Laura Koch Davis
Head Coach / Team Administrator
Coach Laura started competitive swimming at age 10 in Sugar
Land, was a High School All-American in 1994, and went on to earn
an academic/athletic scholarship to attend Iona College in New
Rochelle, NY. While at Iona she set 9 individual school records,
was 3- time team captain for swimming and 2-time team captain for
water polo, won Most Valuable and Most Dedicated honors throughout
her collegiate career, named MAAC Conference Champ, and
All-Academic Water polo 1999. She graduated from Iona in 1998 with
a B.A. in History. In 2012, she was inducted into the Iona College
Goal Club Hall of Fame for her athletic accomplishments throughout
her collegiate career.
She started her coaching career while in college for summer league
teams and has worked with many USA, USMS, and Summer league teams
in New York and Texas since 1994. In 2006, she started her own USA
team in Austin, and helped her swimmers obtain STAGS and TAGS. She
moved to Houston in April of 2008 to coach the summer league team
The Northampton Cudas, the Masters program- WMST, and later started
Swim Streamline at Northampton. Laura joined WMST in 2006 and has
been active in Masters swimming since 2002. She is ranked Top Ten
nationally and FINA in numerous events, named All-American
She has been busy in volunteer work throughout the years. She
was the Vice President of WMST for 3 years and served as Coach
Representative. She has served as a delegate for the Marketing,
Rules, and Long Distance committees in USMS.In Gulf Swimming she
served a term on the Board of review, and is currently in her 2nd
term as Age Group Vice Chair for Gulf Swimming. In summer
league, she serves on the Northampton Cuda Board.
Currently, she is coaching her 10th year as Head Coach/ Co-
Owner of SSAN. SSAN has already had some exciting events happen in
our team history numerous top 3 finishes at 8 &
under, Fall, Senior, Summer & Spring champs, TAGS record
holder, LSC record breakers, numerous USA Swimming National Age
Group Top 10 athletes, High Point TAGS, Numerous Collegiate
swimmers, Junior & Senior National
qualiers, 8th Place at 2018 SC & LC TAGS -
Highest finish to date, 42nd Place at 2018 SC NCSA - Highest finish
to date, 28th Place at 2018 LC NCSA - Highest finish to date4th
Place at 2017 SC Age Group Champs - Highest finish to date, Team
Spirit Award 2017 SC Age Groups Champs - First time to win award,
2nd Place at 2018 LC Age Group Champs - Highest finish to date,
Multiple National Top 20 SC & LC swims, 1st Top 100 All Time
Swim - First swimmer recognize, 1st Swimmer named to USA Swimming
Scholastic All-American Team, 1st Speedo Junior National
Qualifiers, 1st Speedo Senior National Qualifier, 2 New Qualifiers
for the Gulf Team at the Florida Open Water Championships, 2018
Graduating Class of 6 with 2 Swimming and 4 Academic Scholarships,
and 11 sectional qualifiers plus multiple Futures & NCSA
Qualifiers from 11-14 program. She also finished her 11th season as
Head Coach with the Northampton Cudas in which she lead them to
several Division 1 winning seasons (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)!
In October 2018, she was named Gulf Age Group Coach of the Year!
She has helped lead SSAN to a historic year on the
Junior National, local, and State levels. Looking forward to a
strong 10th year throughout the 2019 season.... GO SSAN! We are
Senior and Age Group Coach
Coach Ross Davis was born
in Fremont, CA but grew up South of Pittsburgh in Uniontown, PA. He
was a walk on at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, but earned a
spot on the State Conference Team his first year in 100/200
backstroke and 200/400IM. Granted a scholarship his sophomore year
but missing National qualifying in the same events, was asked to
swim 200 Butterfly his junior year. He qualified for Nationals just
4 months later in the new event and went on to earn NCAA All
American Honors 8 times; while setting school records in the 200
Free, 200 Fly, 200IM and 800 Free Relay. He competed as an Open
Water Lifeguard, winning Maine's Iron Guard event 4 times. He was
honored as Maine's Most Valuable Lifeguard in 1989. Graduating from
Clarion in 1989, with a BSBA in Accounting, Coach Ross entered the
sales field with a Nikon Instrument dealer in Georgia and was later
hired by Nikon in Dallas. There he was the Regional Sales Manager
for many years. Currently, he is the Production Manager of Komak
Mfg. and is a coach part time for WMST, the Northampton Cudas, and
SSAN. Ross joined WMST in 2006 and has been active in Masters
swimming since 1993. He has served as a delegate for the finance
committee. He is an Assistant Coach, and also serves as a WMST
representative in the Gulf. He has been ranked Top Ten Nationally
in the 50/100/200/400/500 Free, 50/100/200 Fly, 50/100/200 Back,
100/200/400 I.M., open water swimming and 1 hour postal. Coach Ross
also holds South Texas Masters Zone records in the 100/200 Fly,
50/100/200 Back, 50/100/200 Free and 200/400IM. He has achieved All
American Masters status over the past 8 years, and holds numerous
National and World titles. He was an Assistant Coach of the
Northampton Cudas for 8 seasons, and helped lead them to a 2012,
2013, 2014 C-1 Division Championship!
