Gators Swim & Dive Team


The JCC Gators Swim & Dive Team has been around for over 50 years! We’re a summer recreation league and operate under the Louisville Swim Association. Our Swim & Dive Season runs from May 24th-mid July. Parents make the program possible, so we look forward to your ongoing volunteer support!

“Seventy-five percent of our planet is water – can you swim?”  ~Author Unknown

Volunteer Expectations

At the time of registration, each family must present a $100 check to The Jewish Community Center. The check will be held and will not be cashed until July 24. All checks will be returned to families that volunteer and fulfill their 10 points during the season. The “10 points Per Family” volunteer policy can be easily fulfilled (working half of a swim or dive meet equals 2 points per volunteer), and volunteer opportunities will run through Championships. Please Note: Due to the small number of volunteers available for Dive Team, it is expected that all Dive Team parents will volunteer at each meet.

Swim and Dive Team Suits

In order to decrease costs, a team suit is not required. To encourage team unity, we prefer for all members to wear black suits during Swim & Dive meets. A new JCC Gators swim cap will be given to each swimmer at no charge (though swimmers will have to pay for replacement caps). You’ll need to purchase goggles.


Updates and information including weather delays will be communicated via email Please make sure your email address is current.

For more information contact: Johnny Kimberlin at


If you would like more information on any of the programs below please contact Liz Stumper at 238-2742 or To register call 238-2727.

Winter Swim Team Training

Ages 5-18: January 6-March 16, 2014
Fee $170, JCC Members – $150*
Off season training for children and teens, ages 5-18, who are interested in being part of the Gators Swim Team.
Training Schedule:
Monday: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Register at the Health and Wellness desk or by calling 238-2727. Contact Liz Stumper for more information 238-2742.

*10% off regular fee of each additional child within the same family.

2013 JCC Gators Swim Team Meet Schedule

Date Opponent Place Time
Mon. June 10 Woodhaven and Locust Creek JCC Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Mon. June 17 Brownsboro Farms Brownsboro Farms Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Thurs. June 20 Woodhaven and Forest Springs JCC Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Mon. June 24 Forest Springs Forest Springs Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Mon. July 1 Woods of St. Thomas JCC Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Mon. July 8 Qualifying Meet (11+) Forest Springs Warm-Up: TBA Meet Starts: TBA
Wed. July 10 Qualifying Meet (10 & Under) JCC Warm-Up: TBA Meet Starts: TBA
Sun. July 14 Championship Meet U of L Warm-Up: 7:00 a.m. Meet Starts: 8:00 a.m.

2013 JCC Gators Dive Team Meet Schedule

Date Opponent Place Time
Tues. June 11 Douglass Hills & Woods of St. Thomas Douglass Hills Warm Up: 5:30 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Tues. June 18 Lake Forest & Woods of St. Thomas Lake Forest Warm Up: 5:30 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Tues. June 25 Douglass Hills & Woods of St. Thomas JCC Warm Up: 5:30 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Tues. July 2 Plainview & Woods of St. Thomas Woods of St. Thomas Warm Up: 5:30 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Thurs. July Champs Practice Plainview TBA
Fri. July Champs Practice Plainview TBA
Sun. July 7 Championships Plainview TBA


To contact any of our staff or coaches please email or call (502) 459-0660.

Liz Stumper
Aquatics Director
Liz is the contact for all Jewish Community Center of Louisville’s aquatics programs including the Gators Swim Team. She can be reached by calling (502) 238-2742 or emailing

Matt Vogelpohl
Swimming Coach
Matt started swimming competitively year round at nine years old and trained withg clubs including the Northern Kentucky Clippers, R.C. Durr YMCA, Cincinnati Marlins and the Swim UofL Masters. Matt was also an avid participant in high school swimming for six years, seventh grade up through senior year, specializing in backstroke and butterfly. His teaching and coaching career started in 2005 and has taught for summer clubs, YMCA’s, UofL and now in the Lenny Krayzelburg program here at JCC.

Johnny Kimberlin
Swimming Coach
Johnny has been a swimmer since the age of 5. His passion for swimming continues to strengthen as he get more involved in the sport.

Christian Moser
Swimming Coach
Christian started swimming at age four in the Northern Kentucky Swim League during the summer. He swam year round on Northern Kentucky club teams including the Cincinnati Marlins, River’s Edge Swim Team, and Clippers. He also swam on the high school varsity swim team for all four years before finally retiring from his competitive swimming career. He now studies at the University of Louisville, where he has worked as a swim instructor at the Cardinal Splash Swim School.

Julie Reczek
Swimming Coach
Julie started swimming when she was eight years old at the JCC and YMCA and eventually into USA Swimming with Cardinal Athletics. In high school, she swam at duPont Manual until a tear in her shoulder ended her swimming career. Not wanting to get out of the water, Julie started teaching swimming to kids of all ages with both the Red Cross and now the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy. Julie started as a swim coach for the Gators in 2012 and also coach for the Owl Creek Country Club.

Lucas Zelehowsky
Swimming Coach
Lucas started swimming at the age of 7 and hasn’t gotten out of the water yet. While swimming for two years a Western Kentucky University, Lucas qualified for the Olympic Trials. He loves swimming and teaching kids to become better swimmers. He is still a kid at heart himself and has lots of energy!

Emily Stalmack
Dive Coach
Emily started diving at the age of nine and started diving year round in high school. She is currently majoring in Elementary Education with a concentration in Learning Behavior Disorders at the University of Louisville where she is also on the Dive Team. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, she also coaches with Owl Creek Country Club and loves working with kids and getting them interested in diving.

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