Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Todd N Timmons

Head Competitive Coach



Head age group coach Todd N. Timmons joined the lightning in May of 2011.   Coach Todd learned his craft as a swimmer and later an Assistant Coach of the now 10-time NCAA Division II National Champion Drury University Panthers Swim Team.

 Coach Todd holds a Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communication, a Bachelor of Arts in   Exercise and Sport Science, Sport and Facility Management, and is currently testing for his American Swim Coaches Association Level Four Certification.   As a consummate life-student of how our bodies adapt to motor learning Coach Todd is ever current in his understanding and application of the physics, biomechanics, and kinesiology associated with all movement.  He applies this knowledge daily creating a training regimen for a multitude of developmental, age group, senior and college level bound athletes.

 Coach Todd currently lives in Dade City with his dog Speedo!

Phil Phillips



PHIL PHILLIPS has been coaching LOLL since 2008.  His Sons Spencer and Parker swim for LOLL.  He is a former Marine Corps Water Survival Instructor and youth swimming coach in Knoxville, Tn.

Robin Hilgenberg



ROBIN HILGENBERG has coached for LOLL since 2001 and also coaches LOLHS Swim Team.  She is an Adapted Physical Education Specialist in Hillsborough County.  Her sons Craig and Curt have swam and coached for LOLL.  Craig teaches in Lakeland and Curt goes to PSC.  Cam swims for LOLL and LOLHS.

Board of Directors

Brett Ewald

Executive Director


Janice Haqq



Sarah Fonnotto

Vice President


Darren Cassels

Board Member