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Hammerhead Coaching Staff

Head Coach:  Beth Ann Zubia

Background

I am a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force.  I served as a Personnel Officer for 16 years after serving as an Enlisted member of a civil engineering unit for 7 years.  I was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2006 and have been stationed or traveled all over Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Central America and most of the United States during my 23 year career in the Air Force.

I am the proud wife to another Air Force member (Manny) who is currently in the Air Force Reserve and works in the financial arena in Buckhead.  We parent 7 children, with only 3 still living in the home.  They are Marshall, who is 16, Madi, who is 6, and Lili, who is 3.  We moved to Georgia in August of 2015 where we chose to retire after 5 military moves.

Swimming Resume

As a child growing up in New Orleans, we were always around water so it was imperative that we learn to swim.  I had been on and off of swim teams from the age of 8 through high school graduation.

In high school I was certified as a life guard which led to teaching swim lessons and coaching swimming.  Below is a quick look at my coaching roles through the last 30+ years:

Chamblee Charter High School, Chamblee, Ga
Community Coach – Developmental Swimmers
120+ swimmers total
Oct 16 – Present

Buffalo Valley Youth Association, Schertz, Tx (Greater San Antonio Area)
Head Coach Summer League Team
140+ swimmers
1 Assistant Coach
10 Junior Coaches
Apr 13 – Jul 15
Apr 06 – Jul 09

Lakenheath Swim Team, England
Head Coach, Year Round American Team and Lakenheath High School Swim Team
Travelled around Europe to compete against other US military base swim teams
60+ swimmers
5 Assistant Coaches
May 01 – Mar 05

Langley Air Force Base Swim Team, Hampton, Va
Head Coach, Summer Swim Team
3 Assistant Coaches
75+ swimmers
Apr 99 – Jul 01

Naval Air Station New Orleans Base Swim Team
Head Coach, Summer Swim Team
3 Assistant Coaches
60+ swimmers
Apr 90 – Jul 96

Cross Gates Racquet Club Swim Team
Assistant Coach, Summer Swim Team
125+ swimmers
Apr 85 – Jul 89

Skills

Coach all levels of swimmers
Train and mentor Junior Coaches to teach swimmers
Run all practices
Build all swim meets utilizing Team and Meet Manager Software
Create productive yet fun and fulfilling workouts
Build esprit-de-corps between swimmers of all skill levels and ages as well as coaches
Encourage swimmers to be the best they can be
Promote an atmosphere of positive sportsmanship
Discourage negative behavior from swimmers or Junior Coaches

I have also coached soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball through the years.  

Assistant Coaches:

TBD on or around April 15th.

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