Gail Swisher, AT, ATC is an Athletic Trainer in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Department. Currently providing outreach athletic training services to Bexley City Schools, she also works alongside physicians in the Sports Medicine Clinic and serves as Co-Chair of the department's Community Outreach Committee, overseeing event coverage and partnerships with area youth sports organizations. An American Heart Association BLS Instructor, she teaches CPR/AED classes to coaches and others. Her previous clinical experience includes providing athletic training services to multiple sports at both the collegiate and high school levels, as well as leadership experience as a Senior Athletic Trainer in the Hospital Community Outreach setting. Gail.Swisher@BexleySchools.org.
Jeff Sydes, CSCS, is the Lead Sports Performance Specialist for Nationwide Children's Hospital Sports Medicine. A certified strength & conditioning specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, he has served as the fitness coordinator for New Albany High School and spent time in the private sector working with Central Ohio youth, high school, collegiate and professional athletes. He worked several years at the division 1 collegiate level, including stints at the University of Kentucky, University of California Los Angeles and Arizona State University. Mr. Sydes earned his BA from Emory University in Atlanta and spent a year in the exercise science graduate school program at Arizona State University.
What is a certified athletic trainer (ATC)?
Athletic Trainers are licensed and certified health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. To obtain certification, an athletic trainer must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program and pass the national certification examination.
Athletic Training Room Information
Phone: (614) 231-4309
Located east (rear) of the BHS Gym. Parents and athletes may use the #22 door entrance off the faculty parking lot from South Cassingham Road.
Typical hours are from 3:15pm until the conclusion of the last sporting event held on that day. Hours are subject to change and may vary due to the nature of athletics. Coaches are sent weekly updates of Athletic Training Room hours. Please contact the Athletic Trainer for any questions.
ATC Weekly Schedule - Feb 13 2017