Indiana Swimming
Level 4

coach-andy-pedersenAndy Pedersen
Head Coach & CEO

Andy Pedersen, or "Coach P," as he is known by most people, has been the head coach of SSC for over 30 years. 

Coach P grew up in Bedford, Indiana and began his coaching career with local summer league teams while he was still in high school. The proud Indiana University graduate first came to Southeastern in 1993.

Andy loves coaching because it is an awesome tool to use to help young people hone and perfect important life skills that are vital to their future success. He believes swimming is a tough team sport that demands great time management skills, hard work in the pool and classroom, and great compassion for teammates. He enjoys coaching student-athletes who bring great energy, embrace challenges, and yearn to get better every day.

Coach P is most proud of the SSC "tribe," the family of connected alumni who are proud to be Royals, engaged and interested in their team even in their years beyond the program and who are incredibly helpful to our athletes in providing guidance, networking, and lifelong friendships.

His wife, Erica, is a teacher at Lantern Road in the HSE school district. Their daughter Ellie is a three-sport varsity athlete at HSE (XC, swimming, and track), daughter Molly is a standout varsity swimmer, and AJ currently competes in lacrosse, basketball, baseball, football, and swimming. 


Matt Papachronis
Head Age Group Coach
Juniors (7th & 8th Grade)
Senior Assistant

Matt Papachronis is thrilled to return to SSC for the 2018 season, having enjoyed a decade-long run with the Royals from 2001-10. Matt comes back to Southeastern after eight years as head coach of Washington Township Swim Club and North Central Swimming and Diving. During that time, he doubled the size of the team, improved their state power point ranking from 30th to 10th, and led the North Central boys to an IHSAA state runner-up finish in 2013, also fielding a set of National Record breaking relays.

A proud Wabash College graduate and four-year letterwinner, Matt was a team captain; school, pool, and conference record holder; National Time Qualifier; and left Wabash with the fourth-highest career point total in school history. Matt is also a graduate of Valparaiso High School, where as a swimmer he was an All-American and state finalist. In his time competing for Valparaiso Swim Club, he was a ten-time state champion in the butterfly and freestyle events, a Zone champion, and a Junior National finalist. 

Matt began his coaching career at Valparaiso Swim Club in 1998. In his ten years with SSC, Matt coached a number of state champions & record holders, Mid-States Quad champions, Zone champions, and dozens of Top 10 National swimmers and relays. In 2010, he was voted Indiana Swimming's Age Group Coach of the Year. In 2006, he was elected to serve as Indiana Swimming’s Age Group Swimming Chairman for a 6-year term, and has served as Indiana’s Quad Team Coach, Head Coach of the Age Group Elite Camp, and Open Water Coach. More recently, he was awarded Indiana Swimming's Conoco Philips Coach of the Year. In 2016, he was chosen to serve on USA Swimming's Central Zone Board of Review.

Matt lives in Indianapolis with his wife Ann & three children, and when he’s not coaching he enjoys traveling, watching other sports, and supporting the local Fishers community.


ben-wachtelBen Wachtel
Intermediates (5th & 6th Grade)
Senior Assistant

Ben Wachtel started coaching with Southeastern in 2013 and has worked with just about all ages and ability levels. He has been the head coach of the Intermediate group (fifth and sixth graders) since the summer of 2016. In that time, he has guided athletes to a number of individual and relay state championships and team records.

Coach Ben is a graduate of Westfield High School and was the school's first individual state champion in any sport, winning a total of four individual state titles at the IHSAA state championships, and was inducted into the Indiana High School Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 2011. He also swam for Purdue, where he was a team captain for two years, a school record holder, and still ranks in the top 10 in the sprint freestyle events (though he hopes not for much longer). He qualified for Olympic Trials in 2012, where he represented his home club team, SSC!

Ben loves building relationships and guiding young people to be better, stronger, and tougher. He believes swimming teaches young people to take ownership for their own success and helps impart valuable life lessons about the value of hard work, dedication, grit, goal-setting, teamwork, leadership, and responsibility.


dan-kingDan King
Intermediate & Senior Assistant

Coach Dan returns to his alma mater after five years with Washington Township Swim Club and North Central High School. A 2005 HSE graduate, Dan swam for IUPUI and loves playing rugby, soccer, and swimming. Dan is the head masters coach and also works with the Intermediate and Senior groups.

