The Parkland Area Aquatic Club has two new coaches -- Ryan Woodruff, head coach; and Marty Tomes, head age group coach.
Both bring considerable experience to the club.
Woodruff is former head coach of the North Carolina Aquatic Club in Chapel Hill, NC, and an assistant coach for the University of North Carolina Tar Heel varsity teams, according to information provided by the Parkland Area Aquatic Club.
He also served the University of Florida swimming program in various capacities. He was head coach for the Gator Swim Club in Gainesville, FL, from 2005-2007.
Woodruff earned his bachelor's degree in exercise and sports sciences and exercise physiology from the University of Florida and his master's in human performance from University of Florida.
Tomes has a bachelor's degree in sports/coaching management from Ohio State University, where he was a varsity swimmer all four years and a Top 8 finisher in the Big Ten conference three out of his four years, according to information provided by the Parkland Area Aquatic Club.
In 2008 he attended the Olympic Trials, swimming the 100 Fly.
He coached club and high school swimming in Ohio before moving in 2006 to Philadelphia, where he was the assistant head coach for Friend’s Central Aquatics and head coach for the Jr. II group.
The non-profit Parkland Aquatic Club offers competitive and learn-to-swim programs. It uses the pool for its fall and winter programs and local outdoor pools in summer.