He is currently is in his
10th year at SSAN as Senior Coach and Dry-land Coordinator, and is
looking forward to the 2019 season! Coach Ross tries to lead by
example by building strong positive habits and fundamentals, which
will not only help a swimmer swim faster but build self confidence
for the future. He believes, "The mirror does not reflect truth or
potential, only your perception" which he hopes young swimmers
realize that if they think and train like a champion every chance
they get, they can become one.
Lead Site & Age group Coach- Northcrest
Has been a part of the swimming community since the age of 4. First
swim team was a summer league team in Berea, Kentucky, the Berea
Dolphins. When he was five, his family moved to Texas and he and
his two brothers began swimming for the Oak Ridge North
Was a member of USA Swimming for two years at age 11 with ATEX
(Pack). In high school, He made the Varsity all four years, and was
the Team Captain Junior and Senior year. During High school he made
Regionals his freshman, junior and senior years. He competed
in the 200 IM, 100 Backstroke, and 100 Breastroke.
After high school, Andrew got the opportunity to coach for the Oak
Ridge North Otters at age 17. He became the head coach two years
later and the team grew from 110 swimmers to 200 in his two years
as head coach.
Andrew began coaching for The Woodlands Swim Team in 2012. He
joined TWST as an assistant coach in the top 13-14 age group. Not
soon after that he became the Senior Assistant Coach at TWST, and
being the lead coach of both a senior group and the elite 8-10
group. During his tenure at TWST, he has coached multiple TAGS
qualifiers/champions, Sectional swimmers, NCSA swimmers, and a US
When not on deck, he enjoys spending
time with his wife Kelly and his baby girl Jocelyn. He enjoys
watching all Houston sports teams, spending time with friends and
family, and loves everything that has to do with the
Assistant Age Group Coach
Coach Trevor started competitive swimming at the age of 10. He started swimming for the Imperial Oaks Seals in 2002. He also swam 3 years for the Oak Ridge High School swim team. His final year of summer league he decided to swim for the Oak Ridge Otters. The next season the Otters needed a part time coach and asked Trevor to join the staff. He has coached the Otters for 5 years now! He is new to the SSAN Coaching Staff and very excited for the new season!
Windrose Lead Site Coach
Sarah grew up in Lansing New York where she learned to swim at an early age. She developed her passion for swimming throughout the years by participating in all types of aquatic programs. By the time she was a junior in high school, she realized that teaching/coaching swimming was her future, so she became a lifeguard and swimming instructor at the local Ithaca YMCA. Shortly thereafter, she became the assistant aquatics director and remained there until 1998. Sarah then gained experience at Cornell University focusing on lifeguarding, teaching lessons, assisting scuba classes, teaching health and safety courses, and managing three pools. Leaving Cornell was not an easy task, however she met her mate and followed him with her boys to Virginia Beach and then Louisiana where she spent five years developing swimmers and spoiling her rescue dogs. She coached multiple swim teams and saw many team records broken. For the last seven years Sarah has been in Houston coaching year-round at Blue Tide Aquatics. She has developed hundreds of beginners to all types of accomplishments. Many made TAGS, gave a solid foundation to swimmers competing at the sectional & national levels and dozens went into high school swimming programs. Taking pride in every swimmer at each level in and out of the water while instilling the Olympian mindset is Sarah's philosophy. "We are creating the future generation of well-rounded individuals and I take great pride in that!! Each swimmer will take the life experience from swimming and apply it to the future."on lifeguarding, teaching lessons, assisting scuba classes, teaching health and safety courses, and managing three pools. Leaving Cornell was not an easy task, however she met her mate and followed him with her boys to Virginia Beach and then Louisiana where she spent five years developing swimmers and spoiling her rescue dogs. She coached multiple swim teams and saw many team records broken. For the last seven years Sarah has been in Houston coaching year-round. She has developed hundreds of beginners to all types of accomplishments. Many made TAGS, gave a solid foundation to swimmers competing at the sectional & national levels and dozens went into high school swimming programs. Taking pride in every swimmer at each level in and out of the water while instilling the Olympian mindset is Sarah's philosophy. "We are creating the future generation of well-rounded individuals and I take great pride in that!! Each swimmer will take the life experience from swimming and apply it to the future."
Assistant Age Group/ Developmental Coach
Coach Kara joined the SSAN coaching staff in 2016, and is responsible for developing the younger age group swimmers by focusing on skills that will enable them to be successful as they progress to new skill groups. The primary goal for Coach Kara and her younger swimmers is to focus on skills that translate to success down the road. Focusing on “basic” skills like diving off blocks, breathing, and touches, the success of her group is quantified by the successful completion and progression of strokes, rather than the winning of races.
