Caroline Ritenour

By September 12, 2018 No Comments

Caroline Ritenour is the owner of All-Abilities Swim LLC, which focuses on teaching special needs individuals in the Valley how to swim as well as community aquatic events for special needs families.  She is also the co-owner of YoFresh Food, a local meal-prep service that delivers healthy meals to people each week, which she runs with her husband, Don.

She was the founder of Piranha Aquatics in Salem, Ohio where she was the head coach for ten years. During her tenure she not only founded the organization, but led the organization to becoming a 501c3 and was the executive director for 3.5 years after the transition. In 2014, she helped the club secure grant funding through Autism Speaks, which led to the launch of the Piranha PALS program, which provided free private lessons for persons on the Autism Spectrum to learn to swim and launching PALS Family swims, which allowed families with Autism a sensory-friendly environment to bring their children to the pool. Additionally during her tenure she developed several successful swim invitationals including a High school invitational called the New Year Classic, which brought over 200 athletes to the Mahoning Valley every January to compete.

Caroline is a 2017 American Swim Coach Association Fellow as well as a member of the facilitators team for the Caring for Birthmother’s post-placement program at Caring for Kids in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She was the Diversity and Inclusion Chair for Lake Erie Swimming from 2014-2018 as well as a 2015 graduate of the Youngstown SBA’s Emerging Leaders program. Caroline has B.S. in Education from Baldwin-Wallace College. Outside of swimming Caroline loves to swim, crossfit, read, and play the piano.