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Meet our Staff

​If you have any questions related to workouts, meets, events, or goal setting, please contact the group coach directly.

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Coaching Staff

Dave Louis Geyer

Owner Tiger Aquatics Swim Club, LLC

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David Geyer, owner of Tiger Aquatics Swim Club,LLC, is also the Head Coach of LSU Swimming and as such will continue to provide leadership and direction for Tiger Aquatics as the Program Advisor.  In three short years, under Dave’s guidance the Tiger Aquatics program has improved from 7th in the state to it’s recent 2nd place finish at the 2014 long course championship.

In the water Coach Dave has had multiple top 16 rankings with his athletes, including Grant Grenfell’s #1 US ranking in the 400 IM as a 12 year old.  Two athletes have been selected for the National Zone Select Camp.  Four athletes have achieved NCSA Junior National standards.  Coach Dave also trained Estonia’s Miko Malberg during his post graduate career leading up to the Beijing Olympics and the 2008 European Short Course Championships.

Prior to arriving in Baton Rouge, Geyer gathered five years of coaching experience on the collegiate and club levels. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native served as an assistant coach at Mecklenburg Aquatics from 2002-05. Before his three-year stint at Mecklenburg, Geyer was an assistant at his alma mater of Shippensburg University from 1999-2001. He helped train all levels of athletes from developmental to national.

A talented athlete himself, Geyer was a four-time All-American in relays at Shippensburg. He graduated from Shippensburg with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1999 before receiving his master’s degree in counseling in 2001. Geyer’s leadership skills did not go unnoticed as he received the Rick Marlin Scholarship Award while serving as a team captain.

Geyer is married to the former Lyndi Croft of State College, Pa. The couple has two daughters, Maddilyn, 5 and Kayda, 2.

Jeannine Elise Malbrough

Head Coach & Dir of Competitve Aquatics

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Jeannine Malbrough is in her 11th year with Tiger Aquatics as Head Coach & Director of Competitive Aquatics.  She currently coaches the Jr Tigers and Tigers groups and in addition is a Swim America Supervisor.
 
Coach Jeannine is an ASCA Level 2 coach. In the water Coach Jeannine has coached a variety of age groups from Junior National Qualifiers,  Winter Junior Qualifiers, High School All Americans, Sectional qualifiers, top 10 Age Group rankings, Southern Zone team members Louisiana state champions.
 
Jeannine graduated from Louisiana State University in 2007; and a former member of the LSU Swimming and Diving Team. Jeannine brings to Tiger Aquatics several years of coaching experience from summer league, middle school, and high school; as well as being a 3 year varsity letterman>
 
Jeannine is a native of New Orleans where she attended Mount Carmel Academy. She was team captain and a three-year letter winner. Consensus all-district, all-metro, all-state selection freshman, junior and senior years. High School Division 1 Class 5A State Champion and Southern Zone champion in the 100 breast.  Graduated with honors and was also named a "Who’s Who Among American Students". Presented President’s PSAT award.
 
Head Coach Runnels High School 2007,2008,2009
Head Coach University High School 2010-Girls State Champions, 2011
Southern Zone Assistant Coach 2009, 2010, 2011
2012 Louisiana Head Age Group Coach of the Year
 
Coach Jeannine has five siblings; three brothers and two sisters.  She has a Maltese named Sugar.  Her birthday is November 13th. Jeannine loves LSU football and baseball, everything New Orleans, and of course Crawfish!

Kayla Marie Alf - Huynh

Head Age Group Coach, Masters Coach

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Kayla Alf-Huynh coaches the Tigers and Jr. Tigers at the LSU location after 2.5 years as Head Site Coach of the Tiger Aquatic’s PARDS Satellite.  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 state champions.

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 Dean’s list>

Kayla is a native of Portland, Oregon where she attended St. Mary’s Academy. She was team captainand a four-year letter winner. 6A State champion, former state record holder, current district record holder, and U.S. National Qualifier.

Head Coach 8 &Under’s Southern Yacht Club, 2014-2015

Head High School/Middle School Coach Ursuline Academy, 2013-2014

Head Coach/Club Administrator Nu Wave Swim Club, 2013-2015

 

 

Margot Tauzier May

Head Site Coach-Denham Springs

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Kelley Weber Gerard Fruge

Head Site Coach - JPP

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Kelley Fruge is the Head Site Coach of Tiger Aquatic’s Gonzales Satellite at Jambalaya Park Pool. Kelley has several years of coaching in Gonzales for the summer swim league, where he coached both newcomer and elite swimmers from ages 4 to 18.

Kelley is currently a Senior at LSU studying in Mechanical Engineering. Due to a heart condition, Kelley was not able to swim competitively following high school. However, he can still be found swimming laps regularly at the LSU recreational center. As a high school swimmer, Kelley specialized in the 100 Butterfly and the 50 Free.

