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Andy Dugan - Head Coach

Andy Dugan

Andy started his swimming career at Sylvania Southview High School and swam in college at Bowling Green State University, participating on some of BGSU school-record setting relays. Andy began coaching in 1995 and has coached at a number of places including Sylvania Tsunami Swim Club, our Sylvania Masters, GTAC, Southview, St. Francis, St. John’s, and Notre Dame.

Andy has been the Northwest Ohio District Coach of the Year 4 times and was the 2010 recipient of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award for Boys Swimming in the State of Ohio. He has coached 5 high school teams to wins in District Championships, and 4 teams to Top 10 finishes at States.

Andy is familiar with coaching the sprinter, middle distance, and distance swimmer throughout the four competitive strokes (of which he is an ardent proponent). Andy is a Level 2 ASCA and USMS certified coach.

Karen Geiser - Membership Coordinator & ALTS Instructor

Karen Geiser

Karen started swimming regularly around 2000 and raced triathlons for a few years. During that time, she joined Sylvania Masters and was taught techniques that have helped keep her swimming with enthusiasm as well as injury-free.

Professionally, Karen is a land and aquatics fitness instructor (since 2004) and a personal trainer (W.I.T.S. certified since 2011). Karen specializes in fitness and functional skills for older adults, and holds specialized certifications through SilverSneakers and FiTour. She was recently given the opportunity to become a USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim instructor, and finds it deeply rewarding to help adults develop skills to be comfortable in and safe around water.

Jacqui Barber - Vice-President & Communications

Jacqui Barber

Jacqui began swimming at the age of 8 in southern California. She worked her way across the country joining swim teams in each place her parents relocated. She competed at the National level in high school and swam for Bowling Green State University, serving as captain her senior year.

Jacqui joined Masters in 1999 when they only had 1 organized workout per week and has enjoyed watching & participating as the program has grown into what it is today. She uses the practice time to prepare her for periodic Masters swim meets as well as triathlon season.

Professionally, Jacqui is a Director of Sales for Berry Global, a global plastic packaging company. As her job requires some level of travel, she has been able to utilize her Masters membership and swim with other programs around the country.

Alex Debeukelaer - President

Alex has enjoyed swimming since he was taught by his father in Jamaica. He spent his youth on summer swim teams in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and the JCC Stingrays in Sylvania. He joined the high school swim program at Northview and enjoyed being a team member for the Wildcats. During this time, water polo was incorporated by Dennis Graves to season the swimmers prior to the swim season.

After high school Alex was an assistant coach for the program for two years and then swam sporadically for fitness, eventually returning to join Masters in 2009. He currently is the board president of Sylvania Masters.

Nick Camp - Board Member

Nick Camp

Unlike his fellow board members and many of the members in the Sylvania Masters Swim Club, Nick had no other swimming background other than for recreational purposes as a youth. He didn’t really take an interest in swimming until he began competing in triathlons in his late 40s. Nick joined Sylvania Masters in 2014 and not only has he learned immensely, but he truly enjoys it.

Outside of swimming and other training & fitness activities, Nick works in an operational and financial management role at Hylant in downtown Toledo. Nick lives in Perrysburg and his wife, Terri, is a teacher at Perrysburg High School. Nick’s two 20-something daughters are recent graduates of The Ohio State University. One lives in Columbus, works at the OSU Medical Center, and is pursuing nursing school. The other daughter lives in Nashville and works at Vanderbilt Medical Center as an Occupational Therapist. In between all of this, Nick likes to golf, ski (snow and water), watch OSU football, and occasionally relax.

Tom Everett - Board Member

Tom began his swimming experience in Lake Erie and other small lakes in NW Ohio. He started competitive swimming in high school at the Sylvania Northview pool. After taking a break for several years to focus on his young family, he found the need and desire to focus on his physical health. He found great friends, that shared his passion, while training for triathlons, with swimming being his best discipline.

Tom joined Sylvania Masters around 2007. With a coach that enjoys to challenge and develop the members, the Sylvania Masters program has flourished and is out growing its current facilities.

Professionally, Tom is a Sr. National Account Manager for MSC Industrial Supplies Co., having previously worked for PepsiCo for 15 years.

Scott Newsome - Board Member & Legal Council

Scott joined Sylvania Masters in 2011 for the purpose of learning to swim well enough to participate in triathlons. Prior to joining the Sylvania Masters program, Scott had never participated in any organized swimming program or class and could barely swim one length of the pool.

Scott’s lives in Sylvania with his wife, K.T., who is also a member of the Sylvania Masters club, and four children.

Scott is an attorney with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick and concentrates his practice on employee benefits and executive compensation.

Rich Kramp - Board Member & Webmaster

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