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Bobby Hicks Coaches

Todd Hoffmeier

Aquatic Director & Head Age Group Coach

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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 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.

Adam Martinez

Head Coach

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Adam Martinez originally from Tacoma, Washington has over 35 years of swimming and coaching experience. Most recently, Coach Adam was the head coach for Med-City Aquatics for two years and then they merged with Rochester Orcas and was the Co-Senior Coach of Rochester Swim Club in Minnesota before relocating to GTSA.
 
Adam swam for Tacoma Swim Club, the Napa Valley Swim Team, and the University of Washington. He was a Five-Time All-American and qualified for Nationals and Olympic Trials in the Individual Medley and the Butterfly.
 
He has developed swimmers at all levels ranging from Sectionals up to National qualifiers, Olympic Trial Qualifiers, along with several top 16 age group rankings. He has also had several high school champions and state record holders. 
 
He brings with him a wealth of expertise as both a highly competitive swimmer and coach. As an athlete, he swam on a full scholarship and competed in two Olympic trials. He emphasizes the importance of building a strong foundation in all strokes. He said, "My coaching philosophy is to instill in all my athletes the skills to be productive and successful individuals. This is not limited to the pool but to their lives outside as well. Each athlete is the owner of their success. My goal is to help them create a structured path that they can follow and find accomplishment in their hard work and dedication. I develop the athletes and prepare their minds and bodies for their careers. The rest is up to them." 
 
When Adam is not on deck he spends time with his wife Ashley and their three children, Lorelai, Jackson, and Kieren as well as cheering for all Seattle and Washington Husky sport teams. 

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Odeime Medina

Dolphin & White 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.

Casey Thompson

Dolphin & Red Coach

Casey is originally from Cincinnati, OH and began his swimming for career at age 9 with a local neighborhood swim team in 2001; he also completed with a YMCA and his high school team growing up.  He attended Wilmington College where he earned a bachelor's degree in Sports Management in 2014.  He also swam for Wilmington College for three years.  Casey began his coaching career in Ohio working for the Mason Manta Rays.  During the three years with the team, he worked with developmental 8 and under groups, senior groups, and those age groups between.  Casey is currently pursuing a master's degree in elementary education from Grand Canyon University and aspires to be a teacher for the primary grades once he completes his program.  He is eager to start his career with GTSA working with the dolphin and red groups and hoping to get the opportunity to assist with several groups throught the program.

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Del Rio Coaches

Steve Wood

Head Coach

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Steven Wood is a ASCA certified level 3 Age Group and NCCA Coach with Level 4 administration schooling.

A native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio he was a OHSAA qualifier in 1985 in the 200 free who then continued swimming at the University of Mount Union.  A four-year letterman and six-time All-American for the Purple Raiders. At the time he finished swimming at Mount Union, he held the 100 Free and 200 Free individual records for 20 plus years and three relay school records, graduating with a degree in Sports Medicine.

Coach Wood was named Women’s OAC coach of the year in 1990 and helped contribute to several Purpler Raiders achieving All-American status.  In 2014 the honor of being inducted into the University of Mount Union M-Club Hall of Fame was completed.

His coaching passion, success and credentials enabled the growth and development of the Shelby County Parks & Recreation team in Shelbyville, KY.  Selected as a KY All-Star Coach and 1993 served as a KY LSC zone coach. 1994-1995 Became head coach of the Gillette Gators swim team in Gillette, WY a world Class 50 meter facility. Successfully completing 2 consecutive SC and LC LSC championships, several Junior National qualifiers. Served as the LSC head zone coach in Maui, HI as was selected as WY LSC high altitude coach at the Olympic training center, Colorado Springs.

From 1996 to 1999 became the Head Age Coach for Parkway Swim Club in St. Louis, Missouri.  Over the 3 years, helped and contributed to the development of 11 National AG top 16 times and 23 new SC & LC team records. Honors also included Age Group development speaking engagements at the OTC and in 1998 selected as a ASCA World Clinic guest speaker Atlanta GA. on drugs and an alcohol in competitive swimming and freestyle techniques for healthy stable shoulders. Coach Wood took time off to pursue a career with AT&T upon moving back to Ohio, but It wasn't long before he was recruited to build a team in Brunswick, OH. Developed BEST from 13 swimmers to 90 plus in just a couple of years.  But the sunshine of Florida led him Tampa and is excited to be part of GTSA and to carrying on the philosophy to teach first ~ train second”.

Sydney Simpson

Assistant  Coach

Sydney Simpson is a native of Tallahassee, FL, where she swam on the Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club (ATAC) for eleven years. During her time on ATAC she was a member of many Florida Age Group and Senior championship teams and a Junior National Team. Following her time on ATAC, Sydney attended Seton Hall University where she competed during her four years. While with the Pirates, she achieved two Big East Conference titles, three individual school records (100 Butterfly, 100 Breaststroke, and 200 Breaststroke), both medley relay records, and was named to the All Big East team 8 times. Sydney also achieved 3 NCAA B cuts while at Seton Hall and was named Senior Female Student-Athlete of the year in 2018.

She graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Seton Hall in 2018 and is currently pursuing a Masters of Medical Science from the University of South Florida.

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