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Coaches

We are here to support our swimmers. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, goal setting, or any other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all administrative questions such as fees, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of our board members. Board member information can be found by clicking on the Parent Resources tab and selecting Parent Advisory Board.

Coaching Staff

Coach Lisa Barranda

Head Swim Team Coach

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Lisa is the parent of two Autumn Ridge Swimmers, and is excited to be joining us for her 4th year as Autumn Ridge's head coach.  Lisa has an extensive background in swimming.  She swam for 12 years of club swimming with Wabash Valley Swim Club where she grew up in Terre Haute, IN.  Lisa swam for Terre Haute North High School for 4 years and held school records in the 100 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay.  At Notre Dame she played water polo for 4 years and was the captain of the team for 2 years placing in the top ten at Club Nationals during those two years.  Lisa's coaching experience began at DeKalb High School in 2004 where she coached for five years.  She took this small team and excelled by taking swimmers to the Indiana High School State meet all four years that she was the head coach. Welcome back Lisa!!

Coach Sam Woltman

Assistant Swim Team Coach

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Sam Woltman is joining us for his 4th year as our 2021 Assistant Swim Team Coach. He started swimming 10 years ago for ARST and began swimming for Fort Wayne Swim Team, formally known as Northwest Aquatics Club in 7th Grade. Sam also swam for Maple Creek Middle School as well as all 4 years at Carroll High School. During those years he swam at both age group and high school state for his club team, as well as sectionals and high school state for Carroll.  Sam just finished his Sophmore year at Purdue Unviersity where he completed his 2nd year hottubing for the Purdue Swim Club. We are thrilled to have Sam back home with the Autumn Ridge Swim Team!

Coach Maddy McIntosh

Swim Team Coach

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Maddy started swimming for Northwest Aquatics Club (NACS) now known as Fort Wayne Swim Team at 9 years old and also swam 4 years for the Carroll High School Swim Team. All 4 of those years she swam the 500 free at sectionals and her senior year she swam the 200 free as well.  She just finished her Sophmore year at Purdue University where she swam for Purdue Swim Club during the first semester. During her time at Purdue she was also a coach for the West Lafayette High School Swim Team.  Maddy was a member of the Autumn Ridge Swim Team for 5 years and is returning for her 3rd year as a swim team coach.  Welcome back Maddy!!!!

Coach Kaitlyn Uchtman

Swim Team Coach

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Kaitlyn has previously coached Prep Team and swam for 8 years at Autumn Ridge. Kaitlyn was in show choir during high school which allowed her to go on some amazing trips where she meet some of her best friends. Kaitlyn LOVES Disney, so if you or your kiddos every want to talk about Disney movies, she's all ears. She will be starting her Sophmore year at Purdue Fort Wayne in the fall. We are excited to welcome Kaitlyn back at Autumn Ridge!!

Coach Charlie Gerig

Swim Team Coach

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Charlie swam club for 5 years at Fort Wayne Swim team, beginning in 5th grade and ending after my freshman season where he also swam for Carroll High School. This will be his third year swimming for Autumn ridge and both of his previous years he volunteered with both prep and swim team. Charlie is very excited to be coaching this year and can’t wait to get started with the season! 

Coach Natiya Hoffman

Swim Team Coach

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Natiya has been swimming since she was 5 years old. She joined Fort Wayne Swim Team in 7th grade, and this is her 3rd year swimming for Autumn Ridge. Natiya is also part of the Carroll High School swim team. Natiya is looking forward to a great season this summer and we are happy to have her on our coaching staff!!! Welcome Natiya!

Coach Abbey Woltman

Head Prep Coach & Swim Team Coach

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Abbey will be returning for her 6th year coaching at Autumn Ridge, and 2nd year as Head Prep Coach. This will be Abbey's 11th and final year swimming for Autumn Ridge. Abbey began swimming for Fort Wayne Swim Team (formerly NACS) in 6th grade. She swam for Maple Creek in middle school and was a part of the Carroll High School swim team. We are thrilled to have Abbey back this summer before she begins her Freshman year at Purdue!!

Coach Christina Barranda

Assistant Prep Coach

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The Frogs would like to welcome Christina Barranda as our Assistant Prep Team coach!! Christina started her swimming career on the Autumn Ridge Prep Team at age 6 and this will be her 9th year swimming for the Frogs. She swam for Maple Creek in middle school, has been a member of Fort Wayne Swim Team (formerly NACS) since 2015. Christina just completed her Freshman season with the Carroll High School swim team. If you have been a member of ARST in previous years, then you know Christina has been an honorary coach for the last 4 years. We are excited to make it official! Welcome Christina!!! 

Coach Maggie Holzhauser

Prep Team Coach

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This year we would like to welcome Maggie Holzhauser as one of our Prep Team coaches. Maggie has been swimming for for Fort Wayne Swim Team & Autumn Ridge Swim Team for 8 years. She also swam for Maple Creek Swim Team all through middle school and is now a part of the Carroll High School Swim Team. Maggie is super excited to be a part of the Autumn Ridge Coaching Staff this summer, and is looking forward to a great season!

Coach Abbey Parrish

Prep Team Coach

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Abbie Parrish has been swimming for Autumn Ridge since second grade making this sumer her 9th year swimming at Autumn Ridge. Abbie has been swimming for Fort Wayne Swim Team for 8 years and is also a member of the Carroll High School swim team. Abbie is excited to return for her 3rd year coaching prep team and can't wait to teach future team swimmers how to swim!!! Welcome back Abbie!!!

Coach Ellie Parrish

Prep Team Coach

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We are excited to have Coach Ellie Parrish back for her 3rd year of prep coaching! Ellie will be a sophomore at Carroll High school. She enjoys competitively swimming for Fort Wayne Swim Team and the Carroll High School team. This will be Ellie’s ninth year swimming for ARST, and she is looking forward to another fun season!