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The Staff

Drew Johansen

Drew Johansen IU & 2012 & 2016 US Olympic Head Coach

Experience: 23 years coaching all levels of diving
Achievements: USA Diving head coach for the 2012 Olympic Games

Drew Johansen was named the third diving coach in Indiana University history on April 29, 2013. Prior to joining IU, Johansen spent six seasons as the head coach at Duke University.


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    In March 2013 he directed Duke diver Nick McCrory to his third NCAA title on the platform, matching titles he won in 2010 and 2011. McCrory also posted runner-up finishes on the 1-meter and 3-meter at the NCAA meet, making him a nine-time NCAA All-American. He was the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference champion in all three disciplines and is the most decorated diver in ACC history with a total of eight conference titles. For his efforts McCrory was named the 2013 ACC Diver of the Year for the third time in as many years of competition. Also at Duke, Johansen coached Abby Johnston to six ACC titles, including a sweep of all springboard events in 2010 and 2011. In all, Duke divers won 15 ACC titles in Johansen's six seasons.

    USA Diving named Johansen the head coach for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Under Johansen's direction, the United States took home one gold, one silver. and two bronze medals from London. Johansen's divers from Duke, Johnston and McCrory, won silver and bronze, respectively. It was the most diving medals for the United States since the 1988 Olympic Games. Johansen has spent seven years as a U.S. National Team coach, including serving as head coach of the 2011 World Championship team as well.

    Johansen is a former member of the USA Diving National Team and has coaching experience at the club, collegiate, national and international level. In addition to his work at the 2012 Olympic and 2011 World Championships, Johansen coached the U.S. Diving World Championship team in 2005 and U.S. Diving Junior World Team in 2002. He founded the U.S. Elite Diving Academy in Columbus, Ohio in 2001, developing it into one of the largest and most successful junior and senior programs in the nation. Under Johansen's direction, the U.S. Elite Diving Academy won the U.S. Diving Junior Team title in 2005 and in 2006 captured the Junior and Senior team titles.

    Johansen and his wife Jenny, herself a two-time Olympic diver, have one daughter, Lina Mei.

Jenny Keim Johansen

Jenny Keim Johansen US Olympian and Assistant Olympic Performance Squad Coach

Experience: 13 years coaching
Achievements: 2-time US Olympian (1996 & 2000) / 2-time NCAA Champion

Jenny Keim Johansen is the assistant coach to the Olympic Performance Squad and wife of, Drew Johansen. Johansen graduated cum laude with a B.A. in political science and a minor in criminology from UMiami in 2002. While at University of Miami, she was a 2-time Big East diver of the year, a six-time All-American selection, and won the NCAA championship on the 3-meter board and platform in 1999 and 2000. On the international scene, Johansen is a 2-time US Olympian competing in the 1996 games in Atlanta and the 2000 games in Sydney. She was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 .


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    Upon completing her career as a diver, Johansen began as a coach at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Quickly gaining success and a love for coaching, Johansen continued her career with stops at North Carolina State and University of North Carolina before accompanying Drew to IU.

    Jenny and Drew are the proud parents of one daughter, Lina Mei.

Indiana University Diving Team

The Indiana University Diving Team

Known For: Olympians, NCAA Champions, USA Diving Champions, & Big Ten Champions
Awards: 22 Olympians since 1964

If you would like to be coached by some of the best divers in the world, look no further. The IU Diving team is comprised of Team USA members, World Team members, Olympians, NCAA Champions, Big 10 Champions, Olympic Trial members, and Indiana University record holders. This squad has participated in major international competitions including the Goodwill Games, PanAm Games, World University Games, World Championships, and the Olympics. Furthermore, Indiana University has more Team USA members training here than anywhere else in the country! Winning the USA Diving National Combined Team Championship is also an amazing achievement, and the IU team has won 17 of the last 25 years. With all their accolades, the highlight for many IU divers is each summer when camp rolls around. They love being able to give back and coach the campers. Whether it’s a full out on 3m or a back dive on 1m, the IU divers take great pride in helping a young diver reach that next level.

Jenny Keim Johansen

Hannah Davis Director of Camp House

Hannah Davis is returning to the TriSynerG Diving Camp this year as the Director of the Camp House. She is in her final year as an Early Childhood Development major at Ball State University. Hannah serves an officer and Activities Director in College Mentors For Kids on the Ball State campus. Prior to joining the TriSynerG team, Hannah had been a counselor at Pyoca Presbyterian Camp, Conference and Retreat Center in Brownstown, Indiana for four years. She will oversee camp housing, activities, transportation and over all camper wellbeing.

Beau Bunn

Beau Bunn Head Coach, UNC-Wilmington

Known For: Excelling as a Collegiate Coach

A former UNC-Wilmington standout diver himself, Beau Bunn is now the head diving coach at UNCW. Before returning to UNCW as the head coach, Bunn served as an assistant for Drew Johansen at Duke.

Bunn entered his diving career at UNCW as a walk-on and ended up earning Colonial Athletic Association Diver-of-the-Year honors twice. Bunn was the Seahawks' top diver all four seasons he competed.

