Coaches & Directors

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Coaching Staff

Coralee Flug

Site Coordinator - Burleson


Coralee is the Burleson coordinator, she also manages our team Social Media & coordinates our intrasquad meet setup/completion.  She is a graduate of Mount Royal at Calgary, Alberta Canada with an Interior Design Degree. She has worked with a wellness company for 10 years & part-time in social media management.

Coralee started her path in swim when her kids joined the Lander Tiger Sharks in Lander, Wyoming in 2004. After moving to Texas her kids joined the TAAF Barracuda summer program in 2009. With a desire not to travel for practice for year round training she was instrumental in helping set up the program in Burleson.
Coralee is mom to Nicloaus & Amelia but #swimmom to many.
Coralee is passionate about raising the awareness of competitive swim and being part of a #swimfamily

Jim Abt

Senior and Stroke Mechanics - Cleburne


Coach Jim is currently a coach and retired businessman. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and an education certification from UT Permian Basin.

Jim started coaching in 1971 after watching the UTA college swimmers' dedication to the sport. His first coaching position was with the Ralph Wilson Boys Club from 1971-1977. After his tenure at the boys club, Jim moved to Midland for a brief stay as an assistant coach.
Jim then founded the Temple Area Swim Club in 1977 and was Temple High School's first swim coach. In 1987, Jim left Temple and in 1993 started the Cleburne TAAF team. 14 years later in 2007, Coach Jim started the Cleburne Area Swim Team.
Coach Jim has qualified swimmers for Olympic Trials, State, and Junior Nationals in addition to developing lifelong friendships and successful citizens. 
The loves of Jim's life are his wife, family, and swimmers. 
Jim's top coaching interests are stroke technique and watching swimmers achieve their full potential - "Seeing my swimmers become the best people they can be."

Tiffany Freeman

Dev and Site Coordinator - Cleburne


In addition to being the coach and site coordinator for our Cleburne location, Coach Tiffany is currently a student at The University of Arlington. At UTA, Tiffany is pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Math with a minor in Education.

Tiffany started swimming when she was 11 for Jim Abt with Cleburne TAAF. She advanced to State in TAAF in 6 out of the 7 years. Tiffany also swam for Coach Jim in high school for 3 years, was a district finalist, and regional finalist all three years from 2000-2003.
Tiffany is proud to have had a swimmer achieve BB times at his very first swim meet and for having sent a TAAF swimmer to State in the 50 yard breast
The loves of Tiffany's life include swimming, her two dogs AJ and BUSA, her niece Addisyn, and her nephew Branson.
Tiffany's top coaching interests are stroke technique, setting and achieving Goals, and doing one's best no matter the outcome. A favorite quote of Coach Tiffany's is: "The race starts long before you dive off the blocks."

Amber Jones

Developmental - Cleburne


My name is Amber Jones I am currently a stay at home mother of 6 and I home school my children. This is my 3rd year to homeschool. Before that I was a dental assistant for 26 years.
Coach Amber graduated from Spirit and Word Christian School and was in the top ten of her class. She also took some college courses in dental hygiene and marketing at TCJC but never finished my degree.

Amber has always loved the water and swimming and currently has four of her children in swim which she thinks is very important, and took swim lessons until the end of middle school.

Coach Amber loves kids and can be serious when needed and fun when appropriate to help kids find a passion for swimming and inspire some to dream big as a mentor and coach. Coach Amber believes nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it and put the effort and hard work it requires, but all the while always have fun and enjoy swimming. To do one's best, train hard, never give up, and no excuses. When life gives you lemons make lemonade! The glass is always half full. Very positive thinking makes big differences and always encourage each child to their potential.

Coach Amber's main coaching interest are correct technique, positive outlook, and creating workouts specific for the level of swimmers that she has.

Bekah Welch

Senior, Stroke Mechanics - Duncanville


Coach Bekah has been around the water since she was in diapers. Taking swimming lessons at Emler swim school until she was proficient enough to join a USA swimming club team. At the age of 10, she started swimming competitively under USA Swimming where she competed for 8 years having numerous influential coaches under 3 different teams: the Arlington Stingrays - ASR (5 years), Swim Nation Aquatic Program- SNAP (1 year), and the Mansfield Aquatic Club - MAC (2 years). During her high school career, she also swam varsity for James Bowie High School in Arlington all four years, mostly competing in the 500 free but swim numerous other events. Her favorite event to compete in was the 200 back. 
Bekah is certified to lifeguard under the American Red Cross and has enjoyed lifeguarding in her spare time since the age of 16. She worked at Hurricane Harbor during summers while in high school. 
After graduating high school, Bekah moved to Lubbock and earned a Bachelor’s in Exercise Sport Science with a minor in Nutritional Science from Texas Tech University. She was involved on campus by working at the Texas Tech Recreation Center’s Aquatic Center and Leisure Pool. During her time at Tech, she worked at the pool for 4 years; lifeguarding, teaching swim lessons and also as an aquatics supervisor. She also thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Texas Tech Women’s Club Water Polo team for 3 seasons.
Currently, Bekah is continuing her education and pursuing a degree in nutritional science, hoping to one day become a registered dietitian. She has a passion for food, fitness, and football. She loves to lift weights in her free time to stay in shape.
Bekah’s top three coaching interests are strong swimming, making progress in each day and making sure the body has the fuel it needs to reach it’s daily potential! Seize the day!

