Matt Rowe
    Head Coach

Matt joined Lane 4 Aquatics in August 2018 as the Head Coach. In January 2019, he became the owner and operator while maintaining his duties as the Head Coach. Matt is focused and committed to promoting individual athletes and team success. He is an ASCA Level IV coach with over 28 years of experience and has coached athletes to compete at all levels. His prior positions were as a Head Coach at Hinsdale Swim Club in Hinsdale, IL for ten years and as a Head Coach at Lakeside Aquatic Club in Lewisville, TX for over 17 years. His notable accomplishments include:

  • Olympic Trials Qualifiers in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012
  • 2 National Junior Team Qualifiers
  • NCSA Team Ireland Qualifier
  • NCSA athlete Performance of the Year
  • Consistent production of State Champions (IL and TX); Top 16 swimmers; Senior National Qualifiers; Junior National Qualifiers; NCSA Qualifiers.

Matt has a Bachelor of Arts from Western Illinois with a Minor in Secondary Education. He is married, has one daughter, and a grandson. When not on deck, Matt enjoys cooking, reading, and playing with his grandson.   

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   Melissa Johnson
   Assistant Coach

Melissa joins Lane 4 Aquatics again this year after a 3-year break from coaching. Melissa swam    competitively from the age of 4 through her freshman year of college, when an injury pulled her out of swimming. She began coaching in Florida in 1998, while she was in college at the University of South Florida. After graduating from college in 2002, Melissa took a break from coaching until she moved to Iowa     in 2011. Melissa coached for BPVA for 1 year before joining the Lane Four coaching staff as an assistant age group coach. Melissa has spent most of her coaching career working with 9-12 year old intermediate-level athletes in both Florida and Iowa. Melissa's has coached multiple medal winners at the age group championship meets in both Florida and Iowa.

Melissa spends her summers working as an Aquatics Director for a youth camp in the mountains of Northeast Georgia. During the year, Melissa lives in Iowa with her husband and 4 daughters. She is a home-schooling mom to her three younger children, while her oldest is in college. Melissa is passionate about fundraising and advocating for childhood cancer research after having one of her daughters go through treatment. Melissa also enjoys reading and spending time with her daughters and husband.

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      Jasen Hengst
      Assistant Coach

Jasen swam competitively in the Quad Cities area for 11 years prior to coaching. He began in a local swim club then swam for Bettendorf High School for 4 years, serving as the Team Captain his senior year. He competed in the CCIW Conference at Augustana College, where he swam for 4 years, again finishing his career as a Team Captain. He most regularly swam the Breaststroke and IM. In 2014 he began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach at Bettendorf High School.

Jasen graduated from Augustana College with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. He recently completed a 31,347-mile camping trip across the contiguous U.S. states with his dog, Jude.

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