Crystal Amsinger Motes – Head Coach

Crystal started synchro at age 9 and swam for Suncoast WaterWorks for 8 years. She continued her synchro career in college and swam for 4 years with University of Florida. Crystal was a founding member of Team Florida, a team that has brought athletes of all ages from all across the state together to compete in the sport, and competed with Team Florida at both US Open and US Master Nationals. 

Some of her synchro accomplishments that Crystal is most proud of are a third place finish in team at US Age group Nationals, first place in duet at South Zone Collegiate Regionals, and first place in team at US Master Nationals. 

Crystal currently works as an occupational therapist at Shands hospital.

Jenny Amsinger – Coach

Jenny swam 8 years with Suncoast Waterworks, she continued her synchro career at the University of Florida and was a founding member of Team Florida Masters team.  Her synchro accomplishments include a 2nd place finish in 16-17 team at Age group nationals and 1st place in team at US Master nationals.   

Jenny is a level 2 USAAS judge and she coached for the Gaviatas for 8 years between 2005 and 2015.

Jenny has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida. She works as the Therapy Manager at UF Health Rehab Hospital.

Sarah Cooke – Assistant Coach

Sarah started swimming at seven years old and swam for Suncoast WaterWorks in Largo, FL for 12 years! Throughout her time at SWW, she swam at ten Age Group Nationals competitions (now called JOs) all around the country where she consistently placed in finals in team, trio and duets.  Sarah wanted to continue swimming in college, and was recruited to swim at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. She swam for 4 years at UIW and had team members from national teams all around the world! 

After graduating from UIW, Sarah came to University of Florida to attend Physical Therapy school. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020 and is now working in Gainesville in outpatient orthopedics at Kinetix Physical Therapy.  

Sarah has competed with Team Florida at Masters nationals and coached for SWW for the 2020-2021 season. Her favorite part about Artistic (Synchronized) Swimming is the life long friendships that you make with your teammates!

Carlie Cornelius – Coach

Carlie Cornelius swam for the Gainesville Gaviatas for 8 years and was a part of the team that placed 2nd at Nationals for the 16-17 team. She was also a competitive gymnast for 3 years and joined the dive team at Buchholz High School where she learned some techniques for synchro lifts.

Carlie graduated from UF with a BS in Health Education and a minor in Health Science. She now works at CloudApp where she is the manager of the Sales Development Team. 

Grace Downey – Coach

Grace Downey swam on the Gainesville Gaviatas for 12 years, receiving three different awards including The Gainesville Gaviatas High Point Award, The Northwest Florida Association Athlete of the Year, and made the Northwest Florida Association All Star Team. She moved on to be a swimmer on the UF Synchronized Swimming Team for 4 years, ranking top 6 at Collegiate Nationals for Solo, Duet, and team (all four years). 

After graduating, Grace has coached the Gaviatas for two seasons plus summer camps, helped coach the UF Synchro Team, and helped coach other summer camps/clinics around the country. 

Grace graduated from UF with a BA in Visual Arts Studies with a focus in Printmaking and a Minor in Chemistry. She now works in Gainesville as the Marketing & Communications Specialist for UF in Enrollment Management. Go Gators!

Marissa Malloy – Coach

Jessie Somerville – Coach