Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Ted Sallade Head Coach

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Office Hours (by phone): 10:00am -2:00 PM, M-F

Ted joined Poseidon Swimming in the spring of 1993. Throughout his career, Coach Sallade has enjoyed success coaching swimmers at all levels—from the beginning swimmer to USA Olympic Trials qualifiers. He holds a Business Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a four-time Virginia Swimming Coach of the Year recipient. In 2009 Ted was selected Head Men's Coach for USA Swimming’s National Select Camp. Ted is a certified Level 5 coach with the American Swimming Coaches Association, and contributes over 39 years of experience as an athlete and coach to the Poseidon organization. Ted engages with the coaches and athletes at all levels within the team while directing the training of Poseidon’s Senior group. He coaches all levels of swimmers at Woodlake. 

Coach Sallade previously served on the Virginia Swimming Board of Directors as Senior Swimming Chairman and previously served VSI as Coaches Representative and Virginia delegate to USA Swimming. Ted was VSI Head Coach and staff member to numerous Eastern Zones teams.

Athletes under his guidance have recorded numerous National Top 16 performances, including number one rankings, National records, many qualifiers to Junior Nationals, USA Senior Nationals, USA Olympic Trials and has placed athletes on several USA National Teams. In addition Coach Sallade is most proud of the countless athletes who have achieved USA Swimming Academic All American status. 

Ted and his wife Joanna reside in Richmond and have two sons—Joss and Cooper.

Joss Sallade Lead Site Coach


Office Hours (by phone): 10:00-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-2:00 PM, M-F

Joss has been coaching at Poseidon since 2012 and works with all levels of swimmers. Joss swam for the Granite Marlins for 14 years and coached there 2008-2015. Joss is currently the Lead Coach at Poseidon-MAC, a clinic instructor at MAC, and has been the Head Coach of MAC's summer league team. He is pursuing a Master's degree in Elementary Education at VCU. In his spare time, he enjoys weight-lifting, swimming and mountain biking. 

Barbara Gregory Assistant Coach

Barbie has been coaching with Poseidon since 2011. She works with swimmers of all ages at Poseidon and is excited to be part of the Poseidon swimming family. Barbie was also the Head Coach of Bon Air Community Association’s summer swim team. In addition, she taught swim lessons and stroke clinics for over 10 years at RWFC-Briarwood (now ACAC). She has a Bachelor of Science in Geography from James Madison University, where she was a member of the varsity swim team and a CAA champion. She is married with three school-aged daughters and in her spare time likes to swim with a local masters team and run.

Andrew Raber Assistant Coach
Andrew started coaching for Poseidon in 2017. He has been coaching the summer league team at the Midlothian Athletic Club since 2012, and has also been coaching the James River High School Varsity team for since 2016. Andrew has a level 3 education certification with the American Swim Coach Association and is also a USA swimming Level 2 coach. Andrew works with all ages of swimmers and helps to coach the Poseidon academy clinics as well.
Andrew started swimming in 2004 for the Robious Rapids/MAC Manta Rays, and swam there for 14 years. He also swam for NOVA for 6 of those years.  Andrew is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in General Management. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys Hiking, Climbing, and Rowing.


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