Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Art Anthony CEO / Head Coach

Coach Art Anthony is the CEO of the East Coast Aquatic Team.  Art has a vast exposure and background that began in 1993 and has continued through today. Coach Art has been involved with, organized, marketed, and ran: Swim lessons, stroke clinics, swim camps, summer leagues, winter leagues, high school, masters programs, and USA swimming. Coach Art has been coaching USA swimmers since 2002 and is proud to have worked with so many great individuals. 

Coach Art did his undergraduate work at James Madison University where he graduated with a BBA in Computer information Systems.  He received his MBA from Averett University and is currently working on his Doctorate in Business Administration from Liberty University.  Coach Art is active in the community and in Virginia swimming where he sits on several boards of directors and committees. 

Coach Art primarily works with our 10 and under program and swimmers new to the sport teaching them fundamentals, developing technique and muscle memory, developing training habits and work ethic, and instilling a love for the sport of swimming.  Regardless if your swimmers are new to the sport or if you have a seasoned athlete, contact Coach Art to see what East Coast Aquatic Team can do for your swimmer and family. He can be contacted at [email protected] and looks forward to speaking to you about the sport of swimming.

Eric Landon Associate Head Coach / Senior Coach

Eric rejoins ECAT with a wealth of swimming and coaching experiences that span from the states of Florida, Ohio, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Before coaching, Eric swam competitively for the Cincinnati Marlins starting at the age of 7. He attended Ashland University, where he competed in Division II NCAA’s and was a 4-time All-American. As a coach, Eric has found success at almost every level: Summer Club: 18 seasons, 13 as Head Coach High School: 7 seasons, 6 as Head Coach USA Swimming: 19 years, 3 as Head Coach, 3 as Head Age Group Coach, 12 as Lead Senior Coach Coached Swimmer Achievements: Age Group Champs, Senior Champs, NSCA, Sectionals, Junior Nationals, Senior Nationals, Olympic Trials, College Scholarships. Additional information: Eric is the Assistant Principal at Malibu Elementary School in Virginia Beach. He runs a middle school swim league for the area Catholic Schools. And he is the father of two girls that swim for ECAT! Eric is super-excited to work with ECAT to build upon the established family culture where kids come to work together to become better swimmers and people.

Margueritte Duval-Dalton Senior and Age Group Coach

Margueritte learned to swim in the Old Downtown Portsmouth YMCA at the age of 2. She started swimming competitively at the age of 5. She grew up splitting time living between the USA and France.  After graduating she decided to focus on her career and family, but never forgot about the love of swimming. As a young adult during her summers in France you would always find her working at the pool coaching. Margueritte has always loved teaching and coaching children. She has three children of her own and finds this even more rewarding watching them grow and learn in the pool. She has coached USA swimming since 2009. Prior to last she coached YMCA swim team. She has also coached High School Swimming for Nansemond Suffolk Academy. She is has been the Head Coach for Marlin Club swim team for the past 6 summers. She currently holds a level 2 ASCA certification and USA swimming certification. She looks forward to working with each and every child that comes to the pool.

Betsy Beaman Head Developmental Coach

Betsy Beaman is a graduate of Nansemond Suffolk Academy and Virginia Tech (B.S. in Human Development , and M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction).  Growing up, Betsy competed with the Old Dominion Aquatic Club, Nansemond Suffolk Academy, and The Marlin Club Swim Team in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Betsy served as an Assistant Coach of the Marlin Club Swim Team from 2017 to 2018, and as Head Coach from 2002 to 2005.  After graduating from Virginia Tech, Betsy taught first grade for 7 years at Cedar Road Elementary School in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Betsy and her husband Rob have twin 5 year-old-girls (Katie Lee and Grace) who compete with ECAT.

Eric Henniker Senior and Age Group Coach
Jason Haigh Senior and Age Group Coach
Board of Directors