Loading

Welcome to AQUA! We are a professionally operated swim community devoted to equipping our members with the BEST of swimming! Our highly decorated staff has experience up to the Olympic level and we are devoted to maximizing your athletic potential and achieving your personal goals. Whether you are just a beginner in the pool or have expert ability as a swimmer, we have the right program for you

AQUA Swim School

Brandon Aquatics

Brandon High School
1025 S Ortonville Rd
Ortonville, MI 48462

AQUA Main Line
(248)-403-0364
(888) 899-6185

AQUA Head Coach – Mike Kavanaugh
Email – Mike@aquaswimclub.com
(248)-295-1396

Hours:
Monday – Friday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday – Closed

The Natatorium services Brandon, Ortonville and surrounding communities. The natatorium features an 8 Lane 25-yard pool with a separate diving well. The following pool’s programs include are for the Brandon Community:

  • Learn to swim program
  • Year-round competitive swim team
  • Private and Semi-Private lessons
  • Open swim (5 days a week!)

Learn to swim parents are able view swimming lessons from dedicated benches on deck located a few feet from the pool or from the stands that are adjacent to the pool. Each week we have many swim school classes and several swim team practices!

Find Us On The Map

Brandon Aquatics

1025 S Ortonville Rd
Ortonville, MI 48462

Meet Our Brandon Staff

  • Reed Heller
    Reed Heller
    Development Director
  • Jordan Gal
    Jordan Gal
    AQUA Instructor
  • Joey Tomei
    Joey Tomei
    AQUA Instructor
  • Jasmine Ward
    Jasmine Ward
  • Jeff Musson
    Jeff Musson
    Assistant Coach
  • Diane Fistler
    Diane Fistler
    Dryland Coach
  • Rachel Griffin
    Rachel Griffin
    Instructor
  • Rayven Sterner
    Rayven Sterner
    Instructor
  • Morgan Saunders
    Morgan Saunders
    Instructor
  • Jessie Drogemuller
    Jessie Drogemuller
    Manager
  • Ryne Drogemuller
    Ryne Drogemuller
    Head Site Coach
Reed Heller
Development Director

Reed Heller graduated from Eller, the college of management at the University of Arizona in 2016 and moved from Arizona to work directly under the leadership of Nim Shapira. Reed studied and volunteered abroad in Argentina and Barcelona to gain a better understanding of world business and cultures. Reed is actively involved with BNI partners for success and the Detroit City Moishe House locally here in Michigan.

Reed states ” I have grown more at AQUA, than at my previous position working for a billion-dollar company.  I am part of a family at AQUA.” Reed believes motivation and hard work are the corner stones for success.

Jordan Gal
AQUA Instructor

Jordan has worked for AQUA Club for a little over a year now and having the ability to teach the future generation of swimmers is one of the most rewarding feeling I get. In my free time I usually like to go play baseball and hockey with my friends and family. If It wasn’t for me learning how to swim I would I would have never found my passion for teaching if it wasn’t for the swim lessons.

Joey Tomei
AQUA Instructor

Joey began swimming lessons when he was very young and became swimming competitively in the third grade. After participating in a club for a few years, Joey began swimming for his middle school team followed by his high school team. Swimming has been a major part of Joey’s life for the past nine years and he plans to stay in the pool as long as possible. His favorite event to swim is the 200 freestyle where he achieved the best time of 1:55.14 at the final meet of his senior year high school.

During his high school years, Joey was a captain of the team from his sophomore year to his senior year. He would always push his teammates to be the best that they can be. Joey plans to study materials engineering at Michigan Technological University. After college, he hopes to work at a mountain bike company or a high-performance automotive company.

Jasmine Ward

Jasmine is a Michigander and has been working with AQUA for 1 year. She has always lived an active lifestyle playing basketball and running track for Troy High school. She has made great friends through sports and continues to spend time with them in her free time. Jasmine is a self-taught swimmer and was thrown into a pool at an early age. She enjoys teaching and working with children and adults. Jasmine stated “When your in the pool, the possibilities are endless.”

