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John S Collis III, Ph.D. CSCS

Director of CSI Swim & CSI Athlete

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John is a former All-American, Indiana University distance freestyler, US Olympic Trials qualifier and member of the 1984 Greek Olympic Swimming Team.  A former NCAA Division I, USA and High school Head Swim Coach, John has coached numerous Age-Group, USA, Olympic Trial Qualifiers and NCAA National Champions.  Collis currently serves as the Sprint & Strength Swim Coach for Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, in which he designs and instructs both the Swimming and Dryland curriculum for the team. Within a five year span, the Brecksville Swim Team has gone from being unranked in the State to placing second in the State, with their Sprint relay placing First in the Nation.

As a competitive swimmer, John had the unique opportunity to compete for and train under three coaches who have all been enshrined in Competitive Swimming's highest honor, Swimming's International Hall of Fame. These three coaches include Jerry Holtrey, Lake Erie Silver Dolphins, John Trembley, High school National Champions Mercersburg Academy and the legendary "Doc Counsilman, seven time NCAA Division I National Champions, Indiana University.

John's All-American swimming accomplishments included being the top 500yd freestyler for High school National Champions Mercersburg Academy in 1981, a 4 year varsity distance swimmer for Indiana University, a 1984 United States Olympic Qualifier (200M and 400 M freestyle) and a member of the 1984 Greek Olympic Team (200 M freestyle, 400 M freestyle, 400 M freestyle relay, and 800 M freestyle relay). 

John has over 20 years of competitive swim coaching experience, coaching at the Division I NCAA, USA Club and High school levels. This coaching experience has resulted  in producing 14 High school State Champions, 11 age group National Champions and 7 NCAA National Champions, including 2010 NCAA sprint free-styling record holder, Zack Turk.

John is the founder and executive director of Cleveland Swim Institute and Cleveland Sports Institute, a multidisciplinary health, fitness sports enhancement and sports medical facility located in Broadview Heights, Ohio.   Since beginning his professional coaching career, John has remained steadfastly committed to providing all of his athletes with the same positive life lessons that he learned from his three coaching mentors. Most importantly, his commitment to passing on values like goal-setting, determination, and teamwork which is most evident through his selection of CSI Athlete's staff, whose team members exemplify these same standards of high-quality coaching and mentorship.

John lives in Solon with his wife Katey, two daughters Kacey and Laina Jane, and their three dogs, Pepper, Coal and Bailey.

Mark Krusinki

Broadview Hts - Assistant Senior Coach

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Mary Ann Krusinski

Broadview Hts - Age Group

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Jeanne DeBonis

Broadview Hts - Developmental/Primary

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Jeanne DeBonis has been a competitive athlete ever since she won the 50-yard dash in elementary school, defeating all the boys. She has excelled in swimming, running and triathlon. A completely self-coached athlete, she has gained a wealth of knowledge about physical and mental performance that she is eager to pass on. 

 

In high school, Jeanne earned eight varsity letters - in swimming and track - served as captain of the track team, and, as a senior, was honored with the school’s scholar-athlete award. In 2004, she was inducted into the Orville H. Platt High School Hall of Fame (Meriden, CT). Majoring in aeronautical engineering, Jeanne attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she competed on the varsity swim team and earned NCAA Division III All-American Honors in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events. After college, her focus turned to distance running. Her 10-year competitive running career culminated in qualifying for the 2000 U.S. Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials. Other running highlights include winning the 2000 Quad Cities Marathon and earning the First Ohioan Prize (female) at both the Cleveland and Columbus Marathons. After 2000, in search of a new challenge, Jeanne returned to the pool and bought a bike to take on the sport of triathlon. Specializing in long distance, she qualified four times for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI. In 2011, she also became the 45-49 age-group Half-Ironman World Champion. Jeanne holds three Ironman age-group course records (Lake Placid, Louisville, St. George) and was named USA Triathlon Master’s Triathlete of the Year, honorable mention, in 2011.

 

Jeanne returned to her first love, swimming, in 2016 and now competes mostly with herself as an open-water marathon swimmer. She finished second female master in the 2017 12.5-mile Swim Around Key West (FL), and has completed a 10.5-mile swim in Seneca Lake, NY, and a 9-mile ocean swim in Ocean City, MD. A passionate student of swimming, Jeanne also became a USA Swimming coach in 2016. She enjoys spending most of her time in and near water as a certified Lifeguard at the Brecksville Community Center where she teaches learn-to-swim classes and competitive swim clinics.

Eric Dennis

Fairview - Platinum & Gold

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- NEON Swim Team Head Coach & Owner from 2007 - 2017 (Independently owned and operated, producing numerous Junior National, Sectional, State and Zones swimmers)

- Former elite swimmer for LESD, St Edwards and Cleveland State University

- Head coach of North Olmsted from 2002-2010

- Head Coach of St Edwards High school from 2010 - present

- Similar to the Krusinski-Collis relationship, the Collis-Dennis connection dates back to 1996, when Eric swam for John’s former USA Team (Team Viking) as well as St. Edward’s High School, again under John.

- Eric lives in Fairview and serves as the Director of Aquatics for the City of Fairview. He has been happily married for 13 years, with 3 kids and 3 dogs

Kara Lynn Dennis

Fairview - Age Group

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Matthew Stephen Laughlin

Cuyahoga Heights Location

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- 4 year varsity swimmer and team captain of Centerville High School swim team.

-13 year swimmer for USA Swimming’s WTRC Sharks .

- Graduate  of Baldwin Wallace College, with a major in Sports Management. 

- Four year varsity swimmer, Team Captain, Receiving three 2nd team All OAC Honors. 

- NEON Coach from 2009 - 2017, focusing on 10-14 year old age group, producing several Zone and Sectional Qualifiers and finalists. 

- Former Head Coach of Olmsted Falls. 

- Head Coach of Cuyahoga Heights High school from 2014 -  current

Katey Collis

Administrative Support

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