Head Coach/ COO
Adam was named head coach in August, 2017. Prior to MTS, he was
assistant coach for the University of Arizona men’s and
women’s swim program for four years. Adam’s swimmers
earned numerous All-PAC 12 honors, 12 NCAA All-America honors and
three different school records fell to his athletes.
Prior to Arizona, Adam spent eight years with the Aiken-Augusta
Swim League in Augusta, GA; first as head age group coach then as
head coach for his last six years there.
Adam swam collegiately for the University of Wisconsin, where he
was an All-America selection, team MVP and named team captain in
2001. He also participated in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials in two
events (100 back and 200 back).
Personally, Adam is married to his wife Ruth, and they have three
children: Zachary, Madeline, and Jacob.
Associate Head Coach
from Clemson, SC, has been a Memphian for the last six years. He is
an accomplished coach and the owner of a beautiful dog, Kaia. Most
recently, Rick served as head age group coach for Memphis Thunder
Aquatics Club for the past 5 ½ years. During that time, Rick
helped more than double the size of Thunder’s age group
program, and developed numerous SES champions, Southern Zone
champions as well as NCSA Juniors and Futures qualifiers. Rick swam
competitively for the University of Virginia, where he earned
all-ACC honors and was a two-time ACC team champion
Justin S Ingram
Head Age Group Coach
Justin grew up swimming for MTS, and was named head age group coach
in May, 2017. He is also head swim coach for Collierville High
School; the reigning Shelby County Co-ed
In addition, Justin is summer league coach for Ridgeway Country
Club. Prior to coming to MTS he worked as head age group coach for
Collierville Swimming for more than 10 years.
Ardell Paul Blossom
intelligence are the fundamental parts to building a world class
swimmer. As the coach, the swimmers goals are my top priority.
During my years coaching in the Memphis area I’ve mentored
athletes from novice level to collegiate recruits. Having seen this
sport grow more and more each year is the driving force for my
commitment. My coaching experience provides me with the best
facility and best coaches to make our swimming success second to
none. It’s my honor to be part of Memphis Tiger Swimming and
coaching our swimmers not only to excel in the water but also
making their time with us educational and inviting.
David E Cortes
David was born in Los Angeles,
California, but raised in Memphis. He started swimming
competitively at the age of 5 for Germantown Swim Team under Scott
Robinson until graduating from Ridgeway High School. He went on to
swim at Delta State University for 2 years. Transferred from DSU to
Memphis to finish his degree in exercise of sport science. David
began coaching in the Memphis summer league 7 years ago and joined
Memphis Tiger Swimming May 2017.
“I love coaching because it
gives me a chance to pass along the experiences I have had in
swimming and the knowledge I have picked up through my life in the