Our Instructors


Terry Maul

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 M.

Amanda has over 10 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 swimmers 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.

Colin A.

Colin has been part of the ATAC family since he joined the team at the age of nine. He swam under Coach Terry through the end of his senior high school season, at which point he decided to devote his training time to triathlon, where in the ensuing years he qualified and competed at 2013 Ironman World Championships, 2014 Age Group Nationals, and 2015 WTS Olympic Distance World Championships. Colin is also a professional photographer, and can often be found on the pool deck outside of coaching, helping provide the team and parents with high quality images. Colin is senior in Civil Engineering at FSU.

Makayla A.

I am attending and swimming with the University of Central Florida. I’ve been swimming for most of my life. I love being around the water and I really love kids. I’m always super excited to teach lessons and am looking forward to meeting new people! In addition to teaching swim lessons I coach with the ATAC swim team in Tallahassee.

Megan H.

My swimming career began when I was just 5 years old on my local summer swim league team in Saint Johns, FL. From there my love for the sport grew and I joined the Bolles Sharks program in Jacksonville at 7 years old. I spent my entire childhood in the water where eventually I worked to qualify for the USA Swimming Junior National, and National meets. As a Florida high school swimmer, I was a state finalist in my individual events all 4 years and was state champion in the 100y breaststroke both my junior and senior years. After high school I moved to Tallahassee to swim for Florida State. My freshman year I was a member of the ACC team and had a top 24 finish. Since then, I have decided to end my own competitive career and focus on my continued studies at FSU where I am a double major in Psychology, and Family and Child Sciences. I have a love for swimming that runs deep and a passion for working with kids and I am so excited to have the opportunity to coach as a part of the ATAC family. I look forward to lots of fun and fast swimming ahead!

Natalie H.

She has been teaching swim lessons for 7 years as well as coaching age groupers for 3 years. She was a competitive for 12 years and continues to swim with the Florida State swim club! She is attending FSU to major in Exercise Physiology to later apply to medical school. She is super excited to work with all ages in swim lessons and allow the kids to have a fun swimming environment.

Lily A.

I am a student athlete at Tallahassee Community  College. I have been involved in competitive swimming for over ten years. I love to work with younger kids. You might even see me around a pool in Tallahassee working as a lifeguard.

Sydney S.

I am attending Seton Hall University (The Pirates.) I have been swimming for over ten years on ATAC and then for the Pirates. I mostly compete in the breaststroke and butterfly strokes. I am hard working and determined to finish anything I start.

Sara-Kellet C.

Sara-Kellett has been swim competitively for over 10 years and eaching lessons for more than 5 years. I attend The University of Tampa Spartans and swims for the Spartans as a distance swimmer.I am always excited to continue teaching lessons in the summer.