Randy H Reese
Director of Aquatics/Head-National Team
Randy Reese has been coaching swimming since 1969. He started his career in Clearwater then moved to the Bolles School, Episcopal High School / Randy Reese Swim Team, and then to University of Florida where he coached the Men’s and Women’s teams to two National Championships each (Men 1983 & 1984) (Women 1979 & 1982). He has over 14 National Championships for his age group teams. In 2004, he came back to Clearwater after sucessfully leading the Longhorn Aquatics team where he was head coach and had been ranked the number one club team in the country three years by USA Swimming Club of Excellence program.
Coach Reese has personally led over 41 Olympic swimmers to a combined total of 18 Gold medals, 8 Silver and 9 Bronze. He has coached 6 swimmers who achieved 16 world records and led 79 Women to achieve over 500 All-American honors and 60 men reach 200 All-American honors.
Coach Reese’s personal accomplishments include:
· 1979 Pan American Games Assistant Coach
· 1980 (Moscow), 1984 (Los Angeles), 1988 (Seoul) USA Olympic Assistant Coach
· 1982 & 1988 NCAA Women’s Coach of the Year
· 1984 & 1985 NCAA Men’s Coach of the Year
· 1987 Pan Pacific Games Assistant Coach
· 1997 University of Florida Hall of Fame Inductee
· 2005 International Swimming Hall of Fame Inductee
Asst. National/Strength and Pulley Coach
Kevin Reese has been coaching age group and senior level swimmers with the C.A.T. program since 2009. His responsibilities include coordinating dry land and strength training, assisting with swim meet duties, including overseeing the set-up and operation of the electronic timing system. Kevin is a graduate of Florida State University, graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. He has an extensive background in marketing and sales, having worked as a sales representative for Stryker and Depuy Orthopedics. He, currently, manufactures and sells pulley systems used with strength training in swimming.
As a youngster, Kevin began age group swimming at the age of four, and competed on the high school level at Bishop Kenny in Jacksonville, Florida. He enjoys staying in shape, working out as much as possible, and feels good nutrition is key to staying healthy and creating the needed edge to be successful in the sport of swimming.
Jennifer M Smith
Assistant Coach/Bronze Groups
Jennifer joined us in August of 2014 and is doing an oustanding job working with our Gold Group of swimmers.
Coach Jennifer comes to the C.A.T. program with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and, in addition to coaching, is currently teaching mathematics in Safety Harbor.
Jennifer has extensive experience working with age-group swimmers in a variety of settings. Her most recent coaching position was with the Longhorn Swim Camp in Austin, Texas where she coached with Olympic swimmers and Olympic coaches.
Lauren M Ellingham
Assistant Coach/Bronze Groups
Lauren joined the CAT coaching team in January 2016 as our Bronze and Exposure group coach.
Lauren provides a fun and caring environment and shares her love for the sport with our novice swimmers.
She was an avid CAT swimmer herself for 10 years and later swam for the Osceola High School Swim Team. Lauren was a lifeguard for 4 years and is now in college working towards a degree in Biology with hopes to pursue a medical career.