Coach Rob Klotzbach was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., and attended the University of Buffalo, where he played Division I baseball and graduated with a bachelors degree in marketing. He and his wife Diane and daughter Kylie moved to the Daytona Beach area in 1997. Rob is the owner of two local small businesses. He began helping with swimming in 2005 as a Hy-tek operator, team treasurer, vice chairman, and chairman. He began coaching Spruce Creek High School Swim Team in 2013. Coach Rob founded USRP Racers Swim Team in 2014 with two swimmers, and the team has grown steadily under his leadership. Coach Rob is a motivator who works tirelessly to provide a positive atmosphere for his swimmers. He is a coach member of USA Swimming and a Level 2 ASCA swim coach.
Coach Anne Grams swam as a youngster in south Georgia and has been swimming ever since. She graduated from Florida State University with bachelor and PhD degrees in mathematics. She has morphed from a university math teacher, to a mom, to a homeschool teacher, to a swim official and swim coach. Since moving with her husband Bill to the Daytona Beach area in 1980, she has taught swim lessons, coached masters swimmers and high school swimmers, and now all age swimmers with USRP Racers. Her goal is for her swimmers to love the sport and work to achieve their maximum potential. Coach Anne is a coach member of USA Swimming and a Level 2 ASCA swim coach. She has four children, all of whom are swimmers.
Coach Roxanne Balducci recently moved to Florida after coaching age group and high school swimmers for 37 years in South Texas. She is still passionate about working with swimmers to help them reach their highest potential both in the pool and outside the pool. She likes watching them blossom to the level they want to reach, while having fun and making lifelong friends. Her club swimmers have achieved individual championships at various post-season meets such as Senior Champs and Zones. In addition, she has had many swimmers over the years selected to participate on Zones teams, All-Stars teams, Mexico vs. USA All-Stars teams, and at the Diversity Camp in Colorado Springs. Her high school teams won Districts 33 times and Regionals nine times, accomplishments that contributed to her receiving the NISCA Lifetime Achievement Award and selection into membership in the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame.
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Growing up in Florida, Coach Debi began swimming as early as 10 months old during survival swim classes and later joined the Daytona Beach YMCA Swim Team. During this time she competed in the Sunshine State Games and Junior Olympics for multiple years and also participated in the Volusia County Junior Lifeguard program. After earning a degree in communications at Thomas Edison State University, she worked overseas as an English teacher in China. After marrying her Canadian husband Ben and settling in Canada, Coach Debi worked as a collegiate academic coach and as the coach trainer. A fortuitous job for Ben brought Debi and their four children back to the Daytona Beach area, where their older two children began in the USRP Itsy Bitsy group. Now all four children are USRP Racers, and Coach Debi has joined the coaching staff, working primarily with beginning Little Racers. Swimming is a lifelong passion for her, and she incorporates it into her daily workout. In addition to coaching for USRP, Coach Debi currently runs her own fine art wedding photography business. Her homeschooling family loves exploring, beach going, family-room dancing, traveling, campfire singing, hiking, and, of course…swimming. Inspiring young children towards a lifelong love for swimming is close to her heart. Sports are fun, but often end once we reach adulthood. Coach Debi sees swimming as the ideal lifelong fitness sport.
Coach Caleb Harwood decided to begin swimming during his eighth grade year in school after a productive summer of surfing. He was surprised to find that he “nearly started to drown.” His path soon crossed with Coach Anne Grams, who started Caleb on the way to a successful swimming career with Seabreeze High School. Caleb says that he had never loved any sport until he started swimming but soon became hooked. Enjoying helping his friends with strokes, turns, and starts led Caleb to complete the training process as a certified USA Swimming coach. Coach Caleb is a favorite with the USRP Itsy Bitsy and Little Racers. He is also a Red Cross lifeguard and water safety instructor. Caleb is currently working on a biology and psychology degree. His other passions are peanut butter and his dog Duke.
Coach Judy Krodel grew up in the Midwest where she enjoyed swimming and lifeguarding in the summer time. She loves swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving in the ocean. She owned a small business in Volusia Mall for 33 years but closed it in 2016. She teaches yoga, does personal training, and runs a Healthy Weight and Your Child program at the YMCA. Coach Judy loves cycling, running, and paddle boarding. She has completed two full Ironman triathlons. many half Ironmans, numerous sprint triathlons, and multiple marathons. Coach Judy loves to help people improve their lives through healthy eating and exercise. She enjoys swimming with the Forever Swimmers Master Swim Group along with Coach Anne and Coach Roxanne. She loves encouraging children, including her three grandchildren, to learn to love swimming.
Growing up, Coach Lyndsey Allender has many fond memories of swimming, snorkeling, waterskiing, and white-water rafting, which is one reason coaching for USRP is a great fit for her. She graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University, with a BA in English and MA in Secondary Teaching. She earned her National Board Certification in English Language Arts in 2008 while she was teaching and coaching at her high school alma mater. Coach Lyndsey worked with children in a multitude of professional capacities over the last 20 years and has a special passion for children with needs in reading and academic behavior. She and her husband Jim own a small business, and Lyndsey homeschools their two boys, Blake and Will, who are avid USRP team members. One of her favorite places to be is rooting for her kids at a swim meet where swimmers can achieve as a team and as individual athletes. Coach Lyndsey’s favorite moments are shared with her family around the family breakfast table or exploring life together through travel, hiking, snow skiing, sharing a book, and laughing loudly. She is a coach member of USA Swimming.
Coach John Stearns has been a fixture in this area for many years, but he arrived here in a round-about way. Born in Denver, Colorado, Coach John grew up in Michigan where he excelled as a sprint freestyler in junior and senior high school. After college, he moved back to Denver, teaching P.E. and starting a swim team while there. Desiring a change and wanting to be near the ocean, Coach John moved to New Smyrna Beach. He purchased the Aqua Park pool and started various aquatic programs including water aerobics, synchronized swimming, and water polo. He also taught elementary school and coached New Smyrna Beach High Swim Team. Currently, in addition to coaching all USRP groups, Coach John has a thriving swim lessons business. He has 60 years experience teaching and coaching swimmers and loves what he does!
Coach Lisa McGarrigle was raised on the beach in Florida, and some of her happiest memories were made at the beach and in the pool. She graduated from Satellite High School and went on to a career as a Cosmetologist. After marrying Mike, they started their family and insurance business together. They have been homeschooling their three girls over the past 20 years, teaching them to love Jesus and swimming. Over the years Lisa has worn many hats, one of her favorites being Swim Coach. Coach Lisa is enthusiastic about joining the USRP Racers coaching staff. Her varied experience includes coaching triathletes with Beach Side Tri Sports, as well as participating herself. She has been an age group USA Swim Coach with Brevard Swim Club and a high school coach at Satellite High School and Brevard HEAT. Coaching kids to swim happy is Lisa’s goal. To help swimmers with their goals, she implements a fusion of Red Cross, Total Immersion, and Ultra-Short Race Pace training. It is a safe, balanced, and challenging approach to developing excellent stroke technique and fitness for all levels. Coach Lisa is pleased to be collaborating and coaching with the USRP Racers satellite team in Melbourne Florida.