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Zach DeWitt: Head Senior Coach / Age Group Dryland Lead Coach / Club DirectorEmail

Zach DeWitt enters his 9th year as Head Coach & Owner at FRST Swimming. Serving in a role of Club Director, Zach works predominantly with the HP Senior Group. Zach has been a transformative leader for the FRST program, striving each day to improve our clubs’ athletes as athletes and people. FRST has reaped the rewards, going quickly from a team that wasn’t in the top-25 in the VCC ranking within Indiana to as high as 5th recently within our state.

Coach DeWitt took over a very young FRST program, who had never even qualified an athlete for Junior Nationals in 2013. In 2014, the club qualified its 1st athlete for Speedo Junior Nationals (Adam Destrampe). In the winter of 2018, FRST had 11 athletes at Winter Junior Nationals. DeWitt’s athletes have won over 50 individual state titles and have broken 8 Indiana Association Records. FRST has finished within the top 5 at both the Senior State and Age Group State level within the last 3 years, which we believe is an indication of sustained success.

Zach is also the Head Coach at Franklin Community High School. He’s helped turn around a program that hadn’t won a sectional title in 27 years (boys & girls) to becoming a perennial sectional title winner. The Franklin Boys have won the past 8 years in a row (2013-2020), while the girls have won the last 5 years (2016-2020). Most recently, the girls finished as 2nd place at the 2019 IHSAA State Championships, while the boys won their 2nd Runner-Up trophy in as many years, behind Carmel High School.  DeWitt has been selected as Indiana High School Coach of the Year twice (Boys - 2018, Girls - 2019).

Coach DeWitt has spent quite a lot of time in helping with Indiana Swimming camps and development.  DeWitt was selected for the 2016 Senior Elite Development Camp as well has the 2017 Indiana Swimming Olympic Training Center Camp. FRST has hosted an Age Group Divisional Camp in 2015, where DeWitt was instrumental in organizing the programming.

Zach lives in Franklin with his wife, Ruby, and his Bernese Mountain dogs (Osi and Friar). He teaches Spanish I & II at FCHS and enjoys traveling, cultures, and his hometown sports teams.

 

 

Colin Mothersead: Head 11-14 Coach / Lead Eclipse & Challenger Coach / Senior AsstEmail

Coach Colin Mothersead is returning for his 4th season at Franklin after joining the Franklin Community HS staff in December of 2018. Coach Colin comes to us from West Lafayette where he worked as an age group, senior group, and high school coach at FISH Aquatics. Colin has been a lead coach for many age groups, which have included 10&U, 11-12, and even our own high-level senior groups.

In Colin's first two seasons, FRST & Franklin have seen tremendous growths in the area's that he's coached.  Some of his high school athletes have achieved Junior National Cuts, IHSAA State Runner-Up, while his Age Group athletes have been on a tear, qualifying 5 new athletes just last season.  

Having recently finished his Engineering degree from Purdue, he brings a wealth of knowledge and a tremendous work ethic, which is an invaluable resource to FRST. Colin's analytical approach, combined with his technical expertise, is sure to impress our athletes and families.We're very lucky to have Colin's presence within both our age group and senior group programs.

When Colin's not on the deck coaching, he's passionate about being an "un-retired" athlete.  He competes at invites often, including TYR Pro Series and National Championships meets. This experience in meets should help relate to our athletes as they pursue excellence on large stages.

During his career at Purdue University as a breaststroker, combined with his experiences in high school, Colin has swum with some of the most prodigious coaches in the state.  It's easy to see why Colin's experience is so impressive.

 

 

Tony Ressino:  10 & Under Head Coach / Lead Launch Coach / Lead Exploration CoachEmail

Coach Tony Ressino enters his 7th season coaching with FRST Swimming as Lead Launch & Exploration Group coach.  Coach Tony’s experience and loyalty to the FRST program can’t be overstated.  Additionally, Coach Tony serves as the Head Coach for the Franklin Community Middle School Swimming & Diving Team.  

Tony came to the FRST program after joining the Franklin Community Middle School program in 2015, and has been a staple ever since. Coach Tony has coached every age group FRST offers, from the 10 & under groups all the way to the Senior Group.

Tony’s experience in the swimming world goes back a few years.  Tony began coaching at Center Grove while he was still just a swimmer there. He began there in 1985 and continued coaching at CGAC while attending IU. In 1993, after graduating college, Tony went to Crawfordsville High School to become the Head Girls coach for the high school, Age group coach for Sugar Creek Swim Club and also Head Coach for the middle school girls and boys. Tony’s final year at Crawfordsville and Sugar Creek was 1999.

While he was away for nearly 16 years, Tony’s heart was always in coaching the sport of swimming. We’re pleased that he was able to “make the plunge” just a few years ago.

Tony has lived in Franklin for 9 years with his wife, Missy and 4 kids.  The youngest of his children, Ryan,  is a Senior at the local high school, Franklin Community.  Gracie, a freshman at Purdue, is the Purdue Swimming & Diving Team Manager.  Tony also has a rescue dog named Mac. Mac is referred to as a Heinz 57 because he has 16 different breeds in him.

