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Coaching Staff

Bruce W Marchionda

Head Coach

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Bruce, along with five full-time and six part-time coaches, make up one of the most experienced and successful age-group coaching teams in the country.  Bruce heads an experienced and accomplished team of coaches to help each of our swimmers optimize their performance and develop the TITANS into a perennial state, region and nationally recognized club.
 
Bruce formerly coached the High-Performance post-graduate and professional swim team at South Florida Aquatic Club where he has qualified two swimmers for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.  Bruce Holds the highest ASCA 5 level coaching status and has 30 years of experience coaching at the collegiate, prep school and age group level including 9 years at Clemson University and 13 years at Western Kentucky University.  Western Kentucky Athletic Director, Todd Stewart stated "Bruce Marchionda is an excellent swim coach and was always great to work with.  The swimmers under his tutelage consistently improved their times.  He is very dedicated to his profession, and I feel he will do an outstanding job with the TAC TITANS Swim Team."

John J Payne

Associate Head Coach & Masters Coach

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John "JP" Payne is the Associate Head Coach for the TAC TITANS. He has over 25 years of coaching experience at all levels of competition from the youngest beginner to elite professional athletes. JP is active with both USA Swimming and NC Swimming with a focus on open water swimming.

 
JP has a B.A. in English and a M.S. in Technical Communication from NC State University where he swam collegiately. Following his swimming career, he competed as a professional triathlete on the USTS circuit. These days when he is not on a pool deck, you can find him behind a drum set. He lives in Raleigh with his wife and three sons.

Robert E Norman

TAG 1 & 2 Coach

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Robert Norman grew up in the Cary area swimming for RSA, before attending boarding school in Va. at Woodberry Forest School. Robert then continued his swimming career at Middlebury College, before transferring back to NC State where he earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology. At that point he began his coaching career. Robert has coached in the area for 9 years now, and coached a number of age groups and abilities. Robert has coached and help produce NCS Zone and Select camp qualifiers. Robert believes in developing well rounded swimmers who have the ability to be competitive in many strokes and distances.  By developing good relationships with his athletes, unique training, and constant communication, he believes this gives athletes the greatest chance of reaching their full potential and goals.

Samuel Blake Addison

National, TAG 3 & Silver 2 Coach

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Blake Addison grew up about 25 minutes east of Cary, in Knightdale, swimming for New Wave. He attended Enloe High School, where he was a part of 4 Conference, 4 Regional and 3 State Championship teams. Coach Blake Attended NC State University - GO PACK!! - and studied Business Administration/Entrepreneurship. He began coaching at 15 for a TSA Summer League Team, progressing to a Wave coach as a Freshman at State, and finally to his home at TAC in March 2013. Coach Blake has helped coach and produce NCS IMX Camp, NCS Select Camp and NCS Zone Team athletes as well as State and National record holders; and was also a finalist for the 2017 ASCA National Age Group Coach of the Year Award. Coach Blake currently has former swimmers competing for their collegiate teams at William Peace University & Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Coach Blake believes in developing the total athlete, with a special focus on the technical aspects of each stroke, which “build the foundation for longevity, health and success in the sport of swimming”.

Kevin E Maksinchuk

Sr. Champs, Sr. Challenge & Silver Coach

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Ronna Reedstrom

Bronze Lead Coach

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Coach Ronna brings over 18 years of swim team development and coaching experience to the TITANS.  Over that timeframe Ronna has coached and instructed swimmers across all age groups on USA Swimming sanctioned clubs, competitive summer league teams and high schools in Indiana and North Carolina.

Coach Ronna is well versed in all aspects of team development and brings a special focus on the skills critical to a swimmer’s advancement.  In younger swimmers she develops technique, builds confidence in their abilities and instills enthusiasm for the sport.  All of Coach Ronna’s swimmers develop a love of the water and camaraderie with their teammates - making swimming a fun and rewarding aspect of their lives!

Sandy R Canfield

Copper Lead Coach

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Starting at a young age, Coach Sandy swam competitively with the Wilton Y Wahoos Swim Club in Connecticut, a consistently top-rated national swim team. There she achieved success as a competitive swimmer and student athlete, including State Champion in the 1650 Freestyle. Coach Sandy earned the honor of serving as captain of both her club and high-school swim teams, and served as an assistant coach to the Wahoos’ 10 and Under squad. As a result of her positive experience as a competitive swimmer, team work and leadership - at the core of the Titans team philosophy - are fundamental to Coach Sandy's approach to the development of her swimmers in and out of the pool.

