He has been director of the Tallahassee Swim School since it’s beginning. He has over 40 years experience in aquatic instruction. He was head swimming coach at Florida State University for 16 years and is currently the head coach of the City of Tallahassee sponsored Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club.
In addition to these duties, he is an assistant professor of statistics and sociology at Thomas University in Thomasville, Ga. His wife Dr. Jodi Yambor is a professor of psychology at Thomas University.
Amanda has over 10 years of experience teaching swim lessons to swimmers of all ages. She has experience teaching swimmers with varying ability levels, and is always determined to help them reach their goals in the pool. When not at the pool, Amanda is a Second Grade teacher that is determined to help her students reach her goals in the classroom. Before becoming a teacher, Amanda attended Florida State University where she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education. Amanda was a coach for ATAC’s developmental program from 2007-2015.
Sarah was a competitive swimmer for over 12 years and she has 4 years of teaching and coaching experience. Sarah is more than comfortable working with all ages in the water, including adults! While working as a coach and instructor, Sarah is currently a student at Florida State University, where she is a member of the Water Polo team, as well as a part of Florida State’s swim club.
Natalie has been teaching swim lessons for over 7 years as well as coaching age groupers for over 4 years now. She was a competitive swimmer for 12 years down in sunny Sarasota, FL and continues to swim with the Florida State club team! Natalie currently attends Florida State University where she majors in Clinical Professions to later apply to Physician Assistant school this coming year. She has experience with all swimming abilities and is super excited to work with all ages in swim lessons and allow the kids (or adults) to have an overall fun environment to learn.
Ally is from St. Petersburg, Florida and comes from a family of swimmers including her immediate and extended family! She swam for West Florida Lightning Aquatics, a year-round team, as well as Bardmoor Aquatic Team, a summer league team. She started coaching for Bardmoor for three summers and primarily worked with three to eight year olds. The pool deck is practically her home and she hopes to instill the love of the sport in the little ones as her coaches have for her! She is currently a second year student at Florida State University studying to become a Dietitian and hopes to go on to Physician Assistant School.
Sara-Kellet has been swimming competitively for over 10 years and teaching lessons for more than 5 years here in Tallahassee. She currently attends The University of Tampa Spartans and swims for the Spartans as a distance swimmer. She is always excited to continue teaching lessons in the summer and see new swimmers gain water confidence with proficient skills.
Preston has been a certified lifeguard and swim instructor for the past 4 years. He was also on a swim team for 7 years and is well versed on the the ins and outs of swimming and the best ways to teach the proper techniques to all ages. Preston is very patient and analyzes the needs of each swimmer, new or advanced, in order to give them a more individualized learning process. While he is not at work, Preston attends Florida State University and is pursuing a Bachelors in Business Marketing.