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Coaching Staff

Alec Rukosuev

Head Coach

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Coach Alec Rukosuev brings a unique and exciting understanding of swimming, triathlon and marathon training gained through twenty-three (23) years of experience as both a Professional Athlete and Head Coach.  He studied in his hometown of Omsk , Russia at the Institute of Physical Culture ; graduating with a degree in Swim Coaching.  His experiences have resulted in an extensive knowledge of sports physiology which is evident in his training regimen.  Dedication, focus and determination are vital traits that he uses in his coaching and attempts to engrain into his athletes. He believes each swimmer, given the right coaching and motivation, will reach potentials beyond expectation. 
 
 As an Athlete, Coach Alec was a distance swimmer becoming the Russian National Champion in the 1500m freestyle in 1991. He then parlayed his success as a distance swimmer into becoming a Professional Triathlete for ten years.  During this time he was ranked #1 in the
USA in three separate years, finished 6 Ironman competitions and placed 13th in the Hawaii Ironman, the World Championship of triathlons.
 
 
 Since starting his coaching career in Central Florida eleven years ago, he has produced tremendous results. As the national and international ranking of his swimmers increased, he was afforded the ability to achieve American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Certified Level 5 credentials within four years of starting his career as a Coach. This Certification is an achievement only held by 3-5% of top swim coaches in the USA .
 
 His passion and enthusiasm for swimming is unparalleled and as such his reputation of producing world class athletes has attracted Olympians, World Champions and Top Ranked athletes from around the world to train under his tutelage.  His athletes have: qualified for the 2012 Olympics, competed at the World Cups, National Select Camp and on Jr. National teams, set 2 National records and 19 State records, been ranked #1 (11 swimmers) with more than 100 top 16 finishes in US.  His swimmers consistently final at Florida Age Group Championships (FLAGS); realizing 83 first place finishes.  
 

 

Lera Rukosuev

Age Group Coach

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Coach Lera Rukosuev brings to the Coaching Staff the same type of focus and determination that we have come to expect from the Rukosuev Family.  Coach Lera studied to Coach Swimming at Omsk National Institute of Physical Coulter in Russia.  She graduated with a degree in Swim Coaching.  As part of her studies she had to master the theory and technique of the Sport of Swimming.
  
As a swimmer, Lera won many Russian National Championships.  In addition, she won and placed Top 3 at the USSR National Championships.  Coach Lera was a member of the USSR National Swim Team, which gave her experience with World Class Athletes and Coaches throughout the World.
 
Coach Lera’s mission is to perfect technique and give the younger swimmers a foundation for future success.