ASCA Midwestern Coaches Clinic in Indiana at Fishers High School

April 15-16, 2022

Location: Fishers High School

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Featuring NC State Coach Braden Holloway, Cathy Wright Eger, Carmel coaches Chris Phaff & Alex Rayle, and more!

Saturday Clinic ~ $100

Teams with 3 or more ~ $200

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Important information for attendees:

Midwestern Coaches Clinic 2022 – Tentative Schedule

Hotel information– preferred location is the Cambria Suites!

Cambria Suites
13500 Tegler Drive
Noblesville, Indiana 46060
3.5 Miles From Pool

Clinic Location:
Fishers High School
13000 Promise Rd,
Fishers, IN 46038


Special Paid Schools

Strength and Conditioning Workshop with Charlie Hoolihan- $99

Participants will be offered the 4.5-hour ASCA Swimming Strength and Conditioning Specialist (SSCS) live workshop, a hands-on experience consisting of strength, stability, and injury resilience exercises. The workshop helps provide a clear understanding of how these exercises relate to swimming performance and enable the transfer of training from gym to pool.

Session 1 (Friday 4:30-6pm): Conduit (core) development exercises to develop a stable and dynamic swimming platform.Band, suspension trainer, kettlebell, and medicine ball exercises will be covered with a special focus on the context of swimming.

Session 2 (Friday 6-7:30pm): Foundations of strength and explosive power exercises. Keys and cues for the development of the proper techniques for strength and explosive exercises like squats, deadlifts, kettlebell swings, and several upper body exercises.

Session 3 (Saturday 8-9:30am): Application of strength and explosive power plus injury resilience development through strength. A live session at a strength training facility to follow up on principles covered in session 2 plus techniques and strategies to develop strong and injury resilient swimmers especially during the championship taper period.

LeadHERship with Coach Cathy Wright Eger -$40

Participants will grow and develop mentoring, inclusion, and friendships among female swim coaches. The goal is to gain insights about self and others through reflection, connection, and perception so that new levels of understanding lead to changes in behavior,  both personally and professionally.

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Speaker bios

Charlie Hollihan

Charlie is the Director of Personal Training at Pelican Athletic Club in Mandeville, LA.

He currently trains more than 80 individuals per month. He has experience coaching all levels of clients and athletes, from stroke survivors re-learning how to walk to collegiate runners, swimmers, golfers, and soccer players. He has been coaching and personal training since 1971 and holds multiple personal training certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, BioForce Heart Rate Variability, TRX Suspension Training, and Trigger Point Therapy.

His athletic background includes four years as a scholarship D1 swimmer at LSU,   finishing the Hawaii Ironman and several marathons. He has also been a writer for national training publications such as IDEA Fitness Journal, The NSCA Personal Trainer’s Quarterly, and American Fitness. He has also been a presenter/instructor at several national conferences for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, IDEA Fitness Association, American Swim Coaches Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and USA Triathlon.

Braden Holloway
Holloway has led the Wolfpack to 326 All-ACC performances, 388 All-America performances, 70 ACC individual titles, and 43 ACC relay gold medals. In 2021, the Wolfpack women earned the best NCAA Championships finish in NC State swimming and diving history as they placed as runner-up at the national meet. Holloway coached his women’s swimmers to the first swimming national title in program history (400-yard medley relay that set the US Open and NCAA record), and his team went on to rack up a total of five national titles at the 2021 NCAA Championships. Junior Sophie Hansson swept the breaststroke titles, Katharine Berkoff won the 100-yard backstroke and Holloway’s team added a win in the 200-yard medley relay.


Christopher Pfaff
Chris Pfaff joined the Carmel Swim Club staff in April of 2014.  He currently serves as the Associate Head Coach. He has previously served as the Head Age Group Coach and lead Coach of Challenge 1, Senior 1, Challenge 3, Exploration 1, and Imagination 2 training groups.  Additionally, Chris has served on the staff of Team Indiana at the 2016 Mid-States Championships. Coach Pfaff previously coached at Boilermaker Aquatics from 2011-2014.  He also has high school experience coaching at West Lafayette West Side High School from 2011-2014, serving as Head Coach from 2013-2014.  Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for the sport to CSC. Chris swam for South Bend Riley High School for 3 years. After high school, he continued swimming for Purdue University (2007-2011) and graduated with a degree in Movement and Sports Science.


Alex Rayle
Alex Rayle joined the Carmel Coaching Staff as the Head Age Group Coach, and Lead Challenge 1 Coach after serving as the Head Senior Coach for the Virginia Gators in Charlottesville, Virginia for the 2020-2021 season. As the Head Senior Coach, Coach Alex worked with the club’s top middle school and high school practice groups. During his time with the Gators, Coach Alex’s swimmers set multiple Virginia State Records, Junior National Qualifiers, and Age Group Champions.

Before Alex joined the Gators, he served as the Associate Head Coach for CYAC swimming in Charlottesville Virginia from 2017-2020. At CYAC, Coach Alex was charged with leading the age group program and worked with the swimmers from the ages of 8-14 years old. At CYAC, Coach Alex helped the program achieve multiple 2nd place finishes at the Virginia State Championships, had multiple state record holders, and had a swimmer break multiple National Age Group Records. Under Coach Alex’s leadership, the 12 and under program at CYAC was ranked 4th nationally by ASCA. Alex was named Virginia Swimming’s Age Group Coach of the year in 2019 and 2020 and was named the ASCA Age Group Coach of the year in 2020 as well. Alex is an ASCA certified Level 5 Age Group Coach.

Before Alex got started in full-time coaching he went to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he swam all 4 years and graduated with a degree in Marketing Strategy in 2017. Alex is originally from Charlottesville, Virginia where he grew up swimming and coaching for local summer league swim teams.

Cathy Wright-Eger

Cathy Wright-Eger was the Purdue Head Swim Coach from1987-2008 where her teams competed in the NCAA Championships 20 of her 21 years and represented Purdue at the Olympic Trials each Olympic year.  The highlight of her career was hosting the NCAA Championship at the Morgan Burke Aquatic Center and finishing 17th in the nation with each one of her swimmers and divers earning All American status at her home pool.

Cathy was named Big Ten Coach of the year, Chicago’s Boilermaker Coach of the Year, YWCA Salute to Women Award, and featured in Sports Illustrated for Women…for being a Head Coach and a mother.   She was also named to the United States Swim Staff for several training camps, World University Games in Korea and Turkey, and the Pan American Games in Rio De Janeiro.

After Olympic Trials in 2008, Cathy established the John R. Wooden Leadership Institute for coaches and student-athletes where she oversaw the development of leadership skills with SAAC, the emerging leaders, and the captains of all the athletics teams.

Cathy retired from Purdue after a 33-year career, yet still works part-time teaching the freshmen student-athlete transition course and administering the DISC. She has started her own consulting business; CWE. Leads: Leadership Advisor and Professional Behaviorist and specializes in Team Culture.

Cathy is married to Rob Eger, and they have 2 grown sons who both graduated from Purdue and live in Denver, CO.

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