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East Coast Aquatic Club is located in Delray Beach, FL. The team was established in July 2013 by Head Coach and club owner John Kjaerulff. ECAC started out as a small group of ambitious swimmers with goals and aspirations to become better swimmers within the Florida Gold Coast LLC and nationally.

Each year, ECAC continues to produce swimmers who qualify for the LSC Championship series, as well as swimmers who represent the LSC at the All-Star Duel meet and Southern Zone meets. Swimmers across all age groups qualify for a multitude of qualifying meets including: The Futures Championship, TYR International Elite Showcases, Speedo Sectionals, USA Swimming Junior Nationals, USA Swimming Open, and USA Swimming Nationals.

In April 2019, John Kjaerulff stepped down as owner and Head Coach, naming Coach Alison Templin as his successor. Alison continues to preserve the philosophy that John instilled in the team. ECAC strives to be a team that provides excellent stroke technique and the tools for swimmers to be competitive and reach their fullest potential, with a centered focus on creating an environment that teaches swimmers camaraderie, time management, sportsmanship, discipline, and most importantly, teamwork.

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MISSION + VISION

Our goal at East Coast Aquatic Club is to develop and promote the ideals of hard work, sportsmanship, and fellowship within a safe and positive environment. The individual growth of our children is enhanced through the spirit of competition, discipline & fair play. These goals will be accomplished by providing structured programs designed to educate both participants and parents in all aspects of the sport. ECAC is committed to providing a youth program that will maintain the highest standards and guarantees a fun, positive experience for everyone involved.

TEAM PHILOSOPHY

The East Coast Aquatic Club is a competitive program designed to give children the opportunity to progress from novice level swimming to championship level swimming at the National level. ECAC strives to be a team that provides excellent stroke technique and the tools for swimmers to be competitive and reach their fullest potential, with a centered focus on creating an environment that teaches swimmers camaraderie, time management, sportsmanship, discipline, and most importantly, teamwork.

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Alison Templin started her swimming career at age 8 right here in Palm Beach County. At a young age, Alison knew she was going to be a Distance Freestyler. As an age-group swimmer she scored top three at JO’s and earned her first Sectional cut at 12. In high school, she earned All-American status in the 200 and 500 Free and was also named 2008 Palm Beach County Swimmer of the Year. In addition, in 2007, Alison set the County Meet records in the 500 Freestyle. After High School, Alison attended the University of Arkansas and swam for Jeff Poppell. While in college she was a four-time scoring contributor at the SEC Championship, and excelled by posting National and Olympic Trial qualifying times. At Arkansas, an emphasis was placed on stroke technique which gives her proficient knowledge in teaching proper swimming skills. 

 

Coach Alison began her coaching career at East Coast Aquatic Club in Delray Beach where she was mentored by John Kjaerulff. She currently is the new Head Coach at ECAC where she continues to preserve the philosophy that John instilled. 

HEAD COACH | NATIONAL

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ALISON TEMPLIN

Coach David Gelatt has been swimming since he was a young child, and continued to swim up until he graduated from high school.  David has competed at the Regional level in High school as well as high level meets for ECAC and is no stranger to the pressures of competition. David joined ECAC as a swimmer and was actually one of our very first swimmers.  Coach David swam for 4 years at the Univercity of Florida collegiate club team, Florida Club Swim and Dive, while swimming for ECAC during each summer.  David became a coach for the Makos Aquatic Club in Gainesville, while continuing to swim for ECAC after graduating from UF in 2016.  Coach David has been a huge part of our success and has been filling in as an unofficial coach for some time, being mentored by Head Coach John Kjaerulff.  

AGE GROUP | PRE-NATIONAL

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DAVID GALETTE

Coach Steven grew up and began swimming here in Boynton Beach. He started swimming at the YMCA and was one of the pioneer members of ECAC. Coach Steven swam for Park Vista High School where he made All-County, and participated in States. While swimming for ECAC he swam in Sectional meets and neared Junior National time standards. Steven contunues his love for swimming through coaching. He was the Head Coach for the YMCA Sea Dragons for two years and is an experienced age group coach. Coach Steven believes that hard work pays off! 

AGE GROUP | SILVER + GOLD

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STEVEN STANKOVIC

Growing up in an athletic environment, Brooke took up competitive swimming at a young age and continued through high school, where she also played water polo. Following in the footsteps of her father, she began coaching at camps and technique clinics in 2010. In 2014 Brooke coached the 8&U group for the Silver Creek Valley Sharks in San Jose, California. 2015 found Brooke at the Valley Splash Club as their Silver and Gold coach, as well as developing an 8&U team. Brooke recently was an age group coach for Saint Andrews Swim Team where she coached their Bronze and Silver groups.

Brooke is excited to continue to encourage the swimmers in a positive manner as they improve their swimming technique and physical endurance. 

AGE GROUP | DOLPHINS, BRONZE

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BROOKE TOMSULA

Coach Janet is an avid competitive swimmer that is not only a member of the U.S. National Masters Team but a member of the local Palm Beach Masters Team as well.  Coach Janet has been swimming since she was a child and has a great love of the sport.  Janet has many skills, certifications and knowledge that our swimmers will benefit from. She is not only a practicing Registered Nurse, but a certified Reiki instructor and life Coach.  Having studied many different spiritual traditions and schools of thought, Janet is passionate about sharing, teaching and facilitating meditative practices to help infuse lives with greater meaning and health on all levels of our being.  Coach Janet is mentally determined and accustomed to pressure and stress in competition, with a disciplined and focused nature. 

AGE GROUP | WHITE

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JANET SINISCALCHI

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