Coaching Staff

 
John Hulvey
Head Coach
 
Coach John comes to lead GSC as head coach as he completes his 14th year of coaching with the last 11 years in Jacksonville, most recently as the head coach of Loggerhead Aquatics. In two years Loggerhead rose from a top-400 ranked program to 74th nationally in 2021. Swimmers in the program rewrote the team's Top 5 record board and qualified for numerous national meets, including Olympic Trials. The senior program came out of 2021 Senior Champs with a combined score of 3rd in the North division placing two 1&2 finishes in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. Over the past five years, Huley's swimmers have contributed to four FHSAA state titles and three runner-ups in 3A and 4A. Swimmers in Loggerhead's class of 2021 are continuing their swimming collegiately at Florida State (3), Tampa, Indian River, Naval Academy (2), Thomas, Rollins, Georgia Tech, and Florida Institute of Technology.
Coach Hulvey began his coaching career as a high school swim/dive and water polo coach while teaching at Coral Gables High School in Miami right after graduating from the University of Florida. After time at Spartan Aquatic Club as a head coach and the University of North Florida as a volunteer assistant coach, Coach John was head coach and owner of Storm Swim Club for four years in which he produced two National qualifiers, three Junior National qualifiers, eleven Futures qualifiers, two individual FHSAA champions, and three Florida LSC recordholders. Storm placed graduating seniors into schools to swim including; LSU, FSU, West Florida, Tampa, Washington University, Chicago, FIT, and Indian River.
Coach Hulvey has served on numerous Florida Zone Team staffs, Florida All-Stars staffs, and has held various positions within the Florida LSC.
Coach John's primary groups are Sectional and National while also working with all Gator coaches to promote a fun and competitive atmosphere in all of our training groups! As a Gainesville native, he is excited to bring his energy and experience to GSC.
 
 
Erin Condon
Lead Developmental Coach
 
Erin has been a member of the Gator Swim Club staff since 2014. She competed for the nationally acclaimed Wilton YMCA Wahoos program in Wilton, CT, and was named to the United States Swimming Open Water National Team in 1994, 1995, and 1996, and was a USS Junior National qualifier in the distance and backstroke eve nts. She competed for Princeton University during her undergraduate studies, and still competes for the GSC Masters program. In 2014 and 2015, Erin was ranked in the FINA Top Ten in her age group in the 1500m.
 
 
Jamie Akenberger
Coach (White, Senior, Masters)
 
Jamie is originally from Bowling Green, Ohio. While growing up she was a nationally ranked club swimmer and a four-time state championship qualifier while in high school. Jamie moved to Florida for college, competing for conference-winning Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Meyers. Jamie is a member of GSC's masters program, and loves going to Disney in her free time!
 
 
Jordynn Balducci
Coach (Green, Blue)
 
Jordynn started swimming at age 5 and spent five years as a member of North Florida Swimming before moving to Brookfield, Wisconsin, where she swam for another seven years at Elmbrook Swim Club. At age 16 Jordynn became Wisconsin's first ever certified Junior Coach for Elmbrook, where she coached for two years before joining GSC's staff last year as a freshman at UF. Jordynn is now a sophomore and is studying criminology.
 
 
Margarita Czupryn
Coach (Pre-comp, Greenn, Blue, Orange)
 
Margarita is originally from Land o' Lakes, Florida, and began competitively swimming at Florida Elite at 10 years old. She swam in several state club competitions including Senior Champs and Speedo Sectionals. In high school she was named All Conference and placed in the top 10 in all of her events at FHSAA State Championships all four years. In 2017, her 200 freestyle relay became the first-ever Pasco County girls relay team to finish in the top three at the state championships. Margarita began teaching swim lessons at SwimAmerica Gainesville in 2020 and has since transitioned to coaching at Gator Swim Club. She is currently in her third year at the University of Florida studying web design.
 
 
Marisa Gaynor
Coach (Senior)
 
Marisa swam competitively for 15 years, from a young age through high school, and has 12 years of coaching experience ranging from learn-to-swim lessons to elite age-group technique work. Marisa graduated from Iona College in May 2014 where she played Division-1 water polo for the Gaels and earned her bachelor’s degree. Following graduation, she played professional water polo in France and earned her MBA from Wagner College, graduating in May 2018, while also serving as an Assistant Strength Coach for the Wagner Seahawks.
 
