Indiana Swimming
Level 2


Coaching Staff

Head Coach/Senior & High School Coach/Head Age Group Coach; Keith Gast:

Performance Lead Coach; Matt Elliott:

Futures Lead Coach/Business Manager-Billing Questions; Michael Hanlon;

Emerging Lead Coach; Zane Bousum:

Bulldog Prep Lead Coach; Calli Crawford:


Keith Gast Head Coach, Lead Senior Group Email:

Keith joined the Browsburg Swim Club in September of 2015.  He is also Head Coach of the Brownsburg High School Swimming and Diving Program.

Keith grew up in Hendricks County, swimming competitively for Avon and Ben Davis High Schools and the Indianapolis Swim Club (Swim Indy). He swam competitively at Butler University where he was All­Conference in the 200 Breast and 800 Free Relay.

A graduate of Butler University, Gast began his USA swimming coaching career in 1992 as an assistant for WTSC in Indianapolis. He held assistant coaching positions for several USA swim clubs in the Indianapolis area from 1992­1998, also serving as Head Coach at Cascade High School, Tri­West High School and finally Roncalli High School.

Keith has been on the board of directors of Indiana Swimming as a coaching representative and has served on the Senior Advisory Committee for Indiana Swimming. Additionally, he is a past president of the Indiana High School Swim Coaches Association. Gast had a successful 17 years as Head Coach of the Jeffersonville Red Devils and Pacesetter Aquatics club in southern Indiana, where he has also been the AP Government and AP Microeconomics teacher at Jeffersonville High School.

In his tenure with the Red Devils, Gast won multiple high school conference and sectional championships, spent numerous weeks in the top 25 and had two top 10 finishes at the IHSAA Championship. He also trained multiple high school and Indiana Swimming state champions, Junior National and Senior National Qualifiers, and three Olympic Trials Qualifiers. Coach Gast was named to the Indiana Zone Coaching staff in 2002 and 2010 and named the Senior Zone Head Coach in 2012. 

Matthew Elliott Lead Coach, Performance

Matt joined Brownsburg Swim Club in April of 2016. Matt has been a lifelong swimmer and has competed at every level. Matt grew up in Peoria, IL and was a 7-time Illinois high school state champion for Peoria Richwoods High School. Matt then when on to compete for the University of Florida where he was an 11-time NCAA All-American and was a Southeastern Conference champion in the 200 breaststroke. Matt was also an Olympic Trials finalist in 2012 in the 200 breaststroke. Matt left competitive swimming in 2015 and begain coaching with Dragon Aquatics and Pekin Community High School in Pekin, IL. There Matt coached one high school state qualifier and several other age group state qualifiers. 



Zane Bousum Lead Emerging Coach

Zane Bousum started coaching at BBSC for the 2016-2017 season. Zane started swimming at the age of 8 for Kokomo Aquatics Team (KAT) in Kokomo, IN and competed all through middle school and high school at Lewis Cass High School. Zane graduated from Marian College in Indianapolis with a Mathematics degree while competing on the cross country team for 4 years. He was the captain of the team for 3 years. After graduation, Zane taught Math at Pike High School for 5 years. While at Pike, Zane coached as an assistant on the middle school team one year (04-05), and assistant on the boy’s and girl’s teams for 3 years (05-06, 07-08, 08-09), and the head boy’s coach for one year (06-07). During this time, he also assisted with the Pike Red Devils Aquatic Team. Zane currently pastors Spirit of Life Church with his wife Rachel. They have three children: Josiah age 10, Audrey age 7, and Michaela age 3. Josiah is a current member of BBSC


