Linda Irish Bostic -
    Head Coach

Contact:
    Phone:  561-373-1440
    Email:  palmbeachmasters@gmail.com

Born:  Dec 20th, Shreveport, LA
Husband:  Keddy Bostic
Son:  Kedric Bostic, III
Dog:  Jonesy & Buzz (Lhasa Apso's)
College:  University of Florida
Swimmer:  Distance Freestyler

Favorite Quotes:
    "Ask and Ye Shall Receive"
    "Access to Success is thru the Mind" ~ Jack Nelson
    "You get what you get when you go for it!" ~ Barry Manilow

Linda’s Coaching Highlights

  • Head Coach of Palm Beach Masters (PBM).
  • Founded the North County Masters of Jupiter (NCMJ) in May, 2009.  Grew the program to over 170 USMS members by 2014, before expanding to Delray Beach in Oct 2014 and founding the Palm Beach Masters club.  In May 2016, we expanded to a 3rd location at the Lake Lytal Aquatic Center, West Palm Beach.
  • Currently Palm Beach Masters has over 400 registered USMS members.
  • USMS (United States Masters Swimming) member, Recoginized & Certified Level 4 coach.
  • ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) Life Plus Member & Level II coach.
  • American Red Cross Certified in CPR, AED, First Aid, Safety for Swimming Coaches, & Lifeguarding.
  • Serves as Coaches Chair and Vice-Chair of the Florida Gold Coast LMSC.
  • Presented with The USMS 2016 Kerry O'Brien Coaching Award.
  • Current Swim Smooth Certified Coach "In Training"!  
  • USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach.

Linda’s Swimming & Athletic Highlights

  • Swam competitively for 15 years in my younger days.
  • Held numerous Southern AAU age group swimming records, one of which still stands today since 1976 in Louisiana Swimming’s 11-12 yr.old Girls 500 free (5:07:68 ). 
  • Trained with Fort Lauderdale Swim Team & 1976 Olympic Coach Jack Nelson.
  • Trained with Longhorn Aquatics in Austin, TX under distinguished coaches, Paul Bergen & Eddie Reese.
  • Competed in the finals of the 1980 Swimming Olympic Trials.  4th place in the 1500 free, 8th place in the 400 and 800 free, 2nd place in the 800 (4x200) free relay. 
  • Selected to compete with the Honorary 1980 U.S. Olympic Swim Team at the Hawaii Invitational with the democratic countries boycotting the 1980 Olympics. 1st place in 800 free, 2nd place in 400 & 1500 free and 800 free relay.  The event was the catalyst for creating what later became known as The Goodwill Games.
  • 3 time U.S. National Swim Team Member (1980 & 1981) competing in international competitions in Hawaii, Florida, France and Holland representing the United States.
  • Attended the University of Florida.  Trained with Coach Randy Reese.  NCAA Women’s Championship & SEC Championship finalist in 1982 & 1983.  4th place in 500 free & 800 free relay at 1982 NCAA National Championship.  Won NCAA Championship Team title (1982) and consecutive SEC team titles (1982, 1983).  3 time NCAA All-American and UF Letterman.
  • 1st Overall Woman in the inaugural (1987) Loggerhead Triathlon, Jupiter, FL.  Have participated in numerous other triathlon events.
  • Ran 2007 ING New York City Marathon (4:52).  Have participated in numerous other running events.
  • Enjoy participating in local open water races.
  • Got back into the pool a few years ago and have achieved numerous Individual Top 10 & Relay Top 10 & All-American USMS times.

Linda’s Education & Work Highlights

  • Graduated UF in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Worked for FPL (Florida Power & Light Co.) for 20 years (1986-2006) in Power Systems, Customer Service management, and Quality Improvement.  Six Sigma Black Belt trained.
  • Previously the Administrative Director of JTAA (Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association) overseeing the daily operations of a non-profit organization running the youth sports programs from 2006-2015.  Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA)
  • President of LB2 Enterprises, Inc.


 

Grant Whitcomb

Contact
     Phone: 772-370-9543
     Email: whitcombgrant@yahoo.com
Born: January 26th,  Norwood, Massachusetts
Single
College: University of Miami
Swimmer: Distance Freestyler & 400 Individual Medley
Coaches: Evenings and Mid-days in Jupiter

Grant’s Coaching Highlights

  • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since August 2013
  • Assistant Coach of Mission Bay Masters Swim Club. Boca Raton, Fl. 1987-1989
  • Assistant Head Coach of Plantation Aquatic Club Plantation, Fl. 1983-1984
  • ASCA ( American Swimming Coaches Association ) Member 2011- Present
  • USMS (United States Masters Swimming) member and Certified USMS Coach Level III.
  • Private coaching & swim lessons: Age Group, Triathletes, Masters and Adult Learn to swim levels.
  • PBM's "on deck" coach at USMS Nationals in 2016, Spring & Summer.

