COACHES AND DIRECTORS

COACHING STAFF
Fred Lewis Head Coach

Fred Lewis is the Head Coach of St. Petersburg Aquatics. He has been SPA’s full time head coach since 1988. The coaching philosophy of the team comes under his direction. Fred was named 2017 Florida Senior Coach of the Year and is currently a USA Swimming National Team Coach.  He has coached swimmers at all levels including age group, Junior National, Senior National, Olympic Trial Qualifier, and Olympic Team swimmers.  

Fred Lewis is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Health and Physical Education.  As Head Coach of the University of Pittsburg Men’s Varsity Swim team he was named Big East Conference Coach of the Year and Eastern Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year.  His team won the Big East Conference and Diving Championship four years in a row.  

Joe Finke Assistant Coach, Senior II Team

Coach Joe Finke has been coaching with St. Petersburg Aquatics since 2014 and is an ASCA Level 1 coach.  He has twelve plus years as USA Swimming Official and is certified as a Deck Referee and also is a member of the SPA Board of Directors responsible for USA Swimming programs. 

Joe is a graduate of Purdue University and Stetson University College of Law, is married to Jeanne and has three children that have all been Olympic Trial level swimmers. 

Patty Nardozzi Assistant Coach, Junior Team & HS Group

Coach Patty Nardozzi has been coaching since 2001 in various capacities, and works full time for St. Petersburg Aquatics as an assistant coach with the Junior Team, team administrator, and program director for the swim school. During the summer she coaches the Shore Acres team which is part of SPA’s extensive summer swim league program. Patty also coaches the Shorecrest Swim & Dive Team during the high school season and has done so since 2007.   

Patty is a USA Swimming Level 2 Certified Coach and member of the American Swim Coaches Association and the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.

Patty is married to Dan and has three grown children, all former SPA swimmers, and eight grandchildren, one of which swims for SPA.  She is a long time member of St. Pete Masters and enjoys swimming for the team on a daily basis.

Kevin Mooren Assistant Coach, Junior Team

Coach Kevin Mooren has been coaching since 2006 as an assistant coach with the Junior Team.  During the summer he coaches the Fossil Park team which is part of SPA’s extensive summer swim program.   Kevin also teaches adult swim lessons for the City of St. Petersburg.

Kevin is a USA Swimming Level 1 Certified Coach and swam at Northeast High School when a student there.

Kevin is married and has two daughters, both of who swam for St. Petersburg Aquatics.

Samantha Mooren Assistant Coach, Junior Team

Coach Samantha Mooren has been with St. Petersburg Aquatics since 2006 as a Junior Team and Shore Acres coach. She also is an assistant swim coach with Shorecrest Preparatory School and focuses on the Middle Division program during the high school season.

A former St. Petersburg Aquatics age group swimmer, Samantha is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and is a full-time employee with the City of St. Petersburg. She is a USA Swimming Level 1 Certified Coach.

Phyllis Scheidt Assistant Coach, Junior Team

Coach Phyllis Scheidt has been with St. Petersburg Aquatics since 2017 and specializes in coaching the beginner swim team members.  She is an ASCA Level 1 swim coach.  Most of her aquatic instructional experience comes via her twelve years teaching lesson as an American Red Cross Instructor, which she still does in the summer months. 

Phyllis is a proud member of St. Pete Masters and frequently competes herself. She is married, has two daughters and one grandchild.

Joe Novak Assistant Coach - Walter Fuller Site
Hayley Brahm Assistant Coach - McLin Site

Growing up, Hayley participated in various sports such as cross country, soccer, swimming, track & field, and ariel sports.  In her senior year of high school, Hayley placed 6th at the FHSAA State meet in the 800-meter race for track & field.  She also played semi-pro soccer for the Orlando Royals during her college years.  She has studied athletic training, exercise science, behavioral science, and communications.  She is a certified USA Level 1 Swim Coach and a certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.  Hayley has been coaching for St. Petersburg Aquatics since 2016.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tora Williams President and Volunteer Chairperson
Michelle Pope Vice President
Kevin Mooren Treasurer
Joe Finke Club Excellence and Team News Chair
Paul Kurtz SPA Sponsorship and Marketing Chair
Kelly Noga Secretary and Hospitality Chairperson
Brian Coakley Board Member
Kristen Rambicure Board Member
Andrea Sango Board Member
Fred Lewis Head Coach
Patty Nardozzi Team Administrator