Windermere Lakers Coaches


Alex Dehner

Coach Alex started his coaching career with ATAC in their adaptive lessons program. He represented ATAC on the national level, and was a States finalist and All-American for Chiles High. He then went on to compete at the University of Florida, where he trained to become an Olympic Trial qualifier in the 200 back and worked with the Gators as a volunteer assistant coach. There, he joined Gator Swim Club’s coaching staff, and served as interim head coach from 2016-2017 while completing his degree. Word traveled south, and he was asked to start what you see today: The Windermere Lakers.

Coach Alex is an ASCA Level IV coach and has put swimmers on the FL Zone team, Southern Zone Select Camp, Southern Zone Diversity Camp, National Diversity Camp, and National Jr Team.



Anna Dehner

Coach Anna grew up in Southern California, where she represented North Coast Aquatics (NCA), as a finalist at Junior and Senior Nationals from 2005-2008. She represented her birth country Estonia at the 2008 Olympic Games and 2009 World Championships. In 2008, she was ranked in the Top 50 in the world for the 400 IM. Her swimming career transitioned to the east coast, where she finished as a SEC (2009) and NCAA (2010) team champion with the Florida Gators, racing her way to Top 10 All-Time at UF in the 200 backstroke. 
Her background in coaching developed through teaching lessons, coaching at the UF Swim Camp, and working on deck with the UF team during graduate school for occupational therapy. She gained biomechanical expertise and developed a holistic view of the "whole person/whole athlete" from her OT work, and now brings that on deck. Anna's purpose is fostering the development of technique and endurance for the 12 & Under Lakers, as well as supporting the Senior group as they gain elite level mental skills. 


Kyle Goller

Coach Kyle grew up in Tallahassee, as a breaststroker on ATAC. He swam collegiately at Florida Southern, and then Thomasville University. He started his coaching career at ATAC, and lessons at Hosford Swim School. While in Tallahassee, he coached high school for Lincoln High, and for Chiles High, where the girls won States.

Coach Kyle joined us in 2018, and took on the role of our Head Age Group Coach, and Assistant Senior Coach. He's a breaststroke specialist at the Jr National level and a ASCA Level IV Coach. He has put swimmers on the FL Zone team, Southern Zone Select Camp, Winter Juniors, Futures, and in the Southern Zone Diversity Camp. And on top of all of these fantastic accomplishments with our Lakers, he also coaches at the Windermere High where they won the 4x50 medley relay at States!




Larry Jukes

Coach Larry Jukes has been a professional swim coach for over 13 years. He was the Head Age Group Coach for the SouthWest STARS swim team in Winter Garden, Florida. Prior to coaching there, Coach Larry was the Head Coach and Aquatics Director of the CRCY Barracudas Swim Team in Centralia, Illinois for ten years. He also continues to coach for Peak Performance Swim Camps having coached camps all across the US and the world.

Coach Larry has qualified swimmers to USA Senior National, USA Junior National, Southern Sectional, Region VIII Sectional, Central Zone Championship, Florida Age Group Championship, Ozark Championship, IHSA State Championship, YMCA Nationals, and YMCA State. He has coached four swimmers in the USA Top 100 Times, one Central Zone Champion, 3 Florida Age Group Champions, 5 Ozark Age Group Champions, one IHSA All American, 7 YMCA National Top Ten Times, and 20+ YMCA State Champions. In addition, one member of his team achieved international status by qualifying for the 2012 World Swimming Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, and also earning multiple gold medals at the Central American Games. 

As a swimmer, Coach Larry earned a Top 16 ranking in the 100-yard freestyle at age 14. He continued his swimming career at Vincennes University where he was a finalist at the NJCAA National Swimming Championships and later served as captain of the swim team at the University of Evansville. While attending college, Coach Larry earned an accounting degree and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

In college, his prime events were 200 free and 200 fly. While in high school he won sectionals in the 100 fly. Coming from a small town, summer league swim was a big thing. That is how he was first introduced to competitive swimming at age 7 and continued until he was 18.


Enzo Martinez Scarpe 

Enzo joins the Lakers from Uruguay, by way of the University of Florida. As a Gator, Enzo was a 2x All-American and member of the winning 2018 NCAA 4x50 Freestyle Relay. As a freestyle specialist, his best times were an extremely impressive 18.6 in the 50-yard freestyle, as well as a 43 in the 100-yard freestyle, and 1:37 in the 200-yard freestyle. As a member of the Uruguay National Team, he was elected Team Captain of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He was the 2020 South American Games gold medalist in the 50 freestyle, and competed in the 2013, 2017, and 2019 World Championships.







Annie Pegues

Coach Annie comes from a family of coaches. She got her start with swim instruction in her home state of New Jersey with @tidewateradaptive , where her mom and sister currently coach. Shen then brought her talents to Florida, coaching at Gator Swim Club before moving to Orlando, where she joined us here at the Lakers. 








Grace Khunduang

Grace is a graduate of the Laker program, and is a current student at UCF. She was a national level qualifier, a FHSAA State finalist for West Orange HS, and a stellar breaststroker and butterflyer. She has transferred her work ethic from in the pool to on deck, where she now works with our lessons program, as well as coaches our Pre-Team and Senior Development groups. 








Rachel Barkowitz

Rachel's love of swimming started on her local club team in Boston, when expectations were exceeded just by making it across the pool. After a brief hiatus into the world of theatre, Rachel swam for her high school varsity team in Massachusetts. She then spent three years swimming at Sarah Lawrence College before transferring to Columbia University. After graduating, Rachel followed her family to Windermere. She is incredibly grateful to help coach and develop the next generation of swimmers.








Alex Kehoe 

Alex started swimming in Kentucky at Cardinal Aquatics swim club and after moving to St. Petersburg, developed into a sprint freestyle specialist at St Petersburg Aquatics (SPA). She went on to swim at Florida State, where she graduated with a B.S. in Marketing and her Masters in Business Administration. While hard at work on her degree, she coached and taught swim lessons for both her home team, SPA, and at Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club (ATAC).