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 as well as such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the coaches..

Coaching Staff

Leanne Pedro

Head Coach


Leanne Pedro 
Head Coach and Team Owner Southern Maine Aquatic Club 2014 - present. 
Former Head Coach Coastal Maine and assistant coach Westbrook Seals 2000-2014.
ASCA Level 5 certified for education. 
ASCA Level 4 certified for performance. 
ASCA Coach of the year for Maine Swimming in 2004 and 2006. 
Assistant Coach for the 2006 Eastern Zone Select Camp in Annapolis, Maryland. 
Assistant Coach for the 2010 National Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 
Maine Swimming Board of Directors - Finance Chair - 2016  
Maine Swimming Board of Directors - Senior Vice Chair - 2008 - 2016. 
Maine Swimming Board of Directors - Age Group Chair - 2005 - 2007.  
Representative at the Eastern Zone meetings in Florida 2010 - 2015. 

Maine's delegate at the USA Swimming National Convention in California, 2013. 
Maine's representative at the Western Safe Sport meetings in Denver, Colorado 2013. 
Helped over 55 athletes reach the Sectional, Grand Prix, Junior National and Senior National levels. 
Assisted over 60 athletes get recruited to Division I programs. 
Helped another 50+ athletes attend and swim at Division II/III, Ivy League, and Nescac schools and secured thousands and thousands of dollars towards their college education.
Produced 7 USA Scholastic All-Americans. 

Leanne raised 4 children who all went on to Division I swim programs.  Involved in competitive swimming for over 40 years, Leanne has established the first Coach-owned USA team in Southern Maine.  Strongly encouraged and supported by her athletes and families, Leanne is thrilled about the future of swimming in Maine. She plans to embrace and guide those families with youngsters looking to take advantage of all that USA competitive swimming has to offer. Having taught early on as a Red Cross Swim instructor, Leanne enjoys guiding the very young and novice athlete all the way up to the Nationally ranked athlete. Devoted to coaching children of all levels, Leanne holds a BA in Child Development and Classical Civilization from Connecticut College and has earned all credits for her MA in Teaching Latin and Classical Humanities from Boston University. 

Frederick W Homans

Assistant Coach


Fritz Homans ­

Assistant Coach and co-founder Southern Maine Aquatic Club 2014 - present

Former assistant coach Penobscot Bay and Coastal Maine 2007-2014

Former Masters Coach at Penobscot Bay, Maine 2008 - 2010

Former Masters Coach in Coronado, CA 1988 - 1990

Maine Swimming Board of Directors - Finance Chair  - 2011 - 2014

Maine Swimming Board of Directors - Admin Vice Chair 2014 - 2016

Maine Swimming Board Member - 2016 2010

Maine Swimming Hall of Fame Inductee 2009

2 X #1 World Rankings as Masters Swimmer, 2008

Competed in German National Team Championships 1983, 1984 SSG Erlangen

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1980 - BA in Business

2-Time Olympic Trial Qualifier, 1976, 1980

Most Valuable Swimmer at UNC, 1979

NCAA Division 1 All-American at University of North Carolina

Co-Captain 2 years and 6 team records at UNC

Co-Captain US Olympic Committee Elite Training Camp, 1979

Co-Captain at USOC Sportsfest, 1979

National Athlete Rep to AAU Conventions 1978-1980

Earned full 4 year swimming scholarship to the University of North Carolina

Participated in 9 AAU National Short and Long Course Championships

Deerfield Academy - 1976 - 10-time All American, 5 New England Records

Bangor Y Swimmer- 1966 -73 Multiple state state records and championships


Fritz has been involved in competitive swimming for almost 50 years and is the father of 2 children who also swim competitively.  After a corporate career of almost 30 years specializing in government contracts in the food and nutrition industry, Fritz rose to the level of VP of sales and marketing. During his business career before returning to Maine, Fritz lived in North Carolina, Southern California, Texas, Connecticut, and Europe where he continued to swim and coach when time allowed.  Fritz continues to enjoy giving back to swimming by coaching and supporting his children as they navigate through the world of age group and collegiate swimming.  

Katherine Elizabeth O'Grady



As SMAC transitions to a new kind of experience, Katie is joining SMAC to help us out at training and meets both near and far.  She started swimming at a young age and went on to swim in college at Henderson State University.  She met her wonderful husband James there and  have 2 children - Meagan and Tommy.   Both Tommy and Meagan are active SMAC swimmers and help to keep their parents out of trouble.