Wahoo Coaches

Jack Dowling

Jack Dowling

Head Coach

Jack was born in Raleigh, North Carolina but moved to Cincinnati shortly thereafter. He began his swimming career as a Wahoo at the age of seven and fell in love with the sport. He has been a year round swimmer for eleven years, participating with the Cincinnati Aquatic Club and the Indian Hill Wahoos.

Jack currently attends Middlebury College in Vermont where he has continued his swimming career as a Panther. He achieved an NCAA qualifying time in the 200 Butterfly at the NESCAC Championships in February and looks forward to continued improvement next season.

Last summer, Jack helped lead the Wahoos to a third place finish at the Seven Hills League Championships serving as an assistant coach. He greatly enjoyed spending time with the young swimmers and watching them improve. His favorite swimming memories are creating a competitive swimming league in his backyard pool with fellow club swimmers and participating in the Coaches’ relay at the Seven Hills League Championships last year.

Jack is very passionate about the sport of swimming and is excited to have the opportunity to lead the Wahoos this summer!

Avery Pearson

Assistant Coach

Coach Avery is thrilled to be part of the IHC coaching staff this summer. She started swimming at age 6, when she first joined the Wahoos, and quickly fell in love with the sport. She continued to swim for IHC until graduating high school. Additionally, Avery was a member of the Indian Hill High School swim team and the Cincinnati Aquatic Club. She now attends and swims for the College of Wooster, where she has just completed her freshman year.

Shaylyn Spelman

Shaylyn Spelman

Assistant Coach

Coach Shay is excited to join the IHC coaching staff this summer! She began her swimming career at the age of 8 at the Anderson Barracudas and fell in love with the sport. She has been a year round swimmer 13 years.
Shay is a Junior at Miami University and has been a scoring member of their varsity swim team all three years. She is a distance swimmer and is also a 4 IMer. She is studying to be a High School Biology teacher and is a member of multiple honors organizations.
Shay’s favorite coaching memory is having her 8 and under girls cheer her on during a 200 butterfly at a swim meet.