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PAQ Coaches

KATHLEEN PRINDLE - HEAD COACH/FOUNDER, NATIONAL TEAM COACH

Kathleen Klein Prindle has been an inspirational coaching presence in South Florida for two decades. A former competitive swimmer from northeastern Pennsylvania and a 1993 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, she offers more than 40 years of aquatics experience as both athlete and coach. Prindle is an ASCA Level 5 coach, the highest level attainable (held by the top 2-5% of swimming coaches). In 2015 and in 2018, Prindle was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for her contributions to the sport. 

Prindle was recruited, trained, and mentored by six-time Olympic coaching legend Michael Lohberg. With intense focus on stroke mechanics and the use of scientific training methods such as Blood Lactate testing during her tenure, Kathleen and Michael created a proven record of success with swimmers at all levels including eight Olympians, one world-record holder, two American record-holders, eight FHSAA State (high school) champions, and nine All-American swimmers.

Prindle has coached multiple local athletes to JO, Zone, Sectional Championship, Florida State Championship, and US Junior National/Sr National Championship titles. Many of her swimmers are Academic All-Americans and have furthered their careers at the Collegiate, National, and International/ World Championship/ Olympic levels. Kathleen is a 3x USA Olympic Trials Coach (2008, 2012, 2016), World Championships Coach (2014, 15), 4x Olympic private coach (2008, 2012, 2016, 2020/1). In the most recent quad, PAQ Swimming was AGAIN the only team in the area to qualify an athlete for the Tokyo 2020(1) OLYMPIC GAMES! Currently, Kathleen is preparing athletes for the Paris 2024 Olympic Quad.

Prindle also works with other professional athletes including tri-athletes, pentathletes, baseball players, and PGA tour members, using aquatics as a cross-training technique to finesse their athletic performances. Prindle was the founding Head Coach of the Hoboken Hurricanes Swim Team in New Jersey (at Stevens Institute of Technology). She has taught and coached swimming throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Virginia, and at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

In addition to her work on deck, Prindle is active in governance of the sport. She is currently serving a 4-year elected term on the USA Swimming Board of Directors, is the former Vice -President of the American Swim Coaches Association, the Finance Vice-Chair of the Florida Gold Coast Board of Directors, and volunteers her time with several additional industry-related organizations.  Locally, Prindle has been a featured guest lecturer at Lynn University and at American Red Cross events, and a consultant for multiple swim programs. She has been a featured speaker at International Coaching Clinics, and the USA-Swimming Convention. She lends her expertise to the Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton, FL, as the Aquatics Administrator and Varsity Boys’ and Girls Head Coach since 2003. At Grandview, she developed the Lower School Physical Education curriculum and instituted Middle School swimming as a funded sport. Prindle is also past Chair and still serves on the FHSAA Advisory Board (the governing body for high school sports in Florida),  

Prindle is driven by a desire to help every athlete achieve their athletic goals. Through intense focus on technical proficiency, providing resources, and managing a positive and professional enviroment, Prindle's positive coaching style helps illuminate some of life's lessons as athletes pursue success in the pool.  She sees tremendous value in interacting with her swimmers with laughter and kindness, to create an environment where every success is possible.

She and her husband Chris reside near the beach, and enjoy the ocean whenever they can. Email: [email protected]

 

JOSIAH MORALES - LEAD ASSISTANT COACH, MASTERS COACH, PROFESSIONAL SWIMMER

Josiah, originally from Trinidad & Tobago, joined the PAQ in 2017 as a professional (post-graduate) athlete after earning a Bachelor’s of Science in molecular biology and minor in chemistry from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. During his time at Wayland, Josiah was a Dean's List student with many athletic and academic accolades. Coach Joe was 4x Men's Swimming & Diving All-American, 5x Athlete of the week, 1x NAIA Male Athlete of the week, CSCAA Scholar All-American, Swim Team Captain and held school records in the 50 free, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly. He has been recognized as Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Josiah has represented Trinidad & Tobago on multiple occasions, including the FINA World Open Water Junior Swimming and multiple C.C.C.A.N. and CISC Championships. Currently he is balancing training with coaching as he seeks another opportunity to represent #TeamTTO on the world stage again! Joe is a fan of the Marvel Comics series and enjoys reading anime ...two of his favorite taper pastimes! Email: [email protected]

RORY GRIGULL - REMOTE TRIATHLON CONSULTANT (SPECIALTY: IRONMAN) 

