COACHES

We are here to support your needs. If you have any questions about our programs, please contact Coach Christi or Coach Dave.

Coaching Staff

Dave Wathen

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Owner of Sunrise Swimming, Dave has been working with young swimmers since 1978.  He currently has his Level 5 ASCA Certification, which is the highest achievement level for coaches in the United States.  Several of his athletes have been National Age-Group stars and many have gone on to succeed at the college and Olympic Trial levels.

Alec Wathen

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Alec recently joined our staff full time, but has been involved with the Sunrise Swimming program since 2002, as a swimmer, lesson instructor, and coach.  He was a Division II All-American swimmer at Florida Southern College, and brings a high level of knowledge and enthusiasm to our Black and Champions groups.

Scott Tolomeo

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Scott has been swimming for over 30 years and is currently working with our Black, Champions, and Master's groups.  Scott also trains and often competes in Master's meets and open water swims.  His son, Tyler, coaches with the Sunrise program.

Christi Wathen

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Christi was an All-American swimmer at the University of Florida.  She has been teaching swimming since 1980 and coaching since 1997.  She brings this experience and knowledge to our team.  Dave and Christi’s two sons were long-time successful members of the Sunrise program, and are now coaching.

Coach Christi also manages the office and heads Sunrise Swimming’s Lesson Program. 

Tyler Tolomeo

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Matthew Wathen

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June Woolger

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June helped out with all levels of the program from 2001 until 2015.  She taught and coached swimming since 1970.   She was an invaluable asset to our program and we miss her every day.