Andy Pedersen to Step Down As Long-Time Coach of Southeastern Swim Club After 28 Years

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Andy Pedersen, the long-time head coach of Southeastern Swim Club in Fishers, Indiana, is stepping down from his position as head coach to pursue a new career with SR Smith.

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Andy Pedersen. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Pedersen had been at the helm of Southeastern since 1993, where he produced national level swimmers Matt McDonald, who swam for Skip Kenney at Stanford, and Lindsay Rogers, who went on to Louisville.

At the high school level, Pedersen’s Hamilton Southeastern girls teams finished runner-up to Carmel five times, with the last coming in 2016. Pedersen’s 2007 Hamilton Southeastern team was only 54.5 points behind Carmel for second place at the state championships, which is the closest any team has gotten to ending Carmel’s streak in the last 15 years.

Pedersen also won the 2007 Indiana Boys High School State title and finished runner-up in 2008. He recently coached Keegan Streett to a state title in the 200 freestyle this year as well as daughter Molly, who made the final in the 100 free at Indiana high school state this year, and will be at Penn State next season.

Andy Pedersen was named as a 2011 Inductee into the Indiana Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame and was honored in 2005 and 2016 as the National High School Coach of the Year. He is also the head coach of the team’s feeder program, Southeastern Swim Club. Coach Pedersen is a graduate of Indiana University and Bedford North-Lawrence High School.

Pedersen resides in Indianapolis and will lead the commercial sales team efforts in the Midwest and Northeast markets. He will take over the responsibilities previously help by Larry Mazzenga who recently retired.

4 comments

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    Dave

    Awesome coach and wonderful husband, father and friend. Andy’s leadership will be missed.

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    Jim Voss

    What a great career.
    We started about the same time and we had a lot of great battles. Best of luck Andy.
    Coach Jim

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    Anonymous

    Congratulations Andy! You will be missed!

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    Robert Avritt

    Coach”P” is AWESOME! Not only as a coach, but as an outstanding steward of the sport. SSC misses him already.

    Godspeed and good luck, Coach P!
    Sincerely,
    Abby Jane’s Daddy

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