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Coaching Staff

Charlotte County Swimming Blue Fins Coaching Staff

For questions that are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact:

Punta Gorda: Coach Danielle at danielle.chance13@yahoo.com

 

For all administative related questions, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members by clicking email link below.

 

 

Coaching Staff

Danielle Chance

Head Coach - Punta Gorda

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My name is Danielle Chance and I am very excited to be starting off 2016 as the new Junior 1 coach at the Charlotte pool.
I have been a competitive swimmer for over 20 years. I excelled from age group into high school where I held multiple school records and was All State Champion two years running. I was recruited and received a full swimming scholarship to the University of Houston. After college, I started a career in marketing and graphic design until 2009 when my husband and I relocated to Florida so he could finish his chiropractic studies and get established in a practice in Punta Gorda. Once we moved to Florida I joined USMS and began swimming Masters. I currently hold multiple All-American individual and relay honors, including a world record. I am also ranked in both the USMS and FINA World Masters Top 10.

Jim Dale Lindberg

Assistant Head Coach - Punta Gorda

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Jim started his coaching in Minnesota and relocated to Florida to continue his coaching and to begin teaching at Charlotte High School. Jim swam competitively in Minnesota. During his tenure he was also selected to be a coach for the Florida All Star team.

Shelley J Vakil

Coach - Punta Gorda

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Coach Shelley will be working with both the Junior Groups and Senior Groups on CCS.  Coach Shelley started swimming competitively at the age of six and swam competitively through college.  During her swimming tenure she has received many awards/accomplishements.  Coach Shelley was a state high school record holder, high school state champion, high school all-american, a junior national participant and senior national participant.  Coach Shelley then swam for Bowling Green State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education and exercise science.  Coach Shelley coach for Bethel Park Swim Team where she coached the age group team.  

Catherine D Eisen

Coach - Punta Gorda

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Francisca Slagter

Coach- Punta Gorda

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My name is Frannie Slagter and I started competitive swimming at the age of 5 in Minnesota.  When I was 11, I was on the Minnesota Zone Team that Coach Cain was part of the coaching staff.  I was a High School All-American, Junior and Senior National Competitor.  Throughout High School and College I was a Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor.  I taught swimming lessons and coached for City Swimmers (Club Team).  I attended St. Catherine's University in St. Paul, Minnesota where I swam all four years while completing a double major in Psychology and Occupational Therapy.  Upon my Senior year at St. Catherine's I earned the Athlete of the Year Award and currently still hold 2 All-Time Top 10 records. I left Minnesota in 2000 to pursue a career as a licensed Occupational Therapist in Port Charlotte, FL.  After relocating, I met my husband and we now have 2 Blue Fins in the program: Evan (13) and Bella (10).  My children have re-ignited my passion for swimming and coaching.  One of the best parts about the sport of swimming is the tight knit community of swimmers, parents and Coaches.  I am grateful for this opportunity to be a part of the Blue Fins Coaching staff!

 

Board of Directors

Danielle Chance

Board President

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Shelley J Vakil

Treasurer

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Catherine D Eisen

Director

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Jim Dale Lindberg

Director

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