Co-Head Coach LRRC
April 28, 2007 Induction into Arkansas Swimming Hall of Fame Bio
Welcome to the coaches page. We are very proud of our coaches staff and look forward to using our talents to make your competitive swimming experience a great one.
If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact your coach. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact Team coordinator, Kelly Roberts. swimoffice@Dolphin-Laser.com
The Dolphin-Laser Swim Team would like to welcome new Head Senior Team Coach Kyle Cormier. Kyle comes to us from Pensacola, Florida where he was the Head Coach of the Club 2o Sharks. Previously, he was assistant coach for Trinity Prep Aquatics in Orlando, FL. Kyle was also an assistant coach at Mecklenburg Aquatic Club in Charlotte, NC. Kyle has coached several levels from age groups, senior/elite swimmers, masters and Tri-Athletes.
Kyle swam for the University of South Carolina, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management. While swimming for the Gamecocks Kyle was a three time Academic All-SEC, two-time NCAA All-American, had 7 top 16 and 2 top 8 finishes at Southeastern Conference Championships, and a 3rd place finisher at the 2009 SEC Championships (1.34.09 Men’s 200 Freestyle). Kyle also currently holds multiple USC school records in the 100 free, 200 free, 200 I.M., 400 freestyle relay, and 800 freestyle relay. While at University of South Carolina he accumulated many accolades, including Team Captain 2006-2009, team MVP in 2007 and 2009 and was nominated for male athlete of the year at USC in 2009. Kyle had 12 top 8 finishes in International competitions, 9 top 16 and top 8 finishes U.S. Winter Nationals, and competed in the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
We are proud to have Kyle join our Dolphin-Laser family.
Coach Evan has been involved in swimming for the last 42 years.ý A coach in Arkansas since 1995, Evan has had the opportunity to work with swimmers from the novice level to the National level.ý Evan has coached countless swimmers on to State Championship performances, the Sectional level, Junior Nationals and the U.S. Open.
Evan swam competitively until he was 28 years old and then hung up the suit.ý Evan hails from a large family of swimmers (7 in all).ý After high school Evan was recruited by and attended Iowa State University. ýAfter his freshman year at Iowa State, Evan entered the United States Army and served as an Army Medic for three years in San Antonio, TX.ý Upon completion of his Army service Evan went on to swim at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he was a 16 time NAIA All-American.ý Evan was also aýmember of numerous school record relay teams.ý Evan earned a BS in Recreation/Sports Management while at Henderson State Universityýand graduated in 1994.ý
Evan has been named Arkansas Age-Group Coach of the Yearý4 times. He has servedýArkansas Swimmingýover the years as Membership/Registration Chair, Club Development Chair, Age-Group & Senior Chair and been an Arkansas Zone Coachýeight times.
Evan and his wife Traci now reside in Maumelle, Arkansas with their two daughters, Tori (age 8) and Tessa (age 2).ý Evanýs daughter Tori is keeping the Johnston swimming tradition alive, swimming for the Dolphin-Lasers with Tessa soon to follow.
Coach Eimear Fuller is the Head Coach and Aquatics Director at the Little Rock Athletic Club. Eimear has been swimming all her life. She is one of the founding swimmers for the Laser Swim Team. Eimear was team captain from 1999-2001, a Region VIII swimmer and a member of the Arkansas State Champion team of 2001.
Eimear attended Little Rock Cental High school. As team captian, she lead the Tigers to two Arkansas state championship titles (2000 and 2001) and was named to the Arkansas high school All-State Team from 1998-2001. After graduating from Central, she attended the University of Arkansas Fayetteville where she swam for the Lady Razorbacks from 2001-2003.
In 2003 she went on to swim for the University of Arkansas Little Rock Trojans on a swimming scholarship. At UALR, Eimear was swim team captain, 5 time school record breaker, an Athletic Scholar and was on the Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll for academic excellence.
Eimear graduated from the University of Arkansas Little Rock in May of 2006 with a Bachelors of Science with an emphasis on health and exercise science. She is also a Lifeguard, CPR and Water Safety instructor for the American Red Cross.
From 2006-2008 Eimear was a director, instructor and marketing manager with the British Swim School, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Eimear joined the Dolphin-Laser family in August of 2008.
Eimear is an active member and volunteer for the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas. She currently serves as the ICSA's Vice President and the Rock to North Little Rock St. Patrick's Day Parade Co-Chairman.
