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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 one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members and we will promptly reply. 

Coaching Staff

Scott Johnson

Head Coach - Senior Team

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Coach Johnson designs and oversees the training structure of the club. He will be working with the coaching staff on a continuous basis to ensure club and athlete goals are being supported to the fullest degree. Coach Johnson will be primarily working with the senior group but will be on deck from time to time to oversee age group athlete progress as well. 

Scott is a 1999 graduate of Plainfield High School where he was a four year swimmer. In his time at PHS, he was a state finalist his sophomore through senior years where he earned 3 podium finishes as part of relays and held mutliple school records. 

Scott swam club for Avon Community Swim Team from 1994-2001. As a club swimmer, he earned state qualifying times in mulitple events in various age groups. Coach Johnson swam collegiately for the University of Louisville and IUPUI. 

Scott is a veteran on the coaching scene. He currently coaches at Plainfield High School, where he was assistant coach for 14 years and was named Head Coach in 2016. Scott coached club swimming at Avon Community Swim Team from 2005-2010 where he worked with swimmers ranging from age 8-19. He was Head Age Group coach in 2008 and 2009 where he coached multiple individual state champions and led the club to three consecutive top 10 age group state meet finishes. In his time as PCA senior coach, team performances at senior state meets have improved each season. 

Coach Johnson resides in Plainfield with his wife, Amanda, and daughters, Lainey and Lillian. 

Elizabeth Woodruff

Head Coach - Age Group Team

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Coach Woodruff designs and oversees training structure for our Age Group program. In her time as PCA age group coach, Liz has led PCA to improving team scores at 3 consecutive Age Group State meets. 

Elizabeth is a Plainfield Swimming alumn and is excited to give back to the community program. Competitive swimming has been a part of her life since she began with the Indy Dolphins at the age of 8. During her time at PHS, Liz won multiple individual and relay events in county, conference, and invitational meets. Coach Woodruff was a sectional finalist all four years and still ranks near the top in PHS history in many events. Her primary events were the 200 IM, 100 Butterfly, and 100 Backstroke. Liz was an integral part of PCA's summer championship success in it's first ever season of competition. Coach Woodruff also serves as assistant coach for the Plainfield High School swimming and diving team. 

Elizabeth is a Personal Trainer certified through the American Council of Exercise. She has studied Nutrition and Exercise Science at IUPUI and has a passion for developing athletes both in the water and through dry-land training. Coach Woodruff is also a certified Lifeguard Instructor through American Red Cross. 

Elizabeth currently resides in Plainfield with her husband, Stephen, also a Plainfield Swimming alumn, and their daughter, Jayda. 

Stephen Woodruff

Age Group Coach/Developmental Coach

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Coach Stephen Woodruff serves as the Developmental Coordinator/Coach for PCA as well as coach of our Breakers and Swells groups. 

Stephen is a 2008 Plainfield graduate where he was a 4-year varsity swimmer. During his time at PHS, Stephen was part of a Medley Relay that qualified for state finals, as well as, won County and Conference titles. Stephen specialized in butterfly and sprint freestyle. Before joining PCA, Stephen spent 7 years coaching the developmental teams and additional swim programs for the Plainfield Recreation & Aquatic Center, while he was working for the Town of Plainfield as a building manager and licensed lifeguard instructor. 

Coach Woodruff is excited that Plainfield now has a club program. He is looking forward to developing these young swimmers’ love for the sport and team camaraderie that he enjoyed with Plainfield swimming for many years. Training for competitive swimming is a fantastic tool for youth’s to learn the important life skills of hard work, dedication and perseverance.

Stephen graduated from with his Bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Wabash College. He attained his Master of Public Administration in 2015 from IUPUI. Stephen is a currently a member of the Indiana Army National Guard as a Transportation Officer. He now works full-time at the Indiana National Guard Headquarters as a Budget Analyst for the Logistics section.

Stephen and his wife Elizabeth, currently reside in Plainfield with their daughter, Jayda. 

Jennifer Detlefsen

Lessons Coordinator

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Jennifer is a 1994 graduate of Greencastle High School. She swam for the middle school and high school teams and also was a summer swimmer each year up to the age of 15. Jennifer began as a swim instructor at age 13 and served in that capacity until she began teaching Red Cross lessons at the city pool in the summers. Coach Detlefsen obtained water safety instructor certification and taught lessons at the YMCA during college. Jennifer also served as a coach overseas for the international team which consisted of swimmers from the American Army and Navy bases in Japan (while also being an elementary school teacher) from 1998-2001. Jennifer helped develop a swim program at a community center in Illinois where she resided from 2005-09. Coach Detlefsen holds a degree in early childhood/primary education. Jennifer resides in Plainfield with her husband, Will, and three children, 

Michelle Anderson

Developmental Coach

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Coach Anderson is excited to return to the pool deck after being home with her children for the last 8 years. Michelle has extensive coaching experience and has served in coaching roles at the high school level as well as with club age group swimmers. She was an assistant coach for Roncalli high girls and boys swim team for 6 years. For 3 years before that, she was an assistant coach for Terre Haute South high school.  Michelle coached for the Terre Haute Torpedoes 8 & under swimmers for a few seasons and for the Country Club of Indianapolis summer swim team. After graduating from Tri-West high school, she coached for a couple summers for the Brownsburg Bulldogs Swim Club. 

Michelle really enjoys the sport and is very excited that Plainfield now has a club team. She is dedicated to being a part of this program's success. 

Coach Anderson currently teaches 7th grade math at Plainfield Community Middle School and also serves on the PCMS swim team coaching staff.

Michelle’s husband, Phil, is the theatre director at Roncalli high school and they have a second grader and a fifth grader who attend Van Buren elementary school in Plainfield.

Chris Tice

Age Group Coach

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Chris joined the PCA staff in April of 2018. Chris is a 2013 Plainfield High School graduate and was a 4 year varsity swimmer. During his swim career, Chris was a top point scorer for the Quakers his sophomore through senior year, competed at the state championship meet, and was a member of a school record relay team. Chris swam club at Avon Community Swim Team from 2009-2013. 

Board of Directors

Pete Wasson

President

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Sam Blake

Vice President

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Kelly Graves

Treasurer

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Susan Wiser

Secretary

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Curt VanWanzeele

Member at Large

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Dan Brackney

Member at Large

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Paul Slover

Member at Large

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