During that time, he also served as Waterfront Director at Camp Chen-a-Wanda. His teams placed annually in the top three of the 30 programs in the county athletic association. His ability to work with sprinters and backstrokers led to 24 individual champions during the course of his 13-year tenure. While there, he also developed an IM work-out that was filmed for an instructional video.
At the championship meet, which hosted over 30 teams each year, Ruhl was chosen as director by the host site and then as a mentor to subsequent meet directors. Ruhl also has experience training triathletes as the aquatics director of the Daytona Beach YWCA. At that location, he took a start-up aquatics program and instituted age-group club swimming teams, adult and youth swimming lessons, and established a master’s team training site.
Prior to that, Ruhl spent four years as the Swimming Coordinator at the College of New Jersey where he managed a large community swimming program, trained and directed lifeguards, and created a competitive swimming course. During his time there, he tripled the income and participation in the program which benefitted the College’s Department of Physical Education.
Ruhl, a NCAA varsity swimmer at Allegheny College, graduated as a double major in communications and English. He went on to assist as a volunteer coach at West Chester University after receiving a graduate teaching assistantship. He is certified by the American Red Cross at the Instructor level in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, WSI, AED, O2, Waterpark, and Waterfront. He has also been an official timer at the NCAA D-III Women’s National Championships.