Get to Know your Coaches

Lou Manganiello, Head Coach, AquaKids Program Director

Currently coaches Miami Westminster Christian School boys and girls teams...owner of AquaKids Inc. Swim School, Swim Team and Summer Swim Camp...head coach SOFLO site coach...former University of South Florida women's assistant coach (1982-87). Forty years coaching experience at every level of swimming...coached Olympic Trial qualifiers in 2012, 2016 and 2021...several high school state finalists and champions...coached USF's 1985 NCAA Division II women's champion team...inducted into the University of South Florida Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009...coached AquaKids Sharks program to USA Swimming Silver Medal club status.


 Isidro Planell, Head Age Group Coach, Mako Sharks, Blue Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Safe Sport Coordinator

Graduated from Florida International University in 2018 B.S. Sport & Fitness Studies, Physical Education... currently head age group coach of AquaKids Sharks site, coaching the Mako Sharks, Tiger Sharks & Hammerhead Sharks groups...six years age group coach with AquaKids Sharks... Miami Westminster Christian School Middle School Coach... former assistant coach for NCAA Division I FIU women's swimming and diving team (Conference USA Champions 2019 & 2020)...Counselor Coach at the University of Texas Longhorn Swim camp...ASCA Level II-certified.