Coaches and Staff

Coaching Staff
John Janszen Swim Team Director / Head Coach

The YMCA of Northwest Louisiana welcomed John Janszen as the Head Coach of the Red River Aquatic Club in the Fall of 2017. Under John's leadership the program has seen steady progression at all levels. RRAC has regularly set program bests for Local, State, Regional, and National qualifiers while developing opportunities for swimmers of all levels and abilities. In 2019 RRAC hosted the first ever Sanction YMCA Swim Meets in the state of Louisiana. In April 2019 four swimmers from RRAC became the first ever from Louisiana to compete at the YMCA National Swimming Championships. 

John brings years of coaching experience to Shreveport, Louisiana from Cincinnati, Ohio, where he most recently held the position of Assistant Director of Competitive Aquatics at Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA (PCY). His successes at PCY include the Men’s Team Champions at the 2017 Long Course YMCA Nationals. While at PCY, John worked primarily with swimmers age 11 and older. He also handled championship meet preparation for all senior athletes. John brings a wealth of administrative experience to RRAC and our Aquatics Program, having served as the Lead Team Administrator at PCY and as an Executive Committee Member, Webmaster, and Records Chair for the Southwest Ohio YMCA Swim League. Additionally, John serves as Assistant Meet Director for YMCA Masters Nationals and is a Louisiana Swimming Board Member & Safe Sport Coordinator.

Prior to coaching at PCY, John was Assistant Director of Competitive Swimming at the M.E. Lyons YMCA, after serving as Swim Team Director at the Coffman Family YMCA in Springboro, OH.  At Coffman, he succeeded in achieving record growth of the team size, produced Y National Qualifiers and National Finalists. John spent five and half years coaching in the college ranks at Miami University and Xavier University. At the collegiate level, he oversaw athletes who became All-Conference, NCAA Qualifiers, & US Olympic Trial Qualifiers, managed recruiting and strength and conditioning. A swimmer himself, John enjoyed four years of swimming for Xavier University. He was a four-time Scholar Athlete Award winner and school record holder.  John graduated in 2004 with a degree in Sport Management and earned a Masters of Education in Sport Administration in 2008. John is an ASCA Level 4 Age Group / Level 5 YMCA certified coach. John and his wife Amanda reside in Bossier City.

Tyler Lloyd Asst Swim Team Dir-Level I-II & Pre-Comp

Beginning in August 2018, Tyler moved into a new role as full-time Assistant Swim Team Director. Tyler leads our Level I & II Groups as well as the newly developed Pre-Competitive program. In addition to coaching, Tyler is the head of the YMCA's Swim For Life program, offering swim lessons to hundreds of local school aged children.

Tyler came to RRAC from Tyler, TX where he competed at many levels of the sport.  Growing up he swam summer league, middle school, high school and club swimming.  He was a lifeguard and swim instructor for 4 years, also teaching swim lessons to a local preschool.  After high school he served a 2 year mission in Ireland for his church.  When he returned he attended Tyler Junior College and earned an associate degree in business management.  He coached at the Tyler YMCA for 2 years during that time.  His hobbies include rugby, triathlons, soccer and disc golf.  Tyler and his wife, Amanda have 2 children, Rhett and Rowan.

Maribeth Hatcher Assistant Coach-Levels III, IV, & V

RRAC welcomes Maribeth to lead our Level III group after a 3yr stint coaching overseas. For the past 3 years Maribeth has been the Head Coach on base in Aviano, Italy as part of the European Armed Forces Swim League. Previously a swimmer herself in the states, Maribeth still enjoys swimming a bit as well as yoga and softball (play/coach).
Maribeth has 3 children, 2 of which will be joining us in the pool!

Elaine Ramoz Assistant Coach - Levels III, IV, V
Bradley Langford Assistant Coach - Levels IV, V
Tony Griffin Strength & Conditioning Coach

Tony joins our staff as strength and conditioning coach. Tony will be focused on helping our swimmers to be more conditioned, building muscle and core strength. Tony attended Louisiana Tech University where he studied Kinesiology, graduating in 2017. After graduating, he became a personal trainer and a sport performance specialist training athletes of all ages in multiple sports.

In his free time, he likes to sprint train, watch college football and take care of his puppy Percy.

Parent Advisory Committee
Alyssa Simmons Hotel Coordinator
Colleen Cochran Concessions/Hospitality Coordinator
Mary Roper Officials Coordinator
Lindsey Haase Social Coordinator