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New YMCA aquatics director has 20-plus years experience

The YMCA of Harrison County has hired Gary Webb as its aquatics director. Webb brings more than 20 years aquatics and teaching experience to Harrison County.
Webb was the aquatics director of the Downtown Louisville YMCA when it opened in 1976, and established all of its aquatics programs. He served as that YMCA’s aquatics director for 23 years. He has also been a swim coach for Lakeside Swim Team and for DuPont Manual High School, and a lifeguard trainer for Jefferson County (Ky.) Board of Health.
Currently, Webb is a science teacher at Barret Middle School and has taught science for 28 years. He is also a health educator at University of Louisville.
Webb has a B.A. in education from Western Kentucky University, and a M.A. in both education and elementary education from University of Louisville.
He has achieved YMCA certification in the following courses: Skippers Instructor Trainer for Infant and Pre-school Aquatics, Progressive Instructor Trainer for Elementary School Children, Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, Water Exercise Instructor Trainer, Arthritis Foundation Instructor Trainer, Snorkeling Instructor Trainer, Synchronized Swim Instructor, and Pre-Natal Instructor. He is also an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, Canoeing Instructor Trainer, and Water Safety Instructor.
‘Gary has an incredible amount of energy and talent, and has applied it to teaching and aquatics for the past 20 years,’ said Catherine Turcotte, executive director of the YMCA of Harrison County.
‘Having Gary Webb join the YMCA team as our aquatics director is a significant event in the history of our YMCA. He is known for inspiring excellence in his students and staff, and will run a top-notch aquatics program at our two indoor pools.’

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