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Rocco Aceto




Coaching Experience:

Trinity Prep – April 2005 – Present: Head Coach & Director of Aquatics : 12 Olympic Trials Qualifiers, 1 USA National Team Member, 2 Bahamas National Team Members, 15 HS All Americans earning 35 Honors. TPA placed 5th at 2014 ATT National Championships.


1997-2002  Washington State University – Head Coach. WSU developed its first three-time All-American swimmer, Erin Eldridge, sent at least one swimmer to the NCAA championships in each of his five seasons; gained the school’s best finish in the Pacific-10 Conference championships; continued to annually rank as one of the best academic swim teams in the nation; and beat cross-state rival Washington for the first time.

1995-1997 Auburn University-  assistant coach training the sprint group. While he was on David Marsh’s staff, the Tigers won their first NCAA title and sent three athletes to the Olympics and several Auburn qualifiers to the USA National team. 


1992-1995 Blue Tide Aquatics, Kingwood, Texas- Head Coach.  BTA athletes won three national high school titles and one mythical high school title and set 2 National Records, 7 USA SR National qualifiers, 20 USA Jr National qualifiers, 3 Jr National Championship Gold Medals & 2 Relay Title.


College - Bachelor of Arts Economics. North Carolina State University 1987

             Bachelor of Arts Business Management. North Carolina State University 1987

HS- The Peddie School,Hightstown, NJ 1982

Competitive Years:

College-  ACC & NC State record Holder & ACC Champion: 50 Fr, 4 x 100 Fr Relay, 4 x 200 Fr Relay

                 NCAA qualifier

                 All America Honorable Mention 4 x 100Fr Relay

HS- All America 1980,1981,1982

       National Record Holder(with Coach Keith Yannessa!) 200 Medley Relay 1981

       National Record Holder 4 x 100 Free Relay 1982

2007: Inducted into the Peddie School Hall of Fame

2007: Inducted into the Maine Swimming Hall of Fame

Business Experience:

Stock Broker @ Morgan Stanley- training on Wall Street, Wachovia Securities 2002-2005

The Flavor Of Maine – Principal Partner in Lobster Bake Catering service, Portland , Maine 1986-1988

Interests & Hobbies:

Investing in the Stock Market, watching Meet the Press & Shark Tank, Reading, Involved with Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America. 

Anne Marie Stricklin

Gold Coach Group



Coaching Experience:
Trinity Prep School 
Assistant Aquatics Director:  August 2006 - Present
8th Grade Girls PE Teacher:  January 2011 - Present
University of Notre Dame
Assistant Women's Swim Coach
July 2002 - July 2004
NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship Top 25th finish and 2 time Big East Women’s Swimming and Diving Titles
Northern Illinois University
Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach
August 1999 - June 2002
2001 Mid-American Conference Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year; coached two Olympic Trials qualifiers for South Africa (Leon Weed) and Australia (Mick Coyne) to top 8 finishes 
Georgia Southern University
Director of Swimming and Head Women's Swim Coach
August 1996 - July 1999
College Swim Coaches Association Academic All-America Team for 3 years
Auburn University
Graduate Assistant Swim Coach
September 1993 - July 1996
Three top 4 finishes at the NCAA Men’s Swimming Championships, and two top 10  NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships;two time SEC Men’s Swimming and Diving Team Champions
Trinity Prep Aquatics
Gold Group Swim Coach  
August 2006 - Present
Coached athletes to top 16 finishes at the Junior Olympics/Flags meets, had athletes selected for the Florida All-Star team
Trinity Prep School
Assistant Swim Coach 
August 2006 - Present
Middle School Boys and Girls Swim Champions in 2013
Georgia Southern University
Masters of Science, 1999
Major:  Sports Management
University of South Carolina
Bachelors of Science, 1993
Double Major:  Marketing and Organizational Management
Grand Island High School
Graduated:  1989
Competitive Years:
University of South Carolina
1989 - 1993
Three time NCAA Division I Academic Team All-America and Two time NCAA Division I Honorable Mention All-America;  1992 Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 50 Meter Freestyle; 4th place finisher in the 50 Meter Freestyle and 13th in the 100 Meter Fly at Senior Nationals; All-time top performances in 11 events/school record holder in 4 relay events
Grand Island High School
1983 - 1988
Five time high school All-America; Two time New York State high school swimming champion in the 50 yard freestyle; Current Grand Island High School (GIHS) Record holder in 6 individual events and 1 relay event; current GIHS Pool record holder in 2 individual events
Interests & Hobbies:
Volunteer for the Cheering for Cailtin 5k to raise money for research for DIPG. Enjoy watching my children compete in swimming, soccer, and cross country. Avid sports fan that loves watching college football and Orlando City Soccer Games. In my spare time, I enjoy running and lifting weights.

Scott Baker

Junior Group


Coaching Experience:

2013 - Present

Trinity Prep - Coach for Pre-team, Blue group, Gold group, Junior group, and assist senior group when needed. Helped to coach 5 HS All Americans, 3 HS Team District Title, 2 Olympic Trial qualifier and 1 Bahamas Olympic swimmer.  

Club- 1 ½ years Head Coach Vipers YMCA Team and 1 year as Head Coach YMCA in Tallahassee,Fl


HS-  Richards High school :Team  District Champions, 1 All American swimmer


College-   Bachelor  of Arts - Social Science Florida State University 2009

               Associate in Arts - Indian River State College 2007

HS-         Lake Mary High School – High school Diploma 

Competitive Years:

College- 2 time NJCAA National Champion, 12 time NJCAA All-American, Captain of the Indian River swim team , NCAA All-American at FSU, MVP at FSU and 2 time ACC Athlete of the week.

HS- 3 time State Champion, 4 time All American

Business Experience:3 years as an I.T and Engineer Recruiter managing 70 to 150 employees

Interests & Hobbies: 5K Mud Runs

Keith Yannessa

IT Coach and Assistant Swim Coach



Coaching Experience:

Trinity Prep – April 2010 – Present: Assistant Sr. Group Coach and IT Coach


Barry University School of Law, JD, 2007

New College of Florida, BA 2001

Miami Dade College, AA 1998

University of Pittsburgh, 1983-1985

HS- Harriton High School, Rosemont, PA, 1983

The Peddie School,Hightstown, NJ 1980-1982

Competitive Years:

HS- All America 1981,1982

       National Record Holder (with Coach Rocco Aceto!) 200 Medley Relay 1981


Daniel Sharvit

SSP Coach


Performance Specialist
Trinity Prep Strength Coach (Swimming)

Daniel attended the University of Central Florida where he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Exercise Science.

While attending UCF, Daniel set out his goal to become a sports performance coach. As step one of accomplishing that dream, he interned in the Human Performance Laboratory at UCF. From there, Daniel volunteered with a community youth soccer program through the Orlando City SC, for a summer before attending graduate school. While in grad school, he interned in UCF Athletics with Olympic Sports, he was employed at the Recreation and Wellness Center on campus as the student lead for the personal training department, and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Upon graduation, Daniel moved to Colorado Springs CO. to intern at the Olympic Training Center.

The latest stop on his journey has brought him to us here at SPECTRUM. In the spring of 2018 Daniel completed our 12 week internship program and began working with our high school athletes as the Strength and Conditioning coach for Trinity Prep. Daniel’s passion for progress and bettering others makes him an excellent coach.

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