Kayla Marie Griffin
Director of Competitive Swimming
Coach Kayla is entering her first season as Director
of Competitive Swimming for Tiger Aquatics. In additon,
she coaches the Tigers, Jr. Tigers, and Masters groups at the
LSU site location. Kayla has several years of
coaching in New Orleans at the summer league, middle school, high
school, and USA Swimming Club Team Level.
Kayla has coached a variety of age groups from Junior
National Qualifiers, Winter Junior Qualifiers, Sectional
qualifiers, Southern Zone team members and Louisiana
Kayla graduated from Tulane University in 2013
and is a former member of the Tulane Swimming and Diving Team. A
4-year varsity letterman, Coach Kayla graduated with school
records in the 50 Free, 100 Back, 100 fly, and several relays.
In her time at Tulane she was twice named the Conference USA
Swimmer of the week, a mid-major all-american, and made the
Kayla is a native of Portland, Oregon where she
attended St. Mary’s Academy. She was team captain and
a four-year letter winner. 6A State champion, former state
record holder, district record holder, and U.S. National Qualifier.
Head Coach 8 &Under’s Southern Yacht Club,
Head High School/Middle School Coach Ursuline
Head Coach/Club Administrator Nu Wave Swim Club,
Jeannine Elise Malbrough
Lead Senior Coach
Jeannine Malbrough is in her 13th year
with Tiger Aquatics, serving in her first year as Lead Senior
Coach. Jeannine previously served as the program's Head Coach and
Lead Development Coach.
Coach Jeannine is an ASCA Level 2 coach.
In the water Coach Jeannine has coached Tiger Aquatics athletes to
#1 National rankings, several top 16 rankings, and multiple age
group record holders. Other achievemetns by her athletes have
included: US Open qualifiers, Junior National, Winter Juniors,
High School All Americans, Sectional Qualifiers, top 3
National Age Group rankings, Southern Zone team
selections and Louisiana state record holders.
Jeannine graduated from Louisiana State
University in 2007 and is a former member of the LSU Swimming
and Diving Team. Jeannine is a native of New Orleans where she
attended Mount Carmel Academy. She was team captain, consensus
all-district, all-metro, all-state selection, Division I 5A State
Champion and Southern Zone champion. Jeannine graduated with
honors and was also named a "Who’s Who Among American
Students" and was presented President’s PSAT award.
Coach Jeannine has five
siblings; three brothers and two sisters. She is the godmother
to two of her nephews Thomas & Patrick. Jeannine loves LSU
sports, Mardi Gras, and crawfish.
Margot Tauzier May
Head Site Coach-Denham Springs
Margot is a
native of Gretna, outside of New Orleans where she attended Arden
Cahill Academy and Archbishop Blenk High School. She started her
swimming career in Louisiana as a 6 year old and swam middle
school, high school and on year-round teams until she went to
college in 1998. She was team captain her senior year and
a three-year letter recipient. She was a state qualifier
at Archbishop Blenk High School in Back and Fly in 1996, 1997,
1998. Her favorite events are 100 back and 100 fly and she loves
teaching stroke technique.
teaching swim lessons through the Swim America at Arden Cahill in
1991 and has been on the pool deck, since. During her high
school and college years (1995-2002) she was with Bellemeade Swim
Clubs and was the pool manager, head coach and swim
restarted her coaching career in 2013 with opening of Greystone
Golf and Country Clubs new swim team and has been part of the
growing new program in Livingston Parish since. She started
the middle school/junior high program for Livingston Parish in 2017
and started coaching the CUBS/PAWS in Denham Springs group in 2017
where she currently presides as the Head Site coach at the Denham
Springs PARDS location.
Margot is a graduated from LSU in 2003, in Advertising and
Audio Visual Arts. She run BLT Marketing, a local marketing and
graphic design business, after publishing the Livingston Business
Journal for 13 years. She currently lives in Denham Springs with
her husband, Bryan, 3 children – Laird, Berkley and Tucker
May and her black lab.
