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, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Steve Romito

Head Coach


Coach Steve is from Charlotte, NC, where he has been involved in swimming for most of his life.  He has been a part of the Masters program, and the swim lesson program at Brace Family YMCA for almost seven years, and is in his third season with Sharks Aquatic Club.   Prior to joining SAC, Steve served as a coach at New South Swimming in Charlotte for more than eight years.  While an assistant, and head coach at NSS, Coach Steve worked with all levels of the team - from beginning year-round swimmers to National Qualifiers, including NCS Select Camp and IMX Camp participants, State and Sectional Champions, NCS Zone Team members, State Record Holders, and Nationally Top 10 ranked athletes.  He has also twice been voted a member of the NCS Zone Team Coaching Staff.  For 10 years prior to joining NSS, Steve ran a successful business as a self-employed swim instructor, and coached summer league, winter league, other year-round teams and Masters programs. Steve currently serves as Senior Vice Chair on the North Carolina Swimming Board of Directors.


Steve is now in his 19th year of coaching/teaching the sport of swimming, is excited to stay involved with swimming, and to be a Shark!

Quinn Liane Pletcher

Assistant Coach


Quinn Pletcher started swimming while attending high school in Albion, NY. She was blessed to be able to continue her career at Gardner-Webb University where she grew as an athlete and leader. Upon graduating, Pletcher taught for one year in Tennessee before getting married and returning to Shelby. While teaching at Crest Middle School, she pursued the head swim coach position at Crest High School and has remained there since 2010. 
After volunteering with the Sharks last spring, Pletcher is very excited to be on staff this fall and looks forward to a great year!