White/Blue-Level Coach, Amber Krieger
Amber started swimming at the age of 9 in Baltimore, Maryland on the Wynnewood Warriors Swim Team. She Moved to Ohio in 2005 and started swimming on the Chevington Woods Kingfish summer team as well as the Garver YMCA. In high school, Amber focused on distance free, and achieved all-district honors in the 200 and 500 freestyle events.
In college, Amber swam with the OSU club team, and competed in national lifeguard competitions. In 2013, she was part of a lifeguard team that placed first at the state competition, and in 2015, placed second in the national lifeguarding championship.
Amber studied Respiratory Therapy at Ohio State University, and graduated in May with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She now works as a Respiratory Therapist at Grant Medical Center.
Red-Level Coach, Tiffany Palguta
Tiffany got her start swimming at age 6 with her summer-league team in Gahanna. While balancing swimming and soccer as an age-group athlete, she lettered at Gahanna HS, winning OCC's & advanced to the district finals three out of her four years.
Tiffany continues to work in the field of aquatics for Gahanna Parks and Rec, and is studying early-childhood education at Otterbein University.
Rainbow-Level Coach, Sidney Poulos
Currently a student at Bexley High School, Sidney competitively swims and plays water polo. A longtime swimmer for Eastmoor Pool, Sidney has taught lessons, swam club, and coached our youngest swimmers new to competitive swimming.
She lifeguards and teaches lessons at the JCC, while also training with her siblings at Capital City Swim Club.
Assistant Coach, Anya Keels
Before competing in high school water polo and swimming, Anya started her swimming career at age three at Eastmoor Pool, where she's also taught swimming lessons and coached the youngest swimmers since 2012. Anya has also lifeguarded and taught lessons for the JCC aquatics program since 2014, and is currently studying psychology at CSCC.
We provide an innovative and comprehensive competitive swim program. Our knowledgeable staff stays current with swimming advances, training techniques, and relevant research. We encourage athletes to reach their whole-person potential by cultivating sportsmanship, camaraderie, and practice habits. To support swimmers, we provide ongoing feedback, teach goal-setting strategies and encourage the life-skills that promotes success in and out of the water.
Capital City practices at the
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
1125 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
The JCC Aquatics Department features three heated pools, two at the JCC facility on College Avenue and another is housed at the Hoover Family Park campgrounds.
The indoor pool at the JCC is a 6 lane 25 meter heated competition pool and holds 200,000 gallons of water ranging in depths from 2.5 ft. to 12 ft. The indoor pool also has a regulation diving board and restrooms located on the pool deck, and is open year-round.