Indiana Swimming
Level 2
Address
PO Box 188
Pendleton, IN 46064

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors

Coaching Staff
Amanda Safford Head Coach

Amanda started her swimming career with Pendleton Swim Club when she was just 5 years old. She fell in love with the water, so much that she continued swimming competitively for 18 more years.  Amanda held PHHS high school records, was a State qualifier for 4 years, and went on to receive a swimming scholarship from Butler University.  While at Butler, Amanda received her bachelor’s in journalism.

During summer breaks from school, Amanda was a swim coach for Woodland Country Club in Carmel.  Amanda enjoys teaching swimmers of all ages proper stroke techniques.  She says the greatest reward is when her swimmers build confidence in and out of the water.

Amanda attributes her own personal love of swimming from having amazing coaches. She learned from the best she says, John Wolfe and Annie Wills. Amanda says this is why she decided to coach herself. They were so instrumental in her life that she hopes she can have the same impact with her own swimmers in much the same way today.

Amanda’s specialty strokes were butterfly and freestyle.  She always considered herself to be more of a sprinter than a long distance swimmer.  Don’t let her fool you though as she has been known to swim a 1650/mile competitively.

Amanda resides in Pendleton with her husband of 20 years, Scott, who is also a coach of many sports. She has two children who also swim with club – Kennedy and Cooper.

Jeff Maydak Mustangs and Colts - Lead Coach
Jeff started his coaching career for Pendleton Swim Club in 1990 when he served as a assistant coach for the summer season and continued through the winter season and the 1991 summer season. He was promoted to PSC head coach for the 1992-1994 summer seasons while in college. After a brief hiatus after college he returned to coaching as an assistant coach for the Pendleton Heights High School boys and girls teams from 1999-2003.
 
In 2003, Jeff became the head coach for the PHHS girls team and added head coaching duties for the boys team in 2006; he coached both teams through 2018. During his high school coaching career, Jeff led numerous swimmers and divers in qualifying for state, coached four sectional champions, coached dozens of conference champions, and helped swimmers and divers break dozens of school records. Under his tutelage, many PHHS swimmers and divers continued with successful athletic careers in college. 
 
The PHHS girls team had two undefeated seasons under Coach Maydak and were crowned conference champions in 2014, 2015, and 2018. He was voted as conference coach of the year in 2008. Upon his retirement in 2018, Jeff was the winningest coach in school history for the girls team with a record of 157-42-1. His 78.9% winning percentage was second highest in school history at that time. The boys team went 70-74 under Coach Maydak finishing as high as third place in conference.
 
As a swimmer, Jeff swam for PSC from 1983-1992 and was a four-year letter winner for Pendleton Heights (1988-1991) where he was a three-time conference champion and graduated with two school records.  He continues to swim today as a masters swimmer.  He has completed dozens of open water races including many 5Ks, a few 10Ks, a 15K, and a 25K.  He is a six-time United States Masters Swimming (USMS) National Champion, a seven-time All-American, and two-time USMS All-Star as top swimmer in the country in his age group.
 
Jeff also played club water polo at Ball State University and led the team in scoring, assists, steals, and blocked shots in each of his three seasons on the team. He also served as the team's coach during that time.
 
Professionally, Jeff practices Landscape Architecture in Indianapolis for Rundell Ernstberger Associates.
Heidi Greer Broncos - Lead Coach

Heidi began swimming from a very early age.  Growing up with both grandparents having lake houses provided lots of summer time swimming, skiing, kneeboarding, and so much more!  Heidi was a part of Pendleton Swim Club along with her brother from the age of 5 on.  She swam through the beginning of high school and then chose another sport to focus on (cheerleading).  However, she loved lifeguarding and teaching all the third graders in the district how to swim as part of the school day in high school.  Heidi has been a first grade teacher for more than 20 years! This is her first experience coaching swimming but she is thrilled with the opportunity to work with our youngest swimmers in club and to help build a love of swimming in kids.

Heidi lives in Pendleton on her family’s farm land with her husband, Jaime.  She has two of her own kiddos - Braxton and Jase.

Emma Kelly Broncos - Lead Coach
Nicholas Dawson Arabians - Assistant Coach
Beth Middleton Assistant Coach


 

Ashley Knight Assistant Coach

Ashley began swimming at Pendleton Swim Club when she was 9 years old and continued to swim year-round for 10 years.  She qualified for many Age Group State meets, Central Zone Championships, as well as Senior State while swimming with the club.

In high school, Ashley was a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor during the summer months in between swim practices with Southeastern Swim Club. She swam for Pendleton Heights High School where she was the MVP all 4 years.  She was the Sectional champion in the 100 backstroke during both her freshman and sophomore years, and she qualified for the High School State meet each year.  Her specialty strokes were backstroke and butterfly, and she held the PHHS records for the 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, and the 200 medley relay.

Ashley lives in Pendleton with her husband, David, and her three daughters, Vivian, Olivia, and Evelyn. She enjoys spending time with her family, photography, and gardening.

She is thrilled to continue her coaching career with PSC, and she is looking forward to supporting the swimmers as they grow to understand the value and importance of commitment, respect, accountability, and hard work