Wawasee Athletics has lost one of its finest. Coach Andy Kryder passed away after battling cancer. A life long Warrior, Andy made a name for himself in the swimming world during his high school years at Wawasee setting numerous pool records and becoming the 1994 Indiana State Champion in the 100 yard Freestyle.
Wawasee was lucky enough to have Andy return to his roots as a high school and middle school teacher and as a well respected coach for the girls’ swim team. His ability to connect with his swimmers and their families was a remarkable gift. His knowledge of the sport, work ethic, caring nature, and infectious laugh, were unmatched. Coach Kryder will undoubtedly be missed by many in our community. We are grateful for the impact he had on our athletes and we grieve with his family for his untimely passing.