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Swimming Coaches

Ann Gartner - Head Swimming Coach 
Coach Gartner is a Cincinnati native and lifetime resident. She is a 1977 SUA graduate and a member of the SUA Athletic Hall of Fame. While a St. Ursula Academy student athlete, Ann played volleyball, basketball, softball and track and field. She is a 1981 graduate of Xavier University where she played volleyball and basketball for 4 years. Ann has been married to Mark Gartner for 30 years and is the proud mother of Erin, SUA '04, Steve, and Melissa, '09. She is also a swim teacher at M. E. Lyons YMCA. She is beginning her 10th season of coaching at Saint Ursula Academy.
Erin Gartner - Assistant Swimming Coach
Erin is a native Cincinnatian and daughter of head swim coach Ann Gartner. She is a proud Saint Ursula alumnus and graduated in 2004. While at SUA, Erin competed in both volleyball and swimming, was a state qualifier in swimming three of the four years, and was a member of the 2001 Ohio Swimming State Runner Up team. She also swam for the Anderson Barracudas swim team at ME Lyons YMCA. After graduating from SUA, Erin attended Denison University and was a member of the swim team during all four years there. Erin returned to Cincinnati following graduation from Denison and currently works in the market research industry. Prior to coaching at SUA, Erin coached for the Anderson Barracudas for three years. This will be Erin’s fifth year as an assistant coach. 
Aimee Mathews - Diving Coach
Aimee Mathews is in her eighth year of coaching and second year of coaching at SUA. She started her diving career at Mt. Lookout as a 6-year old and soon after was diving all year round for the Cincinnati Stingrays. Aimee dove all through high school and capped off her career with four consecutive trips to the state tournament. After her career ended, she started coaching for Mt. Lookout and also coached at McNicholas High School. She loves sharing her knowledge of diving and, most importantly, having fun while teaching. She encourages her athletes to try new things while having fun and being a part of a team.