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.
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 District.
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
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.