Head Coach & Sr. 2: Bill Vargo
Coach Vargo has been coaching swimming the past 38 years. The first 3 years were as the Assistant Women’s and Men’s Coach at the University of South Florida and the Head Swim Coach of Plant City Swim Club. The past 30 years he has been the Head Swim Coach of the Central Florida Marlins Swim Program and the College of Central Florida Aquatics Coordiator; and the last 13 years as Head Swim Coach for the Central Florida Marlins & Aquatics Director for Ocala Aquatics. Coach Vargo swam for the University of South Florida and was team captain his senior year. He graduated from U.S.F. with a B.A. in Marketing and a Masters in Education. He has been Head coach of Florida Swimming’s Zone Team, President of the Florida Swim Coaches Association, Board Member of Florida Swimming, and past Vice Chairman and General Chairman of Florida Swimming. He has coached swimmers to state records, National Top 16, Junior and Senior National levels. He was coach for Forest High School Swim Team for 30 years. Coach Vargo has been married to Pam for 37 years and has three children, Jessica, W.J., and Rachael.
Age Group 2, 3 & PreSenior Coach: Jeff Wise
Coach Wise started coaching swimming in Evansville, Indiana, in 1982. He established both a boys and girls high school swim team at Mount Vernon High School. After moving back to his hometown of Elkhart, Indiana he was asked to coach his old high school boys team, and took several to IU Natatorium in Indianapolis for the State Championships. Coach Wise was asked to join the Marlins coaching staff in 2002. Coach Wise was MVP three years at Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana and MVP his last two years of college at the University of Evansville, along with conference MVP his senior year at UE. He also swims with the the Central Florida Marlins Master’s Team. He has been married to Camille for 29 years and has two children, Caitlyn and Adam.
Age Group 1 Coach: Steve Floyd
Coach Floyd started coaching in 1979 with the philosophy that every swimmer, regardless of talent, is special – they deserve the chance to succeed and grow both athletically and personally through swimming. After coaching at the Jersey Wahoo’s Swim Club, Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School & Willowdale Swim Club, he founded Voyagers Swimming, a U.S. Swim Club which grew from 30 swimmers to 300 annually in 9 different skill groups, ranging from beginning swimmers to those with national aspirations, willing to practice 20+ hours/week. The team’s success was reflected in swimmer’s breaking state records, reaching top 16 national age group times, qualifying for Jr. & Sr. National Champs and Olympic Trials. Coach Floyd has been married to Renee for 27 years and has two children, Nick and Laura.
Age Group 1 Assistant : Brian Kuhn
M & M Head Coach: Sue Schwerzel
Coach Sue has been involved in teaching children to swim since 1980. In 2000, she became the Program Director/Owner of Central Florida SwimAmerica located here at the Newton A. Perry Aquatic Center. The Learn-To-Swim school has been a great training ground for swimmers and coaches alike. Coach Sue has been the Head M&M coach since 2007, which features swimmers ages 3 – 6 years. She graduated from Dunnellon High School in 1979 and received her Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from Florida State University in 1983. She has been a teacher at North Marion High School for the past 32 years. Coach Sue has remained passionate about swimming through the years.