Our Coaches

Meet our coaching staff! Take some time to learn more about the coaches on our pool deck at Southeastern Swim Club. With each of us having over 15 years of experience in swimming, we understand the importance of swimmers learning how to be confident athletes in a fun, positive, inclusive, and safe team environment If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at our emails below or look for one of us at the pool!

 

Christian Hanselmann

CEO
SSC Head Coach
Seniors Head Coach (High School)

Christian Hanselmann has been a part of the Southeastern Swim Club family since the summer of 2008 and has been proud to have SSC as his home club ever since.

He returned to the team in the summer of 2021 as the head coach of both SSC and HSE Swimming and Diving. Christian values the long-term athletic development and personal development of the swimmers that he coaches.

His coaching career started in 2009, with coaching positions at SSC, Hilltop Aquatic Swim Team, Brigham Young University, Tennessee Aquatics, Eastern Michigan University, Club Wolverine, the University of Tennessee, and Carmel Swim Club. Christian swam and studied at Brigham Young University prior to obtaining his MS in Sport Psychology from the University of Tennessee. He and his wife Jenny live in Carmel with their 3 children: Liam, Olivia, and Riley.

Matt Papachronis

Head Age Group Coach
Bluefins Head Coach (Advanced 13-14)
Seniors Assistant Coach (High School)

Matt Papachronis returned to SSC for the 2018 season, having enjoyed a decade-long run with the Royals from 2001-10. Matt served eight years as the 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 letter winner, 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. There, 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 and 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 Fortville with his wife Ann and three children. When he's not coaching, he enjoys traveling, watching other sports, and supporting the local Fishers community.

Ben Wachtel

Sea Dogs Head Coach (Advanced 11-12)
Seniors Assistant (High School)

Ben Wachtel started coaching with Southeastern in 2013 and has worked with just about all ages and ability levels. He is the head coach of the Sea Dogs group for advanced 11-12 year-olds. In his time at Southeastern, 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 of their own success and helps impart valuable life lessons about the value of hard work, dedication, grit, goal-setting, teamwork, leadership, and responsibility.

Dan King

Head Lionfish Gold Coach (Intermediate 11-14)
Seniors Assistant (High School)

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 coach of the Lionfish Gold group, is our Head Masters Coach, and also works with the Senior group.

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!

Blake Brewer

Director of Marketing & Recruitment
Head Lionfish Silver Coach (Beginner 11-14)
Seniors Assistant (High School)

Blake Brewer is the Director of Operations for Southeastern Swim Club - your first contact for registration, billing, and most other administrative duties. He is the head coach of the Lionfish Silver group and brings a high level of energy and passion to SSC. He assists with Seniors and Masters daily as well as runs our swim lesson program.

Previously, Blake has fulfilled various coaching and aquatics director duties with Carmel Swim Club, the Bridgewater Club, Azionaqua, and Lawrence Swim Team, where he was the head coach of the Lawrence Central High School team. In these positions, he coached a wide variety of ages, abilities, and experience levels.

Blake is a Zionsville and Ball State University graduate who lives in Greenfield with his wife Jordan, son Liam, and their two dogs, Toby and Kaia. Swimming is ingrained in who he is, and his passion is helping young athletes learn and understand a sport that he has loved for over 20 years.

He loves coaching with Southeastern because it feels like a family - from the close-knit coaching staff to the enthusiasm of the athletes, he is proud to be part of a team that helps each other every day.

Jeanne Tracy

Sharks Head Coach (Advanced 10&U)

Go to a swim meet where Jeanne Tracy is coaching and you will have no doubts about her profound 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 no doubt you'll hear stories about Jeanne's Bagel challenges, Pyramid sets, or the famous Indy 500 challenge.

In a legendary coaching career spanning decades, Jeanne has shared her passion and energy with countless athletes, including too many state champions, high point award winners, 10&U team titles, and record holders to count. She is one of the most successful developmental coaches in the history of Indiana Swimming.

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 began 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! It is just about impossible not to have fun swimming for Coach Jeanne. She has been with SSC since 2007 and recently retired from teaching physical education, most recently at Highland Junior High in Anderson.

