Wahoo Coaches

Avery Pearson

Head Coach

Coach Avery is thrilled to be returning to coach the Wahoos this summer! She is a former Wahoo herself, swimming for the team for 13 years. After helping the coaches out with the younger swimmers for several seasons, she was hired on as an assistant coach last summer. She is a graduate of Indian Hill High School, where she swam all four years and was a team captain. She also trained with Cincinnati Aquatic Club throughout middle school and high school. Avery has just completed her sophomore year at The College of Wooster, where she is majoring in Biology, with a minor in Classics, while competing as a member of the varsity swim team.

Maggie Kauffeld

Assistant Coach

Hi, my name is Maggie Kauffeld! I can’t wait to see what this summer has in store as an assistant coach for Indian Hills Summer Swim Club. I’m currently a rising senior on Xavier University’s swim team. For XU I usually swim butterfly, and IM. Occasionally I’ll swim a distance freestyle event. I’m at Xavier completing a degree in biology with chemistry and business minors.
While this might be my first summer as an Indian Hill’s Wahoo, I grew up a Wahoo too. My club team in Connecticut were Wahoos too! I spent 4 years in high school as a Wilton Y
Wahoo, taking part in numerous YMCA national championships, and Connecticut State Swimming titles. In Connecticut I spent five summers at the Wilton Riding Club in variouspositions such as lifeguard, a swim coach, and a swim lesson instructor. I’m excited to be a Wahoo again for the summer, and can’t wait to start coaching.

Ariel Krikorian

Assistant Coach

Assistant coach Ari is excited to join the Wahoos this summer! She has been a lifeguard and helped with swim lessons at IHC for the past several summers, and is excited to be a part of the swim team this season! She is a graduate of Madeira High School, where she swam all four years and was a team captain. She also swam for the Madeira swim club for 13 years and BASH. Ari has just completed her freshman year at The Ohio State University, where she is majoring in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (pre-OT), with a minor in Disability Studies.

Joe Dowling


I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to coach the Wahoos during my last year swimming for the team. Over the past 13 years, I have been a part of the Wahoo swim team, discovering my love for swimming on the very pool deck of IHC when I first learned how to swim. For the past four years, I have swam on the Indian Hill High School Varsity swim team while earning a captain role during my Junior and Senior years. Throughout my time as an Aqua Brave, I qualified for the State meet twice and was a part of two seasons that ended in CHL Championship titles. In the fall, I will be attending Middlebury College to swim and study.