Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Matthew Moen Head Coach

About

Coach Matt joins us from The Ohio State University where he was a four year varsity athlete and captain and was an assistant coach for one year before moving to Indiana. Prior to Ohio State Matt grew up in Southwest Connecticut where along with swimming he was also a runner and played many sports including football, basketball, soccer, and chess. Matt swam for Brookfield High School where he helped to lead the Bobcats to three State Championships and along the way racking up several state titles and records. On the club side of swimming Matt competed for the Wilton Y Wahoos where he served as team captain for two years helping the Wahoos to win four national titles. Coach Matt has an older brother with two girls and one son of which he is the godfather to one. Coach Matt also has a younger sister who is going into her Junior year of college. Coach Matt is also an avid triathlete and has competed througout the country.

Coaching

Coach Matt has been helping on the pool deck since he was twelve. Growing up his mom was consider to be one of the best developmental coaches in Connecticut and Matt always helped her with her group after his practice concluded. At sixteen Matt began to coach his own group at a country club where he assisted for two years before becoming the head coach for a summer before heading off to Ohio State. While attending Ohio State Matt continued to coach as head coach of Wedgewood Country Club leading the rays to two runner up finishes. After graduating Matt stayed in Ohio to begin his coaching career as a Volunteer Assistant at Ohio State. In this role Matt was mentored by many great coaches including Head Coach Bill Dorenkott and spent majority of his time with the Distance group as the mile is his favorite event to watch and to coach.

Getting to know Matt

  • Favorite food: Mom’s homemade lasagna

  • Favorite book: Man’s Search For Meaning –Victor Frankl

  • Favorite quote: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”  –Steve Prefontaine

    “Service is the rent you pay for your room on earth” –Muhammad Ali

  • If you could meet one person who would it be and why: Julian Edelman wide Receiver for New England Patriots. Julian is 5’ 10” and 198 pounds, what he accomplishes as a Wide Receiver on the football field is astonishing and after hearing him speak several times I love his mentality of grit and hard work.

  • Why do you love to coach: Through swimming a young athlete can begin to create many tools for their work belt. That work belt helps us throughout life and I love helping kids build tools for future success in and out of the pool.

Jasmyne Kitt Head Age Group Coach

About

Jasmyne (Jazzy) was homegrown in Indiana, born and raised in Indianapolis. She is the youngest of three and went through the whole cycle of LST, starting in the Lawrence swim lesson program, graduating onto to the club team and competing in high school. She currently swims in college for Uindy. She is coming full circle by first becoming a swim instructor for the swim lessons program, and then finishing the cycle now as a coach for LST. Jazzy is grateful for the club and sport which has done wonders for her life and is eager to give back to the community that helped shape her into who she is today.

Coaching

This is Jazzy’s fourth year of coaching and second summer of coaching for LST. Jazzy coaching began with LST’s pre-competitive program, where she discovered that she had a passion for sharing knowledge and experiences about swimming.

Getting to know coach Jazzy

  • Favorite food: popcorn
  • Favorite book: Anything by Dr. Suess
  • Favorite quote: “You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. How if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth” – Rocky Balboa
  • If you could meet one person who would it be and why: Oprah, because I would love to hear her story personally.
  • Why do you love to coach: “I have a passion for teaching and love to make a positive impact in the lives of those around me, especially in today’s youth.”
Gabriel Amezcua Head LC Site Coach

About

Gabe was born in Chicago, IL, and grew up in Indianapolis, IN. He started swimming in 2006 for Warren Twp Middle School Swim Team. Gabe developed a passion for swimming and began his swim club career with Power Aquatics. Then in 2011 Warren Aquatics Club was established and continued to swim  club there. Throughout his High School career, Gabe was All-MIC, Sectional Champion, and got to swim at the State Meet. In 2015 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served as an infantry man for six years. He was a Sergeant and served as an infantry team leader.

Coaching

Gabe began coaching in 2016 for Warren Aquatics Club when he returned from infantry School in California. He coached novice swimmers and continued his way up to coach high school swimmers this past season at Warren Central as an assistant coach.   

Getting to know Coach Gabe

Favorite food: Bacon Cheeseburger

Favorite book:  Any book I read to my son

Favorite quote: “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” -Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

If you could meet any person, who would it be and why? I would like to meet Mark Hamill I grew up watching Star Wars I am still a big fan and I think it would be cool to sit down and chat with Luke Skywalker.

Why do you love to coach: I love coaching because I like helping swimmers unleash their hidden potential. 

