CEO / Head Coach / Head Age Group Coach
Coach Art Anthony is the CEO 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 [email protected]
and looks forward to speaking to you about the sport of swimming.
Hans Kristian Ramkvist
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, serving as assistant head
coach for both teams.
When he moved back to the United States he coached college for a
year then made the switch to club team age group
Two years later he started with Ecat and became the head site coach
for Ecat in Portsmouth. From there he this year took over the role
as Head Coach for ECAT.
On his spare time he loves spending time with his Wife Amanda
and two year old son Hans. Preferably on some beach in the outer
Senior and 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.
Head Developmental Coach
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.
Leah Pruden Ashby
Coach Leah is a homeschooled high school senior. She has been
swimming competitively for the past six years. While babysitting at
a young age, Leah realized her love for children. Last fall, Leah
began coaching our Developmental Group here at East Coast
Aquatic Team, and has since started teaching swim lessons. She
enjoys working with young children and helping them progress in
their swimming so that they may fully enjoy summers at the
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.
Senior and Age Group 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.