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 the Pepin Academy and coaches the 11-12 JOs and Intermediates in her free time.
Coach Lorraine Welch, has been coaching novice for over 10 years. Originally from Manchester, England, Coach Lorraine became involved with the Boys and Girls Club through her daughter's involvement with the team. She was asked by Coach Beth to help judge figures, which has evolved into the Novice Coach position. She points out it is a constant learning process and says, "It fascinates me. By the time the girls leave intermediate their skills are better than mine." Coach Lorraine is a Level 1 Judge and a Level 1 Coach.
Coach Haley Haskell, is originally from Fort Collins, Colorado. She moved to Tampa with her husband, Colin, and their three cats in 2016. Coach Haley began swimming at the age of 6 for Village Green Syncho in Fort Collins and continued to swim competitively through her sophomore year at Colorado State University. She has been coaching for 8 years at the novice, intermediate, age group and collegiate levels. After graduating college and while living in Denver, Colorado, she coached for the Rocky Mountain Splash. Coach Haley is currently the 16-19 coach and is looking forward to a great season!
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 through the contact page!