Linda Irish Bostic -
Head Coach

    Phone:  561-373-1440

Born:  Dec 20th, Shreveport, LA
Lives:  In Jupiter, FL
Husband:  Keddy Bostic
Son:  Kedric Bostic, III
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.
  • In June 2107, Palm Beach Masters "hit" 500 registered USMS members!
  • USMS (United States Masters Swimming) member, Recoginized & Certified Level 4 Coach.
  • USMS Adult Learn to Swim certified instructor
  • ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) Life Plus Member.
  • American Red Cross Certified in CPR, AED, First Aid, Safety for Swimming Coaches, & Lifeguarding.
  • Serves as Vice-Chair of the Florida Gold Coast LMSC.
  • Presented with The USMS 2016 Kerry O'Brien Coaching Award.
  • Swim Smooth Certified Coach.  
  • 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.  Best time in 500 yd freestyle of 4:40.79 in 1980.
  • 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 in the 1990's 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

     Phone: 772-370-9543
Born: January 26th,  Norwood, Massachusetts
College: University of Miami
Swimmer: Distance Freestyler & 400 Individual Medley
Coaches: Evenings 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.
  • American Red Cross Certified in CPR, AED, First Aid, Safety for Swimming Coaches, & Lifeguarding.
  • 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

Bert Polacek

     Phone: (561) 716-6575

Born: June 8th
In a Relationship
College: University of Illinois
Triathlete & Open Water Swimmer
Quote: "Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet." - Bob Marley

Coaches: Mornings in Delray Beach

Bert’s Coaching Highlights

  • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since March 2016
  • Coach with Boca Raton Masters since May 2012
  • American Red Cross certified in CPR, AED, First Aid, and Lifeguarding

Bert's Swimming and Athletic Highlights

  •   Age Group, High School, and College competitive swimming
  •   Triathlete, competing in 100+events, occasionally on the podium 
  •   Participate in numerous running events


Quincy Pearson


Born: September 23rd in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Local born and raised!
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 & Certified USMS Coach Level II.
  •  USMS Adult Learn To Swim Instructor
  •  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 

Patrick Cantrell


Born:  July 29
Lives:  In West Palm Beach  

Coaches:  Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday mornings and Tue & Thu evenings at Aqua Crest. Wednesday & Friday mornings at Lake Lytal

Patrick's Coaching Hightlights
  • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since May 2019
  • USMS (United States Masters Swimming) member
  • American Red Cross certified in CPR, AED, First Aid, and Lifeguarding
  • Coaches Oxbridge Thunderwolves high school team


    Steven Stankovic


    Born:  August 13th
    Swimmer:  Sprint freestyler & butterflyer
    Favorite Hobby:  Messing around with cars!

    Coaches: Fills in mornings at Lake Lytal Pool in West Palm Beach, when not on the road driving a big rig!

    Steven's Coaching Hightlights
    • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since August 2019
    • Coaches currently with ECAC Swimming as the Head Age Group Coach.
    • Head Coach of the Boynton YMCA Sea Dragons, 2017-2019
    • American Red Cross certified in CPR, AED, First Aid, and Lifeguarding
    Steven's Swimming Hightlights
    • Growing up, not too long ago, Steven swam with the Boynton Beach YMCA,  Lake Lytal Lightening and East Coast Aquatics Club.
    • Steven swam for Park Vista H.S. making All-County and participating at States.


    Len Rodriquz


    Born:  Sep 10 in New York, NY
    Lives:  In Lake Worth 
    Married: Diane 
    Swimmer:  Butterflyer
    Hobbies: Fitness ... aka Mr. West Palm Beach!

    Coaches: Tuesday & Saturday mornings at Lake Lytal Pool in West Palm Beach.

    Len's Coaching Hightlights
    • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since October 2021
    Len's Career Hightlights
    • Retired PBC EMT / Ocean Rescue
    • President/Owner of Lifeguard Services, Inc ~ "Your best friend in the water"


    Jen Noonan

    Lives:  Florida & California   

    Coaches: Aqua Crest, as needed

    Jen's Coaching Highlights
    • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since October 2020
    Jen's Work Hightlights
    • EMT / Ocean Rescue
    • Jolyn swimwear


    Rebecca Battles

         Phone:  (561) 578-7473

    Lives:  In Palm Beach Gardens
    College:  Florida Atlantic University - graduated with B.S., Spring 2020
    Swimmer:  Distance Freestyler & IMer (200 free, 500 free, 1650 free, 400 IM)
    Currently:  Going to graduate school for an M.S. in Occupational Therapy 

    Coaches: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday mornings & most evenings in Jupiter and Monday & Thursday morings at Lake Lytal..

    Favorite quotes: “There is no substitute for hard work” ~Thomas Edison, “Laughter is the best form of medicine”, “Comparison is the thief of all joy”.

    Rebecca's Coaching Hightlights
    • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since November 2020
    • Private swim coach for young kids (2018-2019)
    Rebecca's Swimming Hightlights
    • Swam for the Jupiter Dragons Swim Team from 2008-2019 under Coach K.
    • Competed for Jupiter High School (2012-2016), was a part of the State Team and was Team Captain senior year. Earned Athlete of the Week, 4-year Varsity Award, All-Conference Honorable Mention, and Sun Sentinel’s Girls Swimming All-County Honorable Mention.
    • Swam Div 1 Swimming in college at FAU from 2016-2019
      • 500 free (5:06.71), 1650 free (17:49.15) and 400 IM (4:34.07). 
    • Swam many Palm Beach County Ocean Mile swims over the years in high school and received first place female twice.


    Michael Vasta

    Lives:  In Delray Beach

    Hobbies:  Kettlebell, Jiu Jitsu, Fitness & Nutrition

    Coaches: Aqua Crest on Monday nights

    Michael's Coaching Highlights
    • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since June 2021
    Michael's Work Highlights
    • EMT / Ocean Rescue


    Dave Taylor

    Swimmer:  Sprinter!
    Favorite Hobby:  

    Coaches: Tuesday & Friday mid-days at Jupiter.

    Dave's Coaching Hightlights
    • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since July 2021
    • Coach with Jupiter Dragons age group team
    Dave's Swimming Hightlights


    Janet Sinicscalchi

    Favorite Hobby:  

    Coaches: Delray Beach at 10:30am 

    Janet's Coaching Hightlights
    • Coach with Palm Beach Masters since August 2021
    • Coach with ECAC age group team
    Janet's Swimming Hightlights


    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

    Coaches: As needed on deck January - March in Jupiter.

    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

    Loring “Snag” Holmes - Coach In Memoriam

    In loving memory of Loring E. "Snag" Holmes who passed away on July 21, 2018. Born in Daytona Beach, Florida March 18, 1929.

    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~