Coaches & Directors

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 gtsacoaches@gmail.com .

Coaching Staff

Jim Kiner

Head Masters Coach - University of Tampa

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Jimi Kiner has been the a coach of Greater Tampa Swimming Association since 2001.   During his illustrious swimming career at The University of Tampa (1997-2001) he was a 22 time All-American, including a National Championship in the 100 Breaststroke (55.49) in 2000.  His Breaststroke time remained a school record until 2009.  In 2000 Jimi represented GTSA at the United States Olympic Trials.

Adam Martinez

Head Master Coach - Bobby Hicks Pool

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Adam Martinez originally from Tacoma, Washington has over 35 years of swimming and coaching experience. Most recently, Coach Adam was the head coach for Med-City Aquatics for two years and then they merged with Rochester Orcas and was the Co-Senior Coach of Rochester Swim Club in Minnesota before relocating to GTSA.

 
Adam swam for Tacoma Swim Club, the Napa Valley Swim Team, and the University of Washington. He was a Five-Time All-American and qualified for Nationals and Olympic Trials in the Individual Medley and the Butterfly.
 
He has developed swimmers at all levels ranging from Sectionals up to National qualifiers, Olympic Trial Qualifiers, along with several top 16 age group rankings. He has also had several high school champions and state record holders. 
 
He brings with him a wealth of expertise as both a highly competitive swimmer and coach. As an athlete, he swam on a full scholarship and competed in two Olympic trials. He emphasizes the importance of building a strong foundation in all strokes. He said, "My coaching philosophy is to instill in all my athletes the skills to be productive and successful individuals. This is not limited to the pool but to their lives outside as well. Each athlete is the owner of their success. My goal is to help them create a structured path that they can follow and find accomplishment in their hard work and dedication. I develop the athletes and prepare their minds and bodies for their careers. The rest is up to them." 
 
When Adam is not on deck he spends time with his wife Ashley and their three children, Lorelai, Jackson, and Kieren as well as cheering for all Seattle and Washington Husky sport teams.