Head Swim Coach
Todd Hoffmeier is the head coach/president of the South Tampa Aquatic Swim Team. Todd has more than 19 years of coaching experience, having taught swimmers everything from stroke technique, goal setting, self confidence, commitment, and video analysis. He works with all ages of swimmers from toddlers to teenagers, teaching proper technique and a love of the sport.
Originally from Arizona, Todd was a state champion in the 200 IM and runner-up in the 100 fly as a youth. He came to Tampa on a University of Tampa swimming scholarship. He swam for three years, graduating in 3½ with a bachelor of science in elementary education. Todd has coached several of his swimmers to the collegiate level, and he has coached high school swimming, most notable, Maritza Correia, a former Olympian. He also was selected as a Spring 2010 All-Star Coach for the 13 - 14 Boys and a Summer Zone Coach for the 11 - 12 Boys for Florida Swimming.
Additionally, Todd coaches swimming at Palma Ceia Country Club in South Tampa, starting as an assistant coach in 1995, and then promoted to head coach in 1998. Many of his swimmers have become Private Club League Champions during his tenure as head coach. During his competitive swim career, Todd swam under Pierre Lafontaine, former head coach of the Phoenix Swim Club in Arizona, and now head of Canadian Swimming, as well as Bob Gillett, head coach of Golden West Swim Club and owner of the Arizona Sports Ranch.
Todd is a member of numerous coaching organizations; is certified in CPR/AED; First Aid; WSI; is an avid lifeguard trainer; is a Level 3 ASCA Swim Coach; and, he has been recognized by the USA Level 2 Swim Team recognition program.