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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

Englewood: Coach Marc at marcwdavidson@gmail.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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Addison Cates

Coach- Punta Gorda

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Addison is a product of the CCS program, having swum for the BlueFins his entire career. He qualified for FLAG's, Senior Champs, Zones and Junior Nationals.  After high school, Addison accepted a scholarship to Nova Southeastern University and continued his swimming career in college.   Currently, Addison heads up the Englewood branch of Charlotte County Swimming.  Addison hopes to land in the classroom locally, so he can continue to pursue his teaching and coaching career in Charlotte County. 

Jeffrey A Cain

Coach-Punta Gorda

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Hello, I am Coach Cain and I swam competitively for eleven years and have been coaching for 32 years.  I was a High School All-State swimmer at Medford High School, then I swam for Bemidji State University, where I earned NAIA All-American status all four years of my college career.  I started this coaching adventure back in 1984 when coaching the Bemidji (MN) High School Boys and Girls Swim Teams and the Bemidji Area Super Swimmers (club).  While in Bemidji, the boys and girls teams won seven sectional titles and produced several high school all-state swimmers and high school All-Americans.  I was honored when selected as Sectional Coach of the year four times while in Minnesota.  I moved to Punta Gorda in 1996 where I began coaching for Charlotte High School and then started this club (CCS) in 1997.  The Charlotte High School boys and girls teams have won eleven District Championships, a Region Champion, two State runner ups, and one State Title in 2003 with the boy’s high school tean 2001, 2002 and 2003, I was the 2A Coach of the year, and in 2003 was the State Coach of the year.  Charlotte High has produced seven state champions and twenty one high school All Americans.  Several of Charlotte county swimmers have went on to swim for many colleges in the United States as well as a number of club swimmers have went on to national meets and have been ranked in the top sixteen in the nation.  

Marc Davidson

Coach-Englewood

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Marc has been involved in aquatics from a young age.  He swam competitively for 7 years, along with lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons for 12 years.  He has helped develop, coach and grow three swim teams in the Nashville area.  In 2017, Marc and his family relocated to Florida where he is currently coaching in Engelwood. 

Board of Directors

Danielle Chance

Board President

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Shelley J Vakil

Treasurer

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Jeffrey A Cain

Vice President

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Catherine D Eisen

Director

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Jim Dale Lindberg

Director

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