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Coaches & Directors

Our coaching staff has years of experience both as swimmers and coaches.  They have competed and coached at the age-group, state, and national levels.  They are skilled in the up-to-date techniques of our sport.

Coaching Staff

Brent Lord

Heights Head Coach

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Age Group Coach of Hamilton Heights
ASCA Level           2  
Coaching Since      2010  

Brent is a level 2 ASCA coach.  He has been involved with the sport of swimming in the Hamilton Heights community for over 20 years.  He holds a strong belief that one should give "all they have" at any endeavor they undertake in life whether that be a job, sport, family or friends.  As Head coach, he strives to motivate kids to excel in the sport of swimming. He believes that every child is different and will progress in the sport of swimming at their own unique pace. 

Steven Thompson

Tipton Head Coach

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Steven is a 2008 graduate of Tipton High School and a 2012 graduate of the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science at Ball State University. Having been a competitive swimmer and diver for Tipton and involved in water safety/education for a number of years, Ball State University’s Aquatics Degree Program provided the opportunity for Steven to earn a B.S. in Exercise Science, Aquatics with two minors: Aquatic Administration and Teaching Aquatics. Steven began his coaching career in 2008 with the sport of diving and in 2009 began assisting with both the high and middle school swim teams. Steven led divers to multiple conference championships and qualifications at the regional/state level. Steven served as an IHSAA Swimming & Diving Official for several years. In 2010, Steven was awarded the National Swimming Pool Foundation Scholarship from the NSPF – an award that is given to only eight individuals within the aquatic industry. As Head Coach Steven has led the Tipton Blue Devils to a Hoosier Conference Championship, MIC Championship, multiple undefeated seasons, multiple school records, and was awarded the 2018 Carmel Sectional Coach of the Year, after the Tipton High School Boys team finished an impressive 4th to Carmel, Noblesville, and Westfield. As an active member in the Tipton community, Steven was selected to represent Tipton County as one of seventeen torchbearers during the Indiana Bicentennial Celebrations. Steven also serves as a member of the City of Tipton Park Advisory Board and has worked tirelessly on maintaining and improving the Tipton community’s assets and access to aquatic recreation and safety education. Assuming the position of Aquatics Director/Instructor at Tipton Community School Corp. in 2010, Steven’s mission became to resuscitate the aquatics program and competitive swimming/diving teams, positioning Tipton as a regional leader in aquatic sport and education. Steven coaching belief is based on legendary Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summitt’s Definite Dozen and he lives by the idea that “confidence is what happens when you’ve done the hard work that entitles you to succeed.”

Mike Madara

Heights Bronze Coach

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Mike is a graduate of Pendleton Heights High School where he competed in football, swimming, and track and field. Collegiately, Mike competed in football at Hanover college. He earned his Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and psychology miner from Indiana University. Mike also earned his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. Since college, he has been in the Orthopedic implant industry as a consultant and business owner. Mike joined the Power Aquatics coaching staff in 2014. He enjoys working with Bronze level swimmers as well as the Dry-land training group for Gold/Diamond level swimmers. He holds a USA Swimming coaching certificate. In his free-time, Mike enjoys, spending time with his wife, Allison, and 2 daughters, Teegan and Ayla. Him and his family also enjoy spending time with their dog, Payton. Mike enjoys staying active like cycling, running, and doing triathlons.

Allison Madara

Heights Bronze Coach

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Allison grew up in Ripley, WV and graduated from University of Charleston with a degree in Radiologic Technology. She then moved to the Indiana area after getting married. Allison currently works for the Orthopedic Department at Community Health Network. She began coaching with Power Aquatics in 2014. She enjoys coaching the bronze level kids and watching them learn and excel in the sport of swimming. She also coaches Hamilton Heights Middle School swimming and Diving team. She is currently a USA Certified swimming coach. She has spent many years teaching swim lessons as well as lifeguarding throughout college and high school. Outside of the pool, she enjoys working out, vacationing, and spending time with her husband, Mike, 2 daughters, Teegan and Ayla as well as their dog Payton. Allison loves to watch her kids as they swim and compete in triathlons.

Brittney McLearran

Tipton Bronze Coach

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Brittney is a 2009 graduate of Tipton High School and a 2015 graduate of IUk with a Sociology degree. She started swimming when she was five years old. She has swum on various swim clubs throughout her athletic career. Brittney was an important member of Power Aquatics when it was initially founded at Tipton in 2003. Brittney also swam and competed for the Tipton Middle School and Tipton High School Swimming & Diving teams. Brittney began her coaching career under the direction of Head Coach Steven Thompson in 2012 as the Tipton Middle School Assistant Swimming Coach, helping to lead that team to its first winning record in over ten years and its most successful season on record. Brittney became the bronze coach the summer of 2013. Since then, Brittney has also assumed the High School Assistant Swim Coach position. Brittney anticipates many of her Bronze-level swimmers excelling in the sport of swimming and enjoying the lifelong learning benefits associated with it

Alexander Edward Redd

Tipton Silver Coach

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Alex Redd is a graduate of Tipton High School and was an active member in the resuscitation of Tipton Swimming & Diving program. He swam competitively for Power Aquatics Swim Club for 13 years and has been the Tipton Silver Coach since 2017. He loves coaching his swimmers and one of his top priorities is making sure everyone works hard but has fun at the same time. Likewise, Alex is currently enrolled at IUK for his undergraduate studies to pursue a degree with a major in Psychology.

Lindsey Lawson

Assistant and Admin Coach

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ASCA Level           3  
Coaching Since      2004  


 Lindsey started her coaching for Yorktown Swim club in 2004 along side, the well respected and talented Jay Agnew.  When she moved to Indianapolis, she coached for her past club coach and friend, Jason Lancaster with his Power Aquatics in Tipton.  When Jason expanded PA-IN to the Warren area, Lindsey took over as the head coach of North Side Power Aquatics.  She has also coached the Hamilton Heights High school teams for the past six years and Middle school team for the past 5 years. She was honored as Sectional Coach of the year at the Carmel 2009 High school sectional and was selected to coach  Indiana Swimming for the 2009 Zone team as the 15 and Over Coach. Lindsey also has coached the Mid-West Open Water Camp 2008-2010, and the Age Group Elite Camp Spring of 2010. She was the Head Coach for the Indiana swimming's "Catch the Spirit Camp" April 2011, and Coached the Age Group elite camp May of 2013.

Lindsey swam for Hamilton Heights High school, where she set many school records, and for Noblesville swim club for 11 years.  She continued her swimming career at Ball State University till 2004. 

Lindsey’s coaching style reflects a belief that dedication, determination, mental toughness and being a good teammate are critical to making children not only better swimmers, but better people as well. 

 She is married to Robbie Lawson and they have 2 cute pugs, Macie and Lola.  The newest addition to their family is their daughter Eliza born this past August 2014. Coach Brent was thrilled as he says its the best date for a swimmers birthday to be :)

Send her an e-mail.    Review her resume.