Logan Schaefer, Head Coach
Logan Schaefer was named Head Coach of Donner Swim Club in 2016. As Head Coach Logan oversees all aspects of the club and coaches the GOLD training group.
Logan is also the Head Coach for Columbus North High School. In his first year, he directed the boys program to a runner up finish and the girls to a 3rd place finish in the 2017 IHSAA Sectionals. Later at the IHSAA State Competition, the girls finished in 26th place, improving their place by 10 spots over the 2015-16 year.
Before his time at Donner, Logan was the Head Coach of SARG Swim Team and Southridge High School in Huntingburg, IN, both his home club and high school as an age group swimmer. While at SARG, Logan was selected as a coaching staff member for the 2016 Indiana Swimming Age Group Elite Camp staff.
Prior to SARG, Coach Schaefer spent 4 years at Indiana University where he spent 1 year swimming collegiately and 3 years coaching. During the 3 years coaching as a volunteer Logan helped Indiana develop and place multiple athletes on the USA Swimming National Team in 2013, 2014, & 2015. With these results, Logan was selected as USA National Team Coach in 2014-2015 & 2015-2016.
Logan graduated from Indiana University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology.
Logan lives in Columbus with his fiancé Lindsay.
Jill Arnholt, Gold Coach
Columbus and Donner Swim Club has been in Coach Arnholt's life since she was a child. She swam for Donner Swim Club and Columbus East High School.
In 1985, after college graduation, she started working for BCSC and began coaching for the Columbus East Lady Olympians and went back to Donner as a coach. She coached for 10 years and then took a break to raise her family. She returned to Coaching at East in 2013 and returned to Donner in the summer of 2016.
Swimming is Coach Arnholt's favorite sport and it is the only sport she truly enjoys watching. She continues to be passionate about the process of learning and growing as a coach.
Myra Retrum, Gold Coach
Myra Retrum has been around water her whole life. With having four older siblings who were swimmers and divers and growing up on a lake, she was always around it.
She started competitively swimming at the age of four and swam for Donner Swim Club and Columbus North and earned a swim scholarship to Indiana University. After graduating college, she moved back to Columbus and now works at Pankratz Eye Institute.
She enjoys being with friends and family, traveling, working out, spending time on Grandview Lake, and attending Terrace Lake Church. She has past coaching experience at Southeastern Swim Club in Fishers, Indiana.
She enjoys coaching to have a positive influence on the swimmers and help them reach their highest goals/potential in and out of the pool.
Erin Bieger, Blue Coach
Erin started swimming at age four in South Bend. Due to her Dad’s job she moved multiple times throughout her childhood living in Indiana, Tennessee and moving back to Indiana in the 7th grade. Her sophomore year of high school, Erin moved to Columbus and joined the Columbus North High School Swim Team and Donner Swim Club. She was a sectional qualifier and Sr. State qualifier.
After graduating high school in 2009, Erin attended St. Francis University in Pennsylvania. During her Freshmen year she won both 100 and 200 yard Breaststroker, and set school records. At the start of her Sophomore year, Erin transferred to IUPUI where she joined the Jaguars. Erin ended her season mid-season with a knee injury. With the injury Erin was able to join the coaching staff in helping out where needed, especially on speaking with recruits when they were visiting becoming an ambassador for the team.
In 2013, Erin graduated from the Kelley School of Business with a Bachelors of Science in Business, majoring in Human Resources and Management. Erin works as Human Resources Generalist in Franklin at a manufacturing company.
Erin’s coaching career began in 2013 when she joined the Donner Staff in the fall as the Beginning Competitive Group. Erin stayed with Donner in that role until August 2015.
At the point she joined the Whiteland Hypersonic Team and Whiteland High School Swim Team as an Assistant Coach. At Whiteland, Erin worked as the lead coach for the Age Group team, she stayed with Whiteland until March 2016, when she found that her heart was with Donner Swim Club, and moved back as the head Blue Coach. During her time as the Blue coach she has had multiple swimmers qualify for Divisionals and Age Group State. Erin really enjoys working with the Age Groupers to help them not only develop their potential as swimmers, but as human begins. As a former Breaststroker and IMer, Erin does enjoy helping swimmers learn how to swim those events and become better all around swimmers.
Erin currently lives in Columbus. When she is not working or coaching, Erin enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Erik, and their dog Miley.
Rusty Imlay, Green & Gold Coach
Kristin VanDeventer, Blue Coach
Kristin VanDeventer has coached with Donner for a year.
Prior to coaching for Donner, Kristin swam for Liberty University where she competed in the 200, 500, 1000, and 1650 freestyle. While at Liberty, Kristin was a two-time CCSA All-American and scoring member of three conference teams; her sophomore she contributed to the team’s conference title. Go flames!
Prior to her time at Liberty, Kristin competed for both Columbus North High School and Donner Swim Club. In high school, she was a four time Sectional champ in the 200 and 500 freestyle. She contributed to the Columbus North Sectional team wins in 2009, 2010, and 2012.
When she is not at the pool, Kristin works in HR, enjoys attending church, training for triathlons, and hanging out with her family. “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.”
Kathleen Proffitt, Orange Coach
Carrie Utterback, Orange Coach
Swimming adopted Coach Carrie Utterback.
She was a collegiate track athlete who went on to a career working in Chicago for 2 large international law firms and then went on to teach law school. Promising that "if I ever had kids, they will learn to swim" since she was never given that opportunity as a youngster, that is exactly what happened.
In 2008, her oldest 2 daughters became competitive club swimmers at Donner and swimming started becoming a constant in Coach Carrie's life. She started out as a swim mom, volunteering at meets being in leadership of Donner for 2 years. When her youngest child became a competitive swimmer himself in 2011, she became a USA Swimming official. She coached Junior Olympic track from 2010 through 2013 and started coaching swimming in 2014. In those 2 years, she lead a developmental team teaching them to embrace the sport that adopted her.
Her athletes' hard work paid off with her swimmers qualifying for open water state as well as having podium finishes at divisionals and age group state.
Coach Carrie loves educating families about this great sport and has especially enjoys the camaraderie on the deck with the coaching staff as well as all the Donner families. She is also the Assistant Girls Swim Coach at Columbus East High School.