CKA hires new age group coach

Published 10:19 am Monday, April 10, 2023


Central Kentucky Aquatics has hired Derek Johnson to serve as head age group coach based at the Danville location. In this role, he will also help guide the development of swimmers at all four locations: Danville, Lebanon, Russell Springs and Somerset.

“We are excited about Derek joining our team,” said head coach Sam Gaddie. “We believe he will make an excellent addition to our program.”

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Johnson joins CKA from South Dakota, where he served as assistant swim coach with Aberdeen Swim Club and student assistant coach at Northern State University. Last summer, Johnson also served as head coach for Somerset SPY Sharks in Somerset, and an interim head site coach for CKA at the Somerset location. In addition to his coaching experience and personal competitive swimming background, Johnson brings with him experience as a swim lesson instructor and will serve as an advisor to CKA’s swim lesson program in Danville.