Rory joined The PAQ in 2012 with extensive competitive swimming experience, and has been instrumental in supporting our growth and longevity! He is an ASCA Level 3 Certified Club and Masters Coach. A 2012 graduate of the University of South Carolina (Exercise Science/Psychology mino), Grigull was a 4X FHSAA All-American and member of multiple State Championship teams at Marjorie Stoneman-Douglas High School . While training with Coach Kathleen, Grigull competed at the 2008 US Olympic Trials in the 100-meter freestyle. At South Carolina, Rory continued his stellar swimming career, competing in 3 Southeastern Conference Championships, and 3x Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll. He and his new wife Chrissy (also a former PAQ coach) relocated to their beloved Colorado to pursue their dreams of IRONMAN trianing ...at altitude all the time! Rory currently lends his expertise to our friends at Pike's Peak Athletics in Colordao Springs. Need someone to plan your training season or to prep for your IRONMAN? Rory's your guy! He can be reached for personal triathlon planning/ and remote Tri Training via Email: [email protected]

 

MEET THE PAQ "EXTENDED FAMILY" OF COACHES ...OFF-DECK & STILL CONTRIBUTING!

KATIE PARKER - PART-TIME SCHOOL COACH, SCHOOL JV & VARSITY

"KatieP" joined The PAQ in 2014 as a graduate of the University of Tampa. Joining her first swim team at age 5, Katie wrapped up a 17-year competitive swimming career at Tampa as the school record-holder in 200 Butterfly and a 3-year consecutive NCAA Division II Championships qualifier (2012/13/14)! After a time with Deerfield Beach Ocean Rescue, Katie now works for a yacht company in her degree field, Advertising! Her aquatic specialty is building basic skills for lower-school and developmental swimmers. 

 

CASSIDY RINDGE -2020/21 ASSISTANT COACH & PANDEMIC MANAGER

"Cass", a native of Charleston, SC, first competed in summer league at age 3, following the footsteps of her older siblings...now she is a collegiate 'swammer' and veteran IRONMAN! A 2019 graduate of Converse College, Cassidy as a 400IMer was Team Captain, named 3X All-Conference athlete, and earned Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference 2017-19. Cassidy loves working with the youngest and the oldest in our community, and was the perfect coach to lead us out of the 2020 pandemic closures. Coach Cass is a big part of PAQ's extended Coach Family! She can be reached via PAQ Email: [email protected]

ALEXANDRIA (MERRITT) FILLMORE - S & C ADVISOR

Alex first joined The PAQ in 2016 to support our Rio 2016 Olympic Preparation, and she is still supporting us today! Now a firefighter in Colorado, Alex has both B.S. and Masters in Kinesiology from Auburn University (2015). A passionate competitor, Alex was a 3X NCAA All-American Qualifier  Alex served as a graduate assistant for Auburn University Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning program, working with the well-known Bryan Karkoska (Master of S&C by the CSCCA). Current Certifications Include USA Swimming Level 1 & 2 Coach, CPR/AED/ WSI, CSCS- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and CrossFit Trainer Certification.  Alex loves exploring her new home in Colorado Springs with her new husband....but still believes everything is better at the beach! 

MORGAN (STEPHENSON) GLEESON - MARKETING/CREATIVE 

"Morgs"  joined The PAQ in the summer of 2018 as a graduate of Florida State University (B.S., Biology). As an athlete, Morgan competed for the Seminoles and earned Academic All-American. She was a finalist at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships in 200 breaststroke. While coaching with PAQ, Morgan earned a Masters Degree in Marine Biology at Nova Southeastern University and now assists us remotely from her new home in Atlanta, Georgia!

 

STEPHANIE (EISENRING) GUIZANI - FIREFIGHTER & SAFETY ADVOCATE

Steph joined our team as a professional athlete 2014, but since 2016 has assisted in marketing and business operations efforts! A native of Switzerland and a 2013 University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill graduate (Journalism/Mass Communications), Steph was a successful distance athlete, earning local and nartional records that still stand today in the 400 & 800 freestyle. She's competed at many levels including NCAA Conference Champs and at the National & International levels, representing Team Switzerland at FINA World Championships! She has also represented Team USA at professional International Lifeguard Competitions in 2018,19, 20, and is an inducted member of the PineCrest School Athletic Hall of Fame. A certified EMT and former Deerfield Beach Ocean Rescue Lifeguard, Stephanie now serves on the front lines as firefighter for Pompano Beach, and recently married her high school sweetheart, Mo.   

 

A 10-YR LOOK BACK @ PAQ's "GALLERY OF COACHES"

 

 

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