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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 via email or before or after practice.  For swimmer safety and insurance reasons, parents are not allowed on the pool deck during practice.  

For all questions related to team administration, such as dues, meet fees, safety, and policy issues, please contact one of the Board members listed below.

 

 

 

Coaching Staff

Beth Ann Ivie

Lead Coach

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Beth Ann has a 16 year history in competitive USA swimming. She started swimming at age 5 and went on to compete in numerous age group state championships, zone championships, and senior championships throughout her career.

She was a Memorial High School Swimmer from 1994-1997, followed by a college swim career at Western Kentucky University from 1997-1999. She received the Academic All American Award at Western Kentucky University.

Beth Ann graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor's degree in Health Services and a minor in Sociology. She is currently employed for a local non-profit agency as a social worker. She is married with two young girls, Madelyn and Caroline.

Erin Maurer

Assistant Coach

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Coach Erin began swimming at the age of 6 and spent many years swimming for USA swim clubs, summer swim teams, high school and collegiate swim teams.  She has been both an assistant coach and head coach.  She graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where she was captain of the swim team.  Erin has a love of swimming and values the life lessons that were taught to her by her high school/age group coach, Ron Watson.

Ginny King

Assistant Coach

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Ginny King began coaching with GREAT in 2008. In addition to being a USA Swimming coach, she has also coached middle school and high school teams and is currently an assistant at Reitz High School. As a swimmer, she was a 4 year IHSAA State Finalist and swam collegiately for 4 years at Eastern Kentucky University and then at Illinois State University. 

Ginny is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and since 1995 has taught Engineering Technology and Robotics at Helfrich Park Middle School. She and her husband, Mark, have two children, Lilly and Alex, who began their swim careers with GREAT. Lilly is a decorated Olympian and world record holder.

Jana Mercer

Assistant Coach

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Jana started swimming for a USA swim club at the age of 7. This came after having watched her brothers swim for years. She continued to swim competitively for the next 8 years. Once in high school, she still found herself in the pool between the cross country and track seasons. She went on to attend Vincennes University, and ran cross country while there.
Jana is currently employed as a Respiratory Therapist at a local hospital. She is married with three children, Griffin, Ruthie, and Owen.

Jake Downs

Assistant Coach

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"My name is Jake Downs. I currently attend the University of Southern Indiana, pursuing an Accounting degree. I began swimming in high school, and instantly took to the sport. I just completed my second summer as the head swim coach at Oak Meadow Country Club, and in the fall will be beginning my fourth season as the assistant swim coach at North High School. I encourage and motivate all of the athletes that I coach to work hard at everything, in all aspects of their lives. My goal as a coach is to help swimmers be the best they can be, both inside and outside of the pool."

Lindsay Moore

Assistant Coach

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Lindsay started swimming at a young age for the recreational team at Lloyd Pool. She swam USA for 3 years before playing travel soccer. Lindsay continued to swim in the summer. Lindsay was a member of the first swim team at Central High School.  Lindsay coached for the Evansville Parks and Recreational League for 9 years and is currently the Assistant Coordinator for the summer league. Lindsay is getting ready to start her second season coaching at Bosse High School.
   Lindsay graduated from Bellarmine University with a degree in elementary and special education. She also received her Master’s degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is currently a special education teacher at Highland Elementary School. 

Board of Directors

Jon Edwards

Board Member & President

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Kristen Derringe

Board Member & Vice President

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Ashley Ottway

Board Member & Treasurer

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MaNissa Coon

Board Member

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Michelle Lankford

Board Member

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Jennifer Casana

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Jane Patterson

Board Member

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Sam Ivie

Website Administration

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Adam Poole

Board Member

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Alicia Boston

Board Member

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