Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Kiril Zahariev Head Coach
  • 36 years of professional swim coaching
  • Graduate of National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria in Coaching and Physical and Health education.
  • Certified Member coach of USA Swimming
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR, AED and Coaches Safety Training
  • Current Background Check and Athlete Protection education 
  • National Coaching Certification Program in Swimming – Canada
  • Directs all phases of Jupiter Dragons Swim Team Program
  • On deck coach for Blue Senior and Elite groups
  • Jupiter High School Swimming Coach
  • Developed Florida State High School Top 3 finishers
  • Developed Junior National finalists Florida Gold Coast Senior and Junior Olympic Champions and Record Holders
  • 7 years Coach of the Year for PBC High School Athletic Conference - North
  • Developed National Level Champions in Canada and Bulgaria
  • Founder of Champion Athletic Club in Toronto, Canada
  • 14 years experience as a competitive swimmer
  • Former member of the Bulgarian National Swim Team and participant in International Swimming Competitions
Ivanka Zaharieva Assistant Coach
  • 35 years of professional coaching
  • Graduate of National Sports Academy Sofia, Bulgaria in Coaching and Physical and Health education.
  • Certified Member coach of USA Swimming
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR, AED and Coaches Safety Training
  • Current Background Check and Athlete Protection education
  • National Coaching Certification Program in Swimming – Canada
  • On deck coach for Blue Junior, Elite, Green 2 and Green 1 groups
  • Developed Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Champions and Record Holders
  • 12 years experience as a competitive gymnast
  • Former member of the Bulgarian National Gymnastics Team and participant in International Gymnastics Competitions
William Taylor Assistant Coach
  • 6 years of professional coaching
  • Graduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado
  • Certified Member coach of USA Swimming
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR, AED and Coaches Safety Training
  • Current Background Check and Athlete Protection education
  • On deck coach for Purple, Orange groups and dry-land coach for Blue - Junior group
  • 13 years experience as a competitive swimme
Andrew Harthsorne Assistant Coach
  • 7 years as Men/Women Assistant Swim Coach at St. Francis College - Brooklyn
  • Retired FDNY Firefighter
  • Certified Member coach of USA Swimming
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR, AED and Coaches Safety Training
  • Certified Paramedic 
  • Registered Nurse State of Florida
  • Current Background Check and Athlete Protection education
  • Virtus Trained - Safe Environment for Children trained
  • On deck coach for Elite and Red groups
Board of Directors