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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.
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Swim League Lead, New Territory
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
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.
Swim League Lead, First Colony
Swim League Lead, First Colony
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.