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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 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

Fred Lewis

Head Coach

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Fred Lewis is the Head Coach of St. Petersburg Aquatics. He has been SPA’s full time head coach since 1988. The coaching philosophy of the team comes under his direction. Fred was recently named 2017 Florida Senior Coach of the Year and is currently a USA Swimming National Team Coach.  He has coached swimmers at all levels including age group, Junior National, Senior National, Olympic Trial Qualifier, and Olympic Team swimmers.  

Fred Lewis is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Health and Physical Education.  As Head Coach of the University of Pittsburg Men’s Varsity Swim team he was named Big East Conference Coach of the Year and Eastern Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year.  His team won the Big East Conference and Diving Championship four years in a row.  

Joe Finke

Assistant Coach, Senior II Team

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Coach Joe Finke has been coaching with St. Petersburg Aquatics for the past four years and is an ASCA Level 1 coach.  He has twelve plus years as USA Swimming Official and is certified as a Deck Referee and also is a member of the SPA Board of Directors responsible for USA Swimming programs. 

Joe is a graduate of Purdue University and Stetson University College of Law, is married to Jeanne and has three children that are or have been Olympic Trial level swimmers, Autumn (University of Florida), Summer (North Caroline State University) and Robert (committed to University of Florida). 

Patty Nardozzi

Assistant Coach, Junior Team & HS Group

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Coach Patty Nardozzi has been coaching for over 16 years in various capacities, and works full time for St. Petersburg Aquatics as an assistant coach with the Junior Team and team administrator. During the summer she coaches the Shore Acres team which is part of SPA’s extensive summer swim league program. Patty also coaches the Shorecrest Swim & Dive Team during the high school season and has done so for eleven years.   

Patty is a USA Swimming Level 2 Certified Coach and member of the American Swim Coaches Association and the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.

Patty is married to Dan and has three grown children, all former SPA swimmers, and six grandchildren.  She is a long time member of St. Pete Masters and enjoys swimming for the team on a daily basis.

Stephanie Lee

Assistant Coach, Junior Team

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Coach Stephanie Lee has been coaching with Fred Lewis since 1991.  She works for the City of St. Petersburg, and has for 23 years.

Kevin Mooren

Assistant Coach, Junior Team

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Coach Kevin Mooren has been coaching for over 12 years as an assistant coach with the Junior Team.  During the summer he coaches the McLin team which is part of SPA’s extensive summer swim program.   Kevin also teaches adult swim lessons for the City of St. Petersburg.

Kevin is a USA Swimming Level 1 Certified Coach and swam at Northeast High School when a student there.

Kevin is married and has two daughters, both of who swam for St. Petersburg Aquatics. He is member of St. Pete Masters and enjoys swimming for health and fitness.

Samantha Mooren

Assistant Coach, Junior Team

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Coach Samantha Mooren has been coaching for twelve years with St. Petersburg Aquatics. She also is an assistant swim coach with Shorecrest Preparatory School and focuses on the Middle Division program during the high school season.

A former St. Petersburg Aquatics age group swimmer, Samantha is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and is a full-time employee with the City of St. Petersburg. She is a USA Swimming Level 1 Certified Coach.

Phyllis Scheidt

Assistant Coach, Junior Team

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Coach Phyllis Scheidt is completing her first year coaching with St. Petersburg Aquatics and specializes in coaching the beginner swim team members.  She is an ASCA Level 1 swim coach.  Most of her aquatic instructional experience comes via her twelve years teaching lesson as an American Red Cross Instructor, which she still does in the summer months. 

Phyllis is a proud member of St. Pete Masters and frequently competes herself. She is married, has two daughters and one grandchild.

Bill Burrows

Assistant Coach, Northeast High Site

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Coach Bill Burrows has been coaching with St. Petersburg Aquatics since 1993 and spent 30 years as a high school swimming coach, first for Pinellas Park 1977-1986 and then for Northeast High School 1986-2017.  He also coached his club team out of the Northeast High pool from 1986-1993.  Bill was voted High School Coach of the Year 9 times over his career and in 2000 his Northeast High boys team finished as State Runners-Up.  He has just retired after 43 of teaching & coaching in the Pinellas County School System. 

Bill is married to Linda and has 3 grown children, all for SPA swimmers.

Joe Novak

Assistant Coach, Walter Fuller Site

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Board of Directors

Tora Williams

President and Volunteer Co-Chairperson

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Myron Marlin

Vice President and Awards Chairperson

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Vince Brockman

Secretary and Events Chairperson

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Kevin Mooren

Treasurer

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Jill Emerson

Volunteer Chairperson

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Joe Finke

Club Excellence and Team News Chair

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Tracy Grant

Hospitality Chairperson

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Allison Kazerounian

Concessions Chairperson

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Paul Kurtz

SPA Sponsorship and Marketing Chair

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Fred Lewis

Head Coach

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Patty Nardozzi

Team Administrator

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