Champions in the Pool.

Champions in Life

Our Royals 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

Royals Head Coach (15&O/High School)
Royal 3 Head Coach (High-Performance 15&O/High School)

Royals Head Coach
Royal 3 Head Coach

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.

Tripp Montgomery

Royal 2 Head Coach (Competitive 15&O/High School)

Royal 2 Head Coach

Tripp Montgomery joined SSC in the Fall of 2022. He is no stranger to swimming, having been a swimmer himself and a coach of all ages and skill levels, including learn-to-swim, summer league, USA Swimming, high school, US Masters, YMCA, and the NCAAs. Tripp leads the Lionfish Gold and the Royal 2 groups.

Coach Tripp swam for Auburn University from 1991 to 1995. He started as a walk-on athlete and became a scholarship athlete, earning All-American honors. Tripp has been coached by some of the most recognized coaches in the world, including the 2016 Olympic Swim Team Coaches David Marsh and Mark Bottom. Outside of swimming, he has been influenced by his experience on Wall Street, as his first career was working as a clerk trader on the New York Stock Exchange.

Tripp has coached at many organizations including Nitro Swim Club (Texas), Carolina Aquatics (South Carolina), The Race Club (California), Temecula Swim Club (California), and, most recently, the Fishers YMCA. While with these organizations, Tripp worked with athletes that competed at Age Group State, Senior State, and YMCA Nationals.

Throughout his experience, Tripp has learned that potential exists in the details. He believes swimmers can find success by consistently doing the right things both in and out of the pool. Tripp loves teaching athletes to embrace challenges and to have an optimistic attitude, both of which are two of the core values of SSC!

Blake Brewer

Royal 1 Head Coach (Introductory 15&O/High School)

Royal 1 Head Coach

Blake Brewer is the Director of Marketing & Recruitment for SSC, the head coach of the Stingrays group, and brings a high level of energy and passion to SSC. He assists with Royals 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.

Dorsey Tierney-Walker

Royal 3 Assistant Coach
(High-Performance 15&O/High School)

Royal 3 Assistant Coach

 

Jillian Bischoff

Royal 2 Assistant Coach
(Competitive 15&O/High School)

Royal 2 Assistant Coach

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.

Kylie Sutherlin

Royal 1 Assistant Coach
(Introductory 15&O/High School)

Royal 1 Assistant Coach

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 on cognitive impairments, and now she is back in Fishers, 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!