Jan. 9, 2009

Notre Dame, Ind. – Sarah Ryckman has been named as the Aquatics Coordinator as part of the RecSports department. She will work within both Rolfs Aquatic Center as well as at the Rockne Pool. She will be responsible for the lifeguard and water safety instruction operations that include scheduling, payroll, swim meet operations, and lifeguard training, as well as assisting Mark Benishek, the Assistant Director of RecSports-Aquatics.

Ryckman previously worked with the United States Coast Guard as the Recreation supervisor in the field of aquatics for 2008. In her role, she was responsible for budgeting and payroll as well as supervision, evaluation and training of lifeguards. Ryckman also was in charge of ensuring gymnasium/pool and facility safety and health standards were properly maintained.

Ryckman served as a team member for YMCA Austrailia, a lifeguard at the Western Carolina Fitness Center and a lifeguard/camp counselor at the Girl Scouts USA at Camp Graham.

Ryckman attended Western Carolina University and earned her bachelor of arts degree as an English major in May 2008.