Coach Sandy has been working with the TAC Titans since its inception in 2012. Coach Sandy's focus has been to instruct our youngest competitive Titans swimmers to achieve rankings at the top of their age group in the state and beyond. Coach Sandy has accomplished this by providing outstanding individual instruction in proper swimming technique, while building the endurance and speed of each swimmer to the best of their ability. Coach Sandy cultivates a joy for swimming, team work, and the basics for setting and achieving personal goals through honest, positive reinforcement appropriate to this age group.

Coach Sandy possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in International Affairs. Professionally, Coach Sandy designs, manages, monitors and evaluates programs and projects for academic institutions, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and foundations. Coach Sandy currently supports academic partnerships with NASA and the aerospace sector in North Carolina, bringing her knowledge of hydrodynamics and STEM learning to the team.
 

Lindsey Parr

Sectional & TAG 2 Coach

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Lindsey joined the TAC coaching staff in September 2016. Before coming to TAC, Lindsey swam for John Carroll University located in Cleveland, Ohio. As a John Carroll University Blue Streak, Lindsey was named captain for both her junior and a senior year, earned 17 All-Ohio Athletic Conference Awards and was a two time CSCAA Scholar All-American. She left holding 5 school records (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, 400 free relay) and 2 league records. During her senior year she also was recognized as one of 20 athletes in the conference to receive the Clyde Lamb Award for both athletic and academic performance.

Lindsey majored in English and minored in Exercise Science. She also was involved with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the John Carroll Magazine. She moved to North Carolina immediately after graduation in May 2016. Through coaching, Lindsey hopes to share her passion for swimming and all of the lifelong lessons that come with being a swimmer

Kile A Aukerman

TAG 1 & TAG 1.5 Coach

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Kile Aukerman was born and raised in Cincinnati Ohio. As a young kid he started swimming for his local pool and by age nine Kile started swimming year round. Kile swam for Anderson High School and became a state qualifier in three events along with being team captain his last year.
 
He then went on to swim D1 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. As a Freshman Kile was the newcomer of the year in the Horizon League and voted Freshman of the year by his teammates. Throughout his career at Wright State Kile set six school records, two league records and scored 18 times at the Horizon League Championships. He was voted team captain twice for both his junior and senior year along with being the MVP recipient for both of those years.
 
Kile majored in Biology concentrating in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Psychology. He took part in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee helping organize both swim team and athlete wide extracurricular activities. His Junior Year Kile was voted Wright State’s Athlete of the year for both his performances in the pool and out. After graduating in May 2015 Kile moved down to Miami, Florida to swim professionally under Bruce Marchionda.

After moving to Florida Kile began training with the professional team for South Florida Aquatic Club. In June 2016 Kile qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 100, 200 Breaststroke and 200 Individual Medley. After the trials Kile stopped competitive swimming and decided to start coaching for the Titans. He hopes to show people that anyone can accomplish their goals with hard work and a good attitude.

Matthew E Mosher

Sectional & Gold Coach

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Matthew Mosher was born and raised in Durham, NC.  He swam for numerous clubs including Durham Aquatic Club, New Wave, and Bull City Aquatics.  In high school he swam for C.E. Jordan and helped his team to a second place finish at the NCHSAA state championships.  He began coaching with his summer league team while in high school.  Matt swam for American University and was a member of the 2001 CAA Conference Championship team.  After swimming at American, Matt took time off from swimming only to return as the head coach of Raleigh Charter High School in 2008.  He coached RCHS for eight seasons and helped lead the team to five consecutive 1A/2A NCHSAA girls state championships from 2011-2015.  Throughout his swimming and coaching career Matt has worked with a wide range of ages and abilities from 6 & unders just learning to swim, to nationally ranked and top 10 college recruits.  Matt enjoys helping swimmers develop into the best humans they can be through the sport and believes in a balanced, focused, dedicated, and passionate approach to training.

Erin C Sayre

Dryland Coach

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Brandy L. Plewniak

Jr. Titans 10U & Copper Asst.

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DeAnna S Wahlers

TITANS Meet Director

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