Nick McCrory

Nick McCrory US Olympian

Known For: 2012 US Olympic Bronze Medalist

Nick is currently one of the nation's finest divers. He's a four-time ACC Men's Diver of the Year and won four NCAA Championships on platform (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014). In 2012, Nick won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London diving synchro on platform with teammate, David Boudia. Nick dove for Coach Johansen while the two were at Duke and now trains with Coach Johansen at Indiana University. He hopes to once again make the Olympic team in 2016 and has aspirations of becoming a doctor once his diving career has completed.

Hobie Billingsley

Hobie Billingsley Former IU & Olympic Head Coach

Known For: IU Head Coach 1959-1989, 5-time Olympic Coach

Hobie is one of the most influential coaches who ever lived. As the head coach at IU from 1959-1989, Billingsley's divers won 132 national titles and he coached in five Olympic games. His Olympic gold and bronze medalists include Lesley Bush, Kenneth Sitzberger, Mark Lenzi, Cynthia Potter, Win Young, and Jim Henry. Billingsley founded the World Diving Coaches Association in 1968 and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1983. In the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Billingsley was honored by his nation with the opportunity to conduct the Judge's Oath at the opening ceremonies. Every week of camp, Billingsley gives a lecture and meets and signs autographs for the campers. This is definitely a highlight of the week for everyone at camp.

Camp House Counselors

The Camp House Counselors

Position: Organize events while maintaining a fun & safe camp environment
Experience: First-aid and CPR certified

With so much fun being had at the pools during the day, we have to keep the party going when the campers return to the Camp House each night. That’s where our House Counselors come into play. The House Counselors organize all the fun events and maintain a safe and encouraging environment at the Camp House. Whether it’s applying Neosporin and Band-Aid or teaching a camper how to tie-dye, the Camp House Counselors are an amazing group of selfless individuals who work tirelessly to make sure the TriSynerG Diving Camp is a fun, safe and educational experience for everyone involved. Each counselor is someone we know and trust well. Our counselors join us from all over the country! Many have attended camp in years past and are current college divers! Our counselors have each successfully completed our counselor training, are CPR/First-Aid certified, and are background checked. These guys know how to rock the fun!

Past Coaches & Speakers Have Included:

  • Greg Louganis

    Greg Louganis

    Greg Louganis Living Legend

    Known For: 3-time US Olympian (1976, 1984, & 1988) / 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

    Quite possibly the greatest diver who ever lived, Greg is a living legend in the sport of diving. A silver medalist in the 1976 Olympic games at the age of 16, Greg went on to earn four gold medals in the next two Olympic games - 1984 in Los Angeles and 1988 in Seoul (The United States boycotted the 1980 games in Moscow). The last three summers, Greg has been gracious enough to speak with our campers via Skype wherever he is in the world.

  • Mark Lenzi

    Mark Lenzi

    Mark Lenzi Former IU Diver

    Known For: 1992 US Olympic Gold Medalist

    A former wrestler in high school, Lenzi found his niche as a diver under coach Hobie Billingsley at Indiana University. Lenzi went on to win Olympic gold in 1992 and bronze in 1996.

  • Christina Loukas

    Christina Loukas

    Christina Loukas US Olympian

    Known For: 2-time US Olympian (2008 & 2012)

    A former 3 meter standout at Indiana University, Christina Loukas was an 8-time NCAA All American. She is also one of only four Big Ten divers to ever win all three events at Big Ten Championships. Loukas has also achieved great success on the international stage as well competing for the United States in the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing and the 2012 games in London.

  • Cassandra Cardinell Metzler

    Cassandra Cardinell Metzler

    Cassandra Cardinell Metzler US Olympian

    Known For: 2004 US Olympian / NCAA Champion

    Graduating from Indiana University in 2005, Cassandra brought home plenty of awards during her career at IU. She was a Big Ten Diver of the Year, a USA National Champion, and an NCAA champion. She also competed in the 2004 Olympic games in Athens.

  • Sara Hildebrand

    Sara Hildebrand

    Sara Hildebrand US Olympian

    Known For: 2-time US Olympian (2000 & 2004)

    A level 10 gymnast at age 13, Hildebrand was destined to succeed at diving. Under Coach Jeff Huber at IU, Hildebrand was a 3-time Academic All-American, 10-time All-American, and 2003 USA Diving Athlete of the Year . She is also a 2-time US Olympian competing at the 2000 and 2004 games.

  • Amy McGrath Watson

    Amy McGrath Watson

    Amy McGrath Watson US Olympian

    Known For: Induction into the IU Hall of Fame

    Amy McGrath Watson was a diver for Coach Hobie Billingsley at IU. During her career, she was a 6-time All-American, the 1980 AIAW 1-meter champion, a member of the 1982 World University Games team, and a member of the 1980 US Olympic team. In 2013, Amy was honored with induction into the IU Athletics Hall of Fame.

  • Dr. Allan Spreen

    Allan Spreen

    Dr. Allan Spreen US Olympic Coach

    Known For: Coaching Melisa Moses to a 4th place finish in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta

    Dr. Spreen has been coaching diving since 1968. He's coached numerous All-Americans, National Champions, and a US Olympian.