Heather Streett

Director of Recruitment
Head Stingrays Coach (Intermediate 10&U)

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.

Rachel Burke

Stingrays Assistant Coach (Intermediate 10&U)

Rachel is a lifelong swimmer who finished her swimming career at Butler University in 2019 and earned a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering and Mathematics. As a Bulldog, she was a team captain, 3-time Big East qualifier in the backstroke and 500 freestyle events and 4-year varsity letter winner. In her junior and senior years, she was named a Top 100 Most Outstanding Student, being named in the Top 15 her senior year, for her scholarship, leadership, and service to others. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Butler with a concentration in Leadership.

In May 2018, Rachel was the USMS National Champion in the 1000-yard freestyle. As a high school and club swimmer, she was a state qualifier, sectional champion, and conference champion in multiple events. Her senior year she was named a NISCA Academic All-American. She attended Mt. Vernon High School near Evansville.

Rachel loves sharing her passion for swimming with young athletes. Her goal is always to help swimmers be the best they can be, and more importantly, have fun! Many of her best friendships were made by being in the water, and she says being involved with swimming helped her become the person she is today.

Rachel is no stranger to SSC's team culture- in high school, Rachel and her team joined SSC's summer Senior Trip three times. She counts these memories among her favorite experiences as an athlete. The trip not only helped her find what kind of school she wanted to attend for college but also helped her build relationships with other swimmers and coaches, eventually leading her to coach with SSC!

Kylie Sutherlin

Flying Fish Head Coach (Beginner 10&U)

Kylie is no stranger around the SSC pool! She began her swimming career here at SSC at the age of 6 and continued to swim at SSC until the summer before her senior year of college. She also swam at HSE high school from 2012-2016, helping bring home an IHSAA State Runner-Up team title her senior year! On the high school team, Kylie was a part of the Sectional and Girls School Record-setting 400 freestyle relay and was named a NISCA Academic All-American.

Following her high school swimming, Kylie went on to swim at Eastern Michigan University for 4 years. While swimming collegiately, she served as a team captain, competed at the MAC Championships, and earned Academic All-MAC Selection honors and varsity letters. She just recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Special Education with an emphasis in cognitive impairments, and now she is back in Fishers currently working as an exceptional learners teacher at HSE High School!

Over the summer, Kylie is a summer league coach with the Gray Eagle swim team and has been a head coach there for the past 6 years. She truly enjoys being around all of her swimmers each and every day while watching them improve and have fun! While not at the pool, she loves to be outside, hang out with friends and family as well as travel to Fripp Island, South Carolina for vacations whenever possible.

Kylie is thankful for all the memories she has made through swimming with SSC, HSE, and EMU and loves to see a new generation finding their love for the sport as well. She looks forward to being back with the SSC family and cannot wait to see what the future has in store!

Cassidy Poynter

Flying Fish Assistant Coach (Beginner 10&U)

Cassidy Poynter is excited to be coaching with SSC for her first time this year! She is currently a senior in high school attending HSE and has swum with SSC since she was 9 years old. She is an instructor with Southeastern Swim School, having experience teaching children of all swim levels from new to swimming all the way to preparing to join the team. She additionally has served as an assistant coach for the Hawthorns Country Club summer team. Cassidy likes to ski and enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog and family.

When not at the pool, Cassidy enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, hiking, skiing, and playing with her dog. She has plans on attending Purdue University in the fall.

Cassidy loves coaching because it lets her give kids the experience that she grew up around, and still loves today!

Jillian Bischoff

Seniors Assistant Coach (High School)

Jillian began her swimming career at the age of five and swam for Hamilton Heights High School. She then went on to swim for Ball State University for 4 years and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education. She currently teaches 4th grade at Thorpe Creek Elementary. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching sports, shopping, working out, finding new trails to hike, and being outside.

Jillian loves to give back to the sport that she loved growing up as well as the youth of the Fishers Community and has been doing so since she began coaching with SSC in 2015.

Erin Fisher

Business Manager

 

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Dan Johnson

Founder
CFO
Seniors Assistant Coach (High School)

 

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Daniel Walter

Seniors Assistant Coach (High School)