Head Coach ASCA 4
Justin Correia has been coaching since 1997. He previously
coached for three years as Head Swim Coach and Program Director at
the Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center BlueWave swim team. Prior
to there he was the Head Coach and Program director at Swim Macon
Aquatic Club in Macon Georgia. He also served as Head Swim Coach at
The Aquatic Club of Temple Terrace/City of Temple Terrace, Florida
where he served for nine years. During the summer of 2005, Justin
trained athletes with disabilities at Blaze Sports Clubs, and was
the Head Swim Coach at Tampa Bay Technical High School.
His accomplishments include USA Olympic Trial, USA Senior National,
USA Junior National, USA Futures, NCSA Junior National, NISCA
All Americans, Florida Age Group Championship, Florida Senior
Championship, Southern Sectional, Georgia Age Group, FHSAA State
Championship, GISA State Championship, GHSA State Championship and
Georgia Senior State qualifiers. Justin's swimmers have broken
countless team records, Age Group Championship records and state
records. He has also coached 3 swimmers that were World Ranked for
18 & unders.
He was selected to be on the 2014 National Diversity Select Camp
coaching staff, the 2014 Southern Zone Select Camp coaching staff,
and was named the 2009 Georgia Zone Team Head Coach. He has coached
three Olympic Trial qualifiers, 4 swimmers in the USA Top 100
Times, 20+ National Age Group Top 10/16, 20+ Florida Age
Group champions, one Futures Champion, three Georgia State
champions and four Scholastic All Americans.
He has also coached 5 FHSAA and 10 GISA State
Swim Macon they won three Division 3 State team titles during his
tenure at the club. Swim Macon also grew to compete in Division 2,
where they eventually placed 3rd in the higher group. As Head Coach
of Tampa Bay Tech High School, he coached the Titans from a losing
record to a 4th Place team finish at the FHSAA State Championships
He is also involved in governance for Florida Swimming as the
Coaches Chair on the board of directors. He also
served on the USA Swimming National Committee for Diversity
and Inclusion. Justin's coaching ideas have been published and he
has spoken at the USS National Convention about team
A former Brandon Blue Wave team record holder and part of
the1993-94 Blue Wave Junior National Team, Justin trained as a
swimmer under Internationally acclaimed ASCA Hall of
Fame Coach Peter Banks. He attended the University of Florida
and The University of South Florida where he majored in education.
He lives in Winter Garden with his wife, Vanessa and 3 sons,
Sebastian, Leo and Simon.
Head Age Group Coach ASCA 3
Larry Jukes has coaching elite athletes since 2003, and has
qualified multiple state, junior national and international
swimmers. Larry is also certified with the American Swim
Coaches Association (ASCA) as a level 3 coach. This means that he
is in the top 15-18% of all coaches in the country, based on his
success as a USA Swimming coach. He is also gold level ranked coach
with Peak Performance Swim Camps, teaching at clinics and swim
camps around the world.
Having been a collegiate swimmer and ranked in the top 16 in the
nation himself, Coach Larry knows what it takes to get his swimmers
to the next level of competitive swimming.
Coach Larry holds a bachelors degree in accounting from the
University of Evansville, where he served as the captain of the
swim team, and earned a Juris Doctorate from the Thomas Cooley Law
School. Larry and his wife Susan live in Winter Garden.
They have three children; Heath, who is attending Florida
Southern College in Lakeland; their other son, Keegan,
and daughter, AnnDaleigh, who both swim for the SouthWest
Developmental Age Group Coach
Mateo De Angulo
Senior & Distance Coach ASCA 2
Mateo De Angulo is a 2012 Olympian for Colombia and has
been coaching in 2012.He is the STARS Senior group assistant
and Distance coach. He previously coached for 2 years at
the National Training Center as an Age Group coach. He also coached
at Southlake High School as an assistant. Prior to that he
served as a volunteer assistant coach for the FSU Seminoles
team for the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons. After
competing and graduating from FSU he started coaching at Club
Seminole where he served as a Senior and Age Group coach
His coaching accomplishments include swimmers who qualified for
and competed at the Florida Age Group Championships, and Florida
Senior Championships. At the FHSAA side, his swimmers qualified and
competed at the Regional Championships.
Mateo is from Cali, Colombia and a 2012 Graduate from
Florida State University where he amassed numerous
accolades at both the intercollegiate level and on the world stage.
As a Seminole, he was named 2011-12 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Swimmer of the Year and went on to final at the NCAA Championships
that same season. His times of 4:15.43 (500 Free), 8:54.22 (1000
split), and 14:42.77 remain F.S.U. school records to this day.
Before FSU, He swam for Indian River Community College where he was
the 2010 NJCAA Swimmer of the Year signifying the best all- around
Junior College swimmer in the nation. while in High School
he placed 2nd at USA Junior Nationals in both the 400
Free(2007) and 1500 Free(2008). He was coached
by Fabio Toro(Club Delfines Del Valle), Gary Taylor(FSU)
and Frank Bradley(FSU & IRCC).
Internationally, he competed in the South American
Championships, the Pan American Games, and four World
Championships. His long course performances include:
3:51.38 (400m Free), 8:05.39 (800m Free), and 15:24.27 (1500m
Free) - All of which are National Colombian records.
