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Meet Our Coaches

The Tiger Sharks coaching staff includes both veteran and new coaches blending experience with fresh ideas and youthful energy. To better help parents and swimmers know their coaches, here's a little more info about them.

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Briana "Bri" Savage Head Coach

Briana "Bri" Savage is an accomplished athlete. She swam competitively for Washington & Jefferson College (W&J), the Worthington Swim Club, and Worthington Kilbourne High School. In college Bri played defense on the Field Hockey team and specialized in the distance events (500-, 1000-, 1650-yards) on the W&J Swim Team. She has extensive coaching experience including the Worthington Wave, Swim Force, and is presently an Assistant Coach for the Pickerington North and Central Swim Teams. She also worked with young swimmers teaching swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School.

Bri earned her B.A. from W&J College and a Master of Education from The Ohio State University. She taught English in France and is now a French teacher at Pickerington Central High School.

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Sheri Rhodes Assistant Coach

Sheri swam competitively for Bishop Hartley Hawks and Livmoor Sea Kings swim teams. She has been coaching the Tiger Sharks for 9 years. Sheri's favorite stroke is the backstroke.Sheri is the Pre-School Director at the All Saints Academy where she also coached basketball and volleyball. Sheri's daughter swims for the Tiger Sharks. GO ABBY!

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Jill Rhodes Assistant Coach

Jill swam competitively for the Tiger Sharks swim team from a young age and also swam varsity all four years of high school. She graduated from Bishop Hartley in 2016 and was a swim team captain her senior year. Jill is also a coach for the Cap City Swim Club and the Green Wave Swim Team. Her favorite events are the 50 free, 100 free, 50 butterfly, and 100 butterfly. Her sister also swims for the Tiger Sharks! GO ABBY!

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Delaney Burns Assistant Coach

Delaney is a 2017 graduate of Pickerington High School Central, where she was a four-year letter winner on the swim team. She was team captain her senior year. She attends John Carroll University, in Cleveland and is an early childhood education major. She is on the club rowing team, works as a student liaison for the Center for Service and Social Action, is actively involved in Carroll Faith Communities, and president of Habitat for Humanity.

Delaney has been a Tiger Shark almost her whole life; she also swam for GCSTO. She is looking forward to another great season devoted to coaching. This is her third year as a coach and she is excited for the new/returning swimmers and the possibilities in store for the team. As a head lifeguard at the pool, Delaney will be easy to find anytime this summer! Go Tiger Sharks!!

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Maria Irwin Junior Coach

Maria has been a Tiger Shark since 2007! After graduating from Pickerington North High School in the spring, Maria plans to attend college in the fall. She is a Distinguished Honor Roll scholar-athlete.

Organized sports have kept Maria busy throughout the last several years. She swam for the Green Wave in middle school and was a member of the Panther Swim Team all four years of high school. Maria also ran four years with the cross country team at Pickerington North.

Maria is a lifeguard at the Pickerington Community Pool and also works at Coldstone Creamery. She helped with coaching last year, and takes on a more formal position this year as Junior Coach. Maria brings with her great words of wisdom, "Always have an extra pair of goggles!" 😀

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