Adam Madarassy, a former Olympic swimmer, is the owner and head coach of Miami Shores Aquatics.
While a member of the Hungarian National Team, Madarassy represented his country at many International meets including 2012: European Championships in Budapest, Hungary; 2008: Olympic Games in Beijing, China; 2007: World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand; 2006: European Championships in Budapest, Hungary; 2003: European Junior Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain; 2002: European Junior Championships in Linz, Austria.
Madarassy attended the University of Louisville from 2004 - 2009 where he was a member of the Louisville Cardinals Swimming and Diving team. In his freshman year he received the Swimmer of the Conference Award and Freshman of the Year Award at NCAA for the 200 butterfly. He had multiple Conference USA and Big East records and was the captain of the team in his senior year.
Madarassy graduated from University of Louisville in 2009 majoring in Business Management. He then began coaching for Cardinal Aquatics for over two years where he found his true passion for coaching. His mainly worked with age group swimmers but also helped out with the younger and older kids. Many of the kids qualified to compete at States and Nationals. He was also running the Masters program.
Coach Kate's swimming career began over 20 years ago as an age group swimmer for her local YMCA team in Augusta, Maine. Later on, she also swam for her high school team in Augusta. It was during that time that she began teaching swim lessons and became a lifeguard.
Upon graduation, Kate went on to the University of Maine, where she majored in kinesiology and physical education. While at UMaine, Kate was a member of woman's swim team. After four year of swimming, Kate started graduate school and became a student assistant coach for her former team.
Kate went on to teach K-8 physical education for two years in Steuben, Maine. She then began work at the YMCA in Ellsworth, Maine, where she was aquatics director for five years. Some of her duties included teaching swimming, water safety, and lifeguarding. Additionally, she was an assistant coach for the YMCA's age group team and the Ellsworth High School team.
After five years at the YMCA, Kate was searching for a challenge, an adventure, (and some warmer weather!), and she landed in here in south Florida. Since arriving in June of 2011, Kate has worked with numerous Florida Gold Coast and high school teams. She arrives at Miami Shores after spending the last two years at American Heritage School and Heritage Aquatics.
Kate began at Miami Shores in January of 2017, and she is very excited to be a part of the staff! Swimmers and parents have been very welcoming, and the positive atmosphere makes her happy to arrive at practice every afternoon. She can't wait to see what the future brings!