Born in Indianapolis, George began his competitive swimming career in 1946 – and continues swimming competitively to this day. He also competed as a triathlete from 1982-1987. Among his many accomplishments, George has been a USMS National Champion, a USMS National Record Holder, and a USMS and World Top Ten Swimmer. He also completed the Ironman in Hawaii in 1984. George began coaching more than 20 years ago first as an age group coach in the 1950s and 1960s. He has been coaching Masters swimmers since 1991 and is an ASCA Level IV Certified Coach. George coaches for IAM on Saturdays and throughout the week as needed at our various locations. His favorite stroke is backstroke.



Mel has extensive swimming and coaching experience going back many, MANY years and his expertise is invaluable to our program. Having served on the first FINA Masters Congress in 1994, Masters swimming is Mel's passion. He also served as Treasurer for USAS, the National Governing body for all US Aquatic Sports, and was the first USMS representative to be on USAS. As far as USMS goes, Mel served as both Secretary and President for 8 years, was named 2001 USMS Coach of the Year, is currently the Club and Coach Development Director. And, in September 2012, Mel was inducted into the International Swimming Masters Hall of Fame.

The author of two books on Masters swimming, Mel is currently an ASCA Level V Certified Coach and coaches for IAM at the IUPUI Natatorium, Butler University, the Riveria Club, Fishers High School, and North Central High School. Mel’s favorite stroke is butterfly.


Hailing from Columbus, Indiana, Michelle began her swimming career as an Age Group swimmer and has been competing for over thirty years, as well as being involved in rowing and triathlons. In high school, Michelle swam on the Indiana High School State Championship team and has received MVP titles in both swimming and rowing. Her favorite swimming sets are those which allow Michelle ample time to chat and her favorite competition distance is a Sprint. In fact, Michelle is lobbying to institute 25-yard events into Master's meets.

Working for Indy Aquatic Masters, Michelle counts one of her biggest achievements as maintaining a balance between working part-time, raising her daughters, and being able to do the sports she loves.



From Southern Indiana, Cheryl began swimming at an early age and started swimming as a Masters Swimmer in the late 1980's. Since then, Cheryl has earned numerous USMS Top Ten times in individual and relay events, including the 200 Breast, and, in 2004, Cheryl was part of the USMS National Championship 200 Medley Relay Team. Always looking to improve her swimming technique, Cheryl has attended multiple swimming clinics, including clinics given by former Olympians Rowdy Gaines and Kristine Quance, a Total Immersion Clinic with Terry Laughlin, and many others. Her favorite stroke is breaststroke. Cheryl currently trains with the team at North Central.

Away from the pool, Cheryl works as a CPA and swim instructor – just not at the same time.