Michael Young Assistant Coach, Emerging

Michael Young is joining BBSC coaching staff for the 2013-14 winter season as a part time assistant, primarily for the Bulldog Prep group.  As a parent of one of the swimmers and a former collegiate swimmer and high school coach himself, Michael is hoping to add to the coaching staff and help BBSC grow strong. Michael began swimming at age nine with his local summer and recreation teams in Bremen Indiana.  As he grew Michael joined the Michiana Marlins Swim Club and at Bremen High School he became the school's second ever IHSAA State Qualifier.  After high school Michael swam collegiately at Butler where he was a conference finalist.   Michael graduated Butler University in 1999 with a degree in Finance. After finishing college swimming, Michael coached one year as an assistant at Zionsville Swim Club and worked with beginning swimmers.  Michael then joined the Brownsburg High School coaching staff and spent one year as Boys' & Girls' assistant coach and then one year (2001-02) as Boys' Head Coach.  During that time Michael also coached the Senior group at Swim Indy (precursor to BBSC). Michael left the coaching ranks in 2002 to pursue advancement in business by attending full time graduate business degree work at Duke University in Durham North Carolina  With a degree in 2005, Michael and family moved back to Indiana and located in Brownsburg in 2006. Michael and his wife Angela currently attend Zionsville Presbyterian Church and have three children; Connor age 8, Mallory age 6, and Byron age 2. 

Chris Owens Assistant Coach, Bulldog Prep

Coach Chris started her aquatic career lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons in 1995.  In 2002, she started coaching age group swimming and has enjoyed coaching since that time.  With an extensive background in swimming development, Coach Chris specializes in coaching our 8 & under swimmers.  You may also see her on deck in a white shirt serving as an Admin Official at swim meets.

In her spare time, Coach Chris volunteers with Indiana Swimming.  She has participated in the local organizing committee for swim meets hosted at the IU Natatorium including the 2015 Duel in the Pool, 2017 Phillips 66 National Meet, and 2017 FINA Jr. World Championships.  She also volunteered at the 2016 Olympic Time Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

Calli Crawford Lead Coach, Bulldog Prep
Calli Crawford joined the coaching staff for Brownsburg Swim Club September 2017 and has served in various rolls with BBSC since 2012. She is the Lead Coach for the Bulldog Prep group. Calli has served on the Brownsburg Swim Club Board of Directors since 2013. She is currently serving as the Vice President and has served as Worker Coordinator and Sponsor/Fundraising Coordinator. She also is an Indiana Swimming Technical Official.

She is married and has two daughters that swim for BBSC. Calli enjoys volunteering in the community and is a member of Connection Pointe Christian Church. ​Calli started swimming at the age of 8 for Centerville Aquatics Club. She continued competing throughout high school. In high school, she became a lifeguard and taught swim lessons for four years at the Cordell Pool. She has continued swimming and is a current swimmer of the Brownsburg masters program since it established in 2016.


Michael Hanlon Lead Coach, Futures

Mike Hanlon has lived and worked in Brownsburg for over 25 years and has been coaching with Brownsburg Swim Club for over 9 years.

Within the club, he is the Lead coach for the Development portion of the Brownsburg Swim Club, serves as the Head Coach for the Futures Group and is the team's Business Manager.

As a coach, Mike was honored to receive the Hendricks County, 2015 Coach of the Year award. Previously, Mike was a four-year head coach of the McKinley Terrace Sharks in South Bend, Indiana, where he led his club to a conference championship in 1983.

As a swimmer, Mike finished 8th in the state of Indiana in the 50 Breaststroke and was a collegiate swimmer four-time letterman while at Lake Forest College, in Lake Forest, Illinois. In 1988, while at Lake Forest, he was the Midwest Conference champion in the 200 Breaststroke.

Clifford Ross Assistant Coach

Clifford Ross grew up in Birmingham Michigan, started swimming at the age of 4 for his club team. In high school he swam and played water polo. In his swimming career he was primarily a sprinter earring All state and All American status. He then pursed a degree from Western Michigan University where he studied supply chain which lead him to relocating to Indianapolis to work for Rolls Royce North America.

Brandi Bitner Assitant Coach