Steve Hall has been coaching Developmental Swimmers (ages 5 to 13) for the Dolphin-Laser Swim Team since the summer of 2009. A new and welcome challenge arrived in 2012 as Steve began developing the Age Group Preparation program. Working with Dolphin Laser Swim Team not only affords Steve more quality time with his daughter Hannah, an age group swimmer herself. It also gives him a chance to give back to the sport that made him who he is today. Naturally, Steve sees being a swimming coach as something more than just a hobby. “Developing well-rounded athletes not only helps these young athletes achieve their personal training goals but also gives them building blocks to achieve anything they want, including being future leaders of society.
Born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas, Steve attended Northeast High School before going on to be awarded Henderson State University’s Men's Swimming scholarship. Steve started his career swimming for the Indian Hills Sting Rays Summer League, which led to swimming year-round for the North Little Rock Boys Club Marlins, then to Central Arkansas Swim Team Seals (CAST), finally ending up on the Dolphin Swim Team (LRRC). 1985 saw Steve become a swim coach for the West Optimist Club under the mentorship of legendary swim coach Paul Blair. In the summer of 1992, he took on the Head Coach Position for the Lakewood Wave Swim Team. Even more than continuing his close relationship with the sport, Steve really enjoyed passing on his swimming knowledge while working with kids of all ages and backgrounds.
Steve has trained with all levels of swimmers from State Qualifiers, Region 8 (Sectionals), Junior Nationals, Senior Nationals, and Olympic Trials qualifiers to Pan-American Swim Champions.
Steve has coached swimmers to club records and state level Qualifiers.
Steve Hall’s personal awards and accomplishments include: Arkansas State Age Group 1st Place (100 Fly & 200 Fly), Top 8 at Zones 100 Fly & 1st Place 200 IM Relay and Junior Nationals. Qualifier for Arkansas State Age Group 1982 - 1989, Arkansas Zones Team, Region 8 "Sectionals" 1984 -1989, USA Junior Nationals Qualifier 1988-1989.
Other athletic accomplishments: Age Group Triathlete Awards 1981 – 1985 and Track & Field City Meet first team 1982 -1984.
Tasha Stratton joined the
Laser team in September of 1998 as LRAC Head Age Group Coach.
Tasha swam competitively through her high school years. She
has a competitive background in swimming where she swam for the
Little Rock Racquet Club. She began teaching swimming at age
16 at the Pine Bluff Country Club. She taught swimming
as well as water aerobics and lifeguarding while attending
Lyons College and Emergency Medical Technical School. She
also has had experience working in childcare through independent
organizations including the Montessori school system. Tasha
is the Head coach of the Laser Masters program where she oversees
training of Lasers Masters Swimmers.
Tasha was the aquatic director at the LRAC for eight years where she oversaw swim instructors and lifeguards. She also teaches private and group lessons. When not coaching you may see Tasha with her fourteen-year-old daughter Skye or her six-year-old son Ronan or her one and a half year old son Finn. Tasha has always loved working with children and wants to help them achieve high self esteem and success through the sport of swimming.
Growing up in an Air Force
family, Brian traveled to many places,
Originally from a small town outside
Brian coached for the Waves as a senior and into college. He also taught swim lessons on a regular basis, coached soccer for many years, and now over the past ten years has become an avid rock climber. He has now coached for the Dolphin- Lasers for two years and is heading up the Dolphin-Laser program in Cabot. Brian also coaches the Sharks summer league team along with Coach Keith and volunteers as the head coach for the Sylvan Hills Swim team. He is married to Christina Bowen and has two son, Tristen, age 9, and Maddux, age 4. Both Tristen and Maddux have followed in daddy’s foot steps and have found a love for swimming.
Kelly has joined our team in the summer of 2013. She has a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Arkansas State University. She has served in a similar role for the Asbury Christian Child Development Center as Assistant Director. She has worked for Asbury Christian Child Developmnet Center from 1988 to present both as a preschool teacher and Assistant Director. She also volunteered as the treasurer for the Christ Lutheran School Parents Organization for eight years and served as a Girl Scouts of America troop leader for 7 years.
Kelly is married to Steve Roberts and has two grown children, Miranda and Steven. Though relatively new to USA swimming, Kelly swam competitively as a young child in Winona, Mississippi. She also enjoyed the aspect of being a “Swim Mom” when her daughter competed for Mt. Saint Mary in high school.
Kelly will work about 15 hours a week in the swim team office at the LRRC assisting the team in billing, administrative aid, and bookkeeping. Please stop by the office at the LRRC and introduce yourself to Kelly.