Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Tom Haight

Head Coach

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Starting his 25th season as Head Coach of the Bardmoor Aquatic Team is Tom Haight.  For over forty years, he has coached at the YMCA, USS-year-round (SPA; SPORTS), USS-seasonal (BCSA; BAT), and high schools levels, most recently @ Seminole High School where he coached for 24 years. His girls and boys teams won 41 state, region, district, and conference titles while earning a 400-57-2 dual meet record during that time. In 2014, he was inducted into the Seminole High School Hall of Fame. He is an ASCA-Level 4 coach.  He served for two years as Florida Swimming’s Age-Group Chairman and has held numerous FSCA positions.  Coach Haight works primarily with the 11-over age-groups.

Kristi Stiff

Coach

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Kristi started as a BAT coach many years ago when Coach Tom joined BAT. She has coached most of the time since then, with several years at BAT and locally at the high school level and WFLA and in New York City for three years with a club team. Having moved back to Florida about a year and half ago, she is a design photographer working with local realtors and interior designers. 

Kaitlyn Russo

Coach

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This is Kaitlyn's fifth summer on deck coaching for BAT, an activity she's so enjoyed after swimming for the team for 12 years! She recently graduated this spring from Florida State University with degrees in French and Religion. For the past two years in Tallahassee, she had the experience of coaching age-group swimmers at Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club, a large, year-round team. While her time away at school has been awesome, she have been so looking forward to coming home to you all and to our one-of-a-kind program! This August, she will be heading north to attend grad school at Yale University, where she will continue in the field of biblical studies. Until then, she is so glad to be able to share her love for the sport at her home pool this summer. Let’s have a great season! Go BAT!

Ashley Hollaway

Coach

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Ashley has been a swimmer at BAT for the past six summers, and returns this year as a coach for the 6 and under group. She graduated this past spring from Seminole High School and in the fall will be starting classes at the University of Florida. She will be majoring in exercise physiology, and plans to continue swimming on the university club swim and dive team. 
 

Bailey Scott Taylor

Coach

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Bailey returns to BAT this season coaching the BAT 6-U's this season along with Ashley.  He also assists in the afternoon practice sessions.  Bailey has been BAT swimmer for five years and has coached with us for two season following graduation from Osceola fundamental High School.  He's a rising senior @ UCF with a major in History.  Look for him on the football field this fall as one of UCF's mascots, Nitro.
 
Board of Directors

Deanna Russo

BAT President

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Tanya Repka

BAT Vice President

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Allison Dolan

BAT Secretary

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Julie Roberson

Team Manager

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