Hans Kristian Ramkvist
Head Coach / Head Senior Coach
Kristian Ramkvist was born and raised in Sweden. He started swimming as a toddler and never stopped! In his swimming career he made it as far as the Junior National team before deciding to extend his career and move to the US to swim in college. Kristian received a bachelors Degree from Old Dominion University in Business Management.
Coach Kristian has coached all levels of swimmers from Summer league up to Division 1 NCAA. He started his coaching career after finishing college in 2010. Coach Kristian has coached internationally in Sweden and denmark. When he moved back to the United States he coached college for a year and then went>
Age Group coach
Margueritte learned to swim in the Old Downtown Portsmouth YMCA at the age of 2. She started swimming competitively at the age of 5. She grew up splitting time living between the USA and France. After graduating she decided to focus on her career and family, but never forgot about the love of swimming. As a young adult during her summers in France you would always find her working at the pool coaching. Margueritte has always loved teaching and coaching children. She has three children of her own and finds this even more rewarding watching them grow and learn in the pool. She has coached USA swimming since 2009. Prior to last she coached YMCA swim team. She has also coached High School Swimming for Nansemond Suffolk Academy. She is has been the Head Coach for Marlin Club swim team for the past 6 summers. She currently holds a level 2 ASCA certification and USA swimming certification. She looks forward to working with each and every child that comes to the pool.
Age Group Coach
Senior and Age Group Coach
Ryan had an amazing and successful swimming career.
After growing up for Curl Burke Swim Club in Germantown MD, Ryan
went on to swim four years at James Madison University. Ryan
was a record setting swimmer at JMU (qualifying for NCAAs and the
Olympic Trials) as well as CAA Rookie of the Year, CAA Swimmer of
the Year, JMU’s Male Athlete of the Year (’97) and was
inducted into JMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame (2010). Ryan went
back to JMU for postgraduate work where he coached the JMU
men’s swim team. After his college career, Ryan found
mountain biking, cycling, triathlon, and duathlon. He is an ASCA
and USA Swimming, and USA Triathlon certified coach. Ryan is a
master technician in the water helping all levels of athletes reach
success in the pool.
Age Group Coach
Whether it's been swimming or coaching, Kyle has been around a pool
since the age of four, swimming with the Marlin Club and the
Portsmouth YMCA Aquatic Club during his youth. When swimming
stopped, Kyle felt pulled to enter the world of coaching and has
been doing so in summer league, high school, and USA Swimming for
the past ten years. Coach Kyle is currently the Head Coach of the
Churchland Swim Club during the summer, a volunteer assistant at
Nansemond River High School (Fun Fact: Coach Eric coached him there
during his Senior year), and has been selected to coach the
Virginia Zone Team for the past two years. He is an ASCA Level 2
and USA Swimming certified coach.
When not on the pool deck Kyle can be found teaching Economics
& Personal Finance at Nansemond River High School, watching
movies or playing video games with his kids, or taking his dog,
Pepper, for a walk or run through the neighborhood with his wife.
Coach Kyle looks forward to coaching swimmers of all ability levels
and helping them become faster and more developmentally sound, all
while having fun!
Dryland and Development Coach
Affectionately known as
the steam engine, Kim Frost has often been overheard saying things
such as, “Let’s hurry up and relax.” Kim enjoys
racing at all the distances. Kim was a collegiate cheerleader at
James Madison University for four years, with her co-ed team
winning Nationals in 1996. While in college, she developed a love
for mountain biking and running which led to early involvement in
adventure racing, non-traditional triathlons, and off-road
duathlons. She has competed at all the running distances and all
short and long course triathlon distances. Kim’s
certifications include: AFAA group Fitness, ACE personal training,
Schwinn Cycling, TRX, McGee Running, USA Triathlon certified, and
USA swimming certified coach. Kim has guided tons of youth
and adult athletes across all levels to enjoying success in the
sport. She has a passion for introducing people to the sport
and fostering a lifestyle of fitness.
Betsy Beaman is a graduate of Nansemond Suffolk Academy and
Virginia Tech (B.S. in Human Development , and M.S. in Curriculum
and Instruction). Growing up, Betsy competed with the Old
Dominion Aquatic Club, Nansemond Suffolk Academy, and The Marlin
Club Swim Team in Chesapeake, Virginia. Betsy served as an
Assistant Coach of the Marlin Club Swim Team from 2017 to 2018, and
as Head Coach from 2002 to 2005. After graduating from
Virginia Tech, Betsy taught first grade for 7 years at Cedar Road
Elementary School in Chesapeake, Virginia. Betsy and her
husband Rob have twin 5 year-old-girls (Katie Lee and Grace) who
compete with ECAT.
Emma Rose Parker
Coach Art Anthony is the Head Coach of the East Coast
Aquatic Team. Art has a vast exposure and background that
began in 1993 and has continued through today. Coach Art has been
involved with, organized, marketed, and ran: Swim lessons, stroke
clinics, swim camps, summer leagues, winter leagues, high school,
masters programs, and USA swimming. Coach Art has been coaching USA
swimmers since 2002 and is proud to have worked with so many great
Coach Art did his undergraduate work at James Madison University
where he graduated with a BBA in Computer information
Systems. He received his MBA from Averett
University and is currently working on his Doctorate in Business
Administration from Liberty University. Coach Art is active
in the community and in Virginia swimming where he sits on several
boards of directors and committees.
Coach Art primarily works with our 10 and under program and
swimmers new to the sport teaching them fundamentals, developing
technique and muscle memory, developing training habits and work
ethic, and instilling a love for the sport of swimming.
Regardless if your swimmers are new to the sport or if you have a
seasoned athlete, contact Coach Art to see what East Coast Aquatic
Team can do for your swimmer and family. He can be contacted at CoachArt.ECAT@gmail.com
and looks forward to speaking to you about the sport of swimming.