Coaches and Directors

Joshua Saylor Senior Coach & Head Coach

Josh Saylor is in his fourth year as the head coach of Washington Township Swim Club and the North Central Swimming & Diving program. Josh’s swimmers have achieved USA Swimming Junior National and Futures qualifying times and attended the Indiana Swimming Senior Elite Camps and USA Swimming Zone Select Camp. The NC Panthers program has claimed 5 Sectional titles in Josh's previous three years as head coach, and NC swimmers have broken multiple school records and recorded multiple All-American honors.

Prior to WTSC Josh was the head coach of the Brownsburg Swim Club and Brownsburg High School. Both programs experienced many breakthrough performances in the 9 years Josh called the west side home. Brownsburg Swim Club nearly doubled its membership and achieved Level 2 status in the USA Swimming Club Recognition Program. Josh’s swimmers achieved USA Swimming Junior National and USA Swimming Open Water National qualifying times and participated in the Indiana Swimming Olympic and Distance Select camps. Brownsburg High School swimmers set more than 40 school records and claimed multiple team Sectional championships. Josh was named the IHSAA Coach of the Year at the 2015 Boys State Swimming & Diving Finals.

From 2003-2006, Josh was the head coach of the Vincennes YMCA Swim Team for five seasons and Vincennes University for one season. Josh’s YMCA swimmers achieved multiple NCSA Junior National qualifying times and individual Indiana Age Group State championships, with one swimmer also achieving a national age group title in The Philippines. In his one season at Vincennes University, the Trailblazer men and women finished fourth at the NJCAA National Championships and 11 athletes were named NJCAA All-Americans.

Josh began his coaching career at the Lake Forest Swim Club in Lake Forest, IL. Josh worked with all athletes in the program ranging from beginners to members of the USA National Team.

A native of South Bend, IN and lifelong fan of the Fighting Irish, Josh graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 with a bachelors’ degree in communications. Josh swam for the Irish for four years, winning a varsity letter in 1996. Josh was a four-year letter winner for John Adams High School, team captain and three-time team MVP.

Josh lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife Kelly and their dog Wilson, is an avid Notre Dame, Bears and Cubs fan and an improving golfer.

Todd Griner Gold Group Coach & Head Age Group Coach

Todd Griner is starting his 7th season as the WTSC Head Age Group Coach. Prior to coming here, Todd was the Head Age Group Coach of the Pike Township Swim Club for the past four seasons. Prior to Pike, Todd was the Head Coach of Anderson Community Aquatic Club for a combined 15 years. He served as Senior coach with WTSC and North Central HS assistant from 2004-2006, 2013-2014. Todd graduated from Ball State with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science & Wellness with a minor in Psychology.

Coach Griner brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to WTSC both as a coach of nearly 27 years, and one with experience as a nationally ranked age group & senior level swimmer. Coach Griners philosophy is to teach, train, and motivate swimmers to strive to be the best they can be in and out of the pool on a daily basis. Todd is a technique driven coach with a progressive IM based approach. While in Anderson he coached 15 Indiana Age Group State Champions, several Nationally ranked age group swimmers, 4 Junior National qualifiers, 3 Senior National qualifiers, and a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier. In 2002 Todd was voted Indiana Age Group Coach of the Year by his peers. He was also voted IHSAA North Central Conference Girls Coach of the Year in 2002 & 2017. Todd served on several Team Indiana staffs at Zones, Mid State Quads and various INS camps.  

As a High School swimmer Todd was a 9 x All American, 7 x IHSAA State Champion, and 5 x IHSAA State record breaker. During his senior season he became the first high school swimmer in Indiana history to swim below 1:40 in the 200 Free and below 4:30 in 500 Free. Todd was a team captain of the 1988 IHSAA State Champion & National Mythical Class 4A Champion Anderson Indians. He represented Anderson Community Aquatic Club, Pine Crest, IRCC, Club Wolverine, and Ball State University during his 22 year competitive swimming career. Todd was inducted in the inaugural class of the IHSAA Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 2007. As a club swimmer Todd was a US Senior National Champion, 4 times US Junior National Champion and multiple record breaker. Todd represented Team USA as a member of the US National Junior Team at the 1986 US Olympic Festival in Houston, Texas. In 2012 he was named one of the top 100 athletes in Madison County history. Todd currently lives in Anderson. He loves to travel, golf, and is a big UFC and sports fan.

Jacquelyn Freeman Bronze Group Coach
Benjamin Freeman Silver Group Coach

Ben starts his eighth year with WTSC as the head silver coach, senior team assistant, and lifeguard coordinator. Ben began his swimming career in Crown Point, Indiana where he was a four year letter winner and state meet qualifier in high school. As a swimmer, his specialty was in the IM and breaskstroke events. After graduation, he moved on to the University of Indianapolis, where he continued to swim for the duration of his collegiate career, lettering all four years, and earned his degree in History Education and Special Education.  For the past thirteen years he has been a special education teacher here at North Central High School. Before coming to WTSC, Ben coached initially at Franklin Central High School and club and then moved on to the senior group at Warren Aquatics Club and Warren Central High School. He also served for several years as a lesson instructor and lifeguard at Highland Country Club in Indianapolis. He lives in Washington Township with his wife, eight year old daughter, five year old son, and two year old son.

Isaiah Huisman Riptide Coach
Kaitlyn McPherson Assistant Coach
Thomas Nagel Assistant Coach