CENTER GROVE AQUATIC CLUB COACHING STAFF

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CGAC Program Director / Head Age Group Coach and Assistant HS Coach

Amy Spencer

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Coach Amy began swimming for CGAC when she was 5 years old, and went on to represent CGHS at the state swim meet all 4 years of high school. She continued her swimming career at Michigan State University for 2 years, until a non-swimming related injury caused her to have to hang up her racing goggles. Coach Amy began coaching for both CGAC and the CGHS boys and girls teams in 2003. She has worked with every level of swimmer from beginner lessons all the way up to Olympic Trial qualifiers. She have a masters degree from University of Indianapolis in Occupational Therapy, and has spent the last 9 years as a school based OT. This season, she has taken on the new role of CGAC Program Director and is looking forward to working for the club full time. In her spare time, Coach Amy enjoy spending time with my husband, our 2 young children and 2 crazy dogs!

 

Head Coach/ Head Senior Team and HS Coach

Jim Todd

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Bio coming soon!

 

CGHS Natatorium Aquatics Director

Brad Smith

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Brad is the new Aquatics Director at Center Grove; however, he is no stranger to the swimming world.  He coached, taught middle school Health & PE, and supervised aquatic programming at Indian Creek for the last 27 years.  During that era, Brad grew the program to be one of Indiana’s leading small schools in the sport.  He coached athletes to the elite state and national levels, including swimmers that went on to top NCAA programs and Olympic Trials.  As a coach, Brad earned several awards including several Sectional Coach of the Year honors, an ASCA level 4 achievement, and Head Coach of Team Indiana.  Brad has served on the Board of Directors for Indiana Swimming in many capacities as well as on the Open Water Committee for USA Swimming.  He brings many years of meet management experience.  Brad was the meet director for many Divisional and Zone Championships and chaired meet operations for Junior Nationals, Nationals, NCAA Championships, and FINA World Championships. 

 

Brad is a graduate of Indiana University – Bloomington.  He lives in Bargersville with his wife, Kelli.  His daughter, Kaitlin, also coaches with CGAC.  Brad enjoys IU sports, Disney, beach trips, and spending time on the back deck.  FOREVER CHASETSTRONG!!

 

Black Team Coach and Assistant HS Coach

Kevin Trammell

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Coach Trammell began his swimming journey at Indian Creek Senior High where he was the Team Captain. His collegiate career was balanced with commitments to ROTC at Indiana University while also being a SCUBA instructor and swim instructor. He then went on to serve in the Armed Services for 23 years before retiring. He has worked with all levels of swimmers from beginners at the Sharks and Minnows level to Seniors. He was the Head Coach for the Mooresville High School Pioneers and led both the boys and girls team in the most successful years in the history of the program for the 2018 to 2021 seasons breaking 21 boys and girls records.  Coach T is happy to be back full-time with the CGAC family now and is excited to watch the club grow in our new facility. Coach Kevin in addition to coaching duties creates all the content and manages the video Daktronics system at the new facility. Coach Trammell is married to Heather Trammell and has 3 swimmer daughters. Devin is currently a D1 collegiate swimmer. Brett and Brooke both swim for CGAC and the High School and Middle School teams respectively. 

 

Head Coach - University of Indianapolis (UIndy)

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Jason Hite

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Coach Jason Hite began as head coach at various high schools in the Springfield, Missouri area before serving as Assistant Coach at Drury University where he spent the three years.  In June 2015, Coach Hite was named Head Coach for the University of Indianapolis Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Team. Coach Hite has led the University of Indianapolis’ men's & women's teams to top 5 rankings over the past 3 seasons.   Coach Hite is the head coach at our UIndy site and of our UIndy age group and senior teams.

Coach Hite has been married for 18 years to Heidi. They have 3 boys: Ethan, Harrison and Max.   The Hite family enjoys traveling, laughing and making memories along the way. 

 

Pre-Senior Team Coach

Brian Glover

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Coach Brian has been coaching for 10 years, five of those years have been with CGAC.

He also coaches Diving for both High School and Middle School.

