Coaches & Directors
Information about the Palma Ceia Swim Team

This spring swim team has been very successful with training all levels of swimmers.  The coaches stress on getting the swimmers to improve and reach their goals. In our program we believe in training with fun!.  If you are interested in PCCC, you must be a member or grandchild of a member of Palma Ceia Country Club, please email Coach Todd at   

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 swim team adivsory board members.

Coaching Staff

Todd Hoffmeier

Head Coach


Todd Hoffmeier is the Head Coach for Palma Ceia Country Club Swim Team. He has coached with PCCC since 1995 and returns for his seventeenth season with the team.  Todd was promoted to Head Coach of PCCC after Coach Mike Laughrey’s retirement in 1998. Todd has more than 20+ years of coaching experience, having taught swimmers everything from stroke technique, goal setting, self confidence, commitment, and video analysis.  He works with all ages of swimmers from toddlers to teenagers, teaching proper technique and a love of the sport.

Originally from Arizona, Todd was a state champion in the 200 IM and runner-up in the 100 fly as a youth.  During his competitive swim career, Todd swam under Pierre Lafontaine, former head coach of the Phoenix Swim Club in Arizona, and now head of Canadian Swimming, as well as Bob Gillett, head coach of Golden West Swim Club and owner of the Arizona Sports Ranch.

He came to Tampa on a University of Tampa swimming scholarship.  He swam for three years, graduating in 3½ with a bachelor of science in elementary education.  Todd has coached several of his swimmers to the collegiate level, and he has coached high school swimming, most notable, Maritza Correia, a former Olympian.  He also was selected as a Spring 2010 All-Star Coach for Florida Swimming.

Todd also coaches the South Tampa Aquatic Team (STAT) a year round swim program, a combined Palma Ceia and Tampa Yacht Team, which has sent several swimmers to the Florida Age Group Championship Meet and Zone Team.

Todd is a member of numerous coaching organizations; is certified in CPR/AED; First Aid; WSI; is an avid lifeguard trainer; is a Level 3 ASCA Swim Coach; and, he has been recognized by the USA Level 2 Swim Team recognition program.

Todd resides in Tampa with his wife Tammy and their three children Jett (9), Jade (6), and JT (3). He currently teaches Physical Education at St. John’s Episcopal School, where he has been for  11 years.