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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.

Karen Fuss



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.

Ken Cook


Coach Ken’s passion for swimming and fitness began at the age of 6, participating in AAU events across the Southeast and Jr. Olympics, specializing in distance freestyle and backstroke. Following his time with AAU, he joined US Masters Swimming and remains an active member, currently swimming with the Bolts Master Team. Recently retired from a prominent mechanical contractor, Coach Ken served in a senior leadership role, mentoring hundreds of individuals throughout his career.

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