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We are committed to the athletes of the Space City Aquatic Team and their families.  We believe it takes everyone working together to succeed as a Team and as Individuals.  This means we have an open door policy with a strong commitment to open communication.  Please contact the Coaches anytime if you have a question, comment, thought, or suggestion about swimming and training or the Board members about administrative issues such as dues and registration.  Together we make Space City a GREAT place to be; a place where Athletes can learn how to achieve Greatness in the pool and in Life!

If you have any questions e-mail: coachphilipp@swimscat.com or call (706)271-5000

Coaching Staff

Philipp Alexander Davydotchkin

Head Coach/CEO

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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 level! 

Rachel A White

Assistant Coach & LTS Instructor

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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.

Aron Edwards

Strength Training Coach

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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. 

 

Cara Anne Green

Assistant Coach

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Megan Briody Andrews

Assistant Coach

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Cindy Jo Reeves

Assistant Coach

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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. 

Board of Directors

Patricia Renee Edwards

President

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Tina Louise Burley Bender

Treasurer

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Jason Matthew Koenst

Vice President

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Jacque Andrepont

Member At Large

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Cindy Jo Reeves

Board Member

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