Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff

Robert Shearer

Head Coach


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 1997. 

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 Sectionals.

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 PM




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.

Amy Hartford

Assistant Swim Coach


Board of Directors

Chris Palmer



Kyle Larson

Vice President


Kimberly Garber

Business Manager


Cheryl Carey



Richard Allen



Danielle Jeffries

Volunteer Coordinator


Monica Brede

Merchandise/Fundraising Coordinator


Lance Green

Website/Social Media Coordinator