Our Staff

SWIM LESSONS – Tom Short Rd.

Ana-Maria Kelly:

Ana has entered her third year with MSA and has loved every minute of it. She believes swimming offers a multitude of physical, mental, and social benefits, and is a highly beneficial activity for people of all ages. Her philosophy toward swimming blends technique with fostering a positive relationship with water. This in turn instills confidence, and promotes a lifelong love for swimming and physically activity in general.

After completing her studies and swimming competitively in Kansas City, Ana moved to North Carolina. She worked in pharmaceutical healthcare for three years before coming on board with MSA Swim in 2021. She enjoys hiking North Carolina’s many mountains and trails with her dog, Hermie.


Lyndi Geyer:

Lyndi is entering her fourth year as the Indian Trail Site Swim Lesson Director. She loves watching swimmers’ pride and confidence grow as they achieve benchmark skills in MSA’s lesson program and enjoys connecting with MSA families. Her philosophy on swim lessons is the same whether teaching children or adults. First, provide a safe, nurturing environment conducive to learning. Next, add in positive reinforcement and technique based teaching strategies and it’s a recipe for success.

Previously, Lyndi has served with other programs as swim lesson director and assistant coach for developmental swim team groups. She also has taught school at the elementary level. Lyndi is a 2001 graduate of Shippensburg University where she was a Division II All-American and a team record holder.

Lyndi’s husband, Dave, acts as MSA’s head swim coach. Lyndi has two daughters. Maddilyn (19) attends Colorado State University where she is on the swim team and studying biology and Kayda (15) is a member of the MSA swim team.”


Debbie Wilson:

Debbie doesn’t remember not knowing how to swim as she began swimming competitively year round at the age of 6 years old. Debbie enjoys helping children and adults conquer their fears by first teaching her students to relax and master breath control. She educates her students about body position and it’s natural buoyancy in water. Her philosophy is safety and comfort first and technique will follow. Debbie wants everyone to enjoy the water as much as she does and she diligently works to achieve this with her students. Raised in the small town of New Hartford, N.Y, Debbie swam 12 years for the New Hartford Knights Swim Team. She also joined the varsity swim team as an 8th grader and was a 4 year letter winner at New Hartford High School. She qualified for NYSPHAA 4 of the 5 years on her High School team. She continued her love for swimming at the State University of New York at Buffalo where in her freshman year her team went 11-0, won the SUNYAC conference meet, and she was awarded the most valuable swimmer. In the following years she would go on to compete in the NCAA Division II swim meet in the 200 Butterfly and 200 medley relay.

After college Debbie spent 15 years in the corporate world. When her company moved to another state in 2006 she decided to stay in North Carolina and pursue her two passions which are cooking and swimming. She is the Lead Cook at a Christian School and has been a swim instructor for 8+ years. Her favorite quote is, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” ~Pablo Picasso~ She gets to live this quote out daily and feels forever grateful and blessed.