About to begin his 5th year as Muirfins Head Coach, Axel is a USA/YMCA Head Swim Coach with over 35 years coaching experience developing State Champions and numerous collegiate swimmers. He was 3 times voted "Coach of the Year" for Division 5AII State Championships in AZ. Axel is a former Olympic Trial Qualifier, Big Ten Champion, and 4-year letterman at The Ohio State University. Axel is currently Head Coach of the year-round, Delaware YMCA Riptides Seniors (ages 11 and over). He has been married to Pam for over 30 years and has 3 sons, Alex, Toby and Zach.
Simone is majoring in Food Science and Technology and minoring in French at the Ohio State University. She is a member of the Ohio State Women's Rowing team. She has a younger brother, Westin, and a younger sister, Hollen, both attend Dublin Jerome. She swam for DCST for 10 years and Dublin Dolphins for 6 years. She also swam on the Jerome swim team for 4 years where she varsity lettered and qualified for states. Simone has been teaching swim lessons for 2 years. She also teaches a Youth Fitness class. Simone is looking forward to coaching the Muirfins this summer!