Cindi Bartko has served as the Aquatics Coordinator since 2008. During her time here she has improved existing programs, and created many new programs and services within the Aquatic Department. She is also responsible for the hiring and training of the Lifeguards and Swim Instructors which is one of her favorite parts of the job. Her goal is to make the Rec Center's Starfish Swim School the premiere swim lesson program in the Cleveland area. Cindi views working at the Rec as being part of a community within a community – the Rec is just one facet of the larger university. When she's not working, Cindi can be found working in her garden, cooking or spending time with her pets.