Education: Portsmouth University - B.A. in Accounting.
Greg has been involved in swimming for over 20 years, and throughout that time has been successful both in and out of the pool.
As a swimmer, Greg always strove for his goals and pursued excellence. At the height of his career Greg represented Great Britain for 10 years at various national and international competitions including the World and European Championships. Greg still competes in Masters swim meets and holds World and European records in both distance freestyle and IM events. As a coach, he has seen even more success progressing several athletes to National Standards. Prior to becoming the Head Coach at Houston Cougar Aquatic Sports, Greg was the Age Group Swimming Coach and Swimming Development Officer in Glasgow, Scotland where he was responsible for organizing all swimming lessons in addition to managing over 40 swim teachers. Since joining COOGS, Greg has led the team to its best finish ever at Sectionals and guide swimmers to TAGS, Junior National, and National Championships.
Greg has an enthusiasm for coaching and is an inspiration to our COOGS swimmers.
Bob B Tweedy
Age Group Coach - South
Education: University of Arizona
– degrees in Journalism and Athletic
Four year letterman of the Swimming & Diving team at Arizona.
Began his coaching career in 1979 and has coached swimmers at
various levels: summer league, high school, and US club
programs. Currently works with the age-groupers at the COOGS south
location where the emphasis is building correct stroke technique
that provides a solid foundation for future success and love of the
sport. In his day job he is an astronaut trainer, teaching
International Space Station crews how to exercise in
The best part about being on the Coog Coaching staff are fellow
coaches he’s privileged to work with and, of course, the
athletes who train in the program.
Phil N Bich
Fundamental & Junior Blue Coach
a degree in Business Management and has absolutely no clue
as to when he will finish!
Phil has been
swimming competitively at various levels since he was 8, starting
with summer league and adding club swimming and eventually high
school to the mix. He currently trains and competes with the COOGS
Masters program. He has achieved several summer league
championships records and more recently a USA top 10 time in the
400 Individual Medley in Masters.
Phil has been coaching at different venues since he was 14,
starting as a junior coach on the Pearland Pirates summer league
program and most recently as coach at the ROCC club team and summer
Phil started with the COOGS swimming program in 2008 and literally
has never left. He looks forward to passing on the teachings of his
fellow coaches and continuing to inspire young swimmers to share
his passion for the sport.