Kelley is a native of Ascension Parish where he attended and lettered for Dutchtown High School. Head Coach Gonzales Dolphins Swim Team 2014-2017

Julie Elizabeth Johnson

Head Site Coach - Zachary

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Julie (Hughes) Johnson 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 medley relay.

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 looking forward to bringing year round- competitive swimming to Zachary after years of the community wanting the experience.ÿ

Scott Jeffery Fortier

Assistant Coach - Pre- National

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Scott Fortier is originally from Tallahassee Florida but comes to us by way of Alabama where he was a member of the swim team for two years. His career was cut short due to injury but he continued to be apart of the team as a student coach for his junior and senior year, before graduating with a degree in Family Financial Planning. Scott began coaching at the age of 15 with his club team working with 8 and under swimmers and gaining more responsibility as he got older. While in college Scott helped run Alabama Swim Camp and ran a summer league program in Waynesboro Virginia in the summer of 2016. Scott is the Volunteer Assistant Coach with LSU this season. 

 
From a club swimming side Scott swam with Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club and was a 2012 US Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 200 meter butterfly, High School All-American, and Junior National Finalist. 

Andrew Lee Hilborn

Assistant Coach - State & Pre State

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Andrew Hilborn is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Andrew began his coaching tenure in 2010 at Brusly High School. He began swimming for Tiger Aquatics at the age of 9, and continued swimming under Dave Geyer up until 2010. Andrew was a multiple state winner in Division III, and also a sectional qualifier as well. Andrew was also mentioned as an all-metro swimmer in 2008, and led St. Michaels to a top 3 finish in the boys division III level. He brought success to a High School Swim Team, leading individuals and relay swimmers to state championships at the Division III level. While being a coach for Brusly High School, he led the boys division to a 3rd place title with just 7 swimmers and accompanied 5 state individual titles in relays and individual events at the High School level in 2015-2016. As a current student, Andrew is currently studying Information systems and decision sciences.

Craig Jack Hamilton

Assistant Coach - Cubs & Paws

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Craig Hamilton is a native of Edinburgh Scotland.  Craig was a recent member of the Men’s LSU Swimming and Diving Program. Over his swimming career Craig was named NCAA First-Team All-American and Two-time NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in the 1650. Craig is also the LSU Record-holder in the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle

Craig was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Craig recently returned from the 2014 Commonwealth games after earning a silver medal as part of the 4x200 freestyle relay.

Email Coach Craig at chamilton@swimtaq.com 

Andrew William Osbourne

Assistant Coach - Cubs & Paws

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Email - fromthesky96@gmail.com

Andrew Osborne is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a Junior at LSU currently studying Geology. He started his swimming career in Louisiana as a 6 year old and swam on year-round teams until he went to college. He lettered in Division 1 high school swimming all four years, and was the team captain his senior year. His favorite event was the 200 free. He began coaching in 2011 on a summer league team. He taught swim lessons with TAQ in 2015, and started coaching the CUBS/PAWS group in 2016 where he currently presides as the lead coach.

Lyndi Alexandar Geyer

Business Manager & Swim Am Site Director

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Contact Lyndi : Lyndi@swimtaq.com

Doug J Shaffer

Diving Coach

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The LSU diving program is one of storied tradition, and no one has had a more profound impact in the Tigers’ recent success than Doug Shaffer.  Entering his eighth season at LSU, Shaffer is one of the most respected diving coaches in the nation.
 
Known for having an eye for talent, Shaffer scours the country for gifted divers who fit the program and molds them into some of LSU’s most successful student-athletes. In his previous seven years, Shaffer has produced 11 NCAA All-Americans, two Southeastern Conference champions, an SEC Diver of the Year and a record four consecutive SEC Freshman Divers of the Year.
 
Moreover, Shaffer’s divers continue to shine academically as his athletes have been awarded LSU Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors three times, and numerous divers have received prestigious post-graduate scholarships. Most recently, current divers Matt Vieke and Brian Gemberling were each honored as the program’s Student-Athlete of the Month by the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes last season. 
 
In 2008-09, the Tigers’ diving coach helped one of his athletes earn an invitation to the NCAA Championships for the seventh-consecutive season as senior Niko Dalman competed at the national meet for the third time in his career. Dalman also added the school’s one-meter record to his collection and finished his career as the LSU record-holder in both the one- and three-meter springboard events.
 
Furthermore, Shaffer oversaw the development of three freshman divers – Vieke, Gemberling and Katie Lybbert – who continued to progress throughout the year and gained valuable experience in their first collegiate seasons.
 
All three newcomers qualified and competed at the NCAA Zone ‘B’ Diving Regional last March, and Vieke reached the finals in every event. Vieke also posted the eighth-highest three-meter total in school history (350.50) and emerged as one of the men’s top freshmen, tallying points for the Tigers in all three events at the SEC Championships.