Dan loves coaching because he can shape the future of our kids, not just as athletes but as future members of our society. He loves the sport's individual competitive nature for the betterment of the team and our culture here at SSC, which he says feels like one big family!





heather-streettHeather Streett
Flying Fish (Beginner 4th Grade & Under)
Director of Recruitment

Heather Streett has been with Southeastern for over 25 years and has played a formative role in the development of countless state champions, All-Americans, team captains, and collegiate athletes. It often starts with Coach Heather - she is SSC's director of recruitment, runs the swim lesson program, and has been a summer league coach for almost 20 years. Come to the HSE high school end-of-year banquet and you'll hear senior speeches that look back to where it all began, with Coach Heather. (She probably took their senior photos, too!)

A graduate of Zionsville High School and DePauw University, Heather swam for 12 years and in high school was a three-year state meet qualifier. She loves swimming because it is such a great activity to strengthen the whole body, is a life-long activity, and makes you safer around the water. She also loves all the skills the sport teaches, including time management, goal-setting, developing great habits, handling adversity, team spirit, and lasting friendships.

She and her husband Kenny live in Fishers with their son, Keegan and daughter, Harper. She has a love for photography, travel, and spending time with family and friends.


jeanne-tracyJeanne Tracy
Sharks (Elite 4th Grade & Under)

Go to a swim meet with Jeanne Tracy and there will be no doubt she has had a huge influence on young people - it is not uncommon for another coach or parent to excitedly introduce themselves as someone she guided years ago. Ask an SSC alum who their favorite coach was and many will share stories about Jeanne's awesome Bagel challenges, Pyramid sets, or the famous Indy 500 set.

In a legendary coaching career spanning decades, Jeanne has shared her passion and energy with countless athletes, including too many state champions and record holders to count. She began her swimming life as an eight-year-old in the New Jersey-Philadelphia area, ultimately achieving her personal goal of competing at Senior Nationals at age 18.

Jeanne moved to Indiana to attend Anderson University and got her start there, coaching - and swimming - with age groupers there. Through the years she has been a head coach for age group, summer league, middle school, and high school teams. She has coached all ages and ability levels but at all stops, the athletes she has worked with have enjoyed success. Her greatest talent is bringing out the best in others and helping young people believe they can do anything! She has been with SSC since 2007 and recently retired from teaching physical education, most recently at Highland Junior High in Anderson.


kayla-patersonKayla Paterson
Stingrays (Advanced 4th Grade & Under)

Kayla Paterson has been involved in swimming since her days as an age grouper with Lawrence County Aquatics in Southern Indiana. The Bedford North Lawrence graduate then attended Indiana University (bachelor's in Kinesiology; master's in Applied Sport Science) and began her coaching career while in school with the Counsilman Center Indiana Swim Team.

Prior to coming to SSC in 2016, Kayla served as the Head Age Group Coach at Greenfield-Central Aquatic Team, where she coached all ages and ability levels. Many of the athletes she worked with went on to have outstanding high school and now collegiate swimming careers.

Kayla coaches because she loves the sport and enjoys working with young athletes. She enjoys teaching skills that will be used in and out of the pool. She also loves guiding individual growth and development as the sport has a unique power to teach character, responsibility, discipline, and friendship. She believes SSC is unique because of how much fun the athletes have and the encouraging team culture.

Kayla and her husband, Cam, have a son named Everett who recently celebrated his first birthday. They also love their two dogs, Finley and Emma.


Meghan Otto
Stingrays (Advanced 4th Grade & Under)

Meghan Otto is a Hamilton Southeastern High School and Indiana University graduate who swam for SSC for over 10 years. She is now a fourth-grade teacher at Cumberland Road Elementary School here in Fishers. 

Coach "Motto" loves giving back to the sport that helped shape who she is today. She hopes to impact swimmers, just like the many coaches who made a positive influence in her life.

She enjoys running, reading, trying new foods, traveling to new places, and taking care of her fish, Mr. Pickles.