Coaching Philosophy


The primary goal of the Flying Fish Swim Team is to develop proficient swimmers while encouraging a love of the sport.

In our Swim Team program, we emphasize proper stroke technique through group instruction, hands-on stroke clinics, and coach-to-swimmer feedback.

Our Lesson program has an emphasis on the skills required to become proficient in the water in order to participate in a swim team.

With both programs, we incorporate games and fun activities throughout the summer in order to build camaraderie and good sportsmanship.

Our Coaching Staff

Christa Wilson - Head Coach

Coach Christa

Coach Christa has been with the Flying Fish since 1988 and has been coaching since 1992. She has a masters degree in Elementary Education from the University of Florida but currently works in insurance. She also spends a lot of her time tutoring, teaching swim lessons, travelling, and hanging out with her dog.

Christa will be coaching every group a little here and there.

Assistant Coaches

Mike Hobbs

Coach Mike

Coach Mike has been with the Flying Fish since he was a 6&under and has been coaching since 2006. He has a Business degree from UNF and currently works as a teacher and coach for Duval County Schools. Mike is an avid hunter and fisherman.

Mike will be coaching all ages during both morning and afternoon practices.

Sarah Hobbs

Coach Sarah

Coach Sarah has been with the Flying Fish since she was a 6&under and has been coaching since 2000. She has an English degree from FSU and currently works in Marketing for PGA Tours. Sarah is also a dance teacher at Scott Jones School of Dance.

Sarah will be coaching 10 & unders at the evening practices.

Savannah Distin


Savannah has been teaching swim lessons with the Flying Fish since 2014. She is finishing up her studies of Occupational Therapy at JU and will be soon heading off to Grad school.

You will find Savannah at morning practices and evening practices working with all ages of Flying Fish.

Lacey Radloff

Coach Lacey

Coach Lacey has coached for the Flying Fish since 2016, but volunteered before that. She has been with the Flying Fish since she was a 6 & under. Lacey swims for the University of West Florida.

Lacey will be primarily coaching 10 & unders at morning practices.