Kara’s background in swimming started at age 4, when she began swimming for her neighborhood swim team in Erie, Pennsylvania. There she excelled at butterfly and backstroke and won many team relay championships. Coach Kara continues to love summer league and its environment for fun and development, and as a result, in addition to her USA Swim coaching responsibilities, Coach Kara is also an assistant coach of Imperial Oaks Swim Team, where she helped lead the Seals to an undefeated 2015 season, 3rd place in the top NWAL C1 division in 2016, 2017 Red 1 and Ponderosa Champions. She spent 2 years coaching with Spring Swim Team.
Dedicated to the younger age group swimmers, Kara has a love for teaching and motivating her swimmers to pursue the sport of swimming. It’s not uncommon to hear her tell her swimmers that practice makes habits. In fact, because of her heart for teaching, swimmers in her group may often come home reciting creative little sayings for them to remember what they have spent the day learning.
Currently Coach Kara helps coach the Inway groups.
Kara is a mother of 4 SSAN swimmers, and when not coaching at the pool, she enjoys relaxing with her family and traveling to new places. She is also STREAMLINE STRONG, fighting to be a two time breast cancer overcomer and committed to making the most of every day. Go SSAN!!!
Assistant Age Group Coach
Ryan has swum competitively since he was 6 years old. He started out with the Woodlands Marlins, and loved the sport of swimming! When he turned 8 years old he started swimming year-round competitively for The Woodlands Swim Team. In 2008, he swam with the Northampton Cudas and swam for them for 3 summers and also junior coached for the Cudas for 2 years. In 2009, he swam year round on (SSAN) Swim Streamline at Northampton and swam with the team for 1 season. He also swam 4 straight years in High school. This past summer he taught swim lessons in the Spring and Woodlands area. Currently, Ryan is a Freshman at Lonestar College, and is also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan! Ryan is excited to join the SSAN Coaching Staff this year!
Assistant Age Group Coach
Assistant Age Group Coach
Christen has been a competitive athlete her entire life.
Through high school she played volleyball, basketball
softball and ran track receiving multiple all state accolades In
multiple sports. She continued her softball career as the
starting short stop for Texas A & M Corpus Christi receiving
the team MVP award her freshman season. After college
Christen married Nathan Shanor whom she went to high school with.
They have 4 children all whom swim for SSAN, ages 11,
9, 7, & 4. She is passionate about staying is shape
and being active and maintains her fitness by running. She
has run 5 half marathons and just ran the Chevron Houston Marathon
in January. Her ultimate goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon
in 2020. Christen was introduced to swimming through her
neighborhood summer league team, the Spring Creek Oaks Dolphins and
fell in love with the sport. She has been an assistant coach
for the Dolphins for 3 years and runs their Little Dolphins learn
to swim program for younger children who aren’t quite ready
for the team. What Christen loves about swimming is seeing all the
friendships that are made and seeing swimmers hard work payoff when
they achieve their goals! When not at the pool Christen is
sure to be out on a long run or staying busy with her kids!
Assistant Age Group Coach
Chad began swimming summer league when he was 9 for the Oak
Ridge Otters. At 12, he joined TWST where he swam Tags in all
events except for the 200, 500, and 1650 free. From 15 - 18, he
competed at Sectionals (All events except distance free), NCSA, and
Jr Nationals (100 and 200 Breaststroke). Chad’s high school
career included swimming regionals in the 100 Breast and 200 IM,
and broke school records in both of those events all four years. He
continued swimming in college at Biola University, part of the NAIA
division. There he broke 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 IM school
records and competed at nationals in those 3 events freshman and
sophomore year, placing 9th and 13th
respectively. Severe asthma reactions to California’s air
quality cut his career short as a junior. However he is convinced
the best is yet to come! He enjoys seeing swimmers’ joy in
creating and exceeding their own goals, and the tight knit family
that SSAN fosters and plans to use his experience to help SSAN
swimmers to break goals and encourage each other!
Assistant Age Group Coach
Assistant Age Group Coach
Quinton has been a competitive swimmer since the age of 5. He has always had a passion for swimming and knew that he wanted to coach. After completing his first year of undergraduate studies in 2009, Quinton returned to the sport as an assistant coach for the Northampton Cudas, a position he held through 2013. He joined Swim Streamline’s coaching staff in January 2013.
Through the years, Quinton has gained an appreciation for all aspects of coaching. Whether it is working on stroke development for young swimmers or honing stroke technique for more advanced swimmers, Quinton enjoys all the intricacies of coaching in a competitive atmosphere.
Quinton is obtaining his master’s degree in International Affairs from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M. Prior to moving to College Station, TX, Quinton received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.