Philipp Alexander Davydotchkin
Coach Philipp came to the US from Russia, as a child, in 1992.
New to this country, he quickly discovered a love for swimming, and
never looked back. Coach Philipp’s swim career highlights
include competing with the Russian Junior Team, becoming a state
high school champion in Georgia, and joining the USA Junior
National Team in 2004. He went on to swim for coaching legend Jack
Bauerle at the University of Georgia, and followed that by making
the Russian National Team, narrowly missing the Olympics. Always
the competitor, he recently began competing in US Masters Swimming
again, placing in the top 3 in his age group at Masters Nationals
in Riverside, California in April 2017. His passion for swimming
led to completing his studies in Sports Education, receiving a
Bachelors and Masters Degree from the Moscow Institute of Physical
Culture. Coach Philipp’s coaching career is accentuated by
several notable achievements. He has produced #1 ranked swimmers
(in all of USA swimming) for their age group 52 times within a
single season. He has coached numerous state champions, as well as
a 12 year old who set 2 national records. Under Coach
Philipp’s training, numerous swimmers have competed and
placed in national meets (2 top finishers) including Nationals,
Junior Nationals, and the Olympic Trials. His crowning achievement
was qualifying a brother (17) and sister (15) to their first
Olympic Trials within 20 minutes of each other at the same meet.
Coach Philipp was voted the 2016 Emerging Coach of the Year by the
Georgia Swimming LSC. In his 10 years of coaching, his passion for
swimming and coaching shines through the success of his swimmers.
He comes to us, having been head age group and site coach for the
Marietta Marlins, as well as head coach for HYCAT in Charleston,
WV. Coach Philipp is currently working to complete his ASCA level 4
certification, which will place him in the top 5-8% of all swim
coaches in the US. Off the pool deck, he enjoys spending time with
his son and exploring the great outdoors. Coach Philipp looks
forward to spreading his love and passion of swimming to the League
City community and taking the Space City Aquatic Team to the next
Head Age Group Coach
Coach Rap is a Level 3 USA Swimming coach who produced
multiple Junior Olympic champions and Sectional qualifiers
throughout his coaching career. Previous to joining SCAT in 2018
Coach Rap was a Director of Spartan Aquatis/Varsity Head Coach at
St Johns Country Day School and before that a Head Coach at AKIS in
Qatar and an Assiatant Coach at Los Angeles Swim Club and a Head
Age Group/Assistant Senior Coach at Royal Swim Team since 2005 at
the same time served as a Head Swim Instructor at Lenny Krayzelburg
Swim Academy. Coach Rap was a member of the Lithuanian
NationalYouth Team, Henderson State University and Santa Monica
College teams. He graduated from California State University
Dominguez Hills with Honors degree in Kinesiology and a
master’s in coaching at Texas Women’s University.
Rachel A White
Assistant Coach & LTS Instructor
Coach Rachel started swimming competitively when she was seven years old. She swam for the League City Barracudas, Space City Aquatic Team, and 4 years for Clear Springs High School. She coached Summer League for 4 years and is in her 4th year coaching our team. She attends a local college in the Houston area during the day and enthusiastically shares all of her years of competitive swimming with our swimmers every evening.
Strength Training Coach
Coach Aron is our strength and conditioning coach. He grew up in North Texas playing soccer and football. While in college, he rowed competitively and in graduate school coached the Texas A&M University at Galveston Rowing Team. His rowing career began in 1997, competing in 4+ and 8+ at the regional and national level. Upon graduation he remained active in the team as a coach for both novice and experienced rowers, in the water and also in strength and conditioning training, until 2008. While in college he also trained for and completed many running races, including marathons, 10k's and 5k's.
Coach Aron has kept active out of college as well. He was a member of the Bay Area Rowing Club Open 8+ boat that broke the time record for Masters Open 8+ at the Rowing Marathon Championship in Natchitoches, La. He most recently began training for triathlons with the ultimate goal of completing a Half Ironman.
Cindy Jo Reeves
Cindy comes to us from
the triathlon community. She has completed multiple Ironman
competitions, including Kona. She helps coach all of the age
groups, as well as dryland training. She also has 2 children
on the team and helps with many of our other activities. She
works for a triathlon company and also volunteers her time with a
non-profit sports ministry.