Coaches and Directors

Coaching Staff
Josh Christensen Head Coach
Cristina Elliott Assistant Coach - Senior Group

Coach Cristina has enjoyed the world of swimming ever since she joined THT in the Summer of 2000. She also swam with Indiana Swim Team (Bloomington, IN), Terre Haute South Vigo, and Terre Haute Masters. She assisted Torpedoes Lessons during her high school years and gained club coaching experience while attending Indiana State University. In 2016, Cristina earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Indiana State University. While connecting the dots among her life passions, she also pursued a certification (Autism Fitness Level I Certified Coach) to promote functional fitness to athletes of varying behavioral and physical needs. Cristina became the Head Coach of Boys Swimming at Terre Haute South during the 2019-2020 season and started teaching English at Terre Haute South during the 2020-2021 school year. She currently assists the Orange, Blue, and Senior groups.

Madison Misko Assistant Coach - Bronze Group

Coach Madison hails from from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has been swimming since she was 11. She is curently a member of the Indiana State University Women's Swimming and Diving team, and competes as a sprint freestyler. When she was in Milwaukee, Madison taught swim lessons for about 5 years at various places. She loves anything that has to deal with water! Coach Madison is a Human Resource Development major at ISU, and is minoring in business administration. She will be graduate in May of 2022 and will immediately begin working on her Masters in Human Resource Development. She has two dogs back home in Wisconsin - their names are Ahli and Nova. Coach Madison loves to travel, and has been to Croatia, France, and Jamaica.  Hopefully, she will find time to travel more in the future.

Kellie Farnsworth Lead Coach - Orange and Blue Groups

Kellie was raised in Terre Haute and started swimming at the age of 5 with the Terre Haute Aquatics Club. She also swam for the Wabash Valley Swim Club and for Terre Haute North. She first started coaching in 2000 for the Terre Haute Torpedoes, where she assisted with Bronze and Bronze Developmental for two summers. Kellie coached for the Bloomington Swim Club during the school year while she was a student at IU, and after graduating from IU in 2004 with a degree in Recreation Management, she managed recreation facilities and programs in a variety of settings including for the military and municipal parks and recreation. She also worked as the American Red Cross Aquatics Specialist for the state of Indiana from 2010 to 2012. From 2017 to 2019, she worked as a swim instructor for the Ascension Genesys Athletic Club in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She taught private and group lessons and also coached the swim section of an indoor triathlon training group. While Kellie has experience working with all levels of swimmers, she has a passion for the stroke development level and is excited to be back with the Terre Haute Torpedoes.

Jerrilynn Bayless Masters Coach and ALTS Instructor
Madison Brand Assistant Coach - Orange Group
Carmina Armstrong Assistant Coach - Orange Group

Carmina comes to us from Jasper, IN and has been swimming competitively since the age of 6. Carmina is a member of the Indiana State Women’s swim & dive team as a sprint freestyler. She has served as a lifeguarded for 4 years and has taught swim lessons for 6 years. Carmina spent last summer working with kids full-time at a daycare. She is majoring in speech language pathology with a minor in Early Elementary Education. One day, Carmina hopes to work in schools as a speech language pathologist.

Katherine McLean Masters Coach and ALTS Instructor
Liz Garing Assistant Coach - Orange Group
Rhiannon Wozy Assistant Coach
Mary Smith Assistant Coach
Board of Directors
Hailee Lauritzen President
Blake Reed Vice President
Alyson O'Rourke Treasurer
Christopher DeLisle Meet Director
Emily Crapo Fundraising Chair
Mark Parsons Secretary
Jessica Stepek Halleck Safe Sport Coordinator
Megan Watson Member-at-Large