Coaches and Directors

  Coach Fred Landt: President and Chief Administrator Swimming/Coach High School Development

 

  Coach Tarn Thompson: Chief Operating Officer/Coach Competitive Groups and National Development


Has coached Recreational, Developmental, Competitive, Masters, High School, National Developmental Groups.
-Affiliations: AAU, USA, ASCA, ISCA, USMS, YMCA, FHSAA,WSCA 
-Community: Past President and member of Ocala Silver Springs Rotary, Ocala, Florida, and, past President ARC / Hearts of Hope Foundation, Town Council member and Key to the City recipient, Swampscott, Mass. Friar Honor Society, University of Pennsylvania, Independent business owner. Brick City Beer & Wine Festival Executive Committee, raising funds for local charities ( Interfaith, Literacy Council, and Kimberlys'Center ) in Ocala, Florida.
A member of DKE.
-Education: Williston Academy, Easthampton, Mass. University of Pennsylvania, B.A., and Boston University, M.S.
-Quote: I'm a swimmer, not an event specialist. Any time, any place, any distance, any race, that is who I am, that is what I do! ( Tarn Thompson ) 
 

  Coach Mark MacDonald: Chief Administrator Banking/Accounts Payable/Reconciliation/Head Coach for AG Development and Competitive Programs

Has coached Recreational, Developmental, Competitive, Masters, High School.
-Affiliations: AAU, USA.
-Community: Brick City Beer & Wine Festival Executive Committee, raising funds for local charities ( Interfaith, Literacy Council, and Kimberlys'Center ) in Ocala, Florida.
-Education: Forest High School, Indian River Community College, University of North Dakota
-Competitive Career: Men's National Championship Team at NJCAA 2 years, National Qualifier and All-American NCAA Division 2
-Quote: I'm a distance swimmer, not a sprinter.  A 200 is a sprint for me.  If you ain't a distance swimmer then quit complaining!
 

  Coach Mark Ebey: Director of Program Development for Recreational and AAU Development League

 

  Coach Aaron Aiken: Public Relations Swimming/Head Coach for Masters Swimming/Private and Group Lessons


Has coached Recreational, Developmental, Competitive, Masters.
-Affiliations: AAU.
-Community: Member Live Oak Christan Fellowship, Toastmasters International, and Disabled American Veterans.
-Education: Vanguard and Westport High Schools, US Naval Academy
-Competitive swimming career: 8x National Top 16 Qualifier, 3x FL State High School Champion, National Top 100 College Swimming Recruits, World Military Games Invitee.
-Quote: If I have to count past 10, I'm not racing, I'm training. 
 

**Not Pictured: Andre Palmer: Dry Land Coach.  
Andre has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. He played D1 football for the Florida Gators. He has been a personal, one-on-one, and group trainor since the age of 13 and he has an ISSA Personal Training Certification.  Andre placed 3rd at an international drug tested world powerlifting competition.  

 

VOLUNTEERS:

Althea Smith: Massage Therapist/Community Outreach Liaison

Althea Smith is a retired science teacher with over 38 years of teaching experience. She's the owner of Thea-peutuc Massage Therapy. While living in Colorado Springs, she gave top athletes massages at the Olympic Training Center and to inspiring young athletes.
Affiliations:. Olympic Training Center
Community:. Marion County Boys and Girls Club, TekMasters Swim Club, Florida State Parks Greenways, Marion County Public Schools Substitute Teacher
Education:. M.S. Wayne State University, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Space Education
Quote:. "If you don't try at least, you will never move to the next step."
 

Alan Munger: Certified Offical

Barry Ginn: Lifeguard

Stephanie Antonov: Procurement and Community Service Projects

Christina Ebey: Procurement and Events Coordinator

Coaching Staff
Board of Directors
Tarn Thompson Operations
Mark MacDonald Treasurer