Coaches Mike and Laura Verwest have been teaching swimming and life
skills for competive swimmers for 7 years.
Coach Mike swam competively in his youth, for Fort Myers High
School and for the club team Fort Myers Swim Association in the
1970's, and swam his freshman year at Davidson College. He is
a Level 2 Coach, and Certified Stroke Technician through the
American Swim Coaches Association and a certified Learn-To-Swim
Professional through Swim Lessons University.
Coach Laura is a Certified USA Swimming Coach. She has been
guiding children through the beginning stages of competitive
swimming as well as bringing her gentle and compassionate spirit to
the children and families of the team since its inception.
She is "heart and soul" of SwimEnergy Aquatics.
Juan Carlos Picon
A former competitive swimmer, Juan started swimming at 4 years
old and swimming team (Bogota, Colombia) from ages 8 – 18
years. At age 10, winning national and international merits. At age
14 - 22, Juan began teaching swim lessons at the Club Campestre
Internacional (Colombia) and became the head coached for the swim
At age 27, Juan moved to the United States, attending the
University of Nebraska at Omaha and working as lifeguard ,
lifeguard instructor and American Red Cross swim instructor (all
levels). He became part of the Omaha Masters swim program as
participant wining some merits and became assistant coach in 2002
Juan has worked in finance for almost 25 years. Currently, he is a
Regional Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President for Wells
Juan is a certified USA Swimming Coach and Certified USA Master