In 2012, he realized his lifelong goal of representing his
country and competing in the 400 Free at the Olympic Games in
Mateo and his girlfriend, Maria, reside in Windermere with
their bulldog, Maia.
Age Group Coach
Coach Amanda has been coaching swimming since 2000. Previous to the Southwest Stars, Amanda was the Head Minis Coach at the Rockville Montgomery Swim Club(RMSC) for 5 years where she was able to teach her swimmers proper stroke development in a fun, engaging and constructive environment. Amanda also was the lead/mentor for the assistant coaches in developing positive coaching techniques and practices. RMSC, as a team, won the Frosty Pentathalon and Mini Champs every year. Swimmers that she helped develop at RMSC went>
Amanda attended Johns Hopkins University where she earned a Master of Arts in Education Degree. She grew up in Poolesville, Maryland and swam for RMSC. She enjoys swimming, rugby, art and baking in her spare time. She currently lives in Winter Garden with her fiance and dog, Duchess.
Age Group Coach - ASCA 1
Coach Tod has been coaching high school swimming and water polo since 2005 as assistant and head coach beginning at Olympia High School, West Orange high School (2014), and currently at Ocoee High School. As a head swim coach at Olympia, he has coached over a dozen NISCA (High School) All-American Swimmers and Divers, three district championship teams, four top three finishes at regional finals, and two top-ten finishes at state finals and counting.
His swimming career began at the Roper YMCA, moved to Justus Blue Dolphins to train year-round where he met Coach Bruce Follensbee and swam for him at Dr. Phillips High School specializing in mid-distance and distance events after swimming one year at West Orange High School. While at Dr. Philips, Coach Tod was captain of the first Central Florida high school water polo team to play in the State Finals. All of this, while still finding time to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
After 35 years in the aquatics community, Coach Tod strongly believes that anyone with this much time invested into their own development should endeavor to give the same attention to the next generation of swimmers.
Married to wife Christine, they have four children together; twin sons Connor and Parker, daughter Ramsey, and youngest son Hayden, all but Parker have swum for the Southwest STARS.
Age Group Coach
Coach Rachel has been coaching swimming since 2010. She coached athletes from multiple levels for Central Brevard Swimming (CBS) from 2010-2016. Rachel moved to Orlando to began attending UCF in the summer of 2016, and was an Age Group Coach for Highlander Aquatics from August 2016-August 2017. Rachel represented Florida Swimming as an All-Stars coach in both 2016 and 2017, and served as a Zones coach for Florida Swimming in Tupelo, Mississippi, in August of 2017.
Rachel hails from Brevard County, and is one of three sisters. She is currently attending the University of Central Florida, pursuing a degree in Sports and Exercise Science with a track in coaching. She lives in Orlando with her pet hedgehog, Luna.
Age Group Coach
Developmental Age Group Coach
Jason Westcott has been coaching with Southwest Aquatics since
2014. He has been teaching stroke development to all
ages and enjoys passing down knowledge he learns in the pool
when he practices, to his own students when he coaches.
He swam in high school for both Ocoee High
School and Southwest Stars. He won the MVP award his senior
year for swimming, along with being awarded Athlete of the month,
and holds the current 50 yard Free record for his High School
swim team. Jason currently swims for the STARS Senior team, and has
his eyes set on college swimming.
Jason currently lives in Ocoee with his pet dog Maximus, along with
his cat Sirius Black. He has 8 siblings total (all of his 4 older
brothers: Micah, Tim, Joe, and Chris have currently/previously
worked as coaches for Southwest as age group coaches), and is
currently studying to get his Bachelors in Fine Arts.
Assistant Age Group Coach
Bruce Reed Follensbee
Coach Bruce Follensbee has been coaching since 1973
and brings 40+ years of coaching experience to the Southwest
STARS. He began working with the STARS program in the
summer of 2010 and has worked with the Senior, Pre-Senior, Gold and
Silver groups. His emphasis will be with the Gold group.
He began his coaching career with Glenridge Junior High and from
1973 to 1987 his boys and girls teams won 17 county
championships. From 1982 to 1987 he was an assistant coach at
Winter Park High School and Assistant Senior Coach for the Blue
Dolphins and Central Florida Stars. In 1987 he became the
head coach of Justus Dolphins and Dr. Phillips High School.
During his 24 years at Dr. Phillips his boys and girls teams won 6
state championships and 2 runner-ups, he was selected as FHSAA Swim
Coach of the year 5 times, inducted into the Metro Conference Hall
of Fame, selected 16 times a Metro Swim Coach of the Year and had
19 individual state championships . Over his 43 years
he has coached some 200 athletes to Olympic Trials, US Open,
Senior and Junior Nationals, Top 10 US Swimming and Florida
Swimming rankings, NISCA (High School) All-American Swimmers and
In 2012 Coach Bruce was recognized by the National High School
Coaches Association as the National High School Swimming Coach of
the Year. In 2015 Coach Bruce was enshrined into the National High
School Coaches Association Hall of Fame as a coach. We are
very proud of all of Coach Bruce’s accomplishments.
Coach Bruce has been married to Kathy for 29 years and they have
3 children, Reed (25) who is in the Army, Bryce (23) who graduated
from Coastal Carolina and is perusing a professional soccer and coaching career, and Kayla (20) who attends
University of South Florida as a Dance major.