Head Coach - ASCA L4
Asscoiations & Certifications
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Coach VI is ASCA Level 2 and he joins O2 Performance Aquatics in January 2015, coaching Pre-Competitive, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Masters. Before joining O2, he help create the Coppell Crocs swim team in 2008 and became Head Coach. While with Coppell Crocs, he has taken 27 National Qualifiers and 50 State Qualifiers in at Recreational Level. He previously swam for Nimitz High School and holds 7 of the 11 school records.
75% participation from team at Swim Meets
15% of Team qualifying for Texas Age Group Swimming(TAGS)
10% of Team National level competition
Recognized Coach by NT-LSC
Become most effective coach and be concerned for Performance Consultant
Coach swimmers to National level in USA-S
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Coach Nina joins O2 Performance Aquatics in March 2016, coaching bronze and silver. Before joining O2, she was an age group coach for Lakeside Aquatic Club in 2015 and is currently an assistant coach for Carrollton Aqua Racers since 2009. She swam with Carrollton Aqua Racers for eight years where her desire to coach stems from.
She swam for Newman Smith High School and was a regional and TISCA qualifier all four years. She is currently a student at University of North Texas, studying for her bachelors in Kinesiology with a minor in biology.
Swimming is a large part of her life and while she no longer competes, she can’t imagine herself anywhere else but on the pool deck. Her goal as a coach is to help motivate and guide athletes towards achieving their own form of success and goals; whether it be successfully learning a flip turn, being legal in a stroke, or achieving best times. She strongly believes in athletes choosing to be successful, and taking ownership and responsibilities for their betterment with a guiding hand.
Scholastic & Collegiate Swimming
At Malone University Women’s Varsity Swim and Dive Team Canton, OH 2013-15 she held School Record Holder in the 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 800 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay
At Baldwinsville Women’s Varsity Swimming, in? Baldwinsville, NY 2009-2012, she was the Team Captain, State Qualifier, Section III title in the 100 Breast, School Record holder
She has a impressive carrer as a swimmer
Coach Parker graduates from Malone University Canton, OH in August 2016 with Bachelor of Communication Arts: Media/Film/Theater
Although she’s no stranger to hard work, Liz Prasse wants others to enjoy swimming as much as she did. Her goal is to make swimming fun for her swimmers so they can become the best they can be inside and outside the water.
Coach Juliano is The Masters and Pre Comp Coach
He believes Perseverance is the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something, even though it is difficult. This is valid for all aspects of our lives. In triathlon this is what makes someone excel and have a long life in the sport.
He sees in triathlon a lifestyle. It makes us pursue a healthy and balanced life, but also challenges us to the best of our abilities. The steps for success in sports, according to running coach Dr. Jack Daniels, are inherent ability, motivation, opportunity and direction. The last>
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His role as a coach is to help you, inspire you and guide you through the process of training. "My job is to establish a healthy coach-athlete relationship and together, determine the best course of action with your best interests in mind".
As a coach He likes to be present in the training sessions as much as possible. By doing so, He can analyze his athlete’s progression, see where they need improvements, observe overall state, and then, if required, adjust the planned session to their needs.
Juliano was born in Brazil and in 1997 I graduated in Aeronautical Sciences, which helped me achieve his youth dream to become an airline pilot. In 2000, due to his job, He started training triathlon as a way to be fit for flight and to make new friends. At Amaral Triathlon in Curitiba, Brazil, His coaches, His wife and friends inspired him to achieve more than he could expect. In 2003 he qualified for Ironman Triathlon World Championship and in 2006 he finished Ironman Brazil with a PR of The love for the sport took him in 2007 to pursue His BS in Physical Education. At the college, for 3 years, Juliano participated in several projects as assistant coach, working with beginners and all level swimmers, runners and triathletes.
In 16 years of endurance sports He participated in races, from sprint to Ironman, 5K to marathon, and also in relays of different formats.
Here in DFW area He has been coaching for Triple Threat Tough Tri Club in Plano, TX.
Hes Best Quote: "In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best." — Eric Liddell
Coach Juliano has a Impressive Background
• USAT – Level 1 Coach certification
• Ironman Certified Coach
• CPR/AED AHA
• IRONGUIDES Coach certification
• CBTri - Coach certification
He played several sports during my youth like soccer, judo, jiu-jitsu and tennis. In 2000, He started in triathlon and since then Juliano completed approximately 40 races in triathlon (sprint to Ironman) and running (5k to Marathon). His athletic highlights are the Ironman World Championship in 2003 and a PR of 9:27 in Ironman Brazil 2006.
