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 Coach Jaime.

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.

Chelsea Fourakre

Head Age Group Coach, Alligator Group


Chelsea has been coaching with Gator Swim Club for 4 years. She started out coaching the Summer League team for one summer, then coached the Blue group for a season, and has been with the Alligator group for three years. In the fall of 2014, Chelsea took over as Head Age Group Coach. Chelsea has been on staff for 3 All-Star teams, 1 Zone Team, and 1 Select Camp. She graduated from UF with a degree in Psychology in 2014. Before coaching with GSC she taught lessons, lifeguarded, and coached the City of Ocala Stingrays Swim team for 4 summers. 

In her spare time, Chelsea likes to be outside- kayaking, biking, swimming, or playing ultimate frisbee. She is also a very devoted gator fan, Go Gators!

Nicholas J D'Innocenzo

Assistant Coach, Elite Group


Erin Condon

Assistant Coach, Senior Group, Masters


Joe Scafuti

Assistant Coach, Senior Group


Katherine Elizabeth Crider

Assistant Coach, Junior Group


Coach Katie was a 2013 graduate from Georgia Southern University, where she swam for the Eagles and got her degree in marketing.  After working in college and Major League Baseball, she realized she would rather work with athletes than for them and made the decision to pursue her masters at the University of Florida in Human Performance. In her spare time, Katie enjoys getting outside and exploring with her dog, Finley.

Nikita Denisyako

Assistant Coach, Orange Group


Lauren E Finley

Assistant Coach, Blue Group


Coach Lauren was born and raised in North Pole, Alaska. She started swimming at age 13 and it quickly became one of the most important parts of her life. In 2009, she joined the Minnesota State University swim team where she swam all 4 years as a Maverick distance swimmer. Her favorite event was the mile. In 2013, Lauren graduated from MSU with a psychology degree and a minor in child development. She spent one season coaching with the Mankato Marlins YMCA Swim Team who grew in success to one of the top teams in Minnesota under the coaching staff. She is currently working on her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at UF. She has one cat and one dog, loves Harry Potter, coffee, and cheering on the Gators! :)

Jennifer Murphy

Assistant Coach, Gecko Group


Jen joined Gator Swim Club as a coach in 2012, after several years of teaching lessons with Swim America of Gainesville. Jen developed her chlorine addiction at age 12 when she joined Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio, and never fully recovered, having worked as a lifeguard, head lifeguard, pool manager, swim instructor and coach, anything to be near a pool! In addition to GSC, Jen has coached in Orange Park, FL; with the Main Base (US Navy) Summer League team in Sasebo, Japan; and with her USA Swimming alma mater (GCSTO) in Columbus, OH. Needing more chlorine exposure than coaching provides, Jen swims with the GSC Masters team. Outside the pool, Jen teaches First Aid and CPR with the American Red Cross. She also pursues photography and volunteers with Boxer Aid and Rescue Coalition.

Meaghan Helene Fenn

Assistant Coach, Gecko Group


Meaghan joined our staff in January 2015. She is currently a Graduate Student at the University of Florida, and graduated from Northwestern University in 2013. She competed for four years during her time at Northwestern for their swimming and diving team. Meaghan is the funniest member of the coaching staff.

Sue Halfacre

Assistant Coach, Masters