Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Patrick Toner Head Coach

Pat Toner holds a Master's degree in Administration, Supervision, and Curriculum and a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and Social Science. Pat was the Head Coach of swimming and water polo for 33 years of his teaching career in Miami Dade County and was named Coach of the Year several consecutive times by the Miami Herald. Pat coached his teams to numerous individual and state titles and had the privilege to coach national and world record holders.  He continues to utilize his coaching abilities with the TCA H2O Kats because of his passion for children and the sport of swimming.

Justin Correia Associate Head Coach

Coach Justin has been coaching competitive clubs since 1997. He is a level 4 ASCA (American Swim Coach Association) swim coach, a level only achieved by the top 15% of all American swim coaches. He has mentored and developed multiple swimmers of all levels in his career as a professional swim coach. He has dedicated his life to the sport of swimming and to Team USA.

Coaching Experience

  • Celebration Cyclones (CCST-FL) 2021-2023
  • SouthWest STARS (STAR-FL) 2013-2020
  • Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center (BSAC-FL) 2010-2013
  • Swim Macon (SMAC-GA) 2006-2010
  • Blaze Sports Clubs Tampa Bay 2005
  • Tampa Bay Tech High School 1998-2004
  • Aquatic Club of Temple Terrace (ACTT-FL) 1997-2006

Achievements

  • 2017 FLAG Women’s Team Championship
  • 2017 FLAG Team Sportsmanship Award
  • Multiple Florida Junior Olympic and Senior Championship Qualifiers
  • Multiple Georgia Age Group and Senior State Qualifiers
  • Multiple NAG Top 10 times
  • Multiple NAG Top 16 times
  • 1 - 2008 Olympic Trial Qualifier (Swim Macon)
  • 2 - 2012 Olympic Trial Qualifiers (BSAC)
  • 1 - 2016 Olympic Trial Qualifier (STAR)
  • 4 USA Senior National swimmers
  • 11 USA Junior National swimmers
  • Junior National Top 8 Finalist
  • 20+ NCSA Junior National swimmers
  • 6 National Scholastic All-Americans
  • Multiple USS Futures Qualifiers
  • Multiple Southern Age-Group and Senior Sectional Qualifiers
  • Multiple Florida and Georgia High School State Qualifiers
  • 2019 NAG National Champion
  • 12 FHSAA individual State Titles
  • 3 individual Georgia State Titles
  • Multiple individual Florida Age Group Titles
  • Multiple individual Florida Senior Championship Titles
  • Multiple FLS, FLAG and Sr. Championship Record holders
  • 2 individual Southern Sectional Championship Titles
  • Georgia Swimming State Record holder
  • Ideas published in Games-Gimmicks-Challenges for Swim Coaches
  • 3rd place winner in the 2007 ASCA creative set contest

USA Swimming Positions

  • Assistant Coach for the 2022 Southern Regional Diversity Select Camp
  • Head Coach for the 2017 Central Zone Select Camp
  • Assistant Coach for the 2014 National Diversity Select Camp
  • Assistant Coach for the 2014 Southern Zone Select Camp
  • Head Coach for the 2009 Georgia Zone Team
  • Assistant Coach for the 2007 Georgia Zone Team

USA Swimming Leadership Achievements

  • Organized and executed Florida Swimming’s first ever LSC Awards Banquet in 2019
  • Conducted an Online clinic for USA Swimming 2018
  • Florida Swimming Coaches Representative 2015-2019
  • National Diversity Committee member  2014-2017
  • FLS Area 2 Representative 2013-2015, 2021-2023
  • Florida Diversity Committee Co-Chair
  • FLS Area 3 Representative 2010-12
  • Florida Age Group Committee member 2013-2017
  • Represented Georgia at the 2009 Diversity Summit
  • Organized Swim Macon’s participation in the “2009 Swim Quick: Race against Cancer” event
  • Event committee member for the “Celebration Swim” an Open Water Race to benefit Hospice of Central Georgia in 2008 and 2009.
  • Published an article on water safety for the community in 2008
  • Small Club Development panel member at the USAS convention in 2008

Personal Notes

  • Originally from Valrico, FL a suburb of Tampa
  • Began swimming when he was 12
  • Senior Swimmer for ASCA Hall of Fame Coach Peter Banks at the Brandon Swim & Tennis Club (1990-1994)
  • In 1993, I held the boys 15-16, 200 & 400 IM team records for BSTC
  • Multiple school records during senior year at Bloomingdale High School
  • Awarded for sportsmanship & achievement at Bloomingdale High School
  • Qualified & participated at USA Junior Nationals
  • Older brother (and better looking) of 2004 American Olympic Silver Medalist Maritza Correia
  • Has 3 sons, Sebastian, Leo and Simon
Nathalie Scuderi Assistant Coach

Coach Scuderi has been swimming since she was 8 years old. She swam in college at Gallaudet University where she set team records in the 200, 500, 1000, and 1650 free. In 1993 she represented France at the World Games for the Deaf in Bulgaria. In 1997 she represented the USA at the Wold Games for the Deaf where she was part of 2 Gold medal relay teams and won a Bronze medal in the 400M Free.  Before beginning to raise her 4 wonderful children, she was a Pre-K/Kindergarten teacher in Washington DC. Her passion is to teach TCA swimmers the swimming skills they need successful at swimming while having fun!!

Itzuo Shamli Assistant Coach

Coach Itzsu has been a life long swimmer. He was a national swimmer for Bulgaria before he moved to the US in 2005. He has enjoyed coaching for the past 30 plus years and is excited to teach the next generation of swimmers. He also loves windsurfing.

Christian Martinez Assistant Coach
Tim Bean Assistant Coach
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