Senior Coach | Email Joe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe grew up swimming for the Blue Dolfins and owned several national records by the time he was 10 years old. A Winter Park High School alumni, Joe was a high school team captain and helped lead the Wildcats to three consecutive state titles. He was also a 9-time high school All-American and won eight state titles before heading to swim for the University of Florida under legendary coach Randy Reese. Joe was later inducted into the Winter Park Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
As a coach, Joe has worked with swimmers on all levels, age group through college, and has had swimmers set state and national records as well as qualify for the US Olympic Trials. He has also helped many swimmers achieve their goal of collegiate swimming, including on the Division I level.
In his non-coaching time, Joe started Florida Swim Network which grew into one of the nation’s largest swim sites. Florida Swim Network was tapped to broadcast collegiate swim meets for ESPN and the SEC Network and Joe was on-deck in Rio covering the 2016 Olympics. Florida Swim Network was acquired in 2017 and Joe now hosts the nationally-syndicated SwimmerJoe Show on Sunday nights at 6 pm.
Senior Coach | Email Kim: email@example.com
Kim Burke grew up swimming for Harry Meisel and the Blue Dolfins. She was also part of a legendary era at Winter Park High School where they proudly won their State meet every year before she went on to swim for the University of Kentucky. Now a Masters Swimmer, Kim is still ranked Top 10 in many short course meter events in the 30-34 year old category.
As a coach, Kim had a short stay with Rick Benner and the Central Florida Y before coaching age groupers for the Winter Park YMCA for 8 years. She is also a longtime coach with Winter Park High School's high school team.
Senior Coach | Email Megan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan grew up in Atlanta Georgia playing soccer and working toward her black belt. She started swimming as a freshman in high school and fell in love with the sport. Joining SwimAtlanta her sophomore year propelled her toward college swimming. After making 5 All-American times and helping her team to County and State Championships, she went to swim for The Georgia Institute of Technology. While swimming, she earned a degree in Communications and earned a spot on the Top 10 lists in 200/400 Freestyle relays and in the 50/100 freestyle events.
As a coach, she has experience with the Yellow Jacket Swim Camp and giving private lessons. Now with the Blue Dolfins, she assists with the Senior Group and gives private lessons to younger swimmers.
Junior Coach | Email Jackson: email@example.com
Jackson grew up swimming on Blue Dolfins for Kevin Meisel, Joe Auer, and Charlie Rose. Winning the 50 Free at the Florida Swimming-Florida Gold Coast All Star Meet was the start of a stand out swim career for Jackson who competed high school season for Trinity Prep. A member of the Blue Dolfins Junior National team, Jackson later competed at College Club Nationals, representing the Florida State Seminole Swim Club where he also helped helped run practices for.
As a coach, Jackson currently coaches the Junior group for the Blue Dolfins.
Junior Coach | Email Maddie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Madison Gilbert grew up competing for the Blue Dolfins and was a stand out swimmer for Hagerty High School. She then competed at Florida Atlantic University before transferring to finish her collegiate swim career at the University of West Florida where she was a finalist at the New South Conference Championships.
As a coach, Madison coaches the Junior group for the Blue Dolfins.
Fins Coach | Email Hanako: email@example.com
Hanako started swimming at age 5 for Y Team Orlando before moving to the Blue Dolfins to swim for Joe Auer. During her time as a high school swimmer, she was team captain for Hagerty and qualified for States all 4 years. She was a State finalist in the 100 free and 100 breast as well. Now she attends the University of Central Florida, studying International and Global studies while also being a part of the Air Force ROTC Program.
As a coach, Hanako coaches the Fins Group for the Blue Dolfins.
Flippers and Learn-to-Swim Coach | Email Coach Amina: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amina Martin is from Burbank, California, and she has always had a passion for swimming. Learning to swim at the YMCA, Amina became a Jr. Lifeguard at age 12 and became a certified scuba diver as well.
Graduating from FSU in Panama City with a degree in forensics/criminology, Amina previously coached for Panama City Swim Team working with the younger students as well as teaching private and group swim lessons for non swim team students.
Here in Central Florida, Amina does uses her scuba skills for search and rescue services, and for the Blue Dolfins Amina coaches the Flippers and oversees small group and private swim lessons.
Website Admin | Email Bess: email@example.com
Bess was a classroom teacher for almost 20 years before stopping to help her husband Joe run Florida Swim Network. In addition to managing the team’s website, Bess consults businesses on their social media and runs the Florida Blogger & Social Media Conference, which has grown into one of the largest conferences of its kind in the southeast.
Having grown up as a competitive gymnast, Bess uses her sports background to help our youngest swimmers learn their strokes or to be a substitute coach when needed.