Marisa was most recently an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Iona College. She developed and implemented training programs for several of the Gaels men’s & women’s Division 1 teams, including swimming and water polo. Marisa has led small-group swim and dryland sessions, as well as private water polo, swimming, and personal training lessons.
 
 
Sue Halfacre
Coach (Masters)
 
Coach Sue has a long history with Florida swimming, having been the first coach of the University of Florida women's program. In addition to coaching the Masters group for GSC, Sue is the director of the Florida Gator Splash Club. Sue also competes with the Masters group, having been most recently at the 2018 Pan American Masters Championships.
 
 
Anna Hooks
Coach (Pre-comp, White, Orange)
 
Anna swam for Gator Swim Club and the Makos through middle school, then swam with her high school team through her sophomore year. Now she enjoys running and training for half-marathons. She also loves being outdoors and kayaking through the springs. Anna is a sophomore at UF.
 
 
Dakota Mahaffey
Coach (White, Blue, Sectional, National)
 
Dakota is originally from Green Cove Springs, Florida. He swam for the Bolles School Sharks club and attended Clay High School, where he helped his team win three state titles. Dakota then came to UF and swam for the Gators for four years, qualifying for the SEC Championships as a junior and a senior. Dakota also swam at the 2020/1 Olympic Trials in Omaha. When not coaching, Dakota loves to read books and practice archery.
 
 
Alex McDonald
Coach (Sun Country, Orange, Silver)
 
Alex is originally from Gainesville, and swam for Eastside High School, where he then served as an assistant swim coach for the Purple Hurricanes, helping to lead the team to 6 district titles (2 boys, 4 girls) and 2 girls regional titles. Before coming to GSC, Alex was a coach and swim instructor for Makos Aquatics Club for more than four years. Alex graduated from the University of Florida with a double major in English and journalism.
 
 
Jen Murphy
Coach
 
Jen developed her chlorine addiction at age 12 when she joined Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio, and never fully recovered, having worked as a lifeguard, head lifeguard, pool manager, swim instructor, and coach, anything to be near a pool! In addition to coaching with Gator Swim Club, Jen is currently the conditioning coach for Gator Water Polo and works with the Gainesville Gaviatas synchronized swim team.
 
Jen swims with the GSC Masters group and is a member of GSC’s Open Water Team. Outside of swimming, she also pursues photography and volunteers with the Boxer Aid and Rescue Coalition.
 
 
Alyssa Padyjasek
Coach (Green, Blue, Sectional, National)
 
Alyssa is originally from Orlando, where she was a competitive swimmer for 12 years with Patriot Aquatics. While with Patriot, Alyssa was a FLAGS and Senior Champs qualifier. Now a student at UF studying natural resource conservation, Alyssa swims for the UF club team and with the GSC masters program. She competed in the 2021 US Masters Swimming Short Course National Championship where she placed 5th in the 50 free, 7th in the 100 free, 8th in 200 free, 6th in 500 free, and 6th in 100 IM for her age group.
 
 
Marc Shahboz
Coach
 
Marc has been coaching swimming for more than 10 years and involved in the sport for about 40 years. He started coaching while in college at FSU for the Maclay Blue Dolphins and joined the Gator Swim Club coaching staff in 2016.
 
Originally from Miami, Marc swam with a number of outstanding coaches from the area, including Olympian Robert Strauss at the Hurricane Swim Club, Al Sheeler from Sheeler Winton Swim Club, and Kirk Peppas at Metro Aquatics. Marc swam and played water polo at Columbus HS and played water polo while attending FSU. As a Masters swimmer Marc achieved a number of top 10 US times and was ranked as high as 2nd in the US in the 40–44 age group for the 100m backstroke.
 
Marc is the lead professor of Santa Fe College’s award-winning Digital Media Baccalaureate program. He holds a MFA from the University of Florida and Baccalaureate of Science in Psychology from Florida State University. Marc and his wife Joyce have both competed on American Ninja Warrior.
 
 
 
Administration

Christie Pinter
GSC Team Administrator

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