Amanda Laxson

Stroke Mech, Dev - Duncanville


Coach Amanda is a Dallas Baptist University graduate where she earned her Bachelor’s in History with a minor in Spanish.  Shortly before graduating with her undergraduate degree, she was approached by the Executive V.P. of DBU to help start a club swim team for the university.  She served as the Swim Team Graduate Assistant for 2 years and while she earned her Master’s in Education. Now, Coach Amanda is currently working as a teacher and Head Swimming Coach at Cedar Hill High School.  
Despite growing up in the desert of El Paso, TX, Amanda found her love for water at the age of 5.  In high school, Amanda chose to take her swimming to the next level and joined a USA Swimming team, the Ft. Bliss Barracudas and swam on the varsity team at Capt. John L. Chapin High School.  During her high school career she experienced many accomplishments—winning the District and Regional meet all 4 years, swimming on multiple regional record-breaking relays, medaling in her individual events at both the district and regional level, and qualifying for the State meet.  Throughout her swim career she swam a variety of events. Her favorite events were the 100 Breaststroke and 50 Freestyle, and often times competed in the 200 IM. Unfortunately, multiple knee injuries/surgeries during her junior and senior year, prevented her from pursuing swimming at the collegiate level.
Amanda has been a USA Swimming Coach for the past 4.5 years and has a genuine passion for it.  She has a heart for Christ, youth, trucks, food and all things country. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, two-stepping and playing volleyball. 
When it comes to swimming, Amanda’s top coaching interests are to motivate swimmers individually to achieve their short-term and long-term goals through improving stroke mechanics, mental performance and nutrition. 

Kona Morren

Flip Kick - Fort Worth, NRH


Kona is a wife and mother of three children, ages 13, 7, and 1.   She is certified in infant and child survival swimming and is an instructor for Diaper Dolphins & AquaSharks Survival Swim Academy.  Kona iscommitted to teaching and educating children and their parents about water safety, technique, and training. 

Kona is currently attending the University of Texas at Arlington where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Health Science and Business.  She is looking forward to the opportunity of obtaining her Masters in Sports Management.

Kona began swimming competitively for USA Swimming at the age of five in the San Francisco Bay Area. Throughout her 15 year swimming career, Kona participated in Far Western Championships, Western Zone Championships and Sectional Championships and achieved Pacific Recognition Times (PRT) for the 200 free, 500 free, 100 Individual Medley, and 200 Individual Medley. 

Kona’s most rewarding coaching accomplishment includes mentoring swimmers as they achieve their personal goals.

Kona adores her family, friends, and 3 dogs.  She also enjoys the outdoors, traveling, gardening, running, swimming, and reading. 

Kona is interested in stroke technique, nutrition, and conditioning.

Wendy DeLuca

Stroke Mech, Site Coord - Fort Worth


Wendy recently moved to Arlington with her husband from Augusta, Ga. She will continue to pursue certifiaction inDiagnostic Medical Sonography in the Spring of 2013.

She attended the Augusta State University until she was a senior in the Spring of 2012 pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She plans to obtain her certification in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and then finish her Bachelors degree in Science. She later plans to continue her education in Sonography and become a Cardiac Sonorgrapher.

Wendy began her competitive swimming career at the age of 6 and has continued to swim competitively through out her life. She swam for her local high school in Oklahoma and was ranked in the top 16 in multiple events and qualified for the state meet in every event for all four years. She has taught swim lessons for 14 years,  has more than 5 years of experience as a USA swimming age group coach and has been head coach of a large summer league team in Georgia.

Coach Wendy has concentrated on teaching beginning swimmers. She takes great satisfaction as a coach in assisting a non swimmers to develop competency in all four strokes and to develop their love of swimming.

Her interests include music, hunting and fishing, running, lifting weights, swimming, body building, her husband Anthony and her dog Baby Girl.

