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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 Coach Hulvey. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact our Team Administrator.

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John Hulvey

Head Coach

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Coach Hulvey is the owner and operator of Storm Swim Club.  He has coached swimmers of all ages and abilities in over ten years of coaching.  He loves to share his passion for swimming with his swimmers and instill confidence and the desire to succeed both in and out of the pool.  Coach Hulvey took on an Assistant Coach position for the University of North Florida Ospreys in the fall of 2017.

Storm’s second year (2016-2017) was equally as successful as year one.  Storm had four Futures Qualifiers, two Junior National Qualifiers, a Zone Team member, and a Winter Nationals Qualifier.  Storm’s inaugural 2015-2016 year Hulvey's swimmers achieved USA Junior National qualifying times, won a FHSAA state title, set three Florida LSC Championship records (two different swimmers), won a combined four events at FLAGs (three different swimmers), four swims in national Top 16, and had one swimmer recognized as St. John's County Swimmer of the Year.  

Prior to Storm, Hulvey served as Director and Head Coach of Spartan Aquatic Club (SPAC) as well as the Head Coach of Saint John's Country Day School from 2014-2015.  In his first year with SPAC Coach Hulvey increased the clubs National rank from the mid 700s to 348th, his swimmers set over 100 club records, 1 Florida record, and 16 Top 16 National times.  
Prior to SPAC, Hulvey coached with Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics beginning in 2010.  He worked throughout the age group program as the Head Age Group Coach and produced multiple LSC age group finalists, LSC champions, and numerous Sectional qualifiers.  During the 2014 Short Course Florida Age Group Championships (FLAGs) Hulvey helped lead Loggerhead to a 5th place finish.  
Hulvey began his coaching career in 2007 at Coral Gables Senior High School (Miami, FL) where he spent three years teaching and also holding the positions of Head Coach for Swimming and Diving and Water Polo.  While coaching at Coral Gables his swimmers went on to set twenty-two school records.

He has also served the Florida LSC in various capacities.  In 2012 and 2014 Coach Hulvey was selected as a coach for the Florida Zone Team.  He has also been selected to coach on the 2013, 2014, & 2015 Florida All-Star Teams.  He is currently the coaches representative on the officials committee.

Coach Hulvey grew up in Gainesville, Florida where he swam for Florida Aquatic Swim Team / Gator Swim Club and North Central Florida YMCA Bolts / Makos over a 10-year span.  He is a graduate of the University of Florida.

Matt Pavlik

Assistant Coach

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Coach Matt has been involved in swimming for most of his life.  He brings over 30 years of total experience as a swimmer and coach.  He grew up in suburban Chicago and graduated from Hinsdale South High School. He swam three years and earned all conference nods in all three. He then took his swimming career to stints at University of Illinois- Chicago, Indian River Community College, and lastly Florida Atlantic. Through his college career he garnered all conference and all-American status.
Coach Matt began his coaching career at the team he grew up swimming for in Illinois in 2010. While there he primarily assisted with the senior group and 11-12 age group to begin.  After his first season, he was promoted to Head Assistant Coach and was involved in all age groups by becoming the primary 10 & under coach along with his previous duties in the other age groups.  Matt was with the Westmont Swim Club for 3 years when he decided to take the position of Head Age Group Coach at Patriot Aquatic Club in Lincolnshire Illinois.  He spent a year there leading and monitoring all the 14 & under swimmers.
Matt had then decided to return to Florida to be closer to family and closer to his daytime job that is based in Florida.  In 2014, he joined the coaching staff at SPAC in Orange Park where he met Coach John and then reunited with him when Storm Swim Club was formed. Shortly after, Chicago came calling again and after a 3-year stint, he is finally back in Jacksonville, and with the Storm Swim Club.

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