Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Don Henshaw FGCU SR 1 Coach / Team Director

I am the Senior High Performance 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 gcst@comcast.net or by phone at 239-560-4820.

Connie Henshaw FGCU JR Perf. Team / Head AG Coach

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.

Zach Jamieson SCP Age Group 1 Coach

Swam for GCST from 8 years old to 17 years old.  Graduated from Gateway Charter in 2013.  Now coaching the Bronze Performance Team at FGCU with GCST.

Gina Bakakos FGCU Age Group 1,2 Coach
Megan Warner SCP Age Group 2 and Masters Coach
Heather Fort Assistant AG Coach
Grace Redding Bonita Springs Site Coach
"I started swimming competitively at four years old and was lucky enough to receive many scholarships to swim throughout my four years of college.  I swam at Florida State University my freshman year and transferred to FGCU my sophomore year, throughout my college career I specialized in sprint free and fly.  I will be graduating with a Bachelors degree in Child and Youth Studies in August 2019. I am a 2x CCSA Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet, CCSA All-American, CCSA Scholar All American, 3x CCSA Swimmer of the Week, and I hold two FGCU school records, 200 free relay and 400 free relay.  I also competed at the 2017 NCAA's in the 200 freestyle relay and the 200 medley relay."
Short reason as to why I am excited.
I am very excited to transition from a swimmer to a coach.  I look forward to working with GCST and gaining all the knowledge I can as a coach.  I look forward to seeing you at the pool! 
Board of Directors
Don Henshaw SFSCI President
Karl Ritz SFSCI Vice President
Connie Henshaw SFSCI Treasurer
Maria Medina SFSCI Secretary
Rhonda Fiore SFSCI At-Large Member
Rhonda Fiore Team Volunteer Director
Adele Woodrow Meet Computer Chairperson
Carrie Puckett Meet Hospitality Co-Director
Maria Medina Team Events Director
Jessica Acol Meet Hospitality Co-Director