Team General Information
Team Abbreviation: LBA
Team Type: Youth Team
Affiliation: USA Swimming
Sub Affiliation: Maryland Swimming
Year Established: 1998
About the Coaches: Keith Schertle
Keith Schertle is the head coach of LBA as an A.S.C.A. Level 4 coach, and has been coaching since 1985. Keith has been coaching at Loyola High School since 1995 and has been the head coach since 1997, leading the Dons to over 15 straight MIAA titles. In 1996/1997, 2004/2005, and 2007/2008 he led the Dons to a National Catholic Championship at Villanova University where he subsequently was named Coach of the Meet. Keith has also led the Dons to a National Catholic Championship in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014, as well as an Eastern Swimming & Diving Championship in 2014.
Assistant Coaches: Katie Jenkins, Tim Pierce
Loyola Blakefield Aquatics was founded in 1998. Since then, LBA has helped produce Zone Meet qualifiers, Sectional qualifiers, Junior National qualifiers, and an Olympic Trial Qualifier. LBA has also helped produce High School All-American swimmers.