Head Swim Coach
Bellemeade Swim Club 1998-2001
Head Swim Coach
Greystone Golf Country Club 2013 - present
Head Swim Coach Southside Jr High 2017- present
Head Swim Coach
Juban Parc Junior High 2018 - present
5th grade - Seventh Ward Elementary 2018 -
5th grade - Lewis Vincent Elementary 2018 -
Reed Anderson Robelot
Head Site Coach - JPP
Robelot is entering his first season as the Head Site Coach at
JPP, after serving 2 seasons as the head coach of Tiger
Aquatics. Coach Robelot actually began his USA Swimming career as a
swimmer for the previous iteration of Tiger Aquatics,
Most recently, Reed Robelot spent
four years as head swimming and diving coach for the Green Bay
Phoenix in the 2018-19 season. Robelot joined the Phoenix in July
2015 following a five-year successful stint as an assistant coach
with ACC member Virginia Tech, where he helped the Hokies to
three-consecutive top-25 finishes for both the men's and the
women's teams. With Green Bay, he coached the first-ever Phoenix
swimmer to qualify for the Olympic Trials, Ryan Korslin, as well as
elevated the men's swimming and diving team from sixth to third
place team finishes in the Horizon League.
From 2011-2015, Robelot helped in
elevating Virginia Tech Swimming and Diving into both a conference
and national contender. He helped coach the Hokies to 17 individual
All-American performances, five All-American relay performances,
eight individual ACC Champions and three ACC Championship relay
titles. Additionally, Robelot contributed to signing six top-20
recruiting classes and coaching five ACC record-setting
While at Virginia Tech, Robelot
assisted the Hokies to 18th-place finishes for both the men's and
women's squads at the 2012 NCAA Championship. In 2013, the men's
and women's teams both finished in second-place at the ACC
Championships. In 2014, the Hokie's men's squad won the ACC
Championship for the first time and finished in the top 20 at NCAAs
for the third-consecutive year. In 2015, Virginia Tech was the only
school to place both the men's and women's teams in the top three
at the ACC Championships and brought its largest squads in school
history to the NCAA Championships.
Prior to arriving in Blacksburg,
Robelot spent the 2007-2010 seasons as head assistant coach of the
Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. There, he helped coach the
WKU women's team to three-consecutive Sun Belt Conference
Championships. He also coached the men's team to a Sun Belt title
in the 2009-2010 season. During Robelot's tenure at WKU, he coached
numerous Sun Belt Conference champions, record holders, NCAA
qualifiers and an NCAA finalist.
A three-year letter winner at
Louisiana State University, Robelot was named to the Southeastern
Conference Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in 1998-2002. He served as a
volunteer assistant coach for the University of Houston's women's
swimming and diving team and as the head coach for the Houston
Cougar Aquatic Sports in 2006. As the head coach, Robelot trained a
number of Junior National qualifiers and TAGS finalists.
Prior to his time in Houston, Robelot
spent four years as the senior assistant coach while completing his
master's degree in Sport Pedagogy at LSU.
Julie Elizabeth Peveto
Head Site Coach - Zachary
Julie (Hughes) Peveto is a 2003 graduate of LSU with
a bachelor’s in Elementary Education. She competed for
the tigers all four years during her LSU career. Julie was a
4 yr. letterman and specialized in sprint freestyle and
butterfly. She competed in the SEC championship meet every
year. Johnson was a member of the school record setting 200
Julie swam competitively for TAQ (formerly BTAC) in
middle and high school where she learned and grew as a
swimmer. Johnson competed at Louisiana state meets, qualified
for the Zones meet in 1995, qualified for junior nationals in
multiple events and competed there where she became a Junior
National Champion in the 100 yd. freestyle in 1997. Johnson
also competed at the Senior National level.Julie held the Louisiana
state record in the 50 yd. freestyle and was a part of several
state record setting relay teams along the way.
Johnson graduated from Zachary High School in 1999.
She was a charter member of the swim team there where she set and
still holds all of the event records for the team.
She has many years of stroke instruction from
performing swimming lessons and coaching kids ages 3-18. She
was the head coach at Fennwood Hills Country Club in Zachary where
she learned a lot of how to push swimmers to be their best while
maintaining a fun, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere.
Julie currently lives in Central. She is in her
12th year of teaching and now
teaches 6th grade at Copper Mill Elementary. She has two
children – Joseph and Annabelle. She is proud to have
brough year round- competitive swimming to Zachary after years of
the community wanting the experience.
Cade C Leblanc
Cade Leblanc is in his first season of being the assistant coach
for Tiger Aquatics at Zachary. Cade served as an assistant for the
Zachary High School swim team for 2020.
Cade is a current senior at Zachary High School and was
previously a Tiger Aquatics swimmer for the last seven years.
Cade is excited to have the opportunity to pass down what was
taught to him at a young age in the sport of swimming!