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We are here to support your needs. If you have any questions reguarding the auxillary programs, please email the appropriate coach below. 

Coaching Staff

Jill Quinn

Swim League & Learn to Swim Coordinator

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Coach Jill is beginning her 5th year with FCST. She is the lead Blue 1A FC coach, Swim League Coordinator, Learn to Swim Director and Saturday morning Master’s coach. Jill is an ASCA Level 2 certified coach and a US Masters Level 2 coach. Coach Jill has a strong passion for the developing swimmers. Having swum most of her life, Coach Jill has had many opportunities to coach, teach and interact with swimmers of all ages and abilities from swim lessons to Master’s Swimming. Coach Jill has a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Long Beach in Child Development and Family Studies. She has taught preschool through 4th grade.
 
Coach Jill lives in Sugar Land with her husband, Marc and their three kids Brandon, Nathan and Caitlyn. In her spare time she enjoys swimming with the FCST Masters, and spending time with her family.

Markell Lyng

Fitness Coordinator

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Coach Markell has been coaching for FCST since 2001.  In this time, she has coached all groups from Novice to Masters, and has been helping oversee FCST dryland since 2006.  In 2014 she became FCST's full-time Dryland Director.  She serves as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Developmental, Age Group and Senior swimmers. Markell also teaches group fitness classes is the owner of Markell, L.L.C., a Swim Performance company focusing on the individual dryland needs of swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Markell obtained a BS in Kinesiology and a BS in Business Management from Houston Baptist University and she is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has completed two, forty week fellowships with the Gray Institute for Functional Transformation obtaining FAFS (Fellow of Applied Functional Science) and FMR (Functional Manual Reaction) PCM (PlayCoachMate) designations. She is also certified in 3DMAPS and is a Facilitator for the 2017 GIFTclass. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Adam and daughter Keira. Markell is also passionate about her own health and fitness and has completed 4 Ironman Triathlons in addition to many other races. 

Hillary Martinez

Billing & Registration Coordinator

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Coach Hillary Martinez will be leading FC Blue 2 for the short course season, as well as the team’s registrar this year. She is a level 2 ASCA coach. She has coached for 11 years with FCST where she was the Developmental Lead Coach for four years. Prior to FCST she was with a local Gulf swim club where she ran their Developmental Program.  She started her coaching career with Southwest Houston Recreational League; she coached for the Glenshire Gators for 12 years and was instrumental in starting the Sienna Sharks, where she coached for 3 years. Hillary brings to the pool deck her love for working with children, building their minds, self-confidence and physical being.
 
Hillary has been married to her husband Tony of 30 years, has four grown children and 6 grandchildren.

Susan Monteagudo

Swim League Lead, New Territory

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Coach Susan started working with FCST in the Spring of 2015. She has been an assistant Coach for the Developmental groups in New Territory and the First Colony area as well as helping when needed with AG1, AG3 and Pre Senior 1.  During the summer of 2015 she was part of FCST 10 week Learn to Swim Program and also worked with the Swim League groups 1, 2 and 3.  Coach Susan is ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association) Level II certified. During the 2017 - 2018 season she will be in New Territory in charge of Swim League 1 and 2 and will also be assisting the White, Red and Blue 2 NT groups..

Coach Susan has a Bachelors degree in Architecture and was a competitive swimmer for 12 years in her native country of El Salvador. Before getting married she worked as a flight attendant for an international airline. She came to USA in 2005 and after joining FCST Masters in 2007 competed with them in several open water races and in two USMS National Championships.  Coach Susan has been married for 22 years and has 3 boys. Her oldest son Fernando is studying Physics at UT Austin, her middle son Carlos was part of FCST Senior Elite group and is now studying Chemistry and swimming at Emory University and her youngest son Gabriel is in 8th grade.

Brandon Quinn

Swim League Lead, First Colony

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Alivia Treadaway

Swim League Lead, First Colony

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At 4 years old, the first swim team Coach Alivia joined was in Missouri City, so becoming an assistant coach for FCST is almost like coming home. In the interim, Coach Alivia lived and swam in various areas of Texas and Arkansas. When not encouraging the athletes she’s working with to reach their fullest potential, Coach Alivia is enrolled in college and hopes to attain her ultimate goal of becoming a nurse someday. Coach Alivia still enjoys swimming herself, along with training for the occasional marathon or half marathon.

Nathan Quinn

Swim League Assistant

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Leilani Lai

Swim League Assistant

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