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Joel joins the Counsilman Center Indiana Swim Team this season and brings to the club an extensive background of knowledge and experience in the sport of swimming.
A native of Canada, Joel enjoyed a successful swimming career on the international stage highlighted by representing Canada in the 100m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Joel was part of a Canadian quartet that broke the short-course world record in the 4x100m freestyle relay in 2009 and still holds provincial and national records.
Joel swam collegiately for the University of Arizona where, as a 3-time NCAA relay champion, he helped the Wildcats claim the Division I team title in 2008. The 2011 graduate of Arizona earned 12 All-American honors while completing a Bachelor of Science on the Dean’s List.
Prior to CCiST, Joel served as an assistant coach with the Cascade Swim Club in Canada, specializing in elite age-group swimmers. Since arriving in Bloomington in 2015, Joel has served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Indiana Hoosiers Swim and Dive Team while completing his Masters Degree and is presently continuing work toward a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology in the Department of Kinesiology at IU under Dr. Joel Stager.
Joel brings to the club a passion for swimming and a belief in a balanced and sustainable program for every swimmer at every level to create a swimming community where success is measured beyond podium results.
Sr Group Coach
Stephen started swimming at the age of 11 in Auburn, Maine, and continued on through high school being the captain of the high school team, and a 4 year varsity letter swimmer. During his undergraduate college experience, he studied Exercise Physiology at the University of Southern Maine, and was president of the Exercise Science Student Association. Upon graduation he began coaching with the Portland Porpoises Swim Club. After 2 years of coaching age-group swimming, he continued to pursue collegiate coaching and career advancement by attending the University of Hawaii to achieve a M.S. studying Kinesiology with a focus in research on the biomechanics of swimming under Dr. Jan Prins (a graduate from IU with his PhD in Human Performance). On top of his studies in Hawaii, Stephen served as a volunteer assistant coach with the varsity team, helping with daily workouts, travelling with the team, and running the backstroke group workouts. During that time, Stephen also worked at the USC summer swim camp under Dr. Dave Salo counseling/coaching kids of many age groups from around the world, as well as interacting with and advising many professional swimmers who trained with the Trojan Swim Club. Currently, Stephen is pursuing a PhD in Human Performance under Dr. Joel Stager at Indiana University in the Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming.
Sr Group Coach
Curtis Goss has 17 years of competitive swimming experience. Growing up in Southlake, Texas, Curtis swam club with the North Texas Nadadores and high school at Southlake Carroll Senior High School. During high school, he was a captain of teams that won 2 Texas high school state championships and was a 7-time All-American. Curtis swam collegiately at Indiana University for 4 years, competing>
Sr Group Coach
Brian grew up in Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina and began swimming competitively his freshman year of high school. He was a 4-year varsity letter earner and 3-time state finalist. He went on to swim collegiately at Saint Leo University from 2006-2010. Brian has over ten years of experience teaching swim lessons and coaching. Most recently, he has taught swim courses at Indiana University as well as coaching with CCiST. Brian received his M.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Leisure Behavior.
Jonathan R. Cooke-Akaiwa
Adv Group Coach
Jr/Adv Group Coach
Joe grew up in Centennial, Colorado just south of Denver. Joe started swimming when he was 11, and swam collegiately for Indiana University from 2011-2015. Joe graduated from Indiana University in 2015 with a B.S. in Biotechnology and a minor in Chemistry. Joe is currently pursuing a M.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University.
Jr/Adv Group Coach
When it comes to swimming, Daniel is no stranger to the water! Daniel brings several years of swimming experience to the CCiST coaching staff.
From the age of 9, Daniel progressed in the sport of swimming through participation in his local club, middle school, and high school swim teams while also participating in other competitive sports; cross country and track. At the conclusion of his senior year at Connersville High School, in 2009, he was recruited to swim for the Indiana University varsity team. Daniel completed his 4 year eligibility with the Hoosiers in 2013 earning IU school records in the 50 and 100 yard freestyles and as a part of the 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay, and 400 medley relay.
After his graduation in May 2014, Daniel continued to work his way up among the higher ranks of sprint freestyle swimmers in the U.S. Daniel has competed in several national level Grand Prix and Championship meets across the nation including the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials held in Omaha, Nebraska where he swam the 50 and 100 meter freestyle events.
Daniel is continuing into his fourth year of coaching for the Counsilman Center Indiana Swim Team and looks forward to working with the swimmers, families, and coaching staff to produce another great season for the team!
Daniel is from Connersville, Indiana. His parents are David and Sue Ann Kanorr and he has two older sisters, Kristan and Kara, and a cute pet dog, Elly.
Griffin R Halloran
Dev/Int Group Coach
Griffin has lived in Bloomington for his entire life. Starting his swimming career at the age of 7, Griffin swam with CCIST for over 10 years. After winning 3 sectional titles and qualifying for over 8 state meets, he finished competitive swimming at the end of his high school years. Griffin is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at Indiana University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics.
DEV/INT Group Coach
Akari is from Honolulu, Hawaii and swam competitively with Aloha Aquatics, Iolani Swim Club and Iolani Swim Team until the age of 17. In 2010, as a junior, she was selected for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu’s All Star First Team with Honors for Girls’ Varsity II Water Polo, and was named Iolani Girls’ Varsity II Water Polo’s Co-Offensive Player of the Year. After the competitive seasons finished that year, she quit both swimming and water polo to further focus on her violin studies. As a senior, she was recruited for collegiate Division III water polo, and was also offered an assistant water polo coach position for another high school. She is currently obtaining a Graduate Performer Diploma—Solo Violin from Indiana University and received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from IU in 2015.
DEV/INT Group Coach
Keren grew up in Jerusalem, Israel and because her mom was a swimming coach at the time (and currently is the head medical Dr of the Israeli Swimming Association) it is probably safe to say she learned how to swim before she could walk. Keren swam for Hapoel Jerusalem Swim Club, competed at a national level until the age of 21 and has almost 15 years of coaching experience.
After completing a Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science at Griffith University in Australia, Keren moved to Bloomington where she is currently pursuing a PhD in Exercise Physiology at IU.
Emily A Brinkman
Seth L Hill
Leonel A Magana
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