Fleet Masters Coach/Coordinator
Coach David has been coaching for over
35 years. He has coached every level from toddler through adult.
His main focus over the years has been on competitive swimmers
having been a national level athlete himself. Coach David is a
certified Masters Swimming coach, level 2, with United States
Masters Swimming and has been coaching with FLEET for three
Coach David wants to help every adult
swim to the level they choose while helping with stroke technique,
endurance and explanations of how to swim and feel good doing it.
He coaches many practices a week as well as swimming regularly
Dana Cristen Jacob
Fleet Masters Coach
Dana Jacob joined the FLEET coaching
staff in spring 2013. Dana works part time as a kids’ coach
in the evening and, masters coach. Dana has been a competitive
swimmer since she was 7 years old. Her coaching style is energetic,
positive, and technique-driven. She enjoys "giving back" to
the sport that has given her so much throughout her
Dana spent her childhood swimming in
Jonesboro, AR where she was AR swimmer of the year and qualified
for zones at 12 yrs. old. She qualified for Jr. Nationals at
14 yrs. old and swam in this meet the next 3 years, placing as high
as 8th in the 100 back. She was coached under Sam
Kendricks, who is presently the meet announcer for Olympic Trials,
along with other major national meets. During her high school
years, Dana swam for Sunkist Swim Team in Jackson, MS. She was
recruited by several top schools in the US as a backstroker and
decided on Texas A&M University. Dana swam and lettered
each year at Texas A&M- 1996-2000, in which her last year was
under Steve Bultman.
Dana graduated and became a Human
Resources Manager for 5 years. She then entered the world of
swimming again and built a year around swim program at Clay Road
YMCA in Houston. She was the Head Coach there for 4 years.
Dana and her husband, Jason, have 3 small boys who keep them on
their toes! Jason was on the Texas A&M Track & Field Team
and threw the hammer '96-'00. Dana currently enjoys competing
in sprint triathlons and half marathons.