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East Coast Aquatic Club is located in Delray Beach, FL. The team was established in July 2013 by 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. ECAC continues to strive 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 and fair play. These goals will be accomplished by providing structured programs designed to educate 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

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 develops athletes who exemplify the highest levels of competency, sportsmanship, honesty and dedication in the pursuit of excellence in all we do, ECAC follows these core principles

 

OUTREACH

We seek to expand our membership in order to share our sport with as many other people as possible. We are especially committed to sharing the values of our sport with young people who may discover that swimming is an activity they can enjoy for their entire life.

 

ACHIEVE COMPETITIVE SUCESS

East Coast Aquatic Club swimmers are highly competitive at the state, regional and national level. We seek to continue this tradition of competitive excellence. When our athletes are successful in performing at their full potential, it validates the hard work and effort for all of us.

 

ENCOURAGE VOLUNTERISM & SERVICE

Volunteers are the backbone of the East Coast Aquatic Club organization. ECAC encourages and recognizes the value of all volunteers and seeks to provide opportunities to serve our athletes and neighboring teams.

 

CONTINUOUS LEARNING

We seek to improve and develop ourselves on a continuing basis through participation in clinics, seminars, shared learning and other programs in order to become better athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers or whatever role we serve within the sport.

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COACHES

 

ALISON TEMPLIN

HEAD COACH | NATIONAL + SENIOR

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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. 

BROOKE TOMSULA

AGE GROUP | DOLPHINS, BRONZE

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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. 

CHRIS GRIMMETT - NORRIS

AGE GROUP | SILVER + GOLD

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Coach Chris has many years of experience with both age group and collegiate swimming.  Along with coaching with ECAC he is also the assistant coach for the Keiser University Seahawks.

 

Pre-Keiser
Prior to Keiser, Grimmett-Norris spent two years as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Arkansas. Before that, he spent a year as Assistant Coach at Wagner College.
 
Athletic Highlights
Grimmett-Norris was a three-time ACC Team member at Virginia Tech University after spending his freshman year at the University of Kentucky. At Kentucky, he was an All-SEC Freshman Team member.
 
Grimmett-Norris is a former US Swimming National Team member, as well as a Junior National Team member. He holds the US Swimming National Age Group Record.

Personal
Grimmett-Norris graduated from Virginia Tech University with a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies and a Minor in Spanish. He went to obtain his Master's Degree in Sports Recreation and Management from Arkansas

JANET SINISCALCHI

AGE GROUP | WHITE

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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. 

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