Grant's Swimming & Athletic Highlights

  • Swam at Ft. Lauderdale ( FLSA and FLST ) 1970-1983
  • Ft. Lauderdale H.S. Swim Team 1977-1981 (with Coach Linda in 1977-79, the highlight of my swimming days!)
  • Swam and trained in Mission Viejo, Ca. for the 1980 Olympic Trials under Olympic Coach Mark Schubert.
  • 6th Place finish at 1980 Winter Nationals in the 1500M Freestyle
  • 1980 World Swim Rankings: 23rd 1500m, 28th 800m Freestyles
  • Participated in the 1980 Olympic Trials
  • Swam at the University of Miami.
  • Won Ft Lauderdale Ocean mile 3 times and held the record for 20+ years
  • As a Masters swimmer, has had 5 individual and 1 recent relay USMS Top Ten times 

Grant's Education & Work Highlights

  • Fort Lauderdale High School class of 1981
  • Attended the University of Miami 1981-1983
  • Currently working as an EMT/Firefighter with Martin County Fire Rescue since 1990

 

George Quigley, Visiting Coach

A snowbird who lives in Jupiter, FL during January to April of each year.

Born:  July 9th in Indianapolis, IN
Wife:  Kay Quigley 
Specialty:  Excellent Stroke Technician
Favorite Stroke:  Backstroke
Favorite Quotes:  "You don't know how fast you are swimming, unless you know how fast you are swimming" ~ Mel Goldstein

George’s Coaching Highlights

  • Current President and Assistant Coach for Indy Aquatic Masters in Indianapolis, IN
  • Began coaching as an age group coach in the 1950's and 1960's
  • Has coached Masters since 1991.
  • ASCA Level V Certified Coach
  • USMS member and certified coach.

George’s Swimming & Athletic Highlights

  • Began his competitive swimming career in 1946 and still swims to this day.
  • Swam at Indiana University for hall of fame swimming coach "Doc" Counsilman, the author of The Science of Swimming.
  • USMS National Champion and National Record Holder
  • USMS & World Top 10 Swimmer
  • Competed as a triathlete from 1982-1987
  • Completed the 1984 Ironman in Hawaii

George's Education & Work Highlights

  • Graduated from Indiana University's School of Medicine in 1965.
  • Ophthalmologist

 

CJ Pisano

Contact
     Phone: 561-670-8287
     Email: cjmpisano@gmail.com
Born: January 26th
Single
College: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Coaches at Aqua Crest Pool in Delray Beach mornings, evenings, & Saturdays.

CJ's Coaching Highlights

Coach with Palm Beach Masters since October of 2014.

  • USMS Level I & II Coach
  • USA Swimming Certified Coach
  • American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Member
  • Developmental Coach at Flood Aquatics Swim Team 

CJ's Swimming & Athletic Highlights

  • Swam competitively in age group swimming with Lakeland Hills YMCA and was a member of the LHY National Team 2001-2005
  • All Conference, All County, and All State Swimmer in High School
  • Swam Division I College
  • Competitive triathlete for Wahoo Triathlon Club
  • Top Ten USMS Sprinter
  • USMS All American 
  • Palm Beach Masters National Team member
  • Palm Beach Masters Team Record Holder
  • Completed IronMan France in Nice in 2016!  ... and many other triathlon & running races.

 

Chris Beach

Contact
     Email:  Chris@hawksbillholdings.com

Born: June 24th
Married with 1 daughterz
College: Columbia University
Swimmer: Likes to be a sprinter, but swims EVERYTHING well!
Coaches: Wednesday & Friday mornings in Jupiter

Chris’s Coaching Highlights

  • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since September 2015
  • ASCA ( American Swimming Coaches Association ) 
  • USMS (United States Masters Swimming) member and Certified USMS Coach Level III.

 


 

John Brosius

Contact
     Phone: (865) 696-7100
     Email:  brosiusjohn@hotmail.com
Born: Sep 4th
Single 
College: University of Florida
Swimmer: Sprint Freestyler & Butterflyer
Coaches: Evenings at Lake Lytal and Saturdays at Jupiter

John’s Coaching Highlights

  • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since January 2016

 


 

     


Bert Polacek

Contact
     Phone: (561) 716-6575
     Email:  bertpolacek@yahoo.com
Born: June 8th
College: 
Triathlete
Coaches: Monday & Wednesday mornings in Delray Beach

Bert’s Coaching Highlights

  • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since March 2016
  • Coach at Meadow's Pool in Boca in evenings

 


     

Patrick Billingsley

Contact
     Phone: (917) 565-4465
     Email:  plbillingsley@me.com
Born: September 17th
College:  
Swimmer: Distance Freestyle
Coaches: Mornings at Lake Lytal