Quincy Perry Cornerstone Coach, Keystone Assistant

About

About

Quincy was born and raised right here in Indianapolis, IN and recently moved to McCordsville, IN. He started his career in swimming when he was 6 years old and swam for the Windemere Dolphins in Fishers, IN in 2001. He then picked up swimming again in high school at Lawrence North in 2009 and continued to swim for both the high school and Lawrence Swim Team. While swimming for Lawrence North, he received two most improved awards, set a boys 200 medley relay record and went on to compete at the state championships his senior year. He has also competed in multiple senior state competitions while swimming for Lawrence Swim Team. Quincy currently holds a bachelors of science with a focus in Microbiology from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale.

Coaching

Quincy began coaching here at Lawrence Swim Team in 2014 with the Bedrock group. Since then he has coached the Foundation group, the Cornerstone group and assisted with the Keystone group. Quincy currently is the lead Cornerstone group coach and brings a unique perspective and energy to the deck having been in the shoes of most of the athletes he coaches.

Getting to know Coach Quincy

  • Favorite food: Coconut Shrimp
  • Favorite book: The Martian
  • Favorite quote: “Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will has to be bigger than the skill.”- Muhammad Ali
  • If you could meet one person who would it be and why: I would want to meet Edward Jenner as he is the father of vaccines
  • Why do you love to coach: “I love to pass on the passion of swimming that I have to the children with high hopes that they will one day become excellent swimmers.”
Cameron Gill Lead Foundation Coach

Coach Cam was born and raised in Noblesville, Indiana. He started swimming very late and joined Noblesville’s High School team as a sophomore. Previously, Cam was a soccer player. He quickly fell in love with the sport of swimming and the dedication of his high school coach. By his senior year, he competed in Indiana State Meet in the two individual events: the 100 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke. Cam continued to swim in college at Rose-Hulman where he graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree. In college, Cam was the captain of the Men’s swim team, and held records during his time: the 100, 200 Backstroke, and 800 Free Relay. At conference his senior year, Cam was named the Conference Men’s Swimmer of the Year and lead the team to a conference championship with eight first-place finishes. Cam continues to swim for the Indianapolis Masters Team.

 

Coaching

Cam started to teach swim lessons as soon as he began swimming. At 16, he joined Noblesville’s Learn-to-Swim program that focused on foundational swimming skills for ages 4-10. When Cam went to college, he spent his summers as the Director of Noblesville’s Learn-to-Swim program and oversaw swim instructors. Cam’s goal is to be the role model swim coach that he had when he first started swimming. Cam’s goal is not only to promote a passion for swimming, but his goal is to instill life skills.

 

Getting to know Cam:

  • Favorite Food: Homemade Oven-baked Macaroni and Cheese
  • Favorite Author: Simon Sinek
  • Favorite Quotes:
    • “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Gandhi
    •  “Comparison is the thief of joy” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: I would want to meet myself in 10 years from now. Every day that is the person I am working towards becoming.
  • Why do you love to coach: When I was a 16-year-old sophomore, a dynamic time for anyone; I had a coach help shape me into the person I am today. Swimming is a sport that I find myself losing track of time. I look forward to giving back to the sport that has given me so much, and I am dedicated to help swimmers progress in both sport and life.
Holly Sandlin Keystone/Cornerstone Assistant

About

Holly grew up swimming in southern Illinois for the CRCY Barracudas and the Salem Swordfish. She continued her career at Eastern Illinois University as a breaststroker and IM’er and served as the team captain her senior year. She then stayed on as the team’s assistant coach during her Master’s program in College Student Affairs. Coach Holly moved to Indianapolis in 2019 from Lexington, KY where she worked as the Financial Ombud at the University of Kentucky. She now works for a private equity firm in Indy as a marketing associate and executive assistant.

Coaching

Holly coached her summer rec team every summer for 7 years. She was the assistant coach at Eastern Illinois University for two years and then moved on to become the assistant coach at the University of Evansville.

Getting to know Coach Holly

  • Favorite Food: Pizza
  • Favorite Book: Talking to Strangers by Malcom Gladwell
  • Favorite Quote: Don’t Whine. Don’t Complain. Don’t Make Excuses. – John Wooden
  • If you could meet one person who would it be and why: Amy Poehler because she is funny, smart and weird - three of my favorite things!
  • Why do you love to coach: “Swimming has played such an important role in my life. So many of my friends and mentors came from my involvement in swimming and I love seeing young people find those connections around the pool.”
Claudia Crawford Assistant Coach

About

Claudia is originally from Southern Indiana, born and raised in Evansville. She and her younger sister grew up in the sport of swimming. She began club swimming at the age of six and continued until she graduated high school. She furthered her swimming career in college, swimming for IUPUI from 2016 to 2020. After earning her bachelor’s degree in English Education, Claudia went into teaching. She is currently an English 9 teacher at Lawrence North High School.

