CSSC COACHES

Bruno Darzi

  • HEAD COACH
  • AGE: 41
  • BORN: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • RESIDES: Coral Springs, FL
  • ASCA Level 5

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Graduated from UFRJ, one of the top institutions in Brazil with Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education in 2002.

COACHING BACKGROUND: 20-year coaching career, the Olympic-caliber coach has coached several Olympic swimmers including five-time Olympian Dara Torres and three-time Olympians Vlad Polyakov and Arlene Semeco and senior, junior and collegiate swimmers. Darzi has coached on the international scene including the Summer Olympics, Pan American Championships and South American Championships.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: A former national-caliber swimmer for Brazil and CSSC…since taking over the head age group position at CSSC in 2004, has had several swimmers produce numerous National Top 10 times, broken Florida Gold Coast and club records…has been chosen as a member of the FGC All-Star coaching staff in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and also a five-time member of the Southern Zone Team Championships FGC coaching staff…in his first year of coaching was awarded the "Spirit Award."…ASCA Level 5-certified, highest level attainable.

Coach Darzi is a certified personal trainer from NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) with specialization in PES (Performance Enhancement) as well as CES (Corrective Exercise).

Birgit "Biggi" Lohberg

  • CSSC Advisor/Swim America Director
  • AGE: 49
  • BORN: Kapellen, Germany
  • RESIDES: Weston, FL
  • ASCA Level 4

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Graduated from Florida Atlantic University as a CPA and member of the Accounting Honor Society.

COACHING BACKGROUND: Heads the SwimAmerica program in Coral Springs and works with most of the kids who join the swim team. SwimAmerica gives every swimmer proper stroke technique.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Represented West Germany at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea where she finished tenth in the 200- and 400-meter individual medley…Finished sixth at the 1986 World Championships in the 200-meter individual medley…European Championships multi-medalist, nine-year member of the German national team and won several national championships…a member of Coral Springs Masters where she is an All-American, national and world age group record holder…ASCA Level 4-certified.

Raphael Lima

  • Senior I and II Coach
  • AGE: 38
  • BORN: Sao Paulo – Brazil
  • RESIDES: Coral Springs, FL
  • ASCA Level 5 (ed.)

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Masters in Sports Science at University of Campinas (UNICAMP-CAMPINAS-BRAZIL). Major in Physical Education at Metropolitan University (UNIFMU-SAO PAULO-BRAZIL). High School Maria Montessori.

COACHING BACKGROUND: Coach Raphael Lima has been coaching for more than fifteen years building a unique reputation in North and South America. He has coached swimmers from all ages and levels, nationally and internationally. He has helped develop and open brand new facilities and aquatics programming at Divino Salvador School in Itu-Brazil, Reebok Sports Club in Sao Paulo-Brazil and at the YMCA of Weston, FL. Coach Lima also was the founder of a very successful swimming program called Midtown Weston Aquatics where he was the Aquatics Director and Head Coach for more than 8 years.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: A former World Class swimmer who was a member of the Brazilian National Team participating at FINA World and South American Championships. Coach Lima has also participated at some Masters World, Pan American and National Championships where he has placed all the way from making finals to gold medal. Voluntary work has also been part of his life, participating on swimming projects to needy families in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and USA.

Brittany Bellomo

  • Silver Coach
  • AGE: 28
  • BORN: Plantation, FL
  • RESIDES: Coral Springs, FL
  • ASCA Level

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Bachelor's degree in Communications from University of Central Florida (UCF), currently enrolled in the Educator Preparation Institute at Broward College to become a full time teacher.

COACHING BACKGROUND: Current Swim America Instructor as well as their Pre-Team Coach. Former CSSC swimmer sprinter/backstroker. Certified by the American Red Cross for CPR/AED/First Aid, Lifeguarding & WSI.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Former D1 swimmer at FGCU.

Jessica Long

  • Mullins Head Coach
  • AGE: 39
  • BORN: New Haven, CT
  • RESIDES: Coconut Creek
  • ASCA Level: 3 (ed.)

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Graduated from Trinity High School and Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Outdoor Recreation.

COACHING BACKGROUND: The former collegiate swimmer in the freestyle and breaststroke moved to South Florida in 2005…is certified through American Red Cross as a swimming and lifeguard instructor.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Has 14 years of experience in coaching and teaching at all levels from beginner to competitive…currently is the Head Coach at Mullins Park working with the Red, Green and Gold age groups.

Bar Bogoslavsky

  • Mullins and National Assistant Coach
  • AGE: 24
  • BORN: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • RESIDES: Parkland, FL
  • ASCA Level: 3 (ed.)

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Graduated from Stoneman Douglas High school.  Currently enrolled at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) studying Criminal Justice and Linguistics.

COACHING BACKGROUND/HIGHLIGHTS: Former CSSC swimmer in sprint backstroke and freestyle. Bar has CPR training, coaching safety and is a ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) level 3 (ed.) coach.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: National Team Assistant Coach, working beside Head Coach Bruno Darzi. Mullins Park Assistant Coach. 

Caroline Kuczynski

  • White and Blue Group Coach
  • AGE: 28
  • BORN: Canada
  • RESIDES: Coral Springs, FL
  • ASCA Level: 1

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: High School graduate from American Heritage School and former graduate from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Health Sciences.

COACHING BACKGROUND/HIGHLIGHTS: Former CSSC swimmer in butterfly, freestyle and individual medley. Caroline has CPR training, coaching safety and is a ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) level 1 coach.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: As a member of the Canadian National team, Caroline attended World University Games in Shenzhen, China in 2011. In 2012, Caroline was just shy of qualifying for the London Olympic Games, placing 3rd in the 100 butterfly at the Canadian Trials. Now, she joins the Coral Springs Swim Club as a coach of the white and blue groups.

Guy Bogoslavsky

  • Aqua Coach
  • AGE: 19
  • BORN: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • RESIDES: Parkland, FL
  • ASCA Level: 

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Enrolled In Florida Atlantic University studying Finance.

COACHING BACKGROUND/HIGHLIGHTS: Current coach at Swim America. A former swimmer from Coral Springs Swim Club. State championship qualifier representing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. CPR/AED/First Aid certified. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Started my swimming career in Swim America, and moved up to Mullins and blue group. Then had the privilege to swim under coach Chris Jackson in Senior 1. Represented the Stoneman Douglas High School swim team and qualified for states in 2016 and 2017. He was a co-captain for his high school team during his senior year. He is excited to join the Coral Springs Swim Club coaching staff.