Head Coach Beth Moore started the original Tampa Bay SynchRays team in 1981 as a show team with the Boys and Girls Club. It evolved into a competitive team in 1984 when the team hosted the Sunshine State Games. While growing up in Virginia, Coach Beth joined a synchronized swim team. Her mother wanted her to have a "girl sport" since she had three brothers. In college, Coach Beth was on a synchronized swim team at the national level at Columbia College, as well as on their speed swimming team. Over the years Coach Beth has coached teams that placed at Nationals and internationally. Coach Beth ranks as a Level 4 Judge, a Level 2 Coach, is the Zone Officials Chair and is on the National Competitive Operations Committee. Beth teaches at Spoto High School and coaches the Novice, Ninja and Intermediate teams.
Coach Amanda Olson, started swimming for the Tampa Bay Synchrays when she was 6 years old. She swam with the Synchrays for 12 years, competing all over the country. Coach Amanda grew up in Tampa and is a Licensed Esthetician with her own business located in Westchase. In her spare time she enjoys the beach, crafting and reading a good book.
Coach Megan Kinney, started synchro in Ohio at age 7 after being bribed with a nose clip, and has been participating as an age group, collegiate, and masters swimmer ever since. Her claim-to-fame is that she has swam in three of the four zones in the country (Ohio, Florida, California, and Massachusetts). Megan was a 4 year varsity synchro athlete and three year captain at Wheaton College (MA), where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and is also a graduate of the University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in International Business. Megan started coaching for the Synchrays in 2013. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking desserts, and speaking Spanish.
If you're interested in helping coach the SynchRays please reach out to Head Coach Beth Moore!