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To contact are coaches please click the e-mail link next to their name.  You can also leave a message at the CAT office at 727-791-9542.

Coaching Staff   

Randy H Reese

Director of Aquatics/Head-National Team

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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

Kevin Reese

 

 

Asst. National/Strength and Pulley Coach/National Dev. Coach

Emailkevin.reese0@gmail.com

     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.

 

 

Lauren M Ellingham

Age Group Coach

Emaillauren.ellingham@gmail.com

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.

 

Cindy Gentilli 

Age Group Coach

Email:  gentili1985@gmail.com

For more than 30 years, Cindy has been part of competitive swimming either in the pool, on the deck, or as a parent. She started competitive swimming at the age of five in the country of Venezuela. 

 

Coach Cindy moved to the United States at the age of 13 and began to swim at Clearwater Aquatic Team. She swam for Countryside High School and was state champion her senior year. She went on  to swim for Indian RIver State College, she earned the title of National Champion both years in the 500, 1650 yards freestyle.

 

Cindy has been a swim instructor for more than 10 years. She is passionate about swimming and believes in active coaching, giving direction and complementing effort regardless of level. In addition to the fundamentals of the sport, she values a healthy atmosphere of inspiring young athletes to reach their potential while having fun and balance in their lives.

 

Steve Graves

Exposure to Competitive Swimming Coach

Email: sgraves@tampabay.rr.com