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If you want to contact any of our coaches, please click the e-mail link next to their name.  You can also leave a message at the CAT office at 727-791-9542.

Coaching Staff

Randy Reese

Director of Aquatics

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Randy Reese has been coaching swimming since 1969. He started his career in Clearwater then moved to the Bolles School, Episcopal High School / Randy Reese Swim Team, and then to University of Florida where he coached the Men’s and Women’s teams to two National Championships each (Men 1983 & 1984) (Women 1979 & 1982). He has over 14 National Championships for his age group teams. In 2004, he came back to Clearwater after sucessfully leading the Longhorn Aquatics team where he was head coach and had been ranked the number one club team in the country  three years by USA Swimming Club of Excellence program.

Coach Reese has personally led over 41 Olympic swimmers to a combined total of 18 Gold medals, 8 Silver and 9 Bronze.  He has coached 6 swimmers who achieved 16 world records and led 79 Women to achieve over 500 All-American honors and 60 men reach 200 All-American honors.
 
Coach Reese’s personal accomplishments include:
 
· 1979 Pan American Games Assistant Coach
· 1980 (Moscow), 1984 (Los Angeles), 1988 (Seoul) USA Olympic Assistant Coach
· 1982 & 1988 NCAA Women’s Coach of the Year
· 1984 & 1985 NCAA Men’s Coach of the Year
· 1987 Pan Pacific Games Assistant Coach
· 1997 University of Florida Hall of Fame Inductee
· 2005 International Swimming Hall of Fame Inductee

Kevin Reese

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Ken Duncan

Branch Head Coach - Hunter's Green

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Coach Ken Duncan brings his wealth of experience to our New Tampa facility located in the beautiful Hunter's Green Country Club.  In 2012, Ken passion for the sport led him to volunteer coach at the Trinity YMCA. Prior to that stint, Ken was the owner and Head Coach for Tampa Area Performance Aquatics (TAPS). TAPS produced Florida Age Group Champions, Florida Swimming record holders and many young swimmers with excellent technique and an ongoing love of swimming.

From 1986 until 1992 Ken was the Head Swimming and Diving Coach for the Virginia Military Institute (NCAA Div. I). In that capacity, Ken developed an advanced training program that was suited to the needs of military cadets. Coach Duncan led VMI to their first conference title in 20 years and was selected as the Atlanta States Conference Coach of the Year. AT VMI, Ken was also Associate Director of their Summer School and has experience creating multifaceted programs including what was called, "Cadet Life".

Coach Ken Duncan was the Head Swimming and Diving coach for Mary Baldwin College (NCAA Div III) from 1982 - 1986. Coach Duncan developed the first ever strength training program for MBC athletics. Under his guidance. the MBC swim program grew in size and scope. Coach Ken lead the program to it's first ever winning dual meet season.

From 1979 until 1989, Coach Duncan also worked at the James Madison University Swim School and worked with a wide variety of children in his capacity as swim instructor. Coach Ken was under the direction of Charlie Arnold who help the YMCA develop their highly regarded Progressive Swim Program. Speaking of James Madison, Coach Duncan Earned his BS in Health & Physical Education degree and his MS in Physical Education & Exercise Physiology degree from James Madison University. 

Off the pool deck Coach Duncan has been President of the Lexington/Rockbridge & SW Regional Director of the JAYCESS. Ken has also been a Board of Director member for the SW Virginia American Heart Association, a NAUI SCUBA Instructor, was selected 1989 Outstanding Young Men of America, an NCAA Intercollegiate Tennis Official (Ken won't say this himself, but he was a National Champion tennis player) and has been the owner of Keppler Properties; a rental property business based in Lexington , Va. since 1992.

We are happy to welcome Coach Duncan to the CAT family. We value his experience, his dedication to the sport and the way he positively interacts with his swimmers. We look forward to many positive results at Hunter's Green.