 

Black Team Coach

Mark Madden

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Coach Mark grew up on the Southside of Indianapolis, and attended Roncalli High School.  During his high school career, he was conference champion in the 200 free relay, and runner up in the 200 medley relay.  His Senior year he was a finalist in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM placing 4th and 6th in the A final.  Upon graduating, he attended Purdue University and in 2000 graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  

 

In 2000, he got a job as an age group assistant at the IUPUI Natatorium and helped the developmental group learn proper stroke technique.  In 2002, he served as the Head Coach of the Boys Swim Team at Southport High School.  He was responsible for assigning athletes to developmental groups, teaching technique, and creating year-round training plans that included weight room and dryland routines.  In 2004, he went back to age group coaching at Southside Swim Club in Perry Township.  He served as the Assistant Head Coach, where he was responsible for training State and Divisional athletes and helping other developmental coaches create year-round training plans.  In 2010, he took a two year hiatus from coaching to work on his Master’s degree in Elementary Education at IUPUI. Upon completion of his degree, he was lucky enough to land a coaching position at CGAC where he has served in various roles over the last 8 years.  He currently works as a 5th grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Perry Township.

 

 

Red Team Coaches

Allie Shafer

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I began my swimming career at the age of 8 for Michigan Marlins which became Irish Aquatics in South Bend Indiana. I swam varsity all four years in high school and then went on to swim varsity for Butler University for two years. I retired early due to an injury my sophomore year at Butler. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I currently work as a school based Speech Language Pathology Assistant.  I am very excited to continue my coaching career for Center Grove Aquatic Club!

 

Nick Catellier

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Bio coming soon!

 

 

Lauren Beckner

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Coach Lauren began her swimming career at CGAC when she was 7 years old. After competing for the high school team Freshman through Junior year, she suffered from a season ending injury, making her unable to compete her Senior year. Lauren attends the University of Indianapolis, majoring in Public Health and minoring in Psychology. She plans to continue her education and get her Masters in Public Health. Lauren taught swim lessons for 4 years here at CGAC. Her first coaching position started in 2014 with Sharks & Minnows. Then in 2018 she became an assistant coach for the White Team. She now assists in coaching the Red Team. In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

 

White Team Coaches

Kaitlin Smith
 
Coach Kaitlin has a life long love for the sport of swimming! She believes that the sport of swimming can help develop a family like no other. She grew up swimming for Indian Creek Aquatic Club and Indian Creek Schools. After graduating from ICHS, Kaitlin continued her swimming career at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. She majored in Elementary Education and Special Education during her time at Asbury. Kaitlin spent the previous two years teaching fifth grade at ICIS and was the Head Age Group Coach with ICAC.

Coach Kaitlin currently teaches first grade at Indian Creek Elementary and is thrilled to be a part of the CGAC coaching staff. She loves to spend time with her family and friends, loves Disney, and loves the IU Hoosiers! She is very excited about an awesome season with Center Grove Aquatic Club!

 

Kelsey Hyatt

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Coach Kelsey began swimming at the age of ten years old at the Flashes Aquatics Club in Franklin Township. She then swam until freshman year of High School but unfortunately had to quit because of needing two surgeries. Coach Kelsey was still passionate about athletics the rest of High school so she became a student athletic trainer for the remainder of her time at Franklin Central. Kelsey now is a senior at The University of Indianapolis studying Public Heath Education and Promotion and minoring in sociology. Kelsey is interested in Heath Policy and advocacy after graduation. She now is working with White Team and Sharks and Minnows and is excited to be apart of the Center Grove Aquatics Club.

 

 

Assistant / Substitute Coach

Lindsey Meyer

Bio coming soon!

 

Sharks and Minnows Coach

Mina Mazdai

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Mina began swimming before she could walk and continued swimming competitively through high school. It was during high school when she started teaching lessons in her back yard and fell in love with watching kids grow in the water. Mina taught lessons and entry level swim team while at Purdue where she graduated with a chemical engineering degree.  

She continued to teach for various ARC, YMCA and Swim School programs in Parkersburg, West Virginia and Allentown, Pennsylvania before moving back to Indiana in 2009.   She has been coaching Sharks and Minnows at CGAC since 2019.  Mina is also a Stroke & Turn official.  
 
She and her husband Matt live in Bargersville with their 5 children.  When not working, coaching or running kids, she enjoys reading and working in the yard.

 

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