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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact a member of the coaching staff.  For all billing/payment, please email______. For questions regarding registration, Contact our registration chair.  For questions related to administrative items, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact Zach DeWitt.

 

Zach DeWitt

Owner / Head Coach

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Zach DeWitt was named Head Coach of FRST Swimming in March 2012.  As Head Coach, Zach has oversight of  many aspects of the club, while maintaining lead coach duties of High-Performance Senior.  DeWitt has been a progressive reformer of the program, working to re-structure the groups and coaches with an aim for high expectations and performance.  DeWitt’s leadership has led FRST to improving its finish at the Age Group states from a club that had never been in the top 20, to a club that has placed in the top-10 every season in the past 4 years.  The Senior program has experienced equal successes, where it went from never breaking into the top-20 to have placed in the top-10 the past 4 seasons.

A lot has changed since DeWitt’s arrival to FRST Swimming:  FRST gained its 1st 7 Junior National qualifiers in during the past 3 years well as boosted its numbers at the state and national levels.  DeWitt has coached to over 60 state titles, 7 Indiana Association records,  including many zone champions and a few zone records.

Coach DeWitt is also the Head Coach at Franklin Community High School. DeWitt won the school’s first ever sectional titles, a streak that now stands at 6 titles in as many years.  DeWitt's girls also ended the school sectional drought of over 27 years by winning the past 3 sectional titles.  Franklin Community High School has broken all 22 records over the past 2 years, some of them many times. Franklin recently finished 2nd and 4th at the IHSAA State Championships for the Boys and Girls, respectively, where DeWitt was named the 2018 IHSAA State Coach of the Year.

Zach DeWitt has attempted to dedicate his energy both for the greater good of FRST as well as Indiana Swimming by hosting the “Catching the Spirit” camp in 2014 as well as being selected as 13-14 Associate Head Coach for Team Indiana at the 2013 Central Zone Championships in Geneva, OH.  Coach DeWitt was also selected to coach at the 2016 Indiana Swimming Senior Elite Camp, hosted in Charlotte, NC and the 2017 Olympic Training Center Development Camp in Colorado Springs, CO.

DeWitt is employed by Franklin Community Schools as a Spanish Teacher at FCHS.  He enjoys a plethora of sports, mostly including his hometown Colts, Pacers, and Indiana Hoosiers.  His biggest passion is traveling around the world learning about other cultures, foods, music, art, and history.  

 

Head Age Group Coach

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Eclipse Lead Coach / Asst. Senior Coach

 

  Breanna Martin

 Assistant Coach

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  Lead Challenger Group Coach / Asst. Senior Group Coach

 Breanna Martin came to FRST in the fall of 2016 after serving as Head Coach of her start up program in Martinsville, formerly known as Artesian Swim Club, where over 40 kids came to join her in the club’s first season and the motto was "Know Your WHY." 

In her first few months at FRST, Breanna worked closely with the Exploration group, where she got to know the program and see an abundance of improvements in just a few short months. In the 2017-18 season, she was Lead Coach of Discovery as well as SR 2 where she increased state cuts in the group from 0 to 17.   

In the future, Breanna hopes to instill a philosophy of a TEAM first atmosphere (Taking Initiative, Excellence, Accountability, Making a Difference) while also focusing on a hardworking, training environment. She has high hopes for great success in the coming seasons. 

Currently, Breanna is a sophomore at IUPUI studying Fitness Management with plans to graduate in the spring of 2019.


  Megan Berger

 Head Developmental Coach

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  Lead Exploration Group Coach

 Megan Berger came to FRST in the fall of 2017 after serving a Lead Age Group Coach at ACST, the Avon Community Swim Team 

Very quickly, Megan was established engaged relationships with her athletes in the Launch group.  Her presence on the pool deck brought an energy to her group, that was contagious to her athletes.  Megan's Launch group we're quick to impress by having ___ athletes qualify for divisionals in Megan's first season.

  • Megan takes character as seriously as the swimming.  She takes the most pride that Launch learned to execute and be accountable for themselves, teammates and equipment. Launch also began to learned to take ownership of mistakes and correct mistakes without special direction.

If you can't find her on the pool deck, she's likely listening to a podcast or learning more about the sport.  In her "real" word life, Megan works at Heartland Food Products Group as a Senior Food Technician, in Indianapolis.  She enjoys DIY Design and wood-working.    Megan currently lives Shelbyville after recently marrying her husband, Seth Berger.  They have two pooches:  Luna the Austrailian Shepard mix and Dani the Golden Retriever.

 


  Tony Ressino

 Assistant Coach

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  Lead Discovery Group Coach

Tony Ressino comes to FRST by way of Crawfordsville and Sugar Creek Swim Club.  Tony had originally planned to retire from the sport of swimming, but life had other plans!  Tony recently joined us for the 2017-2018 season, where he was in charge of leading our Exploration Group.  Tony sent multiple 10&Unders to the 2018 Indiana Age Group state, where they dropped time in their respective state debuts.

While FRST dictates most of his coaching, Tony also is the assistant middle school coach at Franklin Community Middle School during the months of January, February, and March.  His experience has been a great help over the past couple years to teens in the Johnson County area.

Tony began his career coaching at Crawfordsville, where he coached for 6 years from 1993 to 1999.   In Tony's free time, he enjoys fishing and sprnding time with his family.  Tony has four children and lives in Franklin with his wife, Melissa.

 

 



  Amy Beers

 Assistant Coach

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  Lead Spark Group Coach

  Amy Beers comes to Franklin after a year of coaching at the Whiteland Hypersonics, a county neighbor.  In the short course 2017-18 season, Amy was placed as Lead Coach of the Spark Group, which is our introductory competitive swimming group.

Amy showed a quick ability to lead our young ones, infusing a lot of fun along the way!  She's our most patient person on staff and always takes the time to build great realtionships with her kids

 

 

 

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