Staff

 

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.

 

 


Blake J.
Blake has been teaching lessons for 3 years now and has been a competitive swimmer for for over 8 years. She is also an ATAC coach this year. She is encouraging and is excited to teach swim lessons this summer again.

 


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.

 


Cristina P.
Christina has been teaching swim lessons for 3 years and was a competitive swimmer for over 8 years. She is in college at FSU now and is super excited to start teaching swim lessons again this summer!

 

 


Makayla A.
I’m seventeen years old and I’ve been swimming for eleven years this summer. I love being around the water and I really love kids. I’m super excited to teach lessons and am looking forward to meeting new people!

 

 


Madison J.
My name is Madison Jacobi. I am a Florida State graduate with a degree in Psychology. I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Special Education. I swam for Florida State University for four years, competing at a conference and national level throughout my career. Coaching for ATAC has been a great way to combine my love for the sport of swimming, educating children, and working with individuals with special needs.

 


Megan
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
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.

 

 


Kathy M.
I have been an athlete my entire life. My experience includes promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles, competitive water skiing, and teaching swim lessons. In 1998, a group of triathlete friends and I formed the local Gulf Winds Triathlon Club. In 2001, I formulated and directed the first Red Hills Triathlon and became a USAT Certified Race Director in 2011. I retired after 30 years with the Tallahassee Police Department and became a USA Triathlon Level 1 coach, working with local triathletes. I also joined the staff at Capital City Runners as a part time Fit Specialist. I enjoy working with people of all ages and experience levels.

 


Lily A.
I am currently a freshman at Florida state. I have been involved in competitive swimming for ten years. I love to and work well with younger kids.

 

 

 


Sara-Kellet C.
Sara-Kellett has been swim competitively for over 8 years and has been teaching lessons for three years now. She is going to Tampa to swim next year and is excited to continue teaching lessons for the summer.

 

 


Sydney S.
I just finished my junior year of high school. I have been swimming for ten years on ATAC and mostly focus on breaststroke and butterfly. I am hard working and determined to finish anything I start.

 

 


Thomas S.
Thomas has been swimming for more than 10 years with the ATAC swim club. He has  been a swim instructor for 3 years now with Talswim. He is an Eagle Scout and works to encourage the kids to develop their swimming abilities and creates a fun and safe swimming environment for every child.

 

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