Coach Bob begins his
third year with TSA. He was raised in Wichita, KS and
swam for the Wichita Swim Club. He later graduated from
Emporia State University with a Bachelors Degree in Education in
Bob has over
25 years of USA, Collegiate, and High School coaching
experience. He is an A.S.C.A. Level 4 certified coach.
Over the course of his career he has coached Olympic Trial
Qualifiers, world ranked swimmers, NCAA Division 1 National
Qualifiers, Senior and Junior National Qualifiers including
1 Junior National Champion, and numerous nationally
ranked age group swimmers.
Prior to coming to TSA,
Bob was an assistant coach for the Columbia University Men’s
Swimming Team and the Head Coach/CEO of the Ridgefield Aquatic Club
in CT. While working with Columbia, he assisted the men's
team in qualifying 3 swimmers for the NCAA Division 1 National
Championships, the team placed 3rd at the ECAC Swimming
Championships, and broke 10 varsity records. During his
tenure (2004-2014) with Ridgefield, the team grew from 85 to
approximately 170 athletes. The team qualified 3 swimmers for
the 2012 Olympic Trials, had several Senior and Junior
National Qualifiers, was designated a Silver Medal program by USA
Swimming, and the team placed in the Top 5 at the Eastern Zone
Bob is currently the
Technically Planning Chair for Missouri Valley Swimming.
In his free time, he is a devoted Dolphins, Royals, and
NY Mets fan!
Office Hours: M-F 1:30-4
Edward Howard Hunte
Asst. Swim Coach/Swim School Director
Coach Howard Hunte was born in Caracas,
Venezuela. He moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2000 where
he swam under the Hall of Fame Coach Jack Nelson (FLST) and
Coach Duffy Dillon (FLA).
He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in
Physical Education from Fairmont State University in West Virginia
in 2006, and went on to earn his Master of Science degree in
Athletic Coaching Education from West Virginia University in 2008.
Hunte began his coaching career in 2003 as an assistant coach at
Fairmont Area Swim Team (FAST) while he was still an undergraduate,
and then served as the head coach of FAST in 2006 and 2007. He also
worked as an assistant swim coach for the West
Virginia Southern Zone Team in 2005 and 2006. While pursuing his
Master’s degree at West Virginia University, Hunte was a
Strength and Conditioning intern for WVU athletics and worked
specifically with their football, rowing and soccer teams.
In 2008, Hunte was announced as the Head Coach for Valparaiso
University’s Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams; a
Division I program where he served for 9 years. In Hunte’s
nine seasons with the VU swim team, his swimmers broke nearly every
program record. On the men’s side, 13 of 14 individual event
records and all five relay event records were set since the start
of the 2008–2009 season. In addition, in his nine years Hunte
coached the VU women’s swimmers to twelve new individual and
three new relay records.