Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Jaime Lewis

Head Swim Coach


Jaime is a 2005 graduate from the University of Florida. As a collegiate NCAA athlete
she was a multiple time All - American, US National Team member, Olympic Trials
semi-finalist and UF’s team most valuable swimmer two years running.
Jaime, off of the pool deck, was an NCAA Academic All American, multiple time
Dean’s List scholar, and team captain graduating with a degree in Business
Administration and Criminology.

Since her graduation Jaime has been employed as the head Junior group coach for Cypress
Fairbanks Swim Club (Fleet) in her hometown of Houston Texas. In this role she
supervised the age group program of a very large, successful Texas team. She worked
with and developed age group champions as well as junior and senior National
Champions. For the past four years she has been the primary assistant for the University
of Houston Swimming & Diving Team as well as supervising the swim club associated
with the university.

Sue Halfacre

Senior Assistant


Jackson Leonard

Head Age Group Coach, Junior Group


Jackson is currently the Head Manager of the Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams at the University of Florida.  He is majoring in English and aspires to be an educator and ultimately a collegiate level head coach.



Jackson is originally from the Miami area.  A 2009 graduate of Gulliver Preparatory School, Jackson was a scholar athlete, 3-time team captain, an All-American and Academic All-American in swimming.  He has worked with the age-group program at Big Gator Swimming in Miami as well as high school swimmers at St. Thomas Aquinas high school in Ft. Lauderdale.  Jackson has also taught for SwimAmerica for three years.

Gator Swim Club will benefit from his enthusiasm.

Stephanie Proud

Assistant Coach, Senior Group


2010 Graduate of the University of Florida

Member of the 2010 University of Florida Swimming & Diving National Championship Team

Member of the 2012 Great Britian (London) Olympic Team

Chelsea Fourakre

Assistant Coach, Alligator Group


Chelsea joins our year-round staff after working with our satellite group at Sun Country this summer.  Prior to that she coached for the City of Ocala Stingrays for four seasons.  Originally from Ocala Florida, Chelsea was a four-year letter winner and captain of the softball, weightlifting and swimming teams at Vanguard High School.


Currently a second year pre-nursing student at the University of Florida as she aspires to become a pediatric or NICU nurse in the future.

Rachel Sale

Assistant Coach, Orange Group



Rachel has been coaching for GSC since August '12. She started with Blue group and now coaches Orange. She is from Atlantic Beach, Fla., and swam for her high school, Duncan U. Fletcher High School. Her year round club was the Beaches Aquatic Club. Rachel then attended Georgia Southern University where she swam all four years and earned a bachelor's degree in English. Prior to GSC, Rachel coached at Marsh Landinc Country Club (MLCC) in the summer of 2012. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in journalism at the University of Florida.

Jennifer Murphy

Assistant Coach, Gecko Group


Michelle Therese Kimutis

Assistant Coach


This is Coach Michelle's second year in Gainesville and her first year coaching for GSC. She teaches middle school English at Oak Hall and coaches their swim team.
Coach Michelle grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She swam for the Anderson Barracudas at M.E. Lyons YMCA from the age of 6-18. She lifeguarded and taught swim lessons for 3 years. Then, she went on to coach at the Barracudas for 6 years as an 11-12 coach, 13-16 developmental group coach, 13-18 zone group coach, and finally a 13-18 national group coach. Coach Michelle attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She majored in English Education with minors in Spanish and Latin American studies. She made time to keep swimming as a member of their club swim team. You may still see her in the pool, as she swims Masters. 

Shannan Fitzgerald

Assistant Coach, Blue Group