Contact the coaches:


John Almeida
Head Coach

Head Coach John Almeida

John brings over 60 years of swimming experience to the Redbird Swim Club.  He was a member of the Brazilian National Team and participated in the 1959 Pan-Am Games in Chicago and 1963 Games in Brazil.  John has been coaching the Redbird Swim Club since 1970.  Under his leadership, the club has grown into one of the most highly respected programs in the state and country.  He has coached many state champions and record holders, national champions and Olympic qualifiers.

  Suzanne Almeida
  Assistant Coach


Assistant Coach Suzanne Almeida 

Suzanne has been a member of the Redbird Swim Club since she was 5 years old.  First as a swimmer and now as a coach.  She has held numerous age group championships and state records.  She was a high school state champion in the 50 Free and holds 4 school records. She has participated in international swim meets representing Brazil and  set the South American record in the 50 Meter Freestyle.  Suzanne works primarily with the beginning swimmers, sharing her knowledge of competition and stroke technique.