Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Don Henshaw Senior Team 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 or by phone at 239-560-4820.

Heather Fort Gold Team Coach
Connie Henshaw Silver 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.

Gina Bakakos Bronze Team Coach
Megan Warner Bronze Team / Masters Coach
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