GCST IS THE 2021 FLORIDA OPEN WATER TEAM CHAMPIONS

 

  • Competitive swimming training for all ages 5 and up.
  • Certified, professional coaches for all levels of swimmers.
  • US Masters program for adults of all abilities.
  • Call or text us at 239-560-4820.

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN EVERYTHING WE DO!

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Don Henshaw Senior Team Coach / Team Director

I am the Masters / Senior Team Coach, and Team Director of Gulf Coast Swim Team. I'm also the President of Southwest Florida Swim Club, Inc.  I formed GCST on Sept. 1, 1998.  I have been coaching since 1975.  I grew up in Miami, FL and was a swimmer from 8 years old until I attended college at Indian River State College.

I have had several National Top 16 swimmers, Florida LSC Record Holders, National Age Group Record Holders, High School State Champions, Junior National Qualifiers, Senior National Qualifiers, and Olympic Trials Qualifiers during my coaching career.  

I'm  blessed with 2 daughters with my wife Connie, and they are coaches as well.  I have seven grandchildren that all are swimmers.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding GCST, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 239-560-4820.
 

Heather Fort Senior Team Coach
Connie Henshaw Head Age Group Coach (Gold / Silver)

Coach Connie Henshaw is a graduate of Hialeah High School, and swam for Hialeah Swim Association and North Dade YMCA where she qualified for Senior Nationals in the 200 Butterfly. She was also one of the top female waterpolo players in the USA. 
Coach Connie has produced some of the fastest age group swimmers in the United States in the last 15 years, many National Top 16 swimmers, Florida LSC record breakers, and helped them reach the top with several #1 rankings and NAG records.  
She is married to Coach Don and has 2 daughters, Heather Fort, and Jen Seluk, as well as 7 grandchildren.

Gina Bakakos Assistant Age Group Coach
Megan Warner Assistant Age Group Coach
Kirstin Dubrasky Assistant Age Group Coach
Ginger Tompkins Masters Coach / Substitute AG Coach
Board of Directors
Don Henshaw SFSCI President
Connie Henshaw SFSCI Treasurer
Maria Medina SFSCI Secretary
Rhonda Fiore SFSCI At-Large Member
Maria Medina Team Events & Safe Sport Director
Jen Seluk SFSCI At-Large Member