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



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


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 at Tipton and a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor 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 has been 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.

Taking over as Aquatics Director/Instructor at Tipton Comm. Schools in 2010, Steven’s mission became to resuscitate the aquatics program that held so much potential. Steven’s coaching belief is simple: Immerse Yourself – whether as a coach, athlete, or parent as long as you commit yourself unconditionally to a task then regardless of the outcome, satisfaction and gratification will be achieved.

Lindsey Lawson

Assistant and Admin Coach



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 :)

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Brittney Michel

Tipton Bronze Coach


Brittney graduated Tipton High School in 2009 and is currently attending Indiana University – Kokomo for a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. 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 anticipates many of her Bronze-level swimmers excelling in the sport of swimming and enjoying the lifelong learning benefits associated with it.