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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 administration such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Matt Jeffries

Head Coach

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Matt is a graduate of Perry Meridian High School. During his time at Perry, he set four school records (two of which still stand 15 years later!) and achieved a state championship title in breaststroke.  Matt swam for The Ohio State University where he was a four-year varsity swimmer and maintained a high ranking in the nation for breaststroke.  Matt has been the Head Coach of SIA and Gold Group since 2011. He is also the Southport High School Mens' and Womens' Swim coach. He is an ASCA Level 2 Coach. Matt enjoys applying his knowledge from OSU and Perry to teach swimmers to excel in all swimming events.   Matt has been married to his wife Jenna since 2006 and they have three children Leo, Eva, & Mia

Stacy Reinke

Lessons Coordinator

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Stacy is the Lessons Coordinator and Bronze coach for SIA. She has been coaching with the team since 2009. Stacy has coached beginning lessons, age group, middle school and high school swimming. She swam for the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Stacy is a Level 1 ASCA Certified Coach. She teaches in Perry Township, is married, and has two children who swim with Southport High School and SIA.

Emily Metheny

Copper Coach

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Emily has been swimming since she was nine when she first joined the LaPorte Turbos Swim Club in La Porte, Indiana. She continued to swim for La Porte High School where she named an Academic All-American her senior year. Thanks to her coaches, Emily fell in love with the sport and began coaching for her club team while teaching swim lessons in the summer. Emily joined the first recruiting class for Franklin College swimming in 2011 and swam distance freestyle and the 200 fly for the Grizzlies. During the spring, she taught lessons for Franklin Parks and Rec until she went home for the summer and coached for Turbos. After college, Emily coached three seasons for Whiteland Hypersonics Swimming, and she began as the Copper Coach with SIA in 2017. Emily married her high school sweetheart Anthony in October 2016.

Lauren Cox

Silver Coach

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Coach Lauren has been with SIA since 2018. She graduated from Roncalli High School, where she swam all 4 years. While in high school, she taught swim lessons at IUPUI and Carefree. She transitioned to coaching in 2008, and has coached for Warsaw Community High School, Roncalli High School, and JAGS prior to SIA. She has coached swimmers of all ages and abilities, including state and zone qualifiers. She graduated from IUPUI as a super senior with a degree in Health Information Administration. Lauren is married and has two children.
Board of Directors

Jeff Reinke

President

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Ken Mertz

Vice President

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Jamie Shellenberger

Secretary

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