 

 

Breanna Martin: Lead Discovery Coach / Asst. Senior Coach 

Coach Breanna Martin is now entering her 5th year of coaching in the area with coaching stints both at FRST as well as Club Mart of Martinsville, IN.  She started her career from 2016-2018 at FRST as a lead Age Group Coach as well as senior assistant within the club.  During this time, the club saw unprecedented success.  The club skyrocketed to top-10 in the Indiana Virtual Club Championships, while also finishing top 10 on both age group and senior sides.  Her final summer, FRST finished top-5 on a Senior level, while also top 10 at Age Group State. 

Breanna has coached state champions in her short career, while producing a bevy of Divisional qualifiers as well at both FRST and MART. In her year at Martinsville, she grew a new club to 54 members, coaching nearly all groups in its first year. Her Martinsville HS team broke 2 school records and improved its place at Conference and Sectional meets from the previous years.

Coach Martin’s hobbies include running, where she’s training for her 4th Mini in recent years, traveling, camping, and even wedding planning for her upcoming “Big Day!” That counts as a hobby since it takes all of her free time, right?

 

 

Alec DeWitt: Senior Asst CoachEmail

Coach Alec DeWitt returns to FRST for his 6th season with the program, but his second stint after pursuing another career adventure. Alec has much experience within our FRST Age Group program, coaching 10 & Under athletes all the way to 11-14 year old athletes. Alec brings an immense amount of enthusiasm, inspiration, and excitement each day at practice. Coach Alec adores kids and is an expert at relationship building with his young athletes. As parents, you can expect your athlete to have fun, learn, and be engaged each day at practice.

In 2018, Alec DeWitt accepted the Whiteland Community High School Swimming & Diving Head Coach position, where he has led a program with a very bright future. The team broke 6 school records in his first season, while also improving its finish in the Conference and Sectional standings. In their second season, the team broke an additional 8 high school records.  Many of his Whiteland athletes swim club here at FRST, so it's a natural fit for us! He looks forward to playing an integral role in the age group, senior group, and Whiteland schools program for years to come.

Alec took a brief hiatas from swimming to experience another youth sports perspective with the Franklin Boys & Girls Club, however his drive and passion for coaching would never go away and thus he is making his return to coaching with FRST swimming. He looks forward to helping build a club that will compete at the highest levels in our state for years to come.

From 2014-2016, Alec served as Franklin Community Middle School Head Coach, where he lead the Grizzly Cubs to Mid-State and County titles. He's a graduate of Franklin Community High School and Franklin College. One can surmise that his roots run deep in Johnson County. Alec has two young kids (Addi & Alijah) and is happily married to an incredibly patient wife, Ashyln!

 

 

Hannah Bennett: Launch Lead Coach

A homegrown product of Franklin (Graduate of 2013), Hannah grew up in the Brett Findley era of Franklin Swimming and FRST. She’s a recent graduate of Franklin College, where she majored in Exercise Science minoring in music and fitness, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She’s a gregarious young lady with a passion for young kids, movement, and technique. Hannah will be our Lead Launch Coach, where she’ll work on helping those athletes chase their dreams of making friends, having fun, and Divisional cuts!

Coach Hannah Bennett is also licensed as a Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Hannah has had a wide array of experience with different age groups; with private lessons from kindergarten to adult, as well as personal training classes from middle school to adult age. She is currently an Instructional Assistant at Whiteland Community High School. 

Hannah on why she loves coaching at FRST:

Whether it be in a team setting or one on one, I love being able to help athletes reach their goals. Being able to get to know the swimmers and their families, as well as seeing how much the swimmers grow as athletes and as people is extremely rewarding. 

I enjoy taking our (mostly my sister’s) dog Missy on walks, kayaking, lifting, and finding random fun facts. I also enjoy attempting to recreate anything from the Great British Bake Off and fabulously failing. My baking motto is as long as it tastes good, it doesn’t have to look pretty.

 

 

Madeline Daily: Spark Lead CoachEmail

Coach Madeline Daily is returning to FRST after swimming for the club from 2008-2015. She's well-respected here within our program, where it changed quite a bit during her career as a swimmer. Madeline began her coaching career last May, where she started with our Spark Group.

Coach Madeline Daily is currently a student at Indiana University, majoring in elementary education, where she’s in the final year of her college career, graduating in May 2020. Madeline is currently student teaching in Columbus at CSA Lincoln Elementary School in the second grade until the end of October of 2019. In November and December, Madeline will be in Kiddlington, England continuing part 2 of 3 of her classroom immersion program. In the spring, Madeline will be finishing her classroom experience in Center Grove Elementary School teaching as a K-6 mild intervention specialist.

Madeline on why she loves coaching at FRST:

My favorite part of helping with the Spark Group is watching how much the kids grow over the season and getting to know them and their families.

I enjoy being creative and love to craft. I love to bake most anything, especially cookies and cupcakes. I am excited to explore more of the world over my lifetime.