Ryan is entering his 23rd season with Highland Splash; his
12th season as a coach.
As an athlete, Ryan spent 11-years swimming for the Highland
Splash. In 2001 he was a YMCA National Qualifier. In college, Ryan
was an All American swimmer and team captain at Lincoln College. He
finished his college career swimming as team captain for the St
Louis University Billikens.
Ryan is a certified ISR instructor. He teaches survival swimming
skills to kids from 6-months to 6-years old.
Madi Walter is a 2018 Triad High School graduate. She started
swimming for Highland Splash when she was 6 years old and started
coaching for the team in the summer of 2017. Madi has been an
Assistant Coach for CMTY Riptide for the past two seasons. She is a
certified Lifeguard for CMT YMCA and teaches private/group swim
lessons as well. Madi plans to attend Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Nursing this fall.
Joel Mason is a returning coach for the Highland Splash this
season. He swam for the Highland Splash for 12 years.
He also swam for both the Edwardsville Breakers and FAST in St.
Louis. Joel was a Highland Splash coach from 2012-2016 and he
also coached CMTY for 2014-2016 seasons. He works with
swimmers of all ages and specializes in breaststroke. Joel
will be graduating from Greenville University with a Business