The Barton Community College Board of Trustees recently approved the hiring of Jonathan Reeder as the first Head Coach in Barton Swimming history.
"Jonathan Reeder's excitement and energy for this opportunity is unparalleled," said Barton Athletic Director Trevor Rolfs. "Jonathan understands he has the chance to do something truly special in starting the first ever swim program at not only Barton, but in the KJCCC."
Arriving to Barton from his three year stint assisting the Wichita Heights High School swim team, Reeder was a state qualifier at Heights before continuing his education at Cowley College and Wichita State University.
"I look forward to being part to such an incredible opportunity," Reeder said. "The betterment of the sport of swimming in Kansas has been a dream of mine, and now I can finally be a part of taking the next step. I am incredibly excited about this adventure!"
Turning his passion for the sport into a career, Reeder began his experience as the pool manager and head swim coach at Wichita's Tallgrass Country Club for four years before sought out to assist with the Falcons' swim team.
Known for his commitment to excellence and strong management skills, Reeder has revitalized the strength and conditioning aspect of his athletes helping Heights to two of the last three state boy's titles.