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Zach DeWitt- email@example.com
Head Coach – Senior & HP Blue Groups
This is Coach DeWitt’s first year as owner and head coach of FRST. DeWitt comes to the club after having spent the previous 5 years with Club Mart Swimming of Martinsville, Ind.. Under his leadership, Club Mart grew from a club of 13 to 76 athletes.
Coach DeWitt not only has successes in building numbers, but also winners. Club Mart Swimming had never had an Age Group State Qualifier prior to his arrival, but had 10 in his final season at the helm of MART. In addition to many state qualifiers and a Junior National Qualifier, Coach DeWitt has guided 34 Individual State Titles, 5 State High-Points, 15 Zone Athletes, 6 Zone Individual Championships, and 2 Zone High Point Champions. Last season, FRST swimmers also broke 4 Indiana Swimming Association state records under Coach DeWitt's leadership.
In the first LCM season as Head Coach of FRST, Franklin Regional Swim Team recorded a 15th place finish at the Indiana Swimming SwimFest State Championships (a combination of Senior & Age Group State). In the winter of 2013, FRST placed a 9th place finish at the Age Group State Championships, up from 26th place a year ago.
On the school-affiliated side of things, as a first-year Head Coach of Franklin Community High School, DeWitt led FCHS to the program's 1st ever Sectional title on the men's side, and a 13th place finish at the State meet.
As a recent IU graduate, Coach DeWitt now teaches Spanish at Franklin Community High School. His hobbies include a plethora of sports, traveling, and building champions.
Garrett Surface- firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Coach - Blue Group
Garrett Surface is starting his second season of coaching with FRST. Previous to coaching for FRST Coach Surface coached for three years with the Avon Community Swim Team. With Coach Surface's help, ACST has become a premier Top-10 program in the state of Indiana. Surface also comes to us with a wealth of knowledge along with a particular skill in stroke mechanics and technique. During his prep career, Surface swam for Seymour and Martinsville, where he set two school records. He received All-Conference honors for three years at the two high schools. Coach Surface then went on to swim for two years for IUPUI Men's Swimming Team, receiving All-Conference honors during his Sopohmore year.
During his first year with FRST, Coach Surface helped the Blue group to produce, two state runner-ups, 6 state finalists, 2 Zone qualifers, 9 total state qualifiers and numerous Divisional qualifiers. He looks forward to helping develop FRST into a state and nationally recognized elite swim club.
Paul Ziegler- email@example.com
Lead Coach - Black Group
Paul is entering his 7th year as a coach for FRST. Paul is our resident Stroke "Genius" Technician who has been able to produce a steady pipeline of eager, well prepared age-group swimmers. Paul's countless hours put forth with our younger swimmers has allowed FRST to drastically improve during his time spent with the team. Most notably the numbers of Divisional qualifiers under Paul's leadership has gone up by 4x within the past 2 years of competition.
Paul swam competitively from the age of 6 to 16 and has continued to have swimmers mind even after leaving the competitive side of swimming. Paul is a high school graduate of Franklin Central High School, and a college graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University.
Lead Coach - White Group
Coach Alec is entering his first short course season as the Lead Coach of our White Group. As a Franklin Community Swimming alumni from 2009, Alec still owns one record at FCHS in the 200 Free Relay. DeWitt has been a spark of energy to FRST, especially amongst the younger athletes. Coach Alec is beloved by young kids all around Franklin as he's been a staple within the Franklin Parks and Recreation Summer Kids Program. Coach Alec is also an Assistant on the local Middle School Swimming & Diving team.
Alec is currently finalizing his Senior year at Franklin College with aspirations of going into the field of Social Studies Education.
Age Group Coach - White Group
Jake is entering his second season with FRST, and first as White Group lead coach. Jake has a wide range of swimming experience both competitively and in the form of instruction. He is the oldest of three children both of which swim for FRST now. Jake swam competitivley for Martinsville High School, as well as Franklin Community High School for his Senior year. He will be attending IUPUC in Columbus and majoring in Education.
Jake is looking forward to starting his coaching career with FRST and developing himself into an experienced coach, while helping build FRST into a nationally known swim club.