COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)- St. Anne- Pacelli Catholic School welcome Leah Gingrich, coach for the Columbus Aquatic Club, as a 2018-2019 middle and high school swimming coach. Coach Gingrich will work with St.Anne- Pacelli Catholic School Head Vikings swimming Coach Kristin Turner to coordinate the winter sports program for students ins grades 6-12.
Leah Gingrich was a member of the University of Texas swimming team from 2008 until 2012 where she received many outstanding rewards. As a member of the Longhorns, she was a two-time All American, four-time Honorable Mention All American, six-time Big 12 Champion, and five- time finalist at the USA Swimming National Championships.
She was a two-time Olympic Trials finalist in 2008 in the 200 fly and 800 free where she finished 8th in both events. Gingrich has been featured in Swimming World Magazine, Swimswam, and Floswimming over the course of her career.
"We are excited to welcome Coach Gingrich to the Viking family. She brings a wealth of experience to our Vikings Swimming program," says St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School Athletic Director Corry Black. "Both Coach Turner and Coach Gingrich are committed to helping our student-athletes become successful and will serve as outstanding leaders and role models for the students they will coach."
Students that are in grades 6-12 that attend St. Anne- Pacelli Catholic School in 2018-19 and the parents are invited to attend an informational on being a part of the Vikings Swimming Team. The meeting will be May 31, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to Noon in the St. Anne-Pacelli High School Media Center.
During the meeting, student-athletes and parents will have the opportunity to meet new Vikings Swimming Coach Leah Gingrich and learn about summer swim opportunities.