Coach Amber Noll
Assistant Head Coach
Amber was born in York, PA. She began competitively swimming at age 8 for the Rainbow Hills Swim Team in Harrisburg. After returning to the York area, she competed for the Northeastern Bobcat Swim Club until age 12. As she continued to progress in swimming, she moved to a year-round USA swim team, The York Bearcats, coached by Greg Bryant. The team eventually changed names and linked up with North Baltimore Swim Club, at Crispus Attucks location. During her first two years of high school, she swam for Northeastern Bobcats, and then changed sports to field hockey for her remaining years of high school.
Amber currently lives in York with her husband, Jason and their two children, Reese and Greysen. Amber comes from a family of competitive swimmers. Her younger brother swam for the US Naval Academy and set numerous records during his 17-year swimming career. Her daughter, Reese is a 3rd generation family swimmer. She credits her love of the sport to her Mom, who also swam competitively for 13 years and to the coach who helped shape her, Greg Bryant.
Coach Maddy Mann
Maddy was born in Baltimore, MD. She began summer swimming at age 7 for the New Holland Dolphins but did competitively swim until age 14. At 14, she joined the Cardinal and Gold Aquatics Team for 3 years with Patrick Marshall. She finished out her high school career at Merritt Athletic Clubs in Towson, MD under Andrew Barranco. She was recruited by York College and decided to go to school there and purse a degree in nursing. She was recruited by Erin Kurtz, and later coached by Greg Doyle and Eric Rasmussen. She was her conference champion in the 200 free her freshman year, the 500 and 1650 champion her sophomore year and received academic all-american status with her 200 free time reaching the NCAA “B” cut. She will be going into her senior year and is looking forward to one more year of swimming for the Spartans.
When not in York for classes, Maddy lives in Towson with her mom, dad and two sisters. No one in her family had swam before and her sisters only competed in summer swimming. Maddy credits her love of the sport to her family, who encouraged her every step of the way as well as her coach Andrew Barranco, who helped her develop a love for all strokes, not just freestyle.
Coach JIm Gingerich
Jim’s love for swimming began at the York YMCA. He took swim lessons there and at the age of ten started swimming competitively. Jim swam for the York YMCA for the next eight years. During high school he also swam for William Penn Senior High School, and then he went on to swim for Elizabethtown College. Jim was an All-American swimmer in both high school and college.
For more than forty years Jim has coached swimming at various levels. At the high school level he has coached YAIAA and District 3 champions as well as All-State, All-American, and Academic All-American swimmers. Since 2011 he has been the head varsity swim coach at Central York High School.
Jim is married and has three children and four grandchildren.
Coach Beth Myers
Beth began competitive swimming at age 10 for Holmes Run Acres Recreation Association in Northern Virginia. She continued to swim on her high school teams at Falls Church High School (Virginia) and Ledyard High School (Connecticut). The Ledyard HS team was co-ed with boys and girls swimming against each other. In some of the butterfly events, Beth was the only female competitor. She loved her team and has fond memories lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons with her teammates.
While at Lebanon Valley College, she swam her freshman and sophomore years before studying abroad. Breaststroke and butterfly were her primary events but she liked Individual Medley (IM) races best. Beth graduated with a double major in International Business and Spanish. Her path led her to a corporate financial sales management career in Philadelphia before starting a family. She now lives in York with her husband, Scott, and their three daughters.