Senior Coach | Email Joe: Joe@BlueDolfinsWPHS.com
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 Athletic 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 7 pm.
Senior Coach | Email Kim: firstname.lastname@example.org
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/Flippers Coach | Email Megan: email@example.com
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 Kelsey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelsey grew up swimming on Blue Dolfins for Joe Auer and Charlie Rose. She qualified for NCSA Junior Nationals, competed at the Allstar Championship meet, and was named team captain for the Florida Southeastern Zone Championships Team for 3 years. While attending Hagerty High school, she was team captain and received All American Consideration. After high school, she went on to swim for Ohio University before transferring to the University of Central Florida.
As a coach, she currently coaches the junior ‘A’ group, as well as private lessons for younger swimmers.
Junior 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 Junior 'B' Group for the Blue Dolfins.
Website Admin | Flippers Instructor | Email Bess: swimbluedolfins.com
Bess was a classroom teacher for over 15 years before stopping to help her husband Joe run Florida Swim Network. In addition to managing the tea’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 beginning swimmers learn their strokes.