Director of Aquatics
My passion for the last 30 years has been to teach and help people heal in the water. I have several certifications, which include lifeguarding, CPR, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Aquatic Exercise Association Fitness Instructor, National Trainer for the Arthritis Foundation, and, I am certified by the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute. As an instructor, I am certified to teach Yoqua, Ai Chi, Hydro-pilates, MS Aquatics and my biggest love, the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic classes. I am currently working toward a master’s degree in recreation therapy at Indiana University and look forward to bringing aquatic therapy to our wonderful club.
- M.S. in Recreation Therapy, Indiana University (in progress)
- Lifeguarding, CPR, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Aquatic Exercise Association Fitness Instructor, National Trainer for the Arthritis Foundation, Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute
Swim Instructor, Total Immersion
Eileen is a former Cincinnati Marlin (AAU) competitive swimmer who started teaching at 15 years old. Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor certification followed during her college years. Eileen also swam 2 years for Miami University women’s swim team (prior to Title IX). Although she continued to swim recreationally, it took a return to masters swimming to bring her back to teaching lessons. Masters swimming also started a new coaching phase. Training by the Total Immersion swimming technique in 2001 encouraged her to take the TI coaching clinic that same year. She continues to teach and coach the TI method. She had been coaching with the Healthplex Masters since 2000 and received ASCA Level I and II coaching certification in 2011.
- CPR/AED, First Aid, American Swimming Coaches Association Level I and II
Mistie began swimming competitively at age six and competed for 14 years, two of which were at the University of Indianapolis. Mistie has been teaching swim lessons for four years and has been a lifeguard for five years. She has experience teaching many different ages and ability levels from beginners to competitive swimmers. She finds it very rewarding to see her clients’ progress and enjoys swimming in any capacity, whether it is competitive, for fitness, or enjoyment! Mistie graduated in May with a degree in Community Health Education. She is currently working as a Health Fitness Specialist.
- B.S. in Community Health Education, University of Indianapolis
- CPR/AED, First Aid, Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor
Colleen has swum competitively for a total of 15 years. Not only did she compete on the Brownsburg High School team, she also swam two years at the University of Indianapolis. Colleen has taught swim lessons for 7 years, both as a private instructor and a group class instructor. In addition to lesson instruction, Colleen coached the novice team for the Brownsburg Swim Club while she was in high school. Here at the Healthplex Sports Club, Colleen is also the Children’s Programming Coordinator and works in Minor Leaguers Child Care. She hopes to pass her passion for swimming onto others both in and out of the water.
- B.S. in Community Health Education and Psychology, University of Indianapolis
- CPR/AED, First Aid, Water Safety Instructor
Swimming has been a part of Alissa’s life from the beginning. Her first swimming lessons were at the age of six months and she has loved being in the water ever since. As Alissa has grown older, she has enjoyed being able to share her interest with others. Alissa’s high school summers were filled with teaching lessons and coaching age group swimming for her community swim team, as well as participating on the team. Upon entering college, Alissa continued to teach during the school year and the summer. As a swim instructor, she has had students of all ages–from six month olds becoming accustomed to the water to adults wanting to discover a new way to enhance their workouts. She enjoys teaching all age levels, because each presents her with a different challenge. In total, Alissa has been helping others learn to swim for over ten years and loved every minute.
- B.S. in Biology, Butler University
- CPR/AED, First Aid, Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor, Water Fitness
Kamau is certified as a Water Safety Instructor and also holds CPR and AED certifications. He has been coaching children of various ages for more than 15 years. Kamau was a four year varsity letterman on Pike High School’s swim team and was a state qualifier for butterfly in the medley relay. Kamau’s specialty lies in developing drills and providing feedback for his students. His constructive advice helps to identify the specific deficiencies in the individual techniques of each student. He especially enjoys helping swimmers increase their speed of swimming and also teaching survival swim technique to those who want to safely enjoy water activities.
- CPR/AED, First Aid, Water Safety Instructor