Coaching

Along with swimming competitively, Claudia spent her teenage years teaching swim lessons, lifeguarding, and coaching her local summer rec league team. She continued this work throughout college as well, teaching swim lessons through IUPUI and coaching through the YMCA. She also helped coach Lawrence North’s high school JV swim team for the 2021-22 season. 

Getting to know coach Claudia

Favorite Food: Salt and Vinegar Chips, Chik-Fil-A, Coffee

Favorite books: The Book Thief , The Poet X , Educated , Born A Crime

Favorite quote: “Be curious, not judgemental.”- Ted Lasso

Hobbies: Reading, Shopping

If you could meet one person who would it be and why: Jake Gyllenhal because I have some questions about a certain scarf.  

Why do you love to coach: I have always loved the sport of swimming and working with young people. I enjoy helping others reach their goals and grow as individuals.

Andrea Hanas Assistant Coach

About

Andrea was born and raised in Chesterton, Indiana. (Northwest Indiana) She moved to Indianapolis to go to college in 2017. Andrea’s younger brother joined the swim team when he was 8 and she was jealous that she couldn’t go to swim practice! Andrea’s mom signed her up for the swim team when she was 10. She swam for Duneland Swim Club and Chesterton High school until she swam for IUPUI from 2017-2021 as a sprint freestyler. Andrea graduated from IUPUI with degrees in Finance and Accounting. She currently works for Ernst & Young as an audit associate.

Coaching

Andrea started teaching swim lessons in middle school and continued until high school where she was a lifeguard and coordinated Chesterton’s Learn to Swim program. Andrea also taught group and private swim lessons while she was attending IUPUI.

Getting to know coach Andrea

Favorite Food: French Fries, Dark Chocolate

Favorite book: The Alchemist

Favorite quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Hobbies: Golfing, Hiking, beach, baking, reading

Why do you love to coach: I love teaching and helping those around me where I can. I have had some pretty awesome coaches throughout my swim career and am hoping to give the swimmers a similar experience. Seeing the progress of coaching the same student for a couple years is so rewarding!

Jennifer Hill Assistant Coach

About

Coach Jenn grew up in Columbus, Indiana where she swam on state champion teams for Columbus Donner Swim Club and Columbus East High School, primarily as a breaststroker. She continued her swimming career at Albion College (MI), where she earned degrees in biology and psychology. While completing her MA degree in Health Education at Columbia University (NYC), she swam with Columbia University Masters. She also holds a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Louisville (KY), where she swam for the Louisville YMCA Masters team.  Coach Jenn and her husband, Tony, have two college students: Nath at IUPUI and Cj (who swims) at Case Western Reserve University.   Prior to moving back to Indiana in 2001, Coach Jenn lived in St. Louis (MO) for 7 years where she was a college instructor.  She currently teaches for the Vincennes Early College Program at Ben Davis University High School. 

Coaching

Coach Jenn is an ASCA Age Group level II, and Education Level V coach, an ACE certified fitness instructor & youth fitness specialist, and an American Red Cross WSI, CPR/FA Instructor.  Coach Jenn’s first experience working in aquatics was as an instructor in a special swim program for disabled swimmers during her high school and college years. Coach Jenn has been with LST since 2017. Working with the youngest swimmers, she has the privilege of introducing athletes and families to all aspects of the sport and welcoming them to the LST family.

When not at the pool, Coach Jenn has worked for a few decades as a community fitness instructor for youth, adults, and seniors, and she brings a background in yoga, resistance training, and aerobic conditioning to the club.

Getting to know Coach Jenn

  • Favorite food: chocolate cake & orange cake
  • Favorite book: Peace is Every Step & My Name is Memory
  • Favorite quote: It’s not what you get from life that counts.  It’s what you give, and what is given from the heart – Sargent Shriver
  • If you could meet one person who would it be and why: Jimmy Carter because he has lived a passionate life of servant leadership, compassion for others and conscientiousness, and I want to learn from him.
  • Why do you love to coach: Coaching affords me the amazing privilege of learning from energetic athletes and enthusiastic coaches, and it often makes me smile and laugh.
Board of Directors
Courtney Franklin President
Kim Peck Treasurer
Michael Wright Board of Directors
Adrian Gatewood Board of Directors
Jerry Franklin Board of Directors
Staci Miller Board of Directors