Patrick’s Coaching Highlights

  • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since May 2016
  • Previously coached the Wahoo's of Wellington Masters
  • USMS (United States Masters Swimming) Certified USMS Coach Level III.
  • USA Triathlon Level I Coach

 


 

 

Quincy Pearson

Contact
     Phone:  (561) 371-2975
     Email:   qpearson23@yahoo.com
Born: September 23rd in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Local born and raised!
Single
Children:  My children are fluffy with 4 legs. Luna my 8 Year old Golden Retriever and Bea my Bunny Rabbit
College: University of Florida  GO Gators!!!
Swimmer: Favorite event is 200 Freestyle. But I’ll swim pretty much anything except Butterfly!
Favorite Quotes:
     “Pain is temporary, pride is forever!”
     “When you are absolutely convinced that you can do it, chances are you can!” 
     “Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.” ~ Lord Byron


Coaches: Thursday mornings in Jupiter

Quincy’s Coaching Highlights

  •  Coach with Palm Beach Masters since May 2016
  •  Private youth and adult coaching and swim lessons
  •  USMS (United States Masters Swimming) Member since 2006
  •  American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and AED certified

Quincy’s Swimming & Athletic Highlights

  • I grew up ballet dancing and swimming. Started competitively swimming at William T. Dwyer High School, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 1998-2002
  • Scholar Athlete 1998-2002
  • Practiced with Towson University Swim Team in Towson, MD 2002-2003
  • Member of University of Florida Club Swim Team and Gator Swim Club Masters Team 2006-2009 

Quincy’s Education & Work Highlights

  • Graduated from William T. Dwyer High School 1998-2002
  • Attend Towson University 2002-2004. Moved back home in 2004, I missed the beach!
  • Completed my AA at Palm Beach State College in 2006 and transferred to University of Florida in 2006.
  • Graduated from University of Florida in 2009 with a B.S in Kinesiology & Physiology with a concentration in Fitness & Wellness!
  • Previously worked in physical therapy, chiropractic and neurosurgery fields from 2006-2015    
  • Currently own a pet sitting service business, Luna Belle & Friends   www.facebook.com/lunabelleandfriends 

 

 

Kurt Zilch

Contact
     Phone: 
     Email:  
Born: 
Married
College:  Clemson University
Swimmer:  Backstroker, sprinter, & darn good masters epostal distance swimmer
Coaches: When needed, and often enjoys coach/swims on Wednesday mornings with Chris Beach in Jupiter.

Kurt's Coaching Hightlights

  • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since July 2016

 


 

Nicole Boger

Contact
     Phone: 912.401.7633
     
Email:  Nicole@TeamSoulSports.com

Born: Nov 15th 

Married: Yes! To a stunningly handsome 22 year retired Coast Guard Helicopter pilot.

College: 
     
BS in Exercise Science from Southern CT State University 
     MA in Sport Management from the University of Connecticut. 

Nicole's Swim Related Coaching Highlights: 

  • USA Triathlon Certified
  • USMS Certified
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certified
  • Previous Swim Instructor for the United States Coast Guard
  • Previous Survival at Sea Instructor for the United States Coast Guard
  • Red Cross certified WSI Instructor for many years
  • Has been teaching and coaching swimming for 20+ years for all different groups from beginners to advanced.
  • Has been coaching the Tri specific group at Aquacrest with the Palm Beach Masters since early 2016
  • Coaches beginner to advanced pool and Open Water Swimming skills for Triathletes 

Coaches our Tri Swim group on Monday mornings, 5:45am at Delray. 

 


 

Loring “Snag” Holmes - Coach Emeritus

Contact
     Phone: 561-373-7583
     Email:  snagholmes@gmail.com
Born: March 18th
College: University of Florida

Snag’s Coaching Highlights

  • Coach with Palm Beach Masters of Jupiter since June 2010.
  • USMS (United States Masters Swimming) member and coach.
  • Full-time 1955-1959 Palm Beach Swim Association
  • 1975-1977 Lake Lytal
  • Private coaching since 1977

Snag’s Swimming & Athletic Highlights

  • Won over 300 National medals including 200 gold medals since 1972.
  • Member of 2 World Record Relays in 1980.
  • USMS All-American honors
  • 36 Individual and 14 Relay USMS Top Ten Times
  • Currently holds USMS Records on 3 relays.
  • Won 6 gold and 5 silver medals at 2010 YMCA Masters nationals
  • 2010 Inductee into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame for Swimming
  • and much, much more ... Just ask Snag to tell you the stories~

 

Thanks to our previous coaches ... always in the Wahoo family!  
Miss you!

  •    
    Jake Mills:  January 2010 - November 2015.   Moved to Seattle, WA.
     
  •    
    Lacey Flynn:  December 2014 - May 2016.   Moved to Long Island, NY.
     
  •    
    Thaddeus Gamory:  October 2015 - June 2016.   Moved to Sunrise, FL.