Zac W Gebhardt
Zac joined Moon
Aqua Club as Head Coach in 2010, and before taking on the challenge
of Head Coach he was a volunteer assistant coach at Westminster
College. While coaching at Westminster he trained 12 NCAA
qualifiers & three went on to the NCAA Championship.
Before coaching at Westminster, Zac attended the college completing
his major in Business Administration and received his Bachelor of
Science degree. While at Westminster he swam for three and a
half seasons, earning three varsity letters. Zac held the
record for Westminster’s 1650 freestyle from
2009-2010. Zac also attended West Virginia University
for one semester where he qualified for the Big East Conference
Championship in the 1650 freestyle. During his high school
career at Gateway School District Zac swam four years on the
varsity swim team and earned a varsity letter each year.
Zac qualified for WPIAL’s all four years & PIAA’s
his junior and senior year. Zac held the 200 medley relay
record from 2005-2010 and went undefeated in the 500 freestyle his
senior year in dual meet season. Currently, Zac is the Head
Coach for the Moon Area varsity swim team and is one the assistant
Zones coaches for Allegheny Mountain Swimming.
Alyssa is from York,
Pennsylvania and just recently moved to the Pittsburgh area.
Alyssa majored in Art Education major at The Pennsylvania
State University, and she is currently teaching in the Pittsburgh
Public School District at Carrick High School. As a young child she
began swimming at the age of 11 for the Bobcat Swim Club. She
continued to swim at the high school level at Northeastern Senior
High School and was a four year varsity letter winner.
Alyssa’s specialty events were the 100 butterfly and the 100
backstroke. She then continued to swim in college for the Penn
State Swim Club. In 2010, at ASAU nationals, her team placed
third overall out of twenty five teams. Since Alyssa was 15 years
old she has been lifeguarding and instructing swim lessons to
children of many different ages. The 2010 summer was her first
experience coaching swimming at the competitive level, as she was
the eight and under coach for the Bobcat Swim Club.
Laura is a Moon Area Alumni. She started swimming at the age of
6 for the Wyngate Swim Club team and participated in the Moon Aqua
Club for 8 years, specializing in distance events. During her high
school career Laura qualified for the Mid-Atlantic Conference all
four years helping the Girls team achieve first place her senior
year. She also contributed to the WPIAL team for four years,
swimming events such as the 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay and the
500 Free. Laura is a four year letter winner as well as the
winner of four scholar athlete awards. Laura worked as a lifeguard
and taught swim lessons at both the High School and Wyngate Swim
Club for 6 years. Laura was the assistant coach for the
Wyngate Swim team the summer of 2006.
After high school, Laura graduated from Kent State University
with her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood
Education. She is the assistant coach for the Moon Area High
School and Middle School swim teams. Laura also currently
works as a substitute teacher in the Moon Area School
Ilya is a Class of 2013 Moon graduate. He currently studies
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at Pennsylvania State
University. In the summers he works as a Life Guard and Coach at
the Montour Heights Country Club.
He joined swimming at the age of 5 at the West Jefferson Hills
SD where he learned the basic strokes and how to swim. Once moving
to Moon in 3rd grade he stopped swimming but then joined
again his sophomore year in High School. He lettered all three
years that he swam for the High School. His main events were the
100 Breaststroke, 100 Freestyle, and the 200 IM but he also swam
every other event in high school. He qualified for the Mid-Atlantic
Conference (MAC) meet for relays and individual events, and placed
all three years. He also qualified for the WPIAL championships in
multiple relays and individual events. He swam for the Moon Aqua
Club in the fall before every high school season, and swam in
multiple meets. Having only just graduated from high school and
leaving the sport, he is very familiar with swimming, the club and
is very enthusiastic about coaching.