Last Updated: October 6, 2015
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Full-Time Coaching Staff

Emil Dimitrov - Head Coach

University degree in Sport Science and Physical Education
National Coaching Certification Program Certificate – Level II
Emil has been LLSC's head coach since Sept 2009. Emil has over 19 years of coaching experience.
You can reach Emil at

John Douglas

John has been with the club since 1993. He coaches the Silver swimmers.
You can reach John at

Tina Pomponio

Tina has been with the club since 2001. She coaches the Bronze swimmers.
You can reach Tina at

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is the newest Lightning coach and brings with her a strong swimming and coaching background. Petya was a member of the Bulgarian National team and trained for the 2004 Olympic Team. She is the Bulgarian record holder in the 50 metre butterfly and the 100-m. Individual Medley.
Petya comes to us with a Master’s degree in Education with a major in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Delta State University in Mississippi.
Her experience includes serving as assistant director for aquatics and recreational facilities for Delta State University, assistant swimming and diving coach at the university and masters swim coach for community athletes.
Petya has great experience working with young people and coached and provided swimming lessons for children aged eight to 12 in Mississippi as well as coaching children ages 13 to 17 in Bulgaria. You can reach Petya at

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Part-time Coaching Staff

Brandon Douglas

Brandon is a former Lightning swimmer who sometimes helps with coaching.

David Dimitrov

David is a current Liquid Lightning swimmer who sometimes helps with coaching.