Wendy's top three coaching interests are safety, technique development and love of the sport!

Zo Binnion

SSS, Dev, Stroke Mech - Fort Worth


Zo Binnion attended and swam for the University of New Mexico. She swam the 50, 100, 200, and 500 freestyle, and anchored the 200 and 400 free relays. She went to Taos High School, where she swam the 50 freestyle, and the 200 and 400 freestyle relay at New Mexico High School State Championships 2007.

Coach Zo hopes to help shape tomorrow's swimmers today by helping them with their stroke technique, their endurance, and their speed!

Edgar Holguin

Sigma Swim School - Fort Worth


Coach Edgar is passionate about fitness. He is dedicated to the gym and his nutrition. Edgar has been coaching for nearly two years, and loves seeing children thrive in the water.

Coach Edgar is currently pursuing his personal training certification while working on a nutrition and kinesiology degree.

Coach Edgar loves seeing his students be the best both in and out of the water.

Jeff Tydlaska

Sigma Swim School - Lake Worth


Coach Jeff has been in and out of the water most of his life.  He was a competitive swimmer from the ages of 7-10 years old.  But, due to moving to a small town where they did not have a youth swim team (or any swim team) he had to give up the competitive swimming. 


Still loving the water, he would swim daily at the lake by his house every summer.  Jeff got the chance to become a lifeguard in 1997 at a summer church camp.  He would continue to lifeguard until he received his LGI (lifeguard instructor) and his WSI (water safety instructor) through the American Red Cross in 2002. 


Jeff has been teaching lifeguards and giving swimming lessons through the Red Cross until 2009.  Jeff started coaching with Sigma 2012. 


Coach Jeff promotes swimming fundamentals, endurance, and technique.

Jutta Lingmann

Sigma Swim School - Lake Worth


Coach Jutta is the mother of two children ages twenty and twelve. Her daughter Madison as a competitive swimmer for Sigma.

Coach Jutta grew up in a small town in Germany where she began swimming at the age of ten. Ever since, she has loved swimming and she continued throughout her middle and high school years gaining knowledge about the sport. For the past few years, she has been closely following USA Swimming and during this time, built her knowledge about training, endurance, and proper ways of swimming the four strokes.

Coach Jutta strives to provide the best quality education about water safety and proper stroke technique to swimmers and parents. Jutta loves being around the water and educating others about the sport of swimming.

Jutta's top three coaching interests are endurance, technique, and improvement.

Jill Robinson

SSS, Developmental - Lake Worth


Coach Jill recently moved to the Fort Worth area due to her husband’s job relocation. She is the mother of four boys two of which swim competitively. Jill has been in the water most of her life learning to swim at a young age, joining competitive swimming by age 6, coaching and running officials training for USA swimming. After college she began a career in advertising, stopping for some time to attend graduate school, and then re-enter agency and then corporate marketing.

Coach Jill's hobbies include reading, running and working with a not for profit group promoting Autism awareness and inclusion practices throughout the local public school districts. Before moving to Fort Worth Jill served on the MoKan swim league board, coached summer league and USA swimming.

As a Tier 6, 9, and 10 instructor, Coach Jill emphasizes developing healthy technique to carry over to whatever swimming journey her swimmers choose to pursue. 

Karen Stinchcomb



Karen Stinchcomb is an “all-in” homeschool and Sigma mom of 2, and wife to Darren.   We spend our days doing school, with swim, AWANA, co-op, counseling, and childcare as welcome additions to our schedule. 

Karen grew up as a military kid, from England all the way to San Antonio.  She finished her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Biola University in La Mirada, CA, and a Masters Degree in Biblical Counseling at Colorado Christian University in Denver, CO.

With older siblings that swam, Karen began swimming at a young age.  Mortified to get DQ’d at age 6 in breaststroke, that became her favorite stroke!  She swam for AAAA team in San Antonio, then quit when they moved to playing water polo for the fall.  All through high school years she swam for her neighborhood summer team.  She lived in the pool, and secretly wanted to be a mermaid when grown up!

Karen loves to see swimmers progress in their strokes and as people; to set goals and achieve them, to apply skills and master them. Coach Karen is i nto all things Sigma, believing that it is THE place for technique-driven coaching in a caring, family friendly environment.

God is first in Karen’s life, with family and friends right behind.  She wants to be a light wherever she is – poolside helping families feel included, engaging with kids to help them enjoy learning and playing, counseling people to give them help and hope.  Travel is a love that time doesn’t permit enough of, too!

If swimmers come to learn, they will leave with new and better skills.  Olympian Josh Davis put it best stating things to remember:  1.  You are loved!  2.  Streamline!!