila Derry
Swimming has been a part of Kaila’s life for the past 20 years. She started swimming when she was 6 years old at her local community pool, Murrysville Swim Club. She continued her swimming career throughout high school at Franklin Regional School District as well as on FAST. While at Franklin Regional, she qualified for WPIALS all four years and also attended PIAA Championships her Junior and Senior year. She graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Recently, Kaila received her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh and is teaching at Fox Chapel High School where she teaches Algebra 1 and 2.
While at SRU, she was the Founder and President of the Slippery Rock Swim Club; a club team that is still successful five years after she graduated. She took on the role of head coach, teammate, and swimmer during her years in the club. She successfully received funding from the student government for Swim Club Nationals in Georgia both her Junior and Senior year, where the club competed against 63 other club teams.
Aside from this, Kaila just finished up her third year as an Assistant coach for the Fox Chapel High School Varsity Swim Team. She was also recently married over Labor Day weekend. In her free time, Kaila enjoys working out and going to the beach!
Kaila is looking forward to another fun and exciting season with the families and members of the Community Swim Club. She hopes everyone is ready to have some fun this summer!
Lead Assistant Coach- Jake Wehar
Jake is back for his third year at Community Swim Club! Prior to joining our ranks, Jake spent the past 4 years with the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh working as an outdoor education specialist and day camp director. He also was the aquatics coordinator for the South Hills YMCA Tiger Shark Swim Team, located in Washington County. Additionally, Jake's previous work with the YMCA focused on parent-child programming and youth volunteer development.
Jake received his Bachelors of Science with a focus in Applied Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in December 2011. During his time at Pitt-Greensburg, Jake competed as a member of their NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer program. Jake finished his career appearing in 65 matches and amassing 5 goals and 7 assists for a total of 17 points from his centre-back position. In the Fall of 2010, Jake was named to the AMCC First Team All-Conference and was selected as a member of the NSCAA Great Lakes Regional All-American team. Jake concluded his collegiate career by being named the 2010-2011 Pitt Greensburg Male Athlete of the year, an award that recognizes overall athletic and academic accomplishment.
In his free time, Jake enjoys all outdoor activities including hiking, fishing and mountain biking. Recently, Jake received his Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on secondary mathematics education. Jake is currently employed at Brashear High School where he teaches AP Statistics and Algebra II. He is also the head men's soccer coach at Brashear High School. Jake is looking forward to working with our team of coaches, volunteers and parents to ensure another successful summer season for all swimmers.
Assistant Coach- Atticus Crowley
Atticus is a returning assistant coach for the younger swimmers at CSC. He has been a member of the CSC Swim Team since he was 7 years old. Atticus has also swam for the Fox Chapel Killer Whales and Team Pittsburgh. He is currently in 10th grade at Pittsburgh CAPA, where he studies Production Tech.
Assistant Coach- Jake Sperry
Jake is a first year assistant coach for CSC. He has been a swimmer for CSC for 9 years. Jake has also swam for Fox Chapel Killer Whales, and is currently on the Fox Chapel High School Swim Team. Jake will be a Junior this fall. He enjoys playing golf, ultimate frisbee, and scuba diving. He is really looking forward to an awesome summer swim season.