Jill Ankney has been the head coach for the Cyclones since the team was formed. As a former competitive swimmer, she brings an extensive knowledge of the sport to the Cyclones, which she uses to instill correct form and technique in all of her swimmers. Jill truly believes that "Swimming is for Life". Her passion for the sport of swimming carries into every aspect of the sport. It is her hope that swimmers will find their niche in the sport and continue swimming for a lifetime. Jill hopes she can share her experience and knowledge to develop swimmers of every age and ability.
Jill is certified in American Red Cross First Aid & CPR, American Red Cross Life guarding, American Red Cross Certified Instructor for First Aid, CPR & Life guarding. Coach Jill is ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) Level 3 Certified.
Brianna Burge joined the Cooper City Cyclones at 10 years old. She graduated from Cooper City High School in 2013 and is attending Broward College. Brianna’s experience as both a competitive swimmer and coach has helped her develop a broad range of tools that will enable swimmers of all ages to reach their potential. Brianna works hard to make personal connections with all of the swimmers, and she takes a lot of pride in what she is able to help them accomplish as a swimmer and as a person.
Brianna is a certified swim coach with USA Swimming. She also holds certifications in American Red Cross First Aid & CPR, American Red Cross Life-guarding, and is an American Red Cross Certified water safety instructor.
Pam Danberg has been swimming for 20 years, starting “late” in 1987 as a competitive swimmer. In 1988, she received a silver medal in the 50m Breaststroke at the Paralympic Games in Seoul, Korea. While continuing to compete at the regional and national level, Pam also gained valuable coaching education through her involvement within disabled sports and the United States Olympic Committee. In 1994 she served as an assistant swimming coach at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Additionally, Pam has spent 15 years involved in sports administration, having served as the Chef de Mission (Chief of Staff) for the 2002 Paralympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, Assistant Chef de Mission for the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney Australia, and was appointed by President George Bush to the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports from 2002 to 2006.