John Fedena will be leaving SwimMAC to accept the position of Director of Competitive Swimming and Head Coach with the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, otherwise known as TYDE.
SwimMAC North Carolina definitely made a name for themselves at the Rio 2016 Olympics, where multiple members of SwimMAC‘s “team elite” competed. Members include Ryan Lochte, Katie Meili Anthony Ervin, Camille Adams, Kathleen Baker, and Jimmy Feigen. Additionally, head coach David Marsh served as the head coach of the women’s Olympic Swim Team.
Fedena is leaving SwimMAC after serving as an age group coach for four years. In a post on Facebook, Fedena expressed that he has been “blessed to have had to opportunity to work at SwimMAC” and that he is “looking forward to new opportunities and challenges with TYDE”. Fedena will bring years of experience to TYDE. Prior to coaching at SwimMAC, he coached at USA swimming gold medal club team FLEET out of Houston, Texas. He also served as an assistant swim coach at the University of Washington, where he helped lead the women’s team to a 12th place finish at NCAA’s in 2009.