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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches.

For all questions related to administrative issues, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact the office at 833-SWM-FAST or one of our Board of Directors.

Coaching Staff

Ted Sallade

Head Coach, White/Blue, Senior II

Email

804-334-2804 c Email: tedpsdn@poseidonswimming.com

Office Hours (by phone): 2:00pm -4:00 PM, M-F

Ted joined Poseidon Swimming in the spring of 1993. Throughout his career, Coach Sallade has enjoyed success coaching swimmers at all levels—from the beginning swimmer to USA Olympic Trials qualifiers. He holds a Business Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a four-time Virginia Swimming Coach of the Year recipient. In 2009 Ted was selected Head Men's Coach for USA Swimming’s National Select Camp. Ted is a certified Level 5 coach with the American Swimming Coaches Association, and contributes over 39 years of experience as an athlete and coach to the Poseidon organization. Ted engages with the coaches and athletes at all levels within the team while directing the training of Poseidon’s Senior I and II groups. He coaches all levels of swimmers at Woodlake. 

Coach Sallade previously served on the Virginia Swimming Board of Directors as Senior Swimming Chairman and previously served VSI as Coaches Representative and Virginia delegate to USA Swimming. Ted was VSI Head Coach and staff member to numerous Eastern Zones teams.

Athletes under his guidance have recorded numerous National Top 16 performances, including number one rankings, National records, many qualifiers to Junior Nationals, USA Senior Nationals, USA Olympic Trials and has placed athletes on several USA National Teams. In addition Coach Sallade is most proud of the countless athletes who have achieved USA Swimming Academic All American status. 

Ted and his wife Joanna reside in Richmond and have two sons—Joss and Cooper.

Joss Sallade

Lead Site/Associate Age Group Coach

Email

804-516-6215 c Email: josspsdn@poseidonswimming.com

Office Hours (by phone): 10:00-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-2:00 PM, M-F

Joss has been coaching at Poseidon since 2012 and works with all levels of swimmers. Joss swam for the Granite Marlins for 14 years and coached there 2008-2015. Joss is currently the Lead Coach at Poseidon-MAC, a clinic instructor at MAC, and the Head Coach of MAC's summer league team. He is pursuing a Master's degree in Elementary Education at VCU. In his spare time, he enjoys weight-lifting, swimming and mountain biking. 

Barbara Gregory

Assistant Coach

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Barbie has been coaching with Poseidon since 2011. She works with swimmers of all ages at Poseidon and is excited to be part of the Poseidon swimming family. Barbie was also the Head Coach of Bon Air Community Association’s summer swim team. In addition, she taught swim lessons and stroke clinics for over 10 years at RWFC-Briarwood (now ACAC). She has a Bachelor of Science in Geography from James Madison University, where she was a member of the varsity swim team and a CAA champion. She is married with three school-aged daughters and in her spare time likes to swim with a local masters team and run.

Morgan L Kowalchuk

Assistant Coach

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Morgan began coaching in 2003 and has been coaching with Poseidon since 2007. Morgan is a graduate of Saint Gertrude HS and swam 11 years for Poseidon. In 2009, Morgan graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences degree. She was also a member of the Virginia Tech Varsity swim team. She finished her graduate degree in Elementary Education at the University of Richmond; and is currently a 1st grade teacher at Evergreen Elementary School in Chesterfield County. During the summers, Morgan also coaches at Willow Oaks Country Club.

 

Maria Deloglos

Assistant Coach

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Maria is an assistant coach who started working with the Triton Group in 2016; she is a USA Swimming Level 1 Coach.  She has been the Head Coach for a local summer team since 2015, and was Assistant Coach from 2013-2014.  She has taught private lessons throughout the years.  In La Paz, Bolivia, where she was born, she began the swim team for the American Cooperative School, and also founded a swim school. 

Her personal swim experience extends from NCAA Division III College qualifier to Bolivian National Champion, South American Championships, and the Spartakiades Games, Russia.  She was selected to go to the 1980 Olympics and Pan-American Games; but Bolivia did not send a delegation that year. She has a Masters Degree in Special Education.

Valerie Nezelek

Assistant Coach

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Coach Val began coaching with Poseidon in 2017. Her background includes experience in competitive swimming, summer league coaching, adult and child swim instruction, lifeguard management and water aerobics.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Va Tech. Valerie is passionate about swimming and looks forward to inspiring physical achievements in a way which encourages happy successful athletes. She is married with three children and in her spare time enjoys swimming, kayaking and photography.
 

Andrew N Raber

Assistant Coach

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Andrew began coaching with Poseidon in 2017. Andrew swam for the Robious Rapids/MAC Manta Rays for 13 years, and competitively year-round for six years. He has coached the MAC Manta Rays since 2012 and has also coached the James River High School Varsity team since 2016. Andrew is currently looking to pursue a Sports Management degree. Andrew works with all ages of swimmers, and helps coach the Poseidon Academy clinics as well.

Lindsay Bennett

Assistant Coach

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Lindsay has been coaching since 2011 and is thrilled to join the Poseidon
community. This past year, Lindsay served as the head coach for the Magnolia Green
swim team. Lindsay has also served the role as an assistant coach for 6 years. She was
with the Foxcreek Marlins swim team for 5 years, and the Midlothian YMCA swim team
for 1 year. Lindsay also gained leadership experience as a swim lesson supervisor, and a
private swim lesson instructor at the Midlothian YMCA.


Lindsay started swimming with the Birkdale Barracudas summer league team in
2002. In 2005, she joined Quest, where she swam for 4 years. Lindsay has graduated
from Radford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Currently, she is
working towards pursuing a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. In her spare time
Lindsay enjoys working out, swimming, hiking, and traveling.