Poseidon Coaches


Ted Sallade
Ted Sallade Head Coach

Phone: 804-334-2804 
Office Hours (by phone):
10:00 AM - 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
Joss Sallade Head Age Group Coach

Office Hours (by phone): 10:00-11:00 AM & 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 served as the Site Director and Lead Coach at Poseidon-MAC, led clinic instruction at MAC, and was the former 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. 

Bridget Burkot
Bridget Burkot Age Group II – Swim School Development

Bridget has experienced tremendous success throughout her career leading Age Group swimmers. She is a University of Virginia graduate with a BA in Psychology. She completed her master’s courses in the Curry School of Education in Sport Psychology, with world renowned Bob Rotella as her mentor and director. She has been coaching for almost 40 years. Her strength lies in her knowledge of stroke technique and training philosophy. She has an incredible passion for working with all levels of swimmers in helping them to realize their potential.

Bridget’s accomplishments include: Head Zone Coach in Virginia Swimming for the last 5 years as well as coaching at many zone meets for Virginia, Maine, and New England swimming as an assistant; Level 4 ASCA Coach, former member of VSI Board of Directors in Club Development; Virginia Age Group Coach of the Year (2000); UVA scholarship swimmer and participating as a Senior National and NCAA level swimmer. In addition, Bridget has developed and coached state and zone champions, state record holders, nationally ranked swimmers, and national qualifiers. Her background in the sport of swimming is extensive. From a coaching standpoint, she believes the whole is stronger than the parts and working together as a team is the foundation for success.

Bridget has two children, Jeremy Edwards (25) and Quinn Edwards (22) and was married to and coached with British Olympian Martin Edwards (Munich, 1972), who is currently coaching in England.

Barbie Gregory
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.

Kristine Currie
Kristine Currie Assistant Coach

Kris started with PSDN in August 2019. She swam for Quest Swimming for 10 years before going on to swim for the University of Mary Washington for 4 years serving as captain during her senior year. Go Eagles! Kris has been involved in coaching swimming at various levels for the last 7 years. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from UMW in 2017 and receiving her Masters in Secondary Education in 2019. Kris is a first year Biology and Ecology teacher at LC Bird High School. Kris is excited to be a part of the new Poseidon swim school as well.