Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Carlos Mejia Head Coach

This is going to be Coach Carlos Mejia's 6th season with the Wahoo's Swim Team. He has 12+ years of coaching experience. He also coaches the Providence Swim Team during the fall. In addition, he coaches a year round elite group of swimmers (Wahoo's of Jax). He has developed swimmers that continue their swimming career in college. Currently his goal is to form a bigger year-round team that could serve the community; specially to those that cannot afford swim lessons or a swim team.

  • Coaching Achievements:

    • Multiple Swimmers qualifiying to FLAGS, Senior Champs, and Zones

    • 3 College swimmers

      • Rollins

      • OBU

      • FSU

    • 4 Swimmers qualifying to Futures

      • Victoria Fonville

      • Chase Benton

      • Blake Moran

      • Conner Lowery

    • 1 Jr. National Qualifier

      • Blake Moran

His swimming experience began in high school. He helped his high school team win state championships for 5 years. He was part of Ecuador's national team twice. The second time he got 3 gold medals for his country. (100 Breaststroke, 4x100 Free Relay, and 4x100 Medley Relay) He was National Champion in the 200 Breaststroke in 1996. He is married to Stacy Jarvis and they have 3 kids; Ethan (8), Monica (5) and Ian (4)

Stacy Mejia Administration / Owner
DeeDee Tamburrino Woods Location Head Coach

I am an elementary music teacher by vocation, but I have been swimming since early childhood.  My team affiliation as a young swimmer was with the Ponte Vedra Swim Team (PVST Polar Bears).  Coaches John Phillips and Steve Jarret created a love in me for the sport and an appreciation for safety in and around water.  Those were the days when Mark Spitz was a really big deal!! He was our hero, much like Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin are today. In 2011, I decided to pursue my Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification at the University of North Florida and Carlos Mejia was one of the instructors for the course.  The rest is history!!  While my own kids were swimming with the Wahoos, I was teaching swim lessons at UNF.  I taught all levels of swimming, including group lessons and private lessons.  I am thrilled to be in partnership with the Wahoo Swim Team.  I am the Site Manager at The Woods, overseeing the operation there and coaching the youngest of our swimmers.  Go Wahoos!!

Assist. Coach Colton Martin Wood's Assist. Coach

Coach Colton Martin has been a competitive swimmer for five years and an assistant coach for Wahoo's for four years, coaching our 'Advanced' age group. A recent graduate from Providence School, Colton swam under the leadership of Coach Carlos throughout his high school career where he competed twice at the FHSAA State Championship and qualified for the Florida Swimming Senior Championships. As an assistant coach for our team, Colton hopes to share his love of the sport with his swimmers and provide them with the tools and skills to excel in and out of the pool. 

Assist. Coach Conner Lowery Assistant Coach @ Harvest
Assist. Coach - Emma Gustafson Assistant Coach @ Harvest
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