COACHES

Bill Bolton
Bill Bolton

FOUNDER 1958-2021

Coach Bolton had a long swimming career, both as a competitive swimmer and coach. He was a former age group club swimming champion, Junior Olympic Champion, and an NCAA full-scholarship athlete. He transitioned from swimming to coaching in 2005. After relocating to Indian River County and establishing Bolt Aquatics, his teams won numerous consecutive championships in the South Florida Recreational League. Coach Bill enjoyed guiding his swimmers to achieve their goals through hard work and dedication; all while having fun participating in the sport he loved. Bolt Aquatics’ coaches and staff continue his legacy by using his teaching and coaching methods.

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Karen Fuss

HEAD COACH & CEO

 

Coach K began competitive swimming as a child and continued as an age group swimmer through her teens. She has been swimming with U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) since 2009 and has logged over 275 meet swims and competed in USMS Nationals, Pan American Masters Championships, and FINA World Masters Championships. Under the tutelage of Coach Bill, she learned the ins & outs of the Bolt Aquatics swim program and will honor Coach Bill’s legacy by continuing to fulfill his plans, goals and dreams. Coach K’s passion for coaching stems from combining her love for swimming and a professional career in environmental and marine science education.

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Andy Deichert

ASSISTANT COACH

Coach Andy brings over 25 years of coaching experience to Bolt Aquatics. Coach Andy’s skill set with swimmers from age group level to Olympic champions along with his enthusiasm and passion for the sport, is a great asset. After great success as an age group swimmer, he became an All-American NCAA swimmer during his athletic career at Louisiana State University (LSU). His expertise includes sprint training, mental preparation, dryland activities and strength building.