We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact [email protected].






Bobby Hicks Coaches

Todd Hoffmeier

Aquatic Director & Head Age Group Coach


Todd Hoffmeier is the Aquatic Director of Greater Tampa Swim Association and the president of the South Tampa Aquatic Team, Inc.  Todd has more than 20 years of coaching experience, having taught swimmers everything from stroke technique, goal setting, self-confidence, commitment, and video analysis.  He works with all ages of swimmers from toddlers to teenagers, teaching proper technique and a love of the sport.

Originally from Arizona, Todd was a high school state champion in the 200 IM and runner-up in the 100 fly as a youth.  He came to Tampa on a University of Tampa swimming scholarship.  He swam for three years, graduating in 3½ with a bachelor of science in elementary education.  Todd has coached several of his swimmers to the collegiate level, and he has coached high school swimming, most notable, Maritza Correia, a former Olympian.  He also was selected as a Spring 2010 All-Star Coach for the 13 - 14 Boys and a Summer Zone Coach for the 11 - 12 Boys for Florida Swimming.

Additionally, Todd coaches swimming at Palma Ceia Country Club in South Tampa, starting as an assistant coach in 1995, and then promoted to head coach in 1998.  Many of his swimmers have become Private Club League Champions during his tenure as head coach.  During his competitive swim career, Todd swam under Pierre Lafontaine and Bob Gillett in Arizona.

Todd is a member of numerous coaching organizations; is certified in CPR/AED; First Aid; WSI; is an avid lifeguard trainer; is a Level 3 ASCA Swim Coach; and, he has been recognized by the USA Level 2 Swim Team recognition program.

Rachel Bohr

Head Coach of Bobby Hicks


Rachel is originally from Blue Bell, PA.  She started swimming at a young age and continued through high school.  During high school she was also an All-State Water Polo player.  She went on to study Psychology at the Univeristy of Tampa and received her degree in 2016.

She started her instructing career during high school at clinics for the local winter club and individual lessons for a local summer club.  She began coaching in 2014 with GTSA at the Palma Ceia pool, working with the Dolphin and Ribbon Group.  As her love for coaching grew, she began to work with all group levels at GTSA.  With this, she became the Boys Head Swim Coach at Robinson High School in 2018.  She leads the team in setting Personal Best and team records, along with competing in post-season championships.  While coaching with each level she stays true to her philosophy...

Not only do we teach swimmers to be athletes, we also teach them life skills.  Though practices, swim meets, conversations and meetings we teach our swimmers about work ethic, dedication, success & failure, how to embrace and bring positivity to our daily situations.

It is important to take things one step at a time and always put forth our best effort!  Setting goals and taking proper steps to achieve those goals is a key component of success.

She enjoys sharing her love for the sport and hopes for others to develop the same love!

Tammy Hoffmeier

Dolphin & Ribbon Coach

Tammy Hoffmeier is originally from Dayton, OH and graduated from Miami University, Oxford in 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and was a collegiate basketball player for the RedHawks.  Tammy moved to Tampa, FL in 1999 to take an elementary teaching position.  Tammy was a teacher for 11 years and then resigned to dedicate herself to the swim world.  Tammy currently does all the administration work for GTSA as well as assists with the Dolphin & Ribbon Groups.  Tammy also teaches swim lessons at Palma Ceia Country Club.  She has a passion working with children and loves to watch them grow with their swimming skills.  Swimming is a life skill and such a wonderful skill to have as you grow into an adult.

Shannon Graham

Dolphin & Ribbon Coach

Shannon is originally from Grand Rapids, MI.  She was an All-State swimmer in high school and graduated with a marketing degree from the University of Kentucky in 1997. 

She is a proud military spouse of 25 years and mom of four daughters.  Shannon is one of the Dolphin and White group coaches.  She has 3 years of swim coach experience as a Level 2 USA swim coach and a WSI (Water Safety Instructor).

Odeime Medina

Dolphin & Ribbon Coach

Odeime Graduated from Cuba with a Bachelor's Degree in Science and Physical Education.  Odeime was on the National Swim Team for Cuba.  Her favorite strokes are backstroke and freestyle.  She also played and coached Water Polo in Medellin, Colombia for 3 years. She traveled to US in 2001 and received her citizenship in 2004. She started coaching with STAT in 2014.  She also works at Dale Mabry Elementary School as a Teacher Aide.

Lydia Ware

Silver 1 & Bronze Coach

Lydia's swimming career spans almost two decades. She swam NCAA Division I for Florida State University all four years while receiving her Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology and minors in Psychology and Child Development. She broke three school records for FSU and qualified for NCAA’s. Her specialties included sprint free, fly and IM. Additionally, she qualified for the 2012 and 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials.

Prior to her arrival in Tampa, Lydia was head coach of the Wolfson Warrior’s swim team in Jacksonville, FL for three years. She has numerous years of experience with coaching and swim lessons. She believes that learning proper technique at a young age is essential for a successful career in swimming. She hopes to inspire her swimmers to love the sport of swimming.

Lydia holds her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida and practices in town at Select Physical Therapy on South Dale Mabry. She is a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and enjoys CrossFit and being outdoors in her free time.

Emily White

Silver 1, Silver, Gold & Senior Coach

Emily is originally from Burlington, North Carolina.  She began swimming through a summer swim team program and fell in love with the sport.  She swam for her local club team and her high school.  After graduating high school Emily attended the University of Greensboro and received her B.S. in Nutrition.  She is currently attending the University of Tampa in order to receive her master's degree in sports nutrition and exercise science.

Emily started coaching in 2017 for the Greensboro Community YMCA.  In 2020 she began working as the assistant national coach until moving to Tampa in 2022.

Nick Winters

Bronze & Senior Coach

Nick started his swimming career at the age of 10 and 2 years later he won his first State title. While attending St. Charles Prep High School in Columbus, Ohio, his team won the state title. He earned All American and state champion titles. His favorite event is the 100 fly.

After high school, Nick swam for Indian River State College and was named Swimmer of the Year, winning 7/7 gold medals. As an upperclassman, Nick transferred to Oklahoma Baptist University, an NAIA school, and trained under legendary olympic coach Dr. Samuel Freas. Nick was a national record holder in the 100 Fly and earned multiple titles, including a Student-Athlete Scholar Award. He then qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials.

Post College Nick was in the Air Force, and is now looking to use his skills to bring out everyone's best!

Back to the top of page

Del Rio Coaches

Ali Lombardi

Head Coach of Del Rio


Ali started her swimming career at the age of 5 with Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club.  She swam with ATAC until she comitted to swim at The University of Tampa from 2015-2019.  During her time at UT, Ali became Captain of the NCAA D2 Women's Swim Team and was an individual National quatifier.  Her specialties included breaststroke and distance freestyle. 

She received her Bachelor's in MArketing from UT and works in DTC Digital Marketing for AAMP Global, headquartered in Clearwater, FL.

Prior to her arrival in Tampa, Ali coaches at the Summer League and Age Group Level for Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club for 5 years.  Ali also coached for a team in the Tampa Bay Area, working with all ages, including the national level & high school aged swimmers.  She believes that teaching technique and consistency is key for young athletes to thrive in their swimming career.


Assistant Coach


Back to the top of page