Jeff Musson
Assistant Coach

Bio

Jeff joined our AQUA Family in mid 2016. He started swimming competitively at Salem High School in Plymouth, Michigan (Go Rocks!) and was part of the two-time Conference Champion Team and a member of the 400 free relay team at MHSAA Boys Division I Swim Championship.

He went on to College to swim for Michigan Technological University (Go Huskies!) competing in the GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) and was Captain of the team. Jeff is passionate about swimming, and is excited to be part of the AQUA coaching team – Go AQUA!!

Diane Fistler
Dryland Coach

Bio

Diane Fistler has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 1992 and has worked with patients of different age levels and in many different settings.  She is excited to assist with developing a program to decrease injuries to swimmers due to muscle imbalance.

Rachel Griffin
Instructor

Rachael has been attending Brandon School District and living in Ortonville her entire life. She is now a Junior at Brandon High School. She enjoys and is proud to be part of the BHS Marching Band, National Honors Society, the Brandon Varsity Swim Team, and the Brandon STEM program. She has made many great friends through these programs and likes to spend her free time hanging out with them.

Rachael began swim lessons when she was in 3rd grade and has been swimming ever since. Her favorite part of being on the swim team is practicing with her teammates, but the events she most enjoys in meets are sprinting 50 and 100 yard freestyle. She likes her job working with AQUA as a lifeguard and swim instructor because she enjoys feeling like she is making a positive impact in her community.

Rayven Sterner
Instructor

Rayven has attended Brandon Schools throughout the course of her schooling and is currently a Junior at Brandon High School. She has been a proud part of Brandon Swim Teams as well as lessons and club teams ran through the Brandon Pool for almost 7 years and has made it a point in her life to swim whenever she can. Besides swimming, she enjoys being a part of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Brandon STEM Program.

Being part of the Brandon Varsity Swim Team has taught her the importance of teamwork, and lead her to pursue work as a swim instructor, to show others the joy of swimming and being part of team swimming. Since then, Rayven has been teaching lessons at Aqua Swim Club for the last 2 years and hopes to continue into a college swim team and later team swim teams herself.

Morgan Saunders
Instructor

Morgan has grown up in the small town of Ortonville and has attended Brandon Schools for all of her schooling career. She is currently a senior at Brandon High School. Morgan is captain of both the Brandon varsity swim team and the varsity tennis team. She is also a part of the National Honors Society which enables her to volunteer within her community. After high school she hopes to attend college and pursue a career in environmental sciences.

Morgan has been a part of the swimming world for 9 years. She began swimming through swim lessons at the Brandon High School pool. Swimming is by far her favorite sport. Her favorite events to swim are the 200IM and 100 backstroke. She loves teaching swim lessons because it reminds her of when she learned to swim. Morgan feels fortunate to work at the pool that she grew up in.

Jessie Drogemuller
Manager

Jessie has spent the majority of her life in the swimming world. As a swimmer, she spent 14 years in the competitive swimming atmosphere from age group all the way through college. She quickly realized she was meant to be a distance swimmer although her favorite events were middle distance, the 200 and 500 freestyle. During her time at Notre Dame College, she held a record in the mile and was lucky enough to be a part of a Conference winning team.

As a swimmer, Jessie did her college internship with Swimming World Magazine. This allowed her to combine her love of swimming with her love of grammar, editing, and punctuation! After college, she went back to teaching swim lessons, something she started during the summers in California when she was 15. Jessie appreciates teaching kids to love the sport that shaped her.  

Ryne Drogemuller
Head Site Coach

Bio

Ryne was born and raised in sunshine. He grew up in California, then went to Arizona State University to major in Kinesiology. At 10, he was conscripted into the sport of swimming by his parents after he criticized his brother one too many times.

He eventually found a love of the sport that’s led him to coaching. He made his high school state cut in the 100 Breaststroke his junior year, and went a 1:04.54. He participated on two league champion teams in high school.

He then participated as an assistant volunteer to his HS alma mater, and began working on San Benito Aquatics with age group swimmers during his summer breaks. He has an Aussie/Collie dog named Autumn, and in his spare time he can be found either playing video games or writing stories.

Fun Fact: He self-published his first sci-fi action novel in 2017 titled Through the Ghost.