Meet the Coaches that Led Our Team to be the 2021 Champions!
Ed Tolisano, Head Coach
Coach Ed has been a lifelong swimmer (High School, College, Masters, and Triathlete). He brings a wealth of swim experience to the Dolphin family. Coach Ed is currently the boys’ swimming head coach for Creekside High School. From 2012-2020 Coach Ed was the Assistant Head Coach for Bartram High School Swim and Dive team. Coach Ed was voted Coach of the Year for the 2018 season of the St Johns Summer Swim League! Previously, he was the age group coach for First Coast Aquatics and is certified for Stroke & Turn Judge, Starter, and Referee from USA Swimming.
In addition to his head coaching responsibilities, Coach Ed coaches the 9 & 10 year-olds and the 11 & up age groups. We are excited to have Coach Ed lead our team for another season and defend our 2021 Champs win!
Jessica Millsaps, Age Group Coach: 6 & Under & 7/8-year-olds
Coach Jessica joined the Durbin Dolphins Swim Team during its inaugural year as the 6 & under coach and has helped build it into what it is today. She is a graduate of the University of North Florida and a scholarship recipient for their Division 1 Swim Team (2001-2005). While at UNF, Jessica received her BS in Communications, with a concentration on marketing/PR and minored in Psychology.
Jessica has been coaching and instructing swimming for 19 years both in Jacksonville and her hometown of St. Petersburg. She enjoys the challenge of finding ways to help each child develop technique and a love for the sport. Our youngest swimmers build confidence and swimming strength under Coach Jessica's guidance. She truly builds our team from the bottom up. We are excited to have Coach Jessica back for the 2022 season!
Nick Spillers, Assistant Coach
Coach Nick is joining our coaching staff for another year! He is currently attending FSU in the pre-medicine program, focusing on exercise science and physiology. Nick has been swimming since he was 9 years old. Throughout his swimming career he earned multiple state championship medals in various events and swam in the Futures Championship Meet. Nick is great in all strokes but really excelled in the freestyle and butterfly. We have been lucky to have him swim for our team, junior coach when he was in high school, and now assistant coach the Dolphins. Nick knows exactly what we strive for as a team; we are lucky to have him helping to coach our 9 and ups this season!