    He's been the head diving coach at University of Tennessee, River City Diving, Clavadistas del Sol, and University of North Florida. He has coached all over the world for the US National Team, Pan American Team, US Olympic Team, and was named the 1994 US National Coach of the Year. Dr. Spreen has won a Masters National Championship as a diver himself and also served as a judge for both Men's & Women's NCAA National Championships.

  • Gordon Spencer

    Gordon Spencer

    Gordon Spencer Head Coach, Columbia University

    Known For: Being one of New York's finest diving coaches

    Gordon Spencer, now in his 31st year at Columbia, is one of the senior members of the Columbia Athletics coaching staff. He has built the Lions’ diving program into one of the most respected in the East, most recently with athletes such as Scott Troob ’04CC, who earned honorable mention All-America honors in 2003, and five-time EISL Champion Mark Fichera ’02CC. Also the women’s diving coach, he coached the 2008 Ivy League three-meter diving champion and Co-Diver of the Meet, Shannon Hosey ‘09SEAS, as well as the 2002 Ivy League three-meter diving champion and Outstanding Diver of the Meet Teresa Herrmann ‘05CC. He has also coached two-time All-Ivy League honoree Grace Coyle ‘05CC and school record-holder Leah Berger ’00CC.


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      Spencer came to Columbia from Kent State University, where he built a diving power in just two years. A native of Canton, Ohio, he was a three-time state finalist at Canton McKinley High School and attended Indiana University, where he competed under the legendary Hobie Billingsley, and reached the national championships. Spencer later coached at Billingsley’s diving school.

      After his 1977 graduation, Spencer became an assistant diving coach at two Miami high schools. He returned to Kent State in 1981 and earned a master’s degree in athletic administration.

      While his Columbia divers have been a deciding factor in many Lion victories, Spencer also has made a name for himself away from Morningside Heights. In 1991, he was named the Junior Olympic Zone A Coach of the Year.

      Spencer is active in the diving scene outside of Columbia. He has served as a judge for the Senior National Diving Championships, and coaches an elite U.S. Diving club comprised of some of the best Junior Olympic divers in the nation. That program consistently produces East Coast champions and national age-group finalists on both platform and springboard. Former Lion standout Daniel Brown ’00CC dove for Spencer’s famed Morningside Heights club team. Most recently, Spencer coached Linus Altman-Kurosaki. Kurosaki was a US Junior World team member in 2006.

      Spencer and his wife, Bertica, reside in Morningside Heights. Their daughter, Caitlin, is a senior at Webster University in Vienna, Austria.

  • Lesley Bush

    Lesley Bush

    Lesley Bush US Olympic Gold Medalist

    Known For: US Olympian, 1964 & 1968 Games. Gold Medal in Tokyo 1964.

    Lesley Bush is one of the greatest divers in history. She was also one of IU Diving's first Gold Medalists when she became Olympic Champion at the 1964 Games in Tokyo. She has a plethora of amazing stories and experiences she will be sharing with our campers Week One of our 2014 summer camp. Bring your camera and a sharpie as you won't want to miss a photo & autograph opportunity with this Olympic Champ and amazing woman.

  • Kate Hillman

    Kate Hillman

    Kate Hillman Former IU Diver

    Known For: 2-time NCAA Championship & 2012 US Olympic Trial participant

    Kate was a senior on the IU Diving Team for the 2013-2014 season. She was the captain of the women's team and earned a top ten finish on 10m at NCAA Championships. Kate is a former Indiana High School state champion earning team MVP, highest GPA, and mental attitude awards. Her mental toughness, focus on academics, and team-first attitude has been an invaluable part of Indiana Diving since her arrival in 2010. Campers love Kate and she is an amazing coach.

  • Carroll “Steve” Keim

    Steve Keim

    Carroll “Steve” Keim parent of two-time diving Olympian and VP, Operations, of TriSynerG™

    Experience: Harvard MBA with Honors; head of New Products Development for Coca-Cola Foods; Managing Director of publicly-held company in Australia; owner-operator of Child Care facility; Board of Directors, Norway Springs; National Junior Champion (Golf) in Colombia.

    Steve has been involved with the diving scene since 1985, when his two youngest daughters, Jenny and Vicki, started diving at the Woodlands in Texas. He and his wife have been involved ever since—his oldest daughter, Lisa, even dove in the master’s program!


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      He has an international background, having grown up in France, Brazil, and Colombia. Subsequently he and his wife, CJ, lived in Australia for over 8 years.

      He is a business leader, with a focus on new business development, marketing, and management. The last 10 years he has focused on entrepreneurial ventures including Primo Water, HEI Consulting, several start-ups, and teaching at the U of Miami (FL).

      Recently he has joined the Johansen team with a mission of helping to create the best developmental program in the diving community, from entry-level to international champions.

Contact Us


Jenny Keim-Johansen, Director of Camp Operations

divecamp@trisynerg.com

844-234-8348, ext: 1

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