• Ironman Brazil 2006 - 9:27
• Ironman World Championship 2003 - 10:22
• Pirassununga Long Distance Triathlon 2002 - 4:20
• Santos Internacional Triathlon 2007 - 1:58
• Caioba SESC Triathlon 2007 - 1:03
• Curitiba International Ecological Marathon 2007 - 3:07
• Rio de Janeiro Half-Marathon 2014 - 1:28
• Stonebridge Ranch Sprint Triathlon 2015 – 54:54
Karen started her athletic career when she was around 13-14 years old. She started gymnastics at the local YMCA and moved into the competitive program until she reached High School. She competed at the High School level and received a scholarship to Lamar University where she competed all around there for a year.
Karen was always active by going to the gym and even kept up her tumbling into her Thirties. She eventually started coaching gymnastics from toddlers to competitive A & B team girls. she then became certified to judge gymnastics meets from 9-10 year old all the way up to the High School meets. That was in 1987-1993. In the mean time she also started running in 1988 and did her first triathlon in 1991 in Midland Texas which consist of a 1k swim in the 50 meter outdoor pool and the bike was 18 miles and run was a 10K. Karen did a few more triathlons after that locally from West Texas to Southeastern New Mexico. When moving to DFW, she found a Masters Program and that is where she really began to learn to swim. she started with North Lake Masters program about in 2005 and have been a member ever since. she have done numerous triathlons in the 29 years and off-road triathlons starting about 2002 until present. Karen even competed in a few mountain bike races and ultra distance races which last anywhere from 4-6 hours. Karen has earned:
All American Rankings in USAT
National Xterra Lake Tahoe 2002 - 1st Age Group (qualified for world championship in Maui)
6th Age group 2002 Maui
Xterra World Championship 2003 - 2nd place Age Group
Many awards from 1-3 Overall, Age Group, Regional and State Ranked in top 3, Masters, and now Grand masters winner
Since all of her experience with training and racing, Karen has learned a lot about herself even when aging she has learned her limitations of knowing one cannot continue to do what one did 15 or 20 years ago. She is glad she can still have triathlon part of her healthy lifestyle and able to balance family and work along with still competing after all these years and being on the podium still.
Karen is a Mother of 2 girls and 4 grandchildren from ages 4-9 and works as a Massage Therapist for 19 years self employed.
She has come to really like swimming and have enjoyed learning the challenge of learning the other strokes besides freestyle. It is just another challenge that has made me a better swimmer she believes. She wanted to give back to the sport so she could help out those just beginning triathlon or those that just want to swim for fitness and those that want to be challenged for a good workout.
USA Triathlon Member for 30 years
Level 1 and 2 US Masters Coaching Certificate
Margie is a native of Virginia but has been living in Colleyville, Texas since 1997. After teaching high school for 33 years, Margie decided to continue her devotion to teaching by becoming a registered Yoga Teacher (500 RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Margie is currently teaching yoga at Sacred Soul Yoga Studio in Hurst, Texas and teaches yoga to the O2 Aquatics Performance Swim team as part of their dry land training. Margie’s passion is to share yoga with as many people as possible in a non-judgmental, non-competitive setting. Her philosophy is that if you can breathe, you can do yoga!
In addition to her love for yoga, Margie’s other passions include working with her registered therapy dog, Bailey, for the Paws Across Texas (PAT) organization, playing tennis, and spending time with family and friends.
Motivated Yoga Instructor with advanced training in yoga. Enjoy inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long term health and fitness goals.
Completed a comprehensive 200 Hours of Yoga Instructor Training Program from Dhyana Yoga Center, February 5, 2017. Taught a class of 15 kids in Radhaswami Temple in Valley Ranch
At present, working in The Highlands School, Dallas as Assistant Teacher in pre-kindergarten. In past, worked as substitute teacher in a number of schools that include The Highlands, Dallas; North Hill Preparatory, Las Colinas; and other Uplift Education affiliated schools in DFW area. Taught classes from kindergarten to fifth grade.
Have a bachelor degree in civil engineering from SIT, Tumkur, Karnataka in India
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