Dublin Community Swim Team Coach Daniel Ave Passes Away

Daniel Ave, an age group coach with the Dublin Community Swim Team (DCST) in Dublin, Ohio, has passed away.

Ave, who was the lead age group coach for the 9/10 group, died on Thursday. An experienced swim coach, having been coaching for more than 30 years of his life, Ave served swimming communities in three different states. His career brought him from his home state of Ohio, then to Illinois and as far west as Oregon in the pacific northwest, until his most recent stint with DCST. He served on zone coaching staff in all three states, and was inducted into the Seaside High School (OR) Hall of Fame for coaching the 1998 Seaside boys to an Oregon high school state title.

Ave held positions as both assistant and head coach at various clubs in his long career, as well as serving as coach for multiple high school teams in all three states that he worked in. He is survived by his wife Lori, as well as his children Sheridan and twins William and Olivia. A GoFundMe account in his name is available right here to support the Ave family.

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Coach Daniel was one in a million. He coached my daughter, Emily, for over 3 years. He was such an amazing coach and had a stronger than life connection with his swimmers. He had that something special which is hard to put into words. The swimmers, parents, coaching staff and swim community will miss him dearly. He made his swimmers better people, both in and out of the water. For that, he will live on and he will never be forgotten. How blessed we are to have spent these last few years on deck wtih such a great man. May you rest in peace, my friend. And I have to add “IT’S HAMMER TIME, GREEN MACHINE!”

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studies and swims at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and has been in the pool ever since. He misses Vine.

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