2017 ASCA Indiana Coaches Clinic – Fishers, IN


UPDATE:  Please note the location of the clinic has changed – we apologize for the late notice. The new location is:

Fishers Junior High School
13257 Cumberland Road
Fishers, IN, 46038

Clinic Schedule:

TBA SwimAmerica Training
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Check In
8:30 am – 9:30 am Building the U of L CARDINAL Culture – Coach Arthur Albiero
9:45 am – 10:45 am Coaching High School Athletes Well– Coach Kevin Kinel
11:00 am – 12 Noon The Kelsi Worrell Journey – From 54.56 to American Record 100 Fly 49.43 – Coach Arthur Albiero
Noon – 1:00 pm  Lunch Break
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Using Data for Improving Racing – Coach Kevin Kinel
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Coaching 10 and Unders Well – Coach Kim Seaman
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm The Middle Years – 11-14 – Coach Jennifer Gibson
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Rethinking 10 & Under Programming – Coach Kim Seaman
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Ways to Enhance Daily Age Group Workouts – Coach Jennifer Gibson
5:45 pm – 6:00 pm Questions and Discussion
8:00 am – 4:00 pm ASCA Level 2 Stroke School – John Leonard
The Construction and Correction of Swimming Strokes – (ASCA Required School)


Featured Speakers:

Coach Coach Arthur Albiero / University of Louisville

Cardinal swimming and diving has the perfect combination of visionary and architect in head coach Arthur Albiero. In his 14th season as swim coach at the University of Louisville, Albiero has engineered the emergence of the Cards’ into both the national and international spotlight. A Brazilian by birth and holding dual American citizenship, Albiero was named to the USA National Team’s coach staff in September.

The year 2015-16 season saw the Cardinals win two more NCAA Championships with Kelsi Worrell picking up two more in the butterfly events. Worrell went on to make the Olympic team and win a relay gold medal after winning the Honda Award and being named as a First Team Academic All-American. She was named both the ACC Swimmer of the Year, and the 2016 Most Valuable Swimmer. In all, seven Cardinals went to Rio (Joao De Lucca, Andrea Kneppers, Tanja Kylliainen, Marcelo Acosta, Carlos Claverie, Grigory Tarasevich and Worrell) along with Albiero, who went as a coach. The men were the ACC Runners-up and the women were fourth. At NCAAs, the Cardinal men were 11th and the women placed eighth.

Coach Kevin Kinel / Chesterton High School (IN)

Coach Kinel has been the Head Girls and Boys Swim Coach at Chesterton High School and the Duneland Swim Club Head Senior Coach for 37 years since 1980! In High School swimming, he has coached: 51 Indiana High School Individual and relay State Champions, 18 Indiana High School State records, 6 National High School Public School records, 4 Indiana High School Team State Titles, and the 2014 Swimming Worlds Boys swimming National High School Team Champions.

In USA Swimming for Duneland Swim Club, he coached Indiana Senior State Team Champions short course 2009 and 2012, runner ups in 2008 and 2010, 6 Junior National Individual Champions (5 JR. National records), 5 Olympic trial Qualifiers, and 4 National Junior Team Members. He has been named the Indiana High school Coach of the Year 4 times, most recently in 2013. He has been Indiana Swimming’’s Senior Coach of the Year 5 times. He was inducted to the Indiana High School Swim Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007. He was the NISCA National Boys Coach of the Year in 2013. Coach Kinel has presented extensively throughout the USA from North Dakota to Florida over his career and is currently one of the most sought after and interesting presenters in swimming.

Coach Jennifer Gibson / Blue Group Coach, Head Age Group

Coach Jennifer Gibson, Head Age Group Coach, is a certified ASCA Level 4 Coach with 37 years of coaching experience including Head Developmental Age Group Coach of Fort Lauderdale Aquatics; Head Age Group Coach at the Phoenix Swim Club in Arizona; Assistant Coach at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club (SwimMacCarolina) in Charlotte, North Carolina; Head Age Group Coach at Fort Wayne Aquatics in Indiana; Age Group Coach at the Southeast Family YMCA in Indiana; and 20 years coaching high school swimming in Indiana and Arizona. Jennifer is a member of the ASCA Board of Directors, the Age Group Chair for the FGC, Chair for the National Age Group Development Commitee and also has served as a USA Swimming National Team Manager for the Junior Team, World University Games, Pan-Pacific Games and Short Course World Championships. She has received the following accolades during her career: 40+ National Top 16 Age Groupers with two national records; Indiana Coach of the Year; Indiana Age Group Coach of the Year; and Indiana, Arizona & FGC Zone All-Star Coach and Camp Coordinator. Jennifer is married to Coach Dave Gibson. They have one son, Harrison, who is a senior at the University of Florida and also coaches with the Makos of Gainesville.

Coach John Leonard / ASCA Executive Director

The leader of the American Swimming Coaches Association for 31 years, and one of the best known names in the world of swimming today. Still an active coach with his coach-owned “SWIMFAST” swim team in South Florida, Leonard as much as anyone has the credentials to speak on effective leadership and swim meet coaching. Involved in every aspect of swimming from learn-to-swim to international competition, Leonard was gifted with the ASCA Coaches Hall of Fame Award by his Board in 2015.

Coach Kim Seaman / Director of LAPS

Coach Kim Seaman is a graduate of Emory University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Coaching. She has a long history with competitive swimming in the Atlanta area including having swum for Emory University’s Varsity Swim Team which won the NCAA Division III National Championships both years she swam on the team (2005 and 2006). Prior to her time as an Emory Eagle swimmer, she swam competitively for her summer league swim team, Marist School, and Dynamo Swim Club. She continues to swim today as a USA Masters swimmer, giving her a current, yet rising, total of 22 years of experience as a competitive swimmer herself.

Kim also has years of experience as a Swim Coach for various summer league, school, and USA club teams here in the Atlanta area. Having had academic courses in subjects such as sports psychology, bio-mechanics, and physiology, Kim has a strong foundation from which she builds her coaching philosophy and techniques. She has coached swimmers of all ages but has primarily worked with youth swimmers ages 12 years and younger. She loves coaching kids the important fundamentals of swimming as well as encouraging them to reach for their dreams in and out of the pool.

Coach Kim joined Stingrays in June 2011 to serve as the Lead Coach for the ECST facility.

Hotel Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Express Fishers – $149/night
9791 North By Northeast Boulevard
Fishers, Indiana 46037
United States

Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Northeast/Fishers – $220/night
9785 North by Northeast Blvd,
Fishers, Indiana, 46037, USA


Saturday Only – $99.00
Sunday Only – $60.00
Both Days – $135.00
New ASCA Membership  Special – $40.00 (50% Off